There are many clothing options in Netherlands. You can find huge departmental stores all around, fashion upscale shops, luxurious brands and also chic yet affordable ones. This article is written for both locals/expats and tourists.
Shopping in the Netherlands will be organised into the following categories:
Clothes and Make Up
Primark is the definition of self-control. Everytime I visit Primark, my wallet will scream “LET ME GO”. Everything is ridiculously cheap in Primark. To add on, the style and quality are actually good.
Primark sells everything from jeans and sweaters, to bikini and gym-related, lingerie and pajamas and shoes and bags. The make-up are also nice and very affordable. You don’t understand how cheap Primark is, until you realize you are stuck in the store for over 2 hours and a bunch of things to purchase. They even have a discount bin sometimes, on the already very cheap items.
And you understand what heaven is.
Primark Netherlands is located in the following cities:
- Rotterdam Zuidplein
- The Hague
And the list goes on while they continue to expand.
This shirt is classic because you see this sausage in EVERY SINGLE HEMA. It’s a shirt that only people who lived in The Netherlands will understand and appreciate.
Hema really just sells everything. You can get lingerie, socks, baby clothes, business formal and even pajamas there. They also have a sales rack for clothes, so you can look though that rack for affordable basic clothes.
Hema also sells make-up at affordable prices. I used to shop in Kiko Milano in Europe because I liked their products. But the service staff have the worst service ever (in many outlets), so I will stop supporting them. Then I found Hema. So far, the facial scrub and facial foam are really good!
Hema also does animal-free testing, which is another reason to support them!
Salvation Army is located in several cities of Netherlands. In the one in Amsterdam, I found a pair of vintage boots for just €15! They also have lots of other clothes like coats, dresses, jeans, etc.
Some companies also donate their clothes to Salvation Army! For instance, I found many large sized weathers in Amsterdam with the price tags on. H&M probably collaborated with Salvation Army and donated the items there, when the season is over.
If you are in for a thrifting experience, Salvation Army is your place to be!
There are many different names for this shop. It is a chain of shop with different names, selling the same type of products. They usually advertise €9,99 on the walls. The clothes are affordable with some nice designs. I bought a light sweater for spring at €5!
The items are not sold according to seasons, hence the lower price. But the weather is going to be warmer after winter, so I will have a chance to use them anyways. And for €5, you don’t really have to think about it.
Cheaper in Student Cities
Just explore the shops, and keep your eyes open while strolling down the streets. I found out that big student cities like Utrecht, Den Haag and Maastricht has more affordable shops with great discounts like H&M, The Sting, Zara, Primark, Bershka and Pull and Bear. Do share about the other places where has chic yet affordable clothes!
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