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Benelux Beckons: Magna Plaza

Set in a former Post Office headquarters, this four-story mega mall is frequented by locals and tourists alike not just for it’s merchandise, but for its’ eye-catching Neo-Gothic architecture. Should you get the urge to splurge, saunter inside Laundry Industry, Replay, Shu Uemura, Mango and Van Balen. Refuel with a miniature Gouda wheel at the Henri Willig cheese shop and funk up your feet with hand-painted wooden clogs from the souvenir shop next door.

Photography  Photography © Michael Thieberg

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Benelux Beckons: Metz & Co.

  • Metz & Co.
  • dreamy department store with luxe labels for men and women
  • high-end designer labels
  • metz-co.nl
  • Leidestraat 34-36, Amsterdam
  • 31-(0)-20-520-70-20
  • Office@metz-co.nl
  • put it this way, don’t expect any bargains
  • Click here for a store map!

A cross between Barney’s New York and Canada’s Holt Renfrew, this luxurious landmark has been luring in top designer labels since 1740. Expect seven expansive floors stocked with a mouth-watering selection of giftables (Georg Jensen to Kosta Boda), perfume (Gucci), shoes (Sergio Rossi), handbags (Furla) and ready-to-wear (Chloé to Marc Jacobs). Pooped from all that power shopping? Head to the swanky upstairs café for a jolt of caffeine and panoramic views of the city.

Photography  Photography © Michael Thieberg

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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. 

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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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