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Shopper’s Diary: Hutspot in Amsterdam

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Shopper’s Diary: Hutspot in Amsterdam

September 21, 2012

Hutspot may mean "thick stew" in Dutch, but we can be forgiven for thinking it means the new “hot spot” of shopping in Amsterdam.

A new store with a new concept: The promotion of up and coming creative talents by giving them their own space to sell their own products. With over 45 brands and always on the lookout for more; Hutspot is a definite destination if you’re looking for something different.

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Above: Plants share wall space with clothing and art.

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Above: Mixing it all together where "Literally everything is for sale… the artwork, the wall garden, the lighting fixtures, cupboards and shelving, the old 90cc Vespa scooter, even our cash register."

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Above: A rustic wood table becomes a display area for cupcakes.

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Above: A Dutch still life, the Hutspot way.

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Above: The vintage 90cc Vespa scooter adds a dash of color and character.

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Above L: A makeshift counter can be folded and put away. Above R: Watch straps by Shakalaka in a various shades of blue.

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Above: Even the walls painted by Studio Roi become a work of art. While the walls may not be for sale, Studo Roi sells his drawings here.

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Above: Studio Roi leaves his calling card painted on the wall.

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Above: The raw space before the creative talents move in.

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Above: The artist Ivo De Mas works at a painting that will eventually be for sale at Hutspot.

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Above: The one thing that is not for sale is the shop dog Gumbo. For more information, go to Hutspot.

N.B. Planning a trip to Amsterdam? Have a look at our City Guides to see other points of interest in Amsterdam.

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