8x stylish stores for your home and closet
From trusted favourites to new kids on the block, these fashion-forward stores are brimming with inspiration for your wardrobe and your home.
Amsterdam Oersoep Shop
This shop just opened in February to showcase the unique designs of the Amsterdam Oersoep artwork in the exhibition Beurspassage connecting the Nieuwendijk and Damrak (another of Amsterdam’s beautiful must-sees). Elements from the gorgeous pedestrian alleyway and its impressive colourful mosaic are incorporated into the products, with a first collection featuring T-shirts, sweaters, bags and lapel pins. Their motto? ‘Take some mokum with you’.
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Matinique concept store
The Danish menswear label, with their stylish but minimalistic fashion items, recently opened a concept store here in Amsterdam. Typically Scandinavian, with a wooden floor and pure white elements, it accompanies its own label with fashion accessories from Kapten & Son and Pig & Hen, urban art from I LOVE FAKE, and curated items of vintage design furniture.
The Danish brand Søstrene Grene is growing rapidly, with its big YouTube presence and ‘do-it-yourself videos’ shtick, so it’s not surprising that they’d open a shop in Amsterdam, the city that’s a big fan of Nordic design. Reminiscent of brand stores like Hema and Flying Tiger, affordable but a bit more fancy, this store is full of office supplies, home accessories, kitchen stuff and so on – including a big selection of outdoor living products for that roof terrace or small city garden.
If you’re a real sneaker addict then this shop should be on your ‘must-visit’ list. Oqium specialises in premium basketball shoes by Air Jordan, Nike & Adidas. The big windows and flashy colours, combined with brick walls, gives the place an urban vibe. Once in a while they also sell very limited-edition sneakers, like the atmos Air Jordan Air Max.
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Kolifleur is a curated concept store in the popular De Pijp district. All items are hand-selected by owner Eva Koolen, with high-end brands like Carven and Stella McCartney sitting alongside more accessible Scandinavian brands like Acne Studios and Filippa K. They also sell artisan-made paperware, leather items, ceramics and jewellery from young Dutch designers such as Bruinlabel and Kristie van Noort. You can also hand in your own unused treasures here to gift them a second life.
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Located on the Kinkerstraat, Marvin is a one-stop convenience store and catering shop. During the day you can buy gifts – from textile zip purses to lovely postcards, and so much more in between, as well as enjoy a good cup of coffee (or two) and delicious pastries. In the evenings, it becomes a place for private dinners, tastings and workshops. It’s probably the most relaxed way to shop.
Finally a shop that’s dedicated to the comfy fashion trend that’s not going anywhere – to the horror of some but the delight of so many others. Totally devoted to leggings, Leg-Inc is the love child of owners Saskia and Marleen, who look for cool fabrics and the best patterns: black giraffe print, golden lamé dots or even cosmic patterns (and a whole line just for children…).
This chain of shops is pretty popular and already has 20 outlets throughout the Netherlands. All the products at Waar are inspired by sustainability: fairtrade, organic, ecological, recycled or made in sheltered workshops. Shopping with a conscience has never been this cool.
Text: Imke Walenberg for A-Mag Amsterdam Magazine May – June 2017