A Guide To The Best Womenswear Shops In Amsterdam

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Photo of Tom Coggins
22 November 2016

Shopping in Amsterdam moves at a relaxed pace. Its center is surrounded by several amazing retail districts that can be reached by foot or bike and covered over a single day. To help you navigate around the city we’ve put together a guide to Amsterdam’s best womenswear shops.

I Love Vintage

I Love Vintage sells beautiful clothes which are vintage inspired, at affordable prices. Moreover, the boutique offers genuine vintage shoes and bags.
The chain has several stores throughout Amsterdam and its headquarters are located on Prinsengracht; a picturesque canal in de Jordaan. Their collection includes clothes from designers that are inspired by twentieth-century trends and I Love Vintage has teamed up with the local boutique, Bannou, to create a line of elegant blouses, skirts, and trousers.

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We Are Labels

We Are Labels has six boutiques in Amsterdam that sell exclusive brands at seriously reduced prices. The shops contain hundreds of clothes in a variety of sizes and its collection is artfully curated by its team of professional stylists. Clothing from Vans, Modstrom, Moss Copenhagen and many other luxury designers can be found inside We Are Labels and its main outlet on Utrechtsestraat is one of the best places in Amsterdam to pick up popular, fashionable items.

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Anecdote is a boutique outlet in the Negen Straatjes that sells outfits designed by Jetteke Van Der Wyck – Van Beuningen. The shop’s collection is stunning and is perfectly matched to contemporary tastes. Most items are deliberately basic but extremely well-designed and made from high-quality fabrics. Its wardrobe keeps to modest, modern cuts and minimalistic patterns that exude sophistication.


Vanilia is devoted to ethical clothing and has built its whole collection around sustainability, fair trade and renewable materials. All of the clothes are created in-house and elegantly tie together modern trends with classic designs. Vanilia sticks to a simple palate that accentuates the original cuts and reserved elegance. Its biggest outlet is situated inside a huge renovated bathhouse just outside of Museumplein.


Pauw has been selling luxury clothing since the 1940s and eventually developed into a leading brand in the Netherlands. Pauw’s designs are inspired by international fashion and combine Dutch taste with styles from China, France and Italy, creating unique items that are simultaneously comfortable and refined. As an established name, Pauw has several shops in Amsterdam and its outlet on Leidsestraat is completely dedicated to womenswear.

The Darling

The Darling has a unique approach to shopping. The boutique effortlessly mixes retail with comfort and encourages shoppers to relax in the Darling’s homely showroom whilst they browse. The shop stocks beautifully designed, affordable clothing and many items are customised by the staff. The boutique also sells handmade jewellery and artisanal lifestyle products created by local and international specialists.

Things I Like Things I Love

Things I Like Things I Love is at the forefront of urban fashion. Their shops curate a large collection of vintage restored clothing, selected by its expert staff while also creating their own items. Its team keep their eyes on trends and their showroom houses extremely cool items. Black one pieces, skinny jeans and dungarees are all on display and Things I Like Things I Love’s collection competes with larger brands, creating outfits that are similar to clothes found in American Apperel or Urban Outfitters.

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