A little out of the city center, there’s Daily Paper. A minimalistic flagship store filled with sneakers, garments and even a barber in the back. The bamboo sealing has a print which returns in the floor and the store is insanely clean. Daily Paper is a well-known name in the streetwear world, with collections inspired by black culture. Prints are their number one priority: the counter has typical African prints, the clothing racks are made out of bamboo and there’s plants everywhere. Next to clothing, the store also sells art books and accessories. Although Daily Paper started as a menswear brand, their latest women’s collections are a perfect combination between african culture, streetwear and the finishing touches of high-end items.
Maha is a special one, as the store dedicates its items to women. The minimalistic vibe in the store gives the shop the perfect male touch every female in streetwear loves. The owner of Maha wanted to give women the opportunity to have their own place in a world ruled by men. Saskia Van Hofwegen, the mind behind the store, opened the shop because she couldn’t find streetwear for women in Amsterdam. The idea was to provide women with the same type of clothes their boyfriends have in their closet. All sorts of female energy collides together in a space full of sneakers, clothing and vibes.
Solebox has made its name in the sneaker world with the niche stores all over Europe. Besides the bank-inspired store in Brussels and the art gallery in Vienna there’s a smoke filled sneaker lab close to the Dam Square in Amsterdam. Solebox is known as one of the must-visit stores worldwide to get your special pair of kicks. The stores tell a story. Even when you’re not buying anything you’ve got to experience the way Solebox tries to bring more than just streetwear. If you’re looking for Bathing Ape in Amsterdam, Solebox is the place to be. Next to the well-known Bape Nike Air Force 1’s with the star on the side, the shop also provides its clients with Bape clothing.