One morning in the biggest flea market of Amsterdam

Hello everyone!

Today Im going to talk about one of the biggest flea markets of Europe, IJ-hallen in Amsterdam noord ( the north of Amsterdam). I`ve visted it the first weekend of this month with my Italian friend Clara and we are totally in love with this market!

This event takes places only once per month, usually the first weekend  and is held in two enormous warehouses . There are more or less 500 stands where you can find all kind of stuff from vintage clothing to mirrors or dolls  at an incredibly cheap price. Besides some months are specialised in certain kind of products.

When I first knew about this market, I though it would be simmilar to Waterlooplein market, which is the most famous flea market in Amsterdam. However, there is no comparison possible between both markets. The undergound atmosphere, the prices, or the people that you can find at the IJ-hallen makes of this market much more authentic than Waterlooplein market,that is usually visited by hordes of tourists and where the prices are really over the top.

The entrance fee is 4 €, but the market totally worths this price, not only for the charming atmosphere that surrounds it but also the general prices are really low, you can find vintage treasures for less than 5€!! I really encourage anyone to visit this market if you have the opportunity!

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How to get there?

We went to Central Station, where we took a free ferry direction N.D.S.M. There are ferries continuously doing this route, and you can even take your bike with you if you want to feel like a real Amsterdammer!When you arrive at the harbor it takes only a couple of minutes to arrive there, just follow the people!

Some tips??

Bring bags from home!!! Most of the times when you buy something they won’t give you a bag so if you go there, remember this tip because it will be really useful.

I hope you’ve enjoy the post and dont miss the opportunity to visit this amazing market!!

 

 

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Join the fashion tribe!

Ethnic patterns from tribes all over the globe are invading our wardrobes with feathers, tessels and lots of colours.

However, in this post we will focus only on the bags. We’ve seen tribal patterns in lots of different types of purses: clutches, backpacks,shopping bags..etc

They give to your outfits a different and colorist touch and they are very easy to wear. Above you can see how one of our favourite bloggers, Gala González wears it:

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There are many different possibilities from lots of  fashion brands and we’ve made a selection of our favourite low cost options , hope you like it! 🙂

Transparent like water

One of the trends of this season is a little indiscreet but for sure, stylish. We are talking about the transparent bags,with lots of different colours and shapes but always transparent.

We’ve seen them in the catwalks of the most important fashion weeks of the world. We’ve compile some examples of this transparent bags from big brands such as Hermés or Dolce Gabanna :

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But if this options are too expensive for you we’ve also check for low cost options, here you can find our results:

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¿Cartier or Cuntier?

What started as a reaction against fashion is becoming a trend actually.  The idea is creating a new brand based on another famous one, one of the most known examples was created by the blogger KTHNASBYE who placed the word “Cuntier” in his hoods arousing the anger of the directives of Cartier, who are thinking abput taking legal actions against the student of Parsons who is behind this blog.

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Cuntier by KTHANKSBYE

The interesting fact is that this (anti)trend is becoming more and more famous. We can even see celebrities and people from the fashion world wearing theese ‘copies’ and also in the catwalks of fashion weeks we could see some examples:

Necklaces of the season

Spring colours, tribal details, bright fluor shines, gothic style… all of this in

our selection of the most trendy accesories of this season, hope you like it!

 

Best in shops this week

Today, we’ve made a research on what’s new in the shops this week and this is our selection:

ZARA

What we specially liked from this dress of ZARA is its ethnic print, which is one of the most famous trends right now. Besides, its loose shape makes anyone look great wearing it. I’ve already bought it, what are you waiting for?

RIVER ISLAND

This jump suit from River Island follows the same trend, with tribal details in both parts.

STRADIVARIUS

For the most adventurous fashionists, we found these coloured and flowered leggings in Stradivarius.

Hope you like it! 🙂