Sustainable and second-hand children’s stores in Amsterdam
Keeping up with a growing child's needs can be both costly and environmentally taxing. Luckily, Amsterdam offers a variety of sustainable and second-hand children's stores that provide not only affordable options - but also a chance to reduce our carbon footprint. This article will explore some of the best local businesses to find pre-loved gems and sustainable brands in Amsterdam.
The kids in the new without paying the full price: at Quinnie's, you can find (and sell) second-hand – or preloved, as it is better called nowadays – children's clothing from brands such as Mini Rodini, Tommy Hilfiger and Petit Bateau for a reasonable price. Then settle down for fair trade coffee and a well-earned slice of lime poppy seed cake or other baked goods while the smaller customers have fun in the play corner.
When Marie-Claire van der Steen couldn’t find a bag that was both fashionable and affordable for lugging around her newborn’s bottles and nappies, she made her own. Realising a wider demand, she founded Studio Noos in 2018, and her mom bags quickly became popular with the city’s trendy young mummies. Now sold in 25 countries, it was high time for the Amsterdam-born brand’s first bricks-and-mortar store, situated on a Jordaan side street. Peruse the complete range, including the best-selling mom bags and adorable teddy backpacks – and there’s a kids’ play corner.
Tip: personalise any item at the in-house embroidery atelier.
The bustling Jan Evertsenstraat boasts an array of children's boutiques, many of which have an environmentally friendly ethos. Knotsknetter is a local favourite, stocking a beautiful collection of designs, from organic cotton pyjamas to summer dresses and sandals. On Saturday mornings, kids can even pop in for a haircut.
Lino & Moos
Sustainable second-hand shop Lino & Moos has recently moved to its spacious new premises in Bos en Lommer. Browse through their unique collection of pre-loved toys, books and clothes whilst kids settle down in the play area. For anyone having a clearout, the store welcomes used clothes and books, which will always find a good second home.
JunJun has a fantastic range of previously-owned clothing, toys, books and general bits and bobs. For anyone who has a child who just doesn't seem to stop growing out of things, they’ll even sell your old items for you on consignment.
Blitskikker sells a beautiful selection of toys, games, clothing, shoes, maternity gifts, accessories and items for the nursery. You’ll find everything for children aged from 0 to 10 years with various different brands, including many high-quality, sustainable ranges. As well as browsing for clothes or small gifts, you can enjoy a coffee in the family café or book a kid’s haircut.
Otis en de Wolf
Nestled in the heart of Amsterdam, Otis en de Wolf is a haven for parents who want to make mindful choices for their children. The boutique offers a carefully curated collection of preloved clothing, hand-made items, sustainable toys, and other essentials for your little ones. Children can play in the play kitchen while the adults shop, or vice versa, of course.
Ziggy + Lucy
This beautiful concept store in De Pijp offers a delightful range of sustainable and second-hand children's items. Explore the curated selection of preloved clothing, toys, and accessories for kids, showcasing brands dedicated to reducing waste and promoting eco-friendly choices in parenting. Labels include Gray Label, Konges Sløjd and Mini Rodini - all carefully selected by the owner.
For a beautiful selection of pre-loved children’s clothing, books and unique treasures on Van der Pekstraat in Noord, conscious parents and curious kids can rummage to their heart’s content at Rookie. If you’re having a clearout, bring in second-hang items to sell on consignment in the store.