Sunday, 19 July 2015

Shopping in Amsterdam

I'm still reminiscing about my trip to Amsterdam and one aspect I loved about it was the shopping. There was an amazing selection of independent shops to choose from with each one well curated and  a joy to browse in. We spent a lot of time admiring this, and buying the odd thing here and there....

Bonbon Boutique sells mostly jewellery inspired by geometric shapes. The jewellery was pleasing yet very simple and neatly laid out so that each item could be appreciated. What I loved about this shop, apart from the lovely necklaces, was the fact that the geometric theme had been carried through to other items in the store including these pillow cases, brooches and notebooks.




Depot 304 was a lifestyle store, selling beautiful items for the home as well as lovely items to be worn, from sandals and shoes, to peasant blouses in modern colour combinations and pared down jewellery. Many colour combinations used soft pinks and greys with a shot of mustard or copper.






NUNC is a homewares store with a more rustic feel, with some influences from Morocco as well as having a style similar to Anthropologie. I loved the brightly coloured canvas tea holders and cushion covers, the bird bowl with the mini footprints inside, and the quirky brass bird and fish doorknobs. I just wish I had somewhere to use them!





HAY is a Danish homewares company that sells simple, innovative designs. Furniture comes in blonde wood and home accessories come with a shot of bright colour. Even the design of a box of matches has been thought out and coloured beautifully!








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