With its trademark monogrammed trunks and expertise in polished and perfect collections, Louis Vuitton is a firm favourite in the fashion world. The ready-to-wear collections reveal creative director Marc Jacobs’ trend-setting strengths, while the discreetly embossed totes are perfect for hitting the shops.
Louis Vuitton, PC Hooftstraat 65-67, 1071 BP Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 575 5775
From equestrian-inspired silk scarves to luxury leather wallets, Hermès epitomises style and refinement. Its catalogue of intricate accessories radiates Parisian flair, offering an abundance of elegant options for men and women alike. The brand’s line of soft furnishings, including jewel-embellished cushions, is not to be missed.
Hermès, PC Hooftstraat 97, 1071 BR Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 305 7050
Back in 1856 Thomas Burberry, a 21-year-old draper’s apprentice, opened a small store in England. From humble beginnings, the brand’s classic designs have become a worldwide fashion hit. At its womenswear store on exclusive PC Hooftstraat, expect all the brand’s signature pieces, including the famous gabardine trench coats.
Burberry, PC Hooftstraat 50, 1071 CA Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 719 4980
Effortless tailoring and classic Italian style are Emporio Armani’s major selling points. Whether in a brushed cotton T-shirt or classic black dress, the attention to detail in this brand’s relentlessly successful collections is second to none. The silk shirts in charcoal are perfect for day-to-night dressing.
Emporio Armani, PC Hooftstraat 39-41, 1071 BM Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 471 1121
This Italian footwear brand knows how to create shoes that women want. The brand’s designs epitomise understated luxury, whether in a pair of flattering pumps for day or elegant cocktail heels for night. Exotic materials, including polished calf leather and python, are artfully matched with a palette of rich hues.
Salvatore Ferragamo, PC Hooftstraat 59-61, 1071 BN Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 675 6498