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Benelux Beckons: Episode

Mannequins swathed in stretchy cigarette pants, billowy off-the-shoulder tops, pointy-toed snakeskin pumps and thumping disco beats set the scene for this über-stylish store. The go-to spot for slightly used and re-constructed clothes from the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, expect to load up on cheap ‘n chic collectibles like suede fringed jackets, crochet tops, fur coats (Chanel and Lanvin) and sexy lace dresses. Seal the deal with an over-sized shoulder bag, a chunky beaded necklace and Jackie O-style shades. 

Photography  Photography © Michael Thieberg

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Benelux Beckons: Laura Dols

For nearly three decades, this temple of cool has carried the crème-de-la-crème in vintage clothing (1950’s ballroom dresses), accessories (sequined bra anyone?) and recently, a knockout collection of nuptial gowns. Other eye-popping numbers to load up on: fabulous party frocks (the basement is filled with bright burlesque dresses à la Dita Von Teese), glitzy cocktail clutches and swanky shoes. Visit their sister store across the street for a mix of casual clothes (wool ponchos, fur coats to T’s), cowboy boots, sunglasses, leopard swimming caps, hand-embroidered linens (tablecloths turned into lace pillow cases and cozy duvets) and kidswear.

Photography  Photography © Michael Thieberg

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Benelux Beckons: 2πR Fashion

  • 2πR Fashion
  • a mix of trendy international labels for day and night
  • Y-3 Adidas by Yohji Yamamoto, Helmut Lang, Drykorn, Missoni, Hussein Chalayan, Machka and L’Altra Moda
  • Gasthuismolensteeg 12, Amsterdam
  • 31 (0)-20-528-56-82
  • $25-$399 Euros
  • Click here for a store map!

This sleek spot showcases a bevy of international brands that will make you melt. Think flirty ‘n feminine tops, cool career clothes (fitted jackets and skinny pants), party girl dresses, ath-leisure gear and a dynamite denim wall that’s loaded with the latest Acne assortment. Other labels you’ll lust over: Y-3 Adidas by Yohji Yamamoto, Helmut Lang, Drykorn, Missoni, Hussein Chalayan, Machka and L’Altra Moda. In case you need that special something for your sweetie, head to the nearby men’s boutique for more mind-boggling brands. 

Photography  Photography © Michael Thieberg

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Benelux Beckons: Hester Van Eeghen

Originally a luxe handbag line, this dynamic Dutch designer has since stepped things up (literally!) by branching out with a sister store that sells “solely” footwear. Known for geometric shapes and unexpected color combinations, scan shelves lined with edgy wedge booties, pointy-toed pumps and square toes with punchy leather palettes of orange, yellow, red and lime green (even the walls are matching). Best of all, everything’s handcrafted with Van Eeghen’s signature multi-colored silk lining and other surprising features. With kicks this cool, you won’t walk out empty handed.

Photography  Photography © Michael Thieberg

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Benelux Beckons: Lady Day

A stomping ground for stylists, designers and serial shoppers, this swanky secondhand boutique is reminiscent of all things Billy Holiday, right down to the jazzy tunes. Rummage through racks filled with vintage frocks circa 1940 and bins brimming with mint-condition T’s and retro runners. Some real standouts worth snagging: designer dresses (Pierre Cardin and Dior), metallic gold and silver stilettos (dozens of pairs!), cocktail clutches, luxe leather gloves, silk printed scarves (Hello, Pucci!) and Twiggy-inspired trapeze coats.

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