Fash/dé­cor/canals

LUXE City Guides - Amsterdam - - Jordaan -

Start at the stately West­erk­erk / Prin­sen­gracht 281 / T: 13, 14, 17 Wester­markt / and its lovely Wester­toren, boast­ing ter­rific city panora­mas, but first, let’s get straight to retail! Shoot out of the church right, pass­ing the queues at #267 Anne Frank House (see Ac­tiv­i­ties for both), and whirl right into scenic Leliegracht. Keep to the left and cross the bridge, past #6 The Otherist (see Stand­out Stores), a wun­derkam­mer that wows. Turn left onto Heren­gracht and gal­lop 200m to Prop­erty Of... / Heren­straat 2 / 020 622 5909 / the prop­er­tyof.com / with stylish util­i­tar­ian satchels and wal­lets. Exit right into Heren­straat, J. C. Her­man Ce­ram­ics at #10 / 06 5794 5494 / jcher­man.org / is more like cer-aahh-mics, #6 Black Sheep Road / 06 1499 7752 / black­sheep­road.com / has threads with a Dane/scandi bent for per­fectly tou­sled types (m/w), and #12 An­ten­nae / 020 626 9222 / is an in­te­rior de­sign prac­tice sell­ing oh-so-pretty ob­jects. At #13 Fran­cisco van Ben­thum / 020 820 8208 / closed Mon / fran­cis­co­v­an­ben­thum. com / ped­dles con­tempo menswear, #30a Cos­met­ics and Care (see Spa) saves face, #38 Or­son & Bodil / 020 786 4474 / or­son­bodil.com / has hand­crafted, haute wom­enswear by Dutch de­signer Alexan­der van Slobbe, and opp. #37 Nos­tal­gia / 020 622 2400 / nos­tal­gia-an­tiques.com / brims with sil­ver­ware, plates and other an­tique bibelots. Cross the bridge into Prin­sen­straat, #3 Let­ting / 020 627 9393 / let­ting.nl / serves del­ish fruit shakes, sarnies, cheese­cake n’ joe, Mar­griet Nan­nings at #6 / 020 620 3413 (m) / and #8 / 020 620 7672 (w) / mar­gri­et­nan­nings.com / car­ries brands like Comme, Amaya Arzuaga, At­suro Tayama plus her own de­signs, and WRKSHP 13 at #13 / 020 423 6675 / john­nyra­mli.com / has beaut baubles, clutches and cloth­ing by Johnny Ramli (w). At #24 Like Sta­tionery / likesta­tionery.com, let­ter­press lovers will find the col­lec­tion of writ­ing and of­fice goods sim­ply ir­re­sistible, while next door the tiny Comme des Garçons POCKET at #26 / 020 330 9298 / comme-des-gar­cons.com / is full of stylish must-have ac­ces­sories. Re­trace, hang a left across the bridge, and right into the other side of Prin­sen­gracht, be­fore tak­ing a breather with a cuppa cha at #28 Citea / 06 1188 8998. If you’ve al­ways wanted a gi­gan­tic horse lamp by Dutch de­sign hero Mar­cel Wan­ders, take the se­cond left into Wester­straat and zoom 8 mins up to his huge Moooi Gallery at #187 / 020 528 7760 / moooi-gallery.com. You’ll pass the sceney SLA (see Lunch) on your right at #34 if you fancy a salad, or if you’re af­ter some­thing more waist­line-dam­ag­ing then as you turn into Wester­straat, pit­stop at Winkel café on the right cor­ner / No­or­der­markt 43 / 020 623 0223 / winkel43.nl / famed for its ap­ple pie. Con­tinue down No­or­der­markt, zip be­hind the church and No­or­der­markt / Mon & Sat / (see Ac­tiv­i­ties), and take the se­cond left into Lin­den­straat – cute and pe­tite olde Eet­café Ko­evoet is on the left at #17 / 020 624 0846 / serv­ing good, ba­sic Ital­ian fare. Al­ter­na­tively, fol­low No­or­der­markt to find #5 Finch (see Bars), a nabe fave sta­ple wa­ter­ing hole. Back on Prin­sen­gracht, Fens Dé­cor at #12 / 06 21 225 875 / fens­decor.nl / has gor­geous in­te­rior pieces and French Jieldé lights, flo­ral fairy­tale Pompon is at #8 (see V. Use­ful), and #2 Papenei­land / 020 624 1989 / papenei­land. nl / is a cosy brown café for a well-earned canal­side ale, and per­fectly po­si­tioned for the next itin... su­per shop­per!

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