Swish Vil­lage Vibe/fash

LUXE City Guides - Amsterdam - - De Pijp -

Fill up first with nib­bles at brasserie hot­tie Ge­orge W.P.A. (see Rest./re­laxed for branches). Head across the tram tracks to the di­ag­o­nally opp. cnr for the très stylish Ga­leries Neuf at #79 / 020 662 9482, show­cas­ing Dutch brand Aaiko as well as int’l names (w). Exit right into Ja­cob Obrecht­straat for #12 Luuks / 020 670 4538 / luuks.nl / to find footwear by Margiela, Premi­ata and Golden Goose. Ei­ther exit right into van Breestraat for #72 Cor­pus Rub (see Spa), or re­trace to Willemspark­weg and turn left. Schlep 200m up to #151 Bergman Clin­ics / 0900 8099 / and cross for MECH Make & Take be­fore the tram stop at #152 / 020 675 3763 / mech.nl / for crisp, toasted sarnies – try the BLTC+E+A. Exit right for clas­si­cal w/wear at #156 Park W / 020 675 0975 / parkw.nl, and if you’re look­ing more dread­locks than Goldilocks, cross the road and ask for hair guru Ferry at #168 Het Haarthe­ater (see Spa). Cross the tram line into Cor­nelis Schuyt­straat for #12 Buise / 020 670 4904 / buise.nl / a ladies’ fash fave for ro­man­tic, hip­pie-chic pieces by Joseph, Isabel Marant Étoile and co.; a few doors down Blue Blood Bou­tique + Trois at #18 / 020 673 3847 / blue­blood­brand.com / has hip denim. Ham­mer across Laraisses­traat for Christie’s auc­tion house at #57 / 020 575 5255 / christies.com, or tot­ter down Cor­nelis Schuyt­straat along the other side. At the cor­ner when you see the big #3 sign, say buon­giorno to m/w Ital­ian out­fit­ter #33 Mauro Gri­foni / 020 773 5497 / mau­ro­gri­foni. com. Next door #31 Re­peat / 020 676 8983 / re­peat­cash­mere.com / has soft n’ snug­gly cash­mere dresses and cardies, su­per coo­lio 2 at #27 / 020 845 2626 / 2-am­s­ter­dam.nl / is ground zero for fash­ion­istas, while One at #19 / 020 671 5239 / 1-store.nl / will sort the dandies from the dudes. Lo­cal fash­ion se­cret Ennu is be­hind the smoked glass at #15 / 020 673 5265 / ennu. nl / with big la­bels at big prices – beauty costs, my dear. Won­der florist Menno Kroon is at #11 / 020 679 1950 / menno kroon.nl, and #9 Shoe­baloo / 020 662 5779 / shoe­baloo.com / is a de­signer stiletto, sneaker and bag stash. Bet you could de­vour an en­tire plat­ter of beefy bit­ter­ballen by now, but why not try for a pa­tio ta­ble in­stead at Brasserie de Jof­fers / for lekkere lunch, tea, or vino. Proost, dears!

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