When you’re on a shopping spree in Amsterdam, we highly recommend visiting one or more concept stores. These stores frequently combine fashion with curiosities for your home, unique handmade items, and in most cases even a coffee corner, and they have so many interesting things you may even find you’re having a hard time choosing what to get.
KOKO Coffee & Design
Located in the heart of the Red Light District, KOKO Coffee & Design is a place that stimulates all the senses. Owners Karlijn and Caroline carefully select every single fashion item in the shop, resulting in a perfectly balanced combination of Scandinavian everyday basics, unique pieces, and Dutch design. Maybe you’ll even find your next vintage leather sofa or a vintage school chair. At KOKO’s coffee bar you can get a delicious cup of coffee made from beans roasted at Caffènation Specialty Coffee Roasters in Antwerp, a micro-roastery and coffee bar that has been making waves in Belgium and abroad. We definitely recommend their Aeropress coffee!
KOKO Coffee & Design | Oudezijds Achterburgwal 145
Widely known among locals is Hutspot, the perfect one-stop spot for working nomads, since Wi-Fi is free and there’s a coffee bar and lunch room where you can enjoy the great view of the street while you work. Downstairs Hutspot offers Scandinavian fashion from labels like Selected Femme and Won Hundred next to beautiful interior design items. There’s even a barbershop in Hutspot’s Van Woustraat branch. That’s one way to get guys interested in shopping!
Hutspot | Van Woustraat 4 & Rozengracht 204-210
If a name says it all, Mashed is a perfect example. The store offers a hotchpotch of pretty things like photo books, jewellery, lamps, shoes, vintage fashion, and design furniture. Old items mix with contemporary design to suit every possible type of interior design or budget. If you would like some extra inspiration for how to combine all these interior items in your home, you can take part in one of the workshops on styling and interior design that Mashed offers. On Sunday Mashed also offers an organic Sunday Brunch from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM!
Mashed | Jan Pieter Heijestraat 168
Known for their own label ANNA+NINA, these two women have specialized in promoting jewellery and accessory brands alongside their own brand label. Here you’ll find the most beautiful bracelets and other jewellery from ANNA+NINA amongst the other labels they promote, as well as accessories like mugs, candles, stationery, and pillows.
ANNA+NINA | Gerard Doustraat 94
We’ll be happy to show you how to get to all these concept stores! And feel free to ask us about our personal favourites.