zaterdag 3 november 2012

Dutch Vintage Fashion

Some real good addresses you want to remember, in the Netherlands, for when you are in desperate search for that unique vintage piece for that special upcoming party ...

Salon Heleen Hülsmann
Prada, Givenchy, Dries van Noten, Isabel Marant, Lanvin, Ann Demeulemeester, Stella McCartney, Marni, Celine and Acne: Name-dropping is inevitable when it comes to Salon Heleen Hülsmann goes. Her beautifully decorated lounge in south Amsterdam is open daily, but only by appointment.
The Lairessestraat 13b, 
Appointments can be made via 06-50640994 or
Price indication: Isabel Marant boots, € 249, Celine shopper, € 329 Victoria Beckham dress, € 495

Petit Salon
Great quality and affordable, it's a winning combination. Especially as the exemplary tops of Miu Miu, Lanvin, slippers and high heels by Viktor & Rolf concerns. In Petit Salon - either PS - select owner Josta Anches its critical fashion eye the best vintage finds, sometimes long ago, sometimes only one season old. And her boutique is not in the least a favorite address in Amsterdam and surroundings due to the presence of the flamboyant owner personally.
Old Spiegelstraat 10, Amsterdam
Opening hours: Tue / Sat 11.00-17.30, 13.00-17.00 as
Price indication: T-shirts and vests from € 40, Comme des Garçons jacket, € 500 and Chanel bags from the 70's, from 600 to 700 €

A bit further down the Amsterdam canals is the lesser known Tamago at the Spiegelgracht. Classic Chanel tweed jackets here are easily changed with a PS1 bag of U.S. Proenza Schouler. There is also new work by Dutch designers for sale, including Marcha Hüskes.
Spiegelgracht 13, Amsterdam
Opening hours: Tue / m Fri 10.30-18.30, Sat 10.30-17.30, 13.00-17.00 as
Price indication: Miu Miu dress, € 121, Dior shoes, € 154, Lanvin bag, € 500

SHOWROOM41 in Rotterdam is a vintage shop, hairdresser and a showroom. Ed Tijsen allows only unique items in the property, making it all but the offer is a dime a dozen. Think of seventies and eighties glasses (with new glasses) Yves Saint Laurent and dresses include Thiery Mugler, Fong Leng and Jean Paul Gaultier. Not the greatest location from that row, but no less special.
Zaagmolenkade 43, Rotterdam
Opening hours: Mon / Thurs 11.00-19.00, Fri 11.00-21.00, Sat 11.00-18.00
Price indication: sunglasses including Dior, € 100-300, Viktor & Rolf dress, € 200
Two floors filled with vintage finds from YSL, Chanel, Prada, Puck & Hans and Jimmy Choo, mixed with recent pieces include Alexander McQueen, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Jil Sander and Vivienne Westwood. That is in a nutshell. Coosje van Schie receives every year thousands of new items in her shop, so it's almost impossible to walk out the door without anything to buy.
Frans Halslaan 31, Amstelveen
Opening hours: Tue / Fri 10.00-17.30, Sat 10.00-17.00
Price indication: DVF dress, € 65, Alexander McQueen boots, € 125, Louis Vuitton bag, € 395

Labels Inc..
Antwerp is not the Netherlands, but Labels Inc.. is too beautiful store to skip. The store uses a cutting-edge aesthetic 'and specializes in Belgian design - including Ann Demeulemeester and AF Vandevorst - but also the recent work of other European fashion houses is well represented with Items include Balenciaga and Haider Ackermann. In November, the new location (opposite the old address) and online shop opened.
Aalmoezenierstraat 3A, Antwerp
Opening hours: Mon / m Tue 11.00-18.00, Wed 14.00-18.00, Thurs / Sat 11.00-18.00
Price indication: Ann Demeulemeester-heels, € 160, top of Givenchy, € 200, long Maison Martin Margiela jacket with fur collar, € 850

Cane Donna
Also in the province of Utrecht is vintage and used high fashion to find. Owner Monique van Zuylen has its loyal clientele partly due to the 32 years they have been in the fashion industry works. Women from home and abroad bring here their clothes, shoes and accessories from brands like Chanel, Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana go.
Brugstraat 12, Breukelen
Opening hours: Tue / Fri 10.00-18.00, Sat 10.00-17.00 or by appointment (0346-216440)
Price indication: Moschino-heels, € 49, Gianfranco Ferre-vest, € 275, Hermès coat of suede and leather, € 1,500

Phintage by Helen Yard
The Amsterdam Phintage by Helen Yard is a family business, with mother and daughter Helen Sharon at the helm. This new store (opening in August this year) is divided into two parts: the front part is focused on timeless Items include MaxMara and Dior, the rear section focuses on relatively young labels such as Alexander Wang, customized pieces and vintage from the '20s and '30s.
Frans Halsstraat 35, Amsterdam
Opening hours: Tue / Fri 10.30-18.30, Sat 10.30-17.30
Price indication: skirts YSL and Stella McCartney, € 120-150, Thierry Mugler suit, € 314 Gucci dress, € 350)

Gooische Fashion Outlet
If you have not looked in the Gooi, go well along with the Gooische Fashion Outlet and do not stop by that name. There are over 10,000 items in stock including Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein. Between the second handpieces can find a lot of new clothes, which comes from agents, boutiques and wholesalers, but the real power of this "outlet" are worn designer pieces.
Dorpsstraat 5b, Blaricum
Opening hours: Tue / Fri 10.00-17.30, Sat 11.00-17.00
Price indication: Chanel silk shawl, € 79 Yves Saint Laurent Pumps, € 229, Sonia Rykiel bag, € 249

For nearly three decades, Pennywise a beloved Hague address for used designer clothing. The pieces of including Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Christian Lacroix and Prada are never older than two years, so you are guaranteed a recent item in hands. Although it is for a vintage Chanel bag or Hermès carré like an exception.
Maziestraat 5, The Hague
Opening hours: 
 Tue / Fri 10.30-17.30 
, Sat 10.30-17.00
Price indication: Prada pumps, € 89, Burberry coat with diamond motif, € 399, Hermès boots, € 499

The more traditional items from recent collections of fashion houses like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel find in Amsterdam at Daffodil. All items relate only six weeks in the shop, so there is always plenty of news to view (and buy). In November and December there is a good dose of costumes to find.
Jacob Obrechtstraat 41-A, Amsterdam
Opening hours: Tue / Sat 12.00-18.00, Sat 12.00-17.00
Price indication: Hermès scarves, € 69-100, Longchamp Bag, € 79, Gucci boots, € 179

Dion Vintage
Designer Dresses, as well as fresh from the catwalk and super feminine items of mostly Italian fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, which is what is what Dion Vintage Rotterdam runs. But landlady Angela van der Steene has also clearly a weakness for Givenchy and Alexander Wang. She also sells unique in the Netherlands the red carpet-worthy dresses by Tadashi Shoji.
Recent collections of up to 3 years old, but usually top of the previous season
Oppert 15A, Rotterdam
Opening hours: Tue / Sat 10.00-17.00 and by appointment (via 06-17274865 or
Price indication: Jimmy Choo shoes, € 250, dresses from Dior, Versace and Fendi, Chanel bag € 500-600 of last season, € 1,200
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