Awesome Amsterdam: Best vintage clothing shops in Amsterdam

Awesome Amsterdam: Best vintage clothing shops in Amsterdam

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Find your vintage haven in Amsterdam, from shops dedicated to frocks and dress-ups to clothing, accessories and even decor and furniture.

Do you love the style of vintage clothing? Or maybe you just like a good deal on pre-worn quality clothing? Either way, Amsterdam has a good selection of vintage clothing stores for you. Here is a list of the best vintage clothing shopping in Amsterdam

Episode

  • Waterlooplein 1, Amsterdam
  • Berenstraat 1, Amsterdam


One of the largest vintage clothing stores in Amsterdam, Episode carries a huge variety of men's and women's clothing and accessories. Most items are used and vintage, while a few are new with a vintage feel or alternative style. Visit their two locations for a large selection of leather jackets and second-hand sweaters, two items that are always useful in chilly Amsterdam.

Rumors Vintage

  • Haarlemmerstraat 99, Amsterdam


Known for their excellent selection of leather boots, lovely sweaters and warm gloves, Rumors Vintage should be your first stop for cosy winter wear. Well, it is true that in Amsterdam those items can be worn nearly 360 days a year. Thus, a visit to Rumors on Haarlemmerstraat is a must.

1953 retro en chic

  • Staalstraat 2, Amsterdam


True vintage clothing lovers say 1953 retro en chic is the best shop in Amsterdam. Items are handpicked by the two stylish owners and displayed lovingly in the shop. Stop by and check out their latest finds in dresses, men's suits, leather shoes and jewellry.

Laura Dols

  • Wolvenstraat 7, Amsterdam


Specialising in fancy vintage party frocks and evening gowns, Laura Dols is a little girl's dress-up dream. The shop also carries men's evening and party wear in addition to fun costumes for all ages. If you are into vintage linens, this store is a must stop. Check out the lovely tablecloths, napkins and towels from years gone by.

Zipper

  • Huidenstraat 7, Amsterdam
  • Nieuwe Hoogstraat 8, Amsterdam


Zipper
 is a vintage store where you can find clothing and accesssories from the 1950s through today. These two laid-back shops have everything from sunglasses and sundresses to used Levi's. Zipper also recycles clothing to make their own designs, under house-label Ultra Zipper. Their two shops are a great place to look for costume pieces for holidays like Halloween and Carnival as well.

Bij Ons Vintage

  • Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 150, Amsterdam


In addition to the usual pre-worn shirts, sweaters and dresses, Bij Ons also carries vintage furnishings and home products. Visit this new shop on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal to see what's new each week. Sofas and chairs, luggage, sports equipment or kitchen items can be found.

Trash to Treasure

  • Balthasar Floriszstraat 29, Amsterdam


This cute consignment shop in De Pijp is full of fashionable items. Look for all kinds of outfits at reasonable prices. They also carry shoes, bags and other accessories as well as some home decor items. Don't miss the lovely art on the walls, it's also available for purchase. You may see Trash to Treasure at local markets and festivals like NeighbourFood Market. Be sure to stop and check them out, they always have some great treasures.

Wini Vintage

  • Haarlemmerstraat 29, Amsterdam


This large shop on Haarlemmerstraat is filled with all kinds of vintage finds. You'll see a wide variety of hats, sweaters, coats, t-shirts and more. Wini Vintage also carries cool vintage costume jewellry and great purses and bags. Take your time to search through the shop for great deals on fun items.

Retro In & Outstyles

  • Tweede Constantijn Huijgensstraat 57, Amsterdam


Perhaps you are looking for something to wear only once, maybe for a costume party, carnival or special night on the town? Check out Retro In & Outstyles in Oud-West for fun items that can be purchased or rented for a short term period. Stumped on what you want to wear for Halloween? They carry cool costumes and other items that will definitely get your creativity flowing.

NicNic Fashion & Vintage

  • Gasthuismolensteeg 5, Amsterdam


Do you love vintage style clothing but you don't mind buying something new? Drop into NicNic in the 9 straatjes for girlie vintage styles that will pick up your mood. Bright colours, fun patterns and frills are what you will find here. There are some used vintage items in addition to new things as well. Check out their collection of knee-high socks.

Lapjesmarkt Vintage Markt

Monday morning the Westerstraat and Noordermarkt are taken over by the Lapjesmarkt, a clothing and textile market. A favourite of vintage clothing lovers, here you can find shoes, purses, dresses, jeans and even fur coats, as well as fabrics and trimmings of all kinds.

IJ-Hallen Vlooienmarkt

  • NDSM, Amsterdam Noord


The monthly IJHallen flea market in Amsterdam Noord is worth a visit for the vintage clothing lover. Entry to the market is EUR 4. Inside the two huge NDSM halls you'll find piles and racks of used clothing and accessories at mostly very low prices. For more info, check out our IJHallen article.

If you've heard about a great vintage shop that's not mentioned, comment below.


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