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Amsterdam Retail Therapy

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On a drizzly afternoon in Holland's capital city, I took to the streets, armed with a map, a copy of a great little guide book, Amsterdam Made by Hand, and absolutely no problem getting lost along my way to discovering a few retail treasures. Here are a few shops I liked best.

Welcome to the Frozen Fountain! Situated in a sweet spot on the Prinsengracht ('Prince's Canal), this shop is...
Love love love.
Split Box shelving by Peter Marigold at the Frozen Fountain.
An interior tableau in the Frozen Fountain, with a vibrant green backdrop.
Absolutely beautiful pillows and blankets from local design team Scholten & Baijings at the Frozen Fountain.
A selection of stools at the Frozen Fountain.
It's clean teeth or bust at de Witte TandenWinkel, a shop dedicated to oral care.
Roerende Zaken Rariteiten was one of my favorite vintage shops in town and boasted a great selection of cool finds.
A selection of stoneware and ceramics from Roerende Zaken Rariteiten.
A big wooden button marks the spot at Knopenwinkel (note the door handles, too!), a shop stocking more of the little...
Buttons galore.
The exterior of The Otherist, a modern curiosity shop in the Nine Streets area of town.
From the not-something-you-see-everyday files: Pre-WWII glass eyes at the Otherist.
I tabbed Kleikollektief in the Amsterdam Made by Hand book, but just happened to stumble upon it while wandering.
When we walked into the shop, the designer, Corien Ridderikhoff, was there and happy to have a little chat.
Hand-made tiles by Corien.
A teensy glimpse of WonderWood, a shop specializing in timber of the bent variety.
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