i have lived near rotterdam my whole life. on my blog this doesn’t show that often, whilst the big city has a lot of great things to offer. lots of cute shops and cafes are located in the city that i know oh so well (and i must admit that i still have lots to discover!) & i want to fill this post with a few of my favorites.
KEET – oppert 2a
this concept store on the corner of oppert is filled with the best presents and other bits and pieces. it is a great place to stop by and buy a treat for your room/home or some ear- and wristcandy. they also have a cafe where you can take a little break from shopping. i’ve never eaten there before but it’s certainly on my to do list!
ten to three bakery – aert van nesstraat 24
if you’re looking for a different spot to have an afternoon break (and maybe it happens to be ten to three o’clock) this bakery is the place to be. it might be a bit hard to find at first, but when you step inside the bakery you’ll be transported down the rabbit hole in a very alice in wonderland-esque decor. i would highly recommend tasting the cupcakes or drinking a cup of tea with scones whilst you’re there! (they also have a spot in the foodhallen now!)
we are labels – meent 119-121
on to clothing shops! we are labels is a shop which sells a lot of different brands. and not the average brands. they have a nice collection, mostly color sorted. i bought a blouse here myself from la petite étoile and i love it so much! if you’re looking for something a bit different from the main shops, this is the place to be!
very cherry – botersloot 52a
vintage galore! this shop sells vintage-style clothing, own brand and others. i love to go in there for inspiration and really have been longing to buy something, a nice 50’s dress maybe… really recommend if you’re into barets, swing dresses & all other things vintage.
unc wardrobe – oude binnenweg 42
this is another shop i recently discovered. they have a pop up store and a normal store in rotterdam and they sell really nice clothes and jewelry. the shop is similar to we are labels but their collection has a bit more of a girly touch.
harolds grafik – burgemeester van walsumweg 730
this store is maybe a bit out of the usual route, but still quite close to the markthal! this is my go to shop if i need art supplies.
well, need… it’s packed with markers, paint, brushes and sketchbooks. it’s also just a very nice art shop to look around and daydream about all the things you could create!