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Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Tenue De Nimes

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Tenue De Nimes | meltingbutter.com

Tenue de Nimes is known by denim-world insiders as one of the best denim lifestyle stores in the world. You won’t be surprised either when you head into their newest flagship store on bustling Haarlemmerstraat and see their impressive collection of denim, men’s & ladies clothing, magazines, accessories and general things to covet. The denim … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: Hostem

London Hotspot Find: Hostem | meltingbutter.com

HOSTEM, SHOREDITCH Hostem is the kind of store you would travel from afar to see. Different from other luxury fashion boutiques that attract the ostentatious fashion crowd, this one attracts an intellectual art crowd looking for quiet, directional clothing that speaks to the Hostem customer’s minimalist, and even androgynous aesthetic. Inspiration kicks in as soon … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Creatures of Comfort

NYC Hotspot Find: Creatures of Comfort | meltingbutter.com

CREATURES OF COMFORT, NOLITA I like to think of Creatures of Comfort as a more tightly curated, unobtrusively fashionable version of Opening Ceremony. The NYC store (an offshoot of the original LA location) offers New Yorkers looking for thoughtful casualwear by cult fashion labels like Rachel Comey, Isabel Marant, Acne, Margiela and Hope, a way … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Assembly New York

NYC Hotspot Find: Assembly New York | meltingbutter.com

ASSEMBLY NEW YORK, LOWER EAST SIDE Located on the same block where all the LES cool kids hang out is Assembly New York, where I assume they all shop as well. Here you will find a mix of men’s & women’s high-end vintage clothing as well as contemporary, slightly obscure international luxury labels (including their … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hotel Droog

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hotel Droog | meltingbutter.com

HOTEL DROOG, AMSTERDAM CENTRUM Droog Design, the iconic Dutch design force best known for its unique brand of dry, ironic design has created an almost unimaginable design and hospitality emporium. Hotel Droog as they call it is in fact a hotel offering one hotel room, but what makes its so interesting is its reverse design … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Amarcord Vintage Fashion

NYC Hotspot Find: Amarcord Vintage Fashion | meltingbutter.com

AMARCORD VINTAGE FASHION, SOHO A shopping destination for designer vintage lovers who are in search of more than just the ubiquitous Chanel quilted handbag. Amarcord digs deep during their buying trips in Europe and in particular Italy (the owner’s motherland) and the result is a store with racks full of unique, wearable art from legendary … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Dover Street Market New York

NYC Hotspot Find: Dover Street Market New York | meltingbutter.com

DOVER STREET MARKET NEW YORK, KIPS BAY Cult shopping mecca and high concept mega-boutique Dover Street Market hailing from London and Tokyo has finally opened a New York City Branch in Kips Bay. Rei Kawakubo, the designer behind Comme Des Garcons has curated the seven-storey wonderland for lovers of avant-garde, boundary pushing fashion into what … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Maryam Nassir Zadeh

NYC Hotspot Find: Maryam Nassir Zadeh | meltingbutter.com

  MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH, LOWER EAST SIDE Inside Maryam Nassir Zadeh you’ll find a tightly edited collection of the namesake owner’s international tastes. The store’s aesthetic can be described as futuristic vintage and the clothing, accessories, found objects and oddities are all artfully displayed in the light filled space. Shop labels like Isabel Marant, Carven, … Continue reading

The Curators: Belinda Humphris of Claire Inc. on Designer Vintage Fashion and the Best of Adelaide

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Sunglasses | The Curators-Belinda Humphris of Claire Inc. on Designer Vintage Fashion and the Best of Adelaide | meltingbutter.com

About 5 years ago (to my delight) I stumbled across Adelaide based eBay seller Claire Inc. who had the most exquisite taste in designer vintage clothing. Belinda Humprhis, the founder of Claire Inc. has since grown the business into an online fashion destination for shrewd, well-dressed ladies searching for high-end vintage clothing – admittedly she … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: 290 Square Meters

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: 290 Square Meters | meltingbutter.com

