yet undiscovered vintage shop just outside of Amsterdam

Vintage Brands 2Monnickendam is a beautiful authentic village a little north of Amsterdam. It is known by tourists because of it’s beauty and it’s harbour. Recently nice shops have opened their doors, making a visit even more worthwhile.

In a former outbuilding of a primary school in Monnickendam you can find a great vintage store. Currently, sustainable business is trendy. This also fits the new shop: Vintage Brands owned by Babette Schellekens. It comes to women’s fashion brands in the higher segment; Humanoid, Repeat, Hale Bob, Moncler, Marccain, Burberry, Marlene Birger, Day, Diesel and even Gucci. And you also can go there for nice shoes, bags and scarves.

Vintage Brands
Noordeinde 22
Monnickendam (North of Amsterdam)
Opening hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 12.00-18.00 hours
Saturday 10.00-17.00 hours

Christmas shopping just outside of Amsterdam

White Romance
Monickendam is a beatiful authentic village a little north of Amsterdam. It is known by tourists because of it’s beauty and it’s harbour. Recently nice shops are opening, selling brocante, vintage clothing and more, making a visit even more worthwhile.

On December 7th another new shop opened her doors: White Romance, for those who like romantic stuff, this is a beautiful shop with flea market things, beautiful crockery, candles and pretty dresses. Besides the used stuff they also sell new things like nice cards, forgings, small gadgets, romantically tinged tea towels of brand Claire & Eve, scarves and ponchos. All this in a romantic atmosphere with lots of white and powder shades.
Interested in a romantic party? They do organize high teas for maximum 12 people or parties for little princesses.

White Romance
Noordeinde 48
Monnickendam (North of Amsterdam)
Open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00-18.00 hours

romantic trip: buy a vintage wedding dress in Amsterdam

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The most famous shop for vintage clothing in Amsterdam is Laura Dolls, located at the popular 9 streets. Recently Laura opened a second business: an atelier specialized in vintage wedding dresses. More than 3000 dresses, from the fifties and older are available in the atelier. It’s an explosion of lace, satin, silk, tulle, batist, cotton and more. There are unique authentic dresses in all sizes and styles.
The staff knows the collection inside out and they help you find the dress of your dreams, make original combinations, add the right accessories, etc. Therefore the atelier can only be visited by appointment, so they can make sure to have plenty of time for you. The atelier can tailor the dress to fit you perfectly. (And all of this for a much lower price than a new wedding dress.)
Great combination: take a romantic trip to Amsterdam and buy yourself an unique, tailored, vintage wedding dress, all within budget.

vintage shopping heaven in Amsterdam

London Calling Vintage Market - Photo: London Calling

London Calling Vintage Market in Amsterdam – Photo: London Calling

Vintage fashion is for sale per kilo at London Calling in Amsterdam this weekend. The sale is organized in cooperation with Glass Onion Vintage, the famous UK vintage clothing wholesale firm. A total of 10.000 kilo of vintage and retro fashion will be for sale during the weekend!
Location: Club Trouw
June 22 and 23
Online VIP ticket 8 euro – VIP shopping 11.00 – 13.00
Ticket at the door: 5 euro – 13.00 – 18.00

Missed out on London Calling, did not find what you wanted, or you want more?
At the IJ-hallen fleemarket you get another chance to score that vintage item you want – and much more stuff. The IJ-hallen market hosts 700 stalls and is the largest fleemarket in Europe.
Location: NDSM werf
June 29 and 30
August 3 and 4
9.00 – 16.30
Ticket: € 4,50

And of course there’s more. This app helps you find vintage and second hand shops in Amsterdam (and other cities). It can save you a lot of research time, which you can spend on shopping…