Shop Utrecht

In this category you can find everything about lifestyle and shopping in Utrecht.

Design shoppen at Puha Shop Utrecht

Puha Shop Utrecht

Do you like unique products that place a lot of worth on sustainable materials and craftsmanship? Then Puha Shop is the place for you. The shop offers a podium to about 70 different up-and-coming and talented designers, and can be found on the bustling Voorstraat in the center of Utrecht. What can you buy there? A whole bunch of cool …

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Bij Daan: a shop that offers an experience

I recently visited the shop ‘Bij Daan’ in De Bilt. As soon as I stepped into the store I felt like I’d entered and oasis of calm and immediately felt completely zen. The spacious interior, but definitely the beautiful products as well, made the store feel like a complete experience. A shop full of knick knacks, each and every one …

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Kraak en Maak: a creative breeding ground disguised as a shop

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I sit down with Laura Stassen and Saskia Korver in the ‘Kraak en Maak’ shop. These two creative entrepreneurs sell their creations in this multifaceted shop on the Donkerstraat. Writer Laura from ‘Zin & VerZin’ sells her own poems and old school typewriters. Saskia sells her own handmade bags and accessories under brand name ‘SAK’. Apart from that, several creatives …

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Shopping at Atelier Ohlala

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Atelier Ohlala is located in the heart of Utrecht, in a building on the Kintgenshaven, on an inconspicuous side street off Neude. It’s obviously a beautiful building, but it’s hidden, so it’s easy to walk right past the boutique. Which is a shame, since Atelier Ohlala’s collection is full of beautiful things to feast your eyes on. They really have …

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The Domestic Botanist – Studio and clothing store

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Visiting Marije at The Domestic Botanist I find owner Marije Hellwich in her shop, just about to head out the door to buy some new yarn. The designer says that she finds it hard to close up shop when she needs to head out for a few minutes. “You never know which potential client might end up being in front …

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5x vintage clothing in Utrecht

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I’m incredibly proud of my fur coat and handbag. Why? Because they both once belonged to one of my grandmas. They’re unique items, that you won’t see on anyone else. Do you also enjoy wearing clothes that might not be found in everyone’s closet? Explore Utrecht is here to share our favorite vintage clothing shops in Utrecht’s city center!

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Rood & Bloem – located at the Springweg

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Greedy! That’s what you feel like when visiting Rood & Bloem. Everywhere you look, there’s cute items that you’d like to buy immediately. Rood & Bloem sells gorgeous interior design items, jewelry, bags and small tidbits, plants and amazing flowers. The owner, Carolien, handpicks all the products, plants and flowers herself, with utmost care. Only the things she likes and wants to …

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Great brands that bring “good karma” to your wardrobe

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Inspired by the sustainability movement, I decided to ‘konmari’ my wardrobe. You’ve probably heard about the method of the world-famous decluttering guru, Marie Kondo. The goal is to get rid of (read: recycle) the unnecessary piles of things I’ve collected over the years and to reconnect to the sense of joy within. But then I thought, what would truly define …

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Shopping in Amersfoort

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Apparently the period we are now in is called high summer, but after the last weeks we can all confirm that the Dutch weather sometimes has different ideas about that than we do. I’m happy I didn’t train too hard for a bikini body this year… But there’s nothing more annoying than people who complain, so don’t worry, I’m not …

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5 cute kids’ stores in Utrecht

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With a little one of almost one and a half years at home and a babyboom in my friend group, I’m currently totally into kids’ gifts. Although I buy a lot online, I sometimes get the urge to take a peek in the cute kids’ stores in Utrecht. I usually discover something cute on every shelf, so a shop owner …

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