Vintage fashion shopping in Amsterdam – 5 of the best

December 9, 2015

Amsterdam is a famous city of contrasts, where relics of the Dutch Golden Age lie side-by-side with symbols of the country’s progressive and liberal present. This makes the Dutch capital a fascinating shopping city, with plenty to offer from small vintage boutiques as well as large brands available on the capital’s shopping streets.

Laura Dols

Located on Wolvenstraat, Laura Dols is a vintage boutique which sells women’s clothes from various decades. The downstairs of the shop specialises in party dresses, stocking items from the 1920s all the way up to the 1990s, as well as wedding dresses and other items for special occasions. If you’ve got a party to go to, then head to Wolvenstraat and let Laura Dols doll you up!

Wini Vintage

Offering both men’s and women’s vintage clothing of high quality and at great prices, Wini Vintage is one of the Dutch capital’s most popular vintage boutiques. The shop also sells new clothing with a retro feel, such as flared jeans and vintage-inspired polo neck jumpers. Wini Vintage even sells clothes for kids, as well as measures of fabric, should you wish to craft your own clothes!

Spiegelbeeld

Located on Huidenstraat, one of the famous Nine Streets in the Negen Straatjes shopping area, Spiegelbeeld is a great place to pick up vintage clothing for men or women from famous brands. As well as global, worldwide brands such as Calvin Klein, Burberry and more, Spiegelbeeld also stocks local designers and Dutch offerings which you won’t find at home.

Episode

There are 4 branches of Episode, a store usually assorted with thrift store finds for a younger clientele, across the Dutch capital. Some travellers might recognise Episode from its other branches in London, Antwerp, Copenhagen and Paris, among others. With Halloween and other costume-related goods in-store, Episode is also good for fancy dress or themed parties.

IJ Hallen

With more than 1,500 stalls, the monthly IJ Hallen market is the largest flea market in northern Holland. Hop across the river IJ on the free ferry and pay a small fee (around 4 euros) to enter the hall, with everything from vintage clothes and homewares, to instruments, records and more available to pick up at bargain prices.

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