The Best Boutique Stores in Haarlem In The Netherlands

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Photo of Tom Coggins
5 October 2016

Planning a shopping spree on your next trip to the Netherlands? Make sure to visit Haarlem. This beautiful Medieval city has a relaxed attitude towards retail and its winding , peaceful streets are lined with a number of excellent boutiques.

Best Kept Secret

Best Kept Secret is passionate about British style. The boutique buys most of its stock directly from London and sells clothing that has a distinctively British charm. Although many of these items are handmade or completely unique, Best Kept Secret keeps its price tags within affordable limits.


Vanilia is an ethically conscious fashion initiative that creates elegant clothes for modern women. All of its catalog is designed in-house and is made by fairly paid workers at Vanilia’s studio in Turkey. Its designs are particularly chic and keep to a balanced palette that exudes sophistication. The boutique in Haarlem is beautifully curated and is contained within a three-storey townhouse.

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Wolford is the best place in Haarlem to purchase luxury lingerie and high-end hosiery. The boutique caters to all figures and creates classy garments. These items are exceptionally well-made and the boutique only stocks high-quality clothing, meaning that its catalog is fairly expensive. Wolford also has a prêt-à-porter collection that includes cardigans, trousers and evening dresses.

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OU Boutique

In order to ensure their collection remains on-trend, the team behind this charming boutique scour the globe for the best items from the international fashion scene. The store exclusively sells labels and stocks a wide selection of fashionable clothing, shoes and accessories. The showroom is attached to an amazing juice bar that makes hand pressed smoothies and delicious açai Bowls


Portrait doubles up as a boutique and a communal work-space where shoppers can relax with a cup of finely roasted java after rummaging through the store’s wardrobes. The showroom mainly stocks comfortable Scandinavian designs but occasionally buys clothing from Australian studios. Portrait also sells an impressive range of new and restored home products.

VIP Fashion

VIP Fashion has been dressing men since the late the 1960s and imports large parts of its collection straight from Italy. The boutique stocks high-end formal and casual wear, with an emphasis on tailored suits. Its staff is exceptionally helpful and have a keen eye for style which they are happy to share with their clients.

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