Maison de Bonneterie
Inspired by France’s Galeries Lafayette and oozing Parisian glamour, Maison de Bonnetterie is one of the grandes dames of The Hague’s shopping scene. While it sells all the fashion stalwarts, including Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, and an impressive assortment of Champagne, the grand chandeliers and spiral staircase are reason enough to pop in for a peruse.
Maison de Bonneterie, Gravenstraat 2, 2513 AK The Hague, +31 (0)70 330 5300
Emma Joe Loves Life
For one-off fashion treasures, the wonderfully named Emma Joe Loves Life boutique is the place to look. Aimed at those who prefer looks and trinkets that stand out from the crowd, this bright and airy store sells luxe leather satchels from Campomaggi right the way through to Løv’s multi-hued tins of organic tea.
Emma Joe Loves Life, Dagelijkse Groenmarkt 30, 2513 AL The Hague, +31 (0)70 360 9911
Situated in an impressive building on Wagenstraat, De Bijenkorf (which translates as ‘the beehive’) is a whirl of shopping activity. There are all the usual suspects, including Dolce & Gabbana and Armani, nestling next to local labels such as SuperTrash and Bas Kosters. The top-floor café offers a welcome respite from bustling Wagenstraat, serving up fresh soups and salads for weary shoppers.
De Bijenkorf, Wagenstraat 32, 2512 AX The Hague, +31 (0)800 0818
Peek & Cloppenburg
This department store is a hot spot for classic cashmere jumpers and reliable fashion labels such as Coast, Betty Barclay and Escada. Housed in one of the most covetable retail spaces on Wagenstraat, this is one for those looking for that high-end wedding outfit, hard-wearing golfing attire or wardrobe staples.
Peek & Cloppenburg, Wagenstraat 16, 2512 AX The Hague, +31 (0)70 365 1822
Kaatje aan de Rein
With achingly cool Dutch interiors labels, including Pols Potten, Klevering and Kikkerland, this interiors-cum-gift store is a great spot to shop for the person who has everything. Old wooden pharmacy cupboards are the backdrop to this fun store which has Lomography cameras nestling next to retro school lunchboxes.
Kaatje aan de Rein, Frederik Hendriklaan 63, 2582 BT The Hague, +31 (0)70 356 9980