Essentiel Antwerp: a not to miss fashion store in Amsterdam, Haarlem & Den Bosch

26 September 2017

discover the cool new collection of Essentiel antwerp

Up until a few years ago, Essentiel Antwerp was one of my regular shopping spots when I went to Antwerp or Brussels for a day or a weekend. Luckely I can now go to one of the two stores in Amsterdam! The store on Hartenstraat 8 is located very close to my office and the location on the Utrechtsestraat 145, I always visit the store when I’m closeby in the weekend. Funny detail: Essentiel is one of the few stores where my lover comes along without complaining. Tip for the ladies that love to shop with their boyfriend or for all the male readers of Your Little Black Book of course ;-) In the Utrechtsestraat they also have a men’s collection!

Essentiel Antwerp Amsterdam

Essentiel Antwerp Amsterdam

Essentiel Antwerp Amsterdam

Funny detail: Essentiel is one of the few stores where my lover comes along without complaining.

Essentiel Antwerp Amsterdam

Essentiel Antwerp Amsterdam

Essentiel Antwerp Amsterdam

A fairytale like new collection at Essentiel Antwerp

Last week I went to see the new collection. And it’s BEAUTIFUL! What I like most about Essentiel Antwerp are the unique prints. These are especially designed for the brand every season, so you can bring a real eye-catcher at home. Another thing that shows that Essentiel is really one of my favourite brands, is that the items are always super feminine and romantic, but with a nonchalant manly touch that keeps it cool.

The new Fall / Winter 2017 collection is all about miracles and fairy tales. Mythical figures and heroines can be seen in the prints of the clothes, but also in the accessories, like bags, sjawls and jewelry. The collections of Essentiel Antwerp are always full of special hidden details that you’ll only discover when you look very closely. Winter scenes with pine cones, pheasants, baby bugs, magic mushrooms, green rabbits and more! Are you, just like me, a fan of oversized winter coats or leopard print? Then you are at the right address at Essentiel! They are almost always in the collection every season, but executed a little different every time.

Essentiel Antwerp Amsterdam

The collections of Essentiel Antwerp are always full of special hidden details that you’ll only discover when you look very closely.

Essentiel Antwerp Amsterdam

here you’ll find the Essentiel Antwerp stores:

If you live in Amsterdam, you probably walked in one of the essentiel Antwerp stores on the Utrechtsestraat 145 or the Hartenstraat 8. The new collection is NOW in stores! Did you know that Essentiel can also be found in Den Bosch (Fonteinstraat 9-15) and Haarlem (Zijlstraat 73-75)?

Essentiel Haarlem Den Bosch

Haarlem // Den Bosch

Are you planning a shopping spree in Belgium soon? Essentiel has stores in almost all major Belgian cities from Antwerp to Ghent and from Brussels to Leuven.

Tip: If you don’t live near one of the stores, you can always go to the webshop of Essentiel.

Happy shopping!

Essentiel Antwerp Amsterdam

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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