Discover the top streetwear boutiques that are defining Amsterdam’s cool shopping scene. From on-trend concept stores to shops offering independent men’s fashion and the best women’s sneakers, these are the streetwear stores not to miss in Amsterdam
ETQ is an Amsterdam-based footwear and accessories brand that has made a name for itself with one of the city’s top niche trainer stores. The label was founded in 2010 and produces streamlined designs that shun over-abundant branding in favour of minimalist, high-quality, timeless products. ETQ’s signature shoes are low-top lace-ups in soft leather with white rubber cup soles ‒ favourites among Amsterdam’s street-style scene. For cool sustainable streetwear trainers look to ETQ’s LT 01 Premium style. Biodegradable, chrome-free and with vegetable-tanned leather, it sets a new standard for luxury and sustainability.
ETQ, Singel 465, 1012 WP Amsterdam. +31 (0)20 261 5614
Taking inspiration from the African heritage of its three founders and fusing it with modern design, Daily Paper is one of the coolest streetwear stores in Amsterdam. In line with the brand’s rich heritage, the store draws inspiration from the unique patterns and luxe fabrics of West Africa. Daily Paper offers two collections a year focusing on both menswear and womenswear and offering accessories, ready to wear and a range of capsule collections across the seasons. The collections have a distinctive retro feel, with slogan T-shirts, track tops, coach jackets and sweatshirts key components to each range. The brand’s casual sporty look has made its shop one of the top destinations for lovers of street style and athleisure, so whether you’re looking for something specific such as a vintage-inspired football shirt or just want to browse through some seriously cool pieces, Daily Paper should be on your list of places to visit.
Daily Paper, Bilderdijkstraat 131, 1053 KN Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s Baskèts Stores is a must-visit for sneaker lovers. Uniting street culture with contemporary fashion, it is a haven of top sneaker and clothing collections from brands such as Nike, Adidas, Reebok, New Balance and Carhartt. Whether you are looking for exclusive sneaker releases, collaborations or hard-to-find items, Baskèts Stores is one of the best streetwear boutiques in the city. The store also offers a cool collection of accessories, from caps to bags and sunglasses, so those looking for souvenirs from Amsterdam will be sure to find something here.
Baskèts Stores, Elandsgracht 57, 1016 TN Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 428 4071
Not only is Solebox one of the best places to shop popular and niche streetwear labels in Amsterdam, it also boasts one of the coolest interiors in the city. The look is inspired by chemistry labs, and the store’s walls and floor are tiled like laboratory while tables serve as exhibition spaces for exclusive sneakers. This is the perfect place to shop top footwear brands from Nike to Yeezy, Y-3 to Filling Pieces. While apparel and accessories can also be bought here, the store’s love of sneakers is the main appeal. Customers arrive eager to pick up covetable new sneaker releases, re-releases and limited-edition restocks.
Solebox, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 240, 1012 RR Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 810 2168
In Amsterdam there are plenty of streetwear and sneaker stores for men’s street style, but there are few boutiques dedicated to women’s sneaker culture. Maha is a womens-only sneaker store. Conceived from the fact that female streetwear wasn’t of the same quality as that available to men, the women’s-only shop offers a well-curated selection of sneakers, apparel and lifestyle products. Maha showcases an impressive range of sportswear brands, from Nike to Maison Kitsuné, Filling Pieces and New Balance, and it is ideal for those wanting to find the latest sneaker styles for women.
Maha, Vijzelstraat 129, 1017 HJ Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 334 5097