Samdam Retail was founded in May 2015 by Wim D’haese, who will put back on the map the leather goods specialist Arijs in Aalst and the remaining Samdam stores.

Arijs and Samdam are longtime leaders in the retail of travel accessories, leather goods, handbags and luggage. Arijs was founded by Wim's grandparents, Arijs–Winter. His parents, Cecile Arys and Jozef D’haese took over the retail company Ganterie Gaston Samdam in 1979.

Wim decided to focus on wholesale operations and in 1995 he founded Samdam Business Gifts. After 20 years, he returned to his first love, retail, buying the company back from his sister.

Samdam Retail chooses definitely for fashion and has a large selection of trendy and strong brands. Samsonite, American Tourister, High Sierra, Dakine, Herschel, Eastpack, Hedgren, Kipling and Deuter are some of the best brands in suitcases, backpacks and travel bags.

Our store also provides a wide range of handbags, wallets purses and accessories. The offer of Samdam Retail includes, among others, bags and accessories from Emmy Wieleman, Boo, Laurent David, Marta Ponti and Oilily.

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Headquarters Samdam Retail: Houtmarkt 6, Aalst.


Huis Arijs, Houtmarkt 6-8 te 9300  Aalst
Samdam Aalst, Kattestraat 68, 9300 Aalst
Samdam Dinant, Place Reine Astrid 12, 5500 Dinant
Samdam Nivelles, rue de Namur 16, 1400 Nivelles