The best spots for clothes shopping in Amsterdam
Bundle up in cosy knits, deliciously soft sweaters and oversized blanket scarves at Amsterdam-based clothing store, Anecdote. The collections use sustainably-farmed wool of the highest possible quality, making sure your woollens last for winters to come.
Anecdote, Wolvenstraat 15
Tenue de Nimes
This denim Mecca grew out of the Tenue de Nimes label, now stocking established and niche denim brands from around the globe, including Acne Studios, APC and Levi’s Vintage Clothing. Their indigo splattered Chuck Taylors (created in a collaboration with Converse) have become a collector’s item.
Tenue de Nimes, Haarlemmerstraat 92 and Elandsgracht 60
We Are Labels
Offering a curated assortment of Dutch and European brands, We Are Labels’ clothes are surprisingly affordable given the quality. The clothes and accessories have a minimal aesthetic with an emphasis on classic silhouettes and solid colours.
We Are Labels, Various locations
Since the early 90s, Laundry Industry has remained a favourite among fashionable Amsterdammers. The sleek store, decked out in bright white and interesting art pieces, is tucked away next to the Amsterdam Museum. Make it your first stop for well-cut t-shirts, tailoring and knitwear.
Laundry Industry, Sint Luciënsteeg 18
Based in Antwerp, this label isn’t quite a local Amsterdammer but more of a close cousin. Essentiel opened two boutiques in Amsterdam in recent years and brought their rich colours and sparkling embellishments to the lowlands. With dramatic silhouettes and inspiring styling ideas, we dare you to leave empty handed.
Essentiel, Utrechtsestraat 145 and Hartenstraat 8
With a mix of sporty streetwear and elegant tailoring, 10 DAYS clothing will never sit unworn in the back of your wardrobe. The pieces are also sustainably and ethically produced (almost entirely in Europe). See our review from Amsterdam Fashion Week.
10 DAYS, Cornelis Schuytstraat 18
So much more than a fashion boutique, this art space/concept store carries an impressive collection of Dutch and international fashion, along with jewellery, shoes, sunglasses and beautiful design pieces for your home. Find it hidden away inside the W Amsterdam Hotel in the city centre.
X-Bank, Spuistraat 172
After the first Number Nine boutique opened in Haarlem, it wasn’t long until subsequent stores opened in Amsterdam and Utrecht. This store carries a selection of stylish basics by Dutch and international brands, ranging from denim and knitwear to designer raincoats.
Number Nine, Herenstraat 18, Haarlemmerstraat 58 and Elandsgracht 34
Fabienne Chapot delivers the eccentric prints and saturated colours you begin to crave in this casual city. Think graphic animal prints, indulgent silk kimonos and statement suits with metallic accents. The brand has also recently introduced a homeware line to bring some colourful decadence into your kitchen.
Fabienne Chapot, Hartenstraat 7
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