Spring is nearly here and to most of us, it is the time of the year to catch the first sunbeams, get a new wardrobe and brighten up the house. For that reason, Amsterdam’s fashionable boutiques seduce you with the most colorful designs, fabrics and textures. We couldn’t resist the temptation and hit the boutique shopping streets.

 

To live: Moooi

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Moooi is more than a designer shop, it’s a brand store and feels like a modern art museum. The showroom is home to the creativity of Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. And what it’s in a name? Wander around and take the time to let each room sink into your imagination. Then think of which piece of furniture you couldn’t resist. Rather buy something smaller? Moooi also offers Japanese gadgets, books and accessories.

 

For her: OU Boutique

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OU offers everything but confection and ensures that you stand out from the crowd this spring. It’s impossible not to find your next stunning outfit in this boutique shop, right in the centre of the 9-streets area. The owners, Val and Rose travel all across the globe to curate your Milanese shoes, L.A. Jeans and tops from Paris. That’s what they call the real boutique shopping experience: handpicked with every bit of attention and eye for detail.

 

To read: Mendo Books

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Whoever you’d like to treat, Mendo has a thick, colourful and creative book for everyone. Upon entering you notice that this is not an ordinary literature outlet but an inspiring gem full of inspiration. The book aficionados of Mendo even make their own coffee table books. From fashion to arts, architecture and photography: pick your favourite and boost your creativity.

 

For him: Concrete Matter

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Concrete Matter reflects the style and playfulness of a typical men cave. The owners have always loved treasure hunting and brought their passion to the centre of Amsterdam, showcasing the true meaning of craftsmanship. From a vintage leather football to a whiskey decanter or a pocket knife: boys will always be boys.