290 SQUARE METERS A well-curated men’s and ladies selection of brands like Henrik Vibskov, A.P.C, Our Legacy, Mini Market, Surface to Air and Wood Wood. Best bit: The store has a nice mix of heritage and Scandinavian contemporary brands. http://www.290sqm.com/ Houtkopersdwarsstraat 3 1011 NK Amsterdam, Netherlands +31 20 419 2525     LETS GET SOCIAL! … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Sprmrkt & Spr+

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Sprmrkt & Spr+ | meltingbutter.com

SPRMRKT & SPR+ Amsterdam’s best proper concept store. 420m2 of vintage, design classics, TopShop and brands like Rick Owens, Acne and Margiela. Best bit: It’s a store you can spend a good ½ hour perusing in even if you don’t end up buying anything. http://www.sprmrkt.nl/   Rozengracht 191 1016 LZ Amsterdam, Netherlands +31 20 330 … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Cowboys 2 Catwalk

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Cowboys 2 Catwalk | meltingbutter.com

COWBOYS 2 CATWALK A men’s boutique that carries labels such as Viktor & Rolf, ACNE, Prps, Comme des Garcons, Damir Doma and Folk. The guys that work there are truly passionate about men’s fashion so you’re in good hands. Best bit: If your man gets caught in a long conversation about denim with the guys … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: ACNE Studios

ACNE STUDIOS Sometimes Amsterdam shopping can start getting to you in a bad way – too many frumpy florals and chunky boots for my liking. That’s when I head to the Acne store for my fix of Scandinavian fashion. Best bit: It’s small but somehow I always walk out with a pink shopping bag in … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Lockstock & Barrel

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Lockstock & Barrel | meltingbutter.com

LOCKSTOCK & BARREL A multi-label boutique situated in the nine streets of Amsterdam. LockStock & Barrel has an eclectic mix of styles from easy-chic Parisian to minimalistic Scandinavian. Shop for brands like Filippa K, Current Elliot, Sessun and Whyred. Best bit: Cos recently opened right across the street from LockStock & Barrel, which makes for an … Continue reading

Paris Hotspot Find: Surface to Air

Paris Hotspot Find: Surface to Air | meltingbutter.com

A trip to Paris is not the same without a trip to Surface to Air in Le Marais. Something about this shop makes me spend money each time I walk in. Best bit: A Parisian Alexander Wang http://www.surfacetoair.com/   108 rue Vieille du Temple 75003 Paris FRANCE +33 1 44 61 76 27     … Continue reading

Paris Hotspot Find: French Trotters

Paris Hotspot Find: French Trotters | meltingbutter.com

Where men with style shop for clothes. Best bit: Surface to Air and APC are on either side of French Trotters – so no need to wait for your man! http://www.frenchtrotters.fr/   30 Rue de Charonne 75011 Paris, France +33 1 47 00 84 35     LETS GET SOCIAL! Follow meltingbutter.com on the social … Continue reading

Paris Hotspot Find: Isaac Reina

Paris Hotspot Find: Isaac Reina | meltingbutter.com

I randomly found my beloved Isaac Reina leather coin purse in New York, wondered if I would ever see their products again, then stumbled across their flagship store in Le Marais – what luck! Best bit: If you’re on the look out for beautiful crafted leather-goods, classically designed but with a modern, architectural twist, you … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: 14 oz Store

Berlin Hotspot Find: 14 oz Store | meltingbutter.com

Hands down the best men’s denim store in Berlin. Best bit: Shopped out? Rest up with a coffee in their outdoor courtyard. http://14oz.net/   Neue Schönhauser Straße 13 10178 Berlin, Germany +49 30 28040514     LETS GET SOCIAL! Follow meltingbutter.com on the social web to keep up to date with new posts and get … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: Das Neue Schwartz

Berlin Hotspot Find: Das Neue Schwartz | meltingbutter.com

Directly on one of Berlin’s most important fashion streets but tucked away so that only those in the know shop here. Ring a doorbell, enter through a courtyard and be greeted with some of the best avant-garde selections of vintage clothes, accessories and