With the opening of numerous small, curated concept stores by young, mostly female shopkeepers, Amsterdam has become one of the most interesting shopping destinations in Europe. Such places sell an eclectic array of goods — everything from clothing, shoes and accessories to housewares, home linens, candles, cosmetics, jewelry and art. Here are four that we found particularly worthwhile.
An Antwerp-based husband-and-wife design team create stylish, beautifully made ready-to-wear clothing for men and women.
Utrechtsestraat 145. Tel. (31) 20-330-2065
This is a charming spot with a unique selection of housewares, accessories, candles and dishes. It’s a great place to shop for gifts.
Reestraat 19. Tel. (31) 20-363-5977
This shop is the place to go green in Amsterdam, since everything it sells is made according to vegan principles, with an emphasis on sustainability and a low impact on the environment. Products include clothing, housewares, accessories, picture frames and jewelry, invariably from small producers.
Kinkerstraat 320. Tel. (31) 61-459-3229
Hugely popular among younger Amsterdam women, this hip store carries a range of clothing, shoes and accessories that shoppers definitely won’t find anywhere else.
Hoofddorpweg 10. Tel. (31) 20-669-5152