15X THE COOLEST CONCEPT STORES IN AMSTERDAM
Fashion and apparel concept stores are popping up all over the world, so is Amsterdam. A great experience where you find a combination of fashion, food, furniture, books, art, all-in one! It involves more than just shopping, inspiring places where you can wander around and discover new and secondhand stuff where it’s hard to leave empty handed.
Find out where to look for the coolest Concept Stores in Amsterdam:
A cute little store in West where you will find a selected mix of funky new brands. T.I.T.S stands for ‘This Is The Shit’, and they live up to the name! Most of the brands in store are yet unknown and these are all very special pieces for affordable prices. I bought an amazing hat of Brixton for only 60 euros. They also have a little coffee corner in the back where they serve excellent coffees and when it’s sunny you can drink your coffee in their beautiful garden.
De Clerqstraat 78
This amazing store is located in one of our favourite streets in Amsterdam. The Haarlemmerstraat. Full of boutique shops and eateries, this place is kinda special and different from other concept stores in Amsterdam. All items are handmade with a focus on nature. You can find warm scarves and cardigans, handcrafted jewellery, decorations, paper goods and kitchenware. The store is also a big fan of sustainability and therefore prefers to sell as many local goods as possible. Did you know Sukha means “joy of life” in Sanskrit? No wonder, this store will make you smile.
FASHION – DECORATIONS – ACCESSORIES
Amazing Suhka Source
Four young owners started Hutspot in Amsterdam to provide a platform for creativity that enables ideas, products and people to become easily accessible. You can shop for clothing, accessories, art, housewares, plants and furniture at Hutspot. They started a second shop after their first great success – Van Woustraat and Rozengracht. More important to mention is that you will find unique brands that use sustainable materials and secure the rights of marginalised producers and workers. There’s a cafe where you can read magazines, drink a very nice cup of coffee and have some healthy salads and sandwiches or meet up with friends. Also the ultimate place to work from.
FASHION – FOOD & COFFEE – ART – FURNITURE
Rozengracht 204-210 – Van Woustraat 4
They started their journey at the Kinkerstraat and now they are back again after pop-up stores on the Bilderdijkstraat and Magna Plaza. Their motto is “Work like a captain, Play like a Pirate. Young entrepreneurs and creatives showcase their sustainable and natural products including Gekaapt their own goods. They offer the most cool travel essentials ever and next to that you will also find some very nice plants, handpicked cactus plants of Cabloom They also have a nice coffee corner where you can sit down and enjoy your organic coffee en some homemade cakes and sandwiches. They hijack space and create huzz & buzz! What is not to like up here? They recently opened a kids Gekaapt next door which we love!
FASHION – FOOD & COFFEE – ART – FURNITURE – PLANTS
Kinkerstaat 320 Amsterdam
Concept Stores are the place to find anything!
We’ve already highlighted this amazing concept store in a previous blogpost and I will do it again since it’s worth sharing again. I fell in love immediately, what about you? This is probably my favorite lunch spot in Amsterdam. Their food is incredible healthy and so tasty. They switch their menu once a while so you will never get bored. A few of our favorites: Roasted Pumpkin sandwich with fresh rosemary, goat cheese, toasted on organic spelt bread, Quinoa salad with avocado, almonds, goat & sheep feta cheese, apricots, fresh mint and lemon. Next the food you will find lovely handmade jewelry of Mimi et Toi & Monocraft, organic creams of La Bruket, lovely basic shirts of Samsøe & Samsøe and beautiful knits of Sita Murt.
FASHION – FOOD & COFFEE – JEWELRY
1e van der Helststraat 76-hs
Dille & Kamille
This amazing store once started out in Utrecht but has now established in several cities in the Netherlands and Belgium and so Amsterdam couldn’t miss out. In fact, they have two stores here! Since 1974, the chain has opted for the power of simplicity and the timeless beauty of natural materials. For sustainable craft and attention to each other and our environment. Come here to find the perfect cooking gear, unique gifts, candles, books, plants and much more.
GIFTS – PLANTS – COOKING
(Korte) Nieuwendijk 16-18 & Ceintuurbaan 81-H
All The Luck In The World
Love, love love this store in East Amsterdam! It’s so beautifully set up and every corner is a feast for your eyes. They have 3 locations in Amsterdam and one in Utrecht. You can drink a coffee, have some cake and tick away on your laptop. The interior is to die for and you want to buy everything!
FASHION – FOOD & COFFEE – FURNITURE – JEWELRY
Linnaeustraat 20H – Gerard Doustraat 86h – Berenstraat 2
We received an email of the one of the owners who was a little disappointing not to see Doordeweeks in our list. And she was absolutely right! This store is so cool! Founded by two creative girls, Suzy Beemsterboer and Jildou Fleur, Doordeweeks gives new twist to the concept of concept stores by providing a make-up bar and an experience during your visit to the store. They serve coffee from White Label and they sell edgy clothes, accessories, furniture and art.
FASHION – FOOD & COFFEE – ART– FURNITURE
Eerste van Swinden straat 22
On a mission – Make Amsterdam greener! This is one of the greenest concept stores in town! Always wanted to know how to make a macramé plant hanger? Wildernes organizes workshops where you will learn how to pimp your place with plants! Inside you’ll find the ultimate urban wilderness – you will find yourself in jungle paradise. You can also sit down and relax, order coffee and seriously nice cakes.
COFFEE & PLANTS
Bilderdijkstraat 165 F
ANNA + NINA
This is one of our favorite stores when looking for a fantastic original gift. What many people probably don’t know is that Anna en Nina founded their namesake agency in 2012, back then they were only specialized in jewellery and accessories. After that Anna and Nina opened their first store in Amsterdam in 2013 with a second following in the same city in June 2014, where they sell a variety of super cool brands. They already have 3 locations at the moment! They sell funny and super nice jewelries, accessories, gifts and beautiful interior items.
ACCESSORIES AND MORE
Kloveniersburgwal 44 & Gerard Doustraat 94 & Reguliersgracht
Circle of Trust
This concept store started in 2005 as a fashion brand for men, women and kids. In 2014 they opened their first concept store in the Pijp, located on the Ferdinand Bolstraat around the corner from Albert Cuypstraat. The men, women and children collections from Circle of Trust are represented including a nice mix of wanna-have lifestyle, care products, vintage and contemporary furniture, fashion and plants.
CIRCLE OF TRUST
Ferdinand Bolstraat 47
This small, but uber cute concept store is selling great coffee and wonderful fashion. Oh, they also have a few great items on sale for your house like special lights, plates or plants.
COFFEE – FOOD – FASHION
Photo by simonevanreesphotography
Things I like, Things I Love
This store is super cute. You can find a few racks of beautiful clothes here plus things to decorate your home with. We also love the small earrings they sell and bought a few! They also have a popup store in the Gasthuismolensteeg 10!
CLOTHES, INTERIOR & ACCESSORIES
Jan Evertsenstraat 106 & Ceintuurbaan 69
Okok, we all know this one. Nevertheless, it’s so worth mentioning Sissy Boy because it’s one of the best concept stores in Amsterdam and The Netherlands. It seems that they are getting better every year with new upgrades on style, furniture and musthaves. When we walk past a Sissy Boy store, we can’t help it but take a peek inside and before we know it, our bank account has lost a little funding, oops! There are too many locations to mention so take a look at the website to find your nearest store. Sissy Boy may close its stores because bankruptcy, such a shame! Vingers crossed that they will make it.
CLOTHES – LUNCH – INTERIOR & ACCESSORIES
The Maker Store is the spot in Amsterdam where you can find unique and authentic products made by locals. In the store, which is located in De Hallen in Amsterdam West, they offer a combinations of Wij bieden een combinatie van hoogwaardige accessoires, innovative art pieces, sustainable fashion, books, food and wannahave items. We really like this store and hopefully we can sell our book there one day!
CLOTHES – BOOKS – INTERIOR & ACCESSORIES
So, which Concept Store is your favourite? Find more nice stores here!