Bijzonder is an online shop and collection of second-hand objects, founded and curated by creative freelancer Nadia Kara. Stemming from a personal passion for beautiful things and snooping around, Bijzonder took its current shape in the Summer of 2019, taking over from its predecessor Everything is Nice (2016-2019).
“All my life, I’ve loved surrounding myself with beautiful things.
I don’t really care for trends and brands; I am drawn to uniqueness.
To me, there is more value in objects that have a story, and collecting forgotten items to give them a new life has become like a second nature to me. I like scratches and dents, I like things that have lived”.
Bijzonder [biˈzɔn.dər] is a Dutch word; translated to English, it would approximate to “special, unusual, peculiar“. While many people tend to hear a negative connotation, I do believe in the beauty of quirkiness.
Bijzonder’s ever-changing collection of carefully curated second hand objects promotes the uniqueness behind thrifting and recuperating.
Bijzonder shop is currently operating from Antwerp, Belgium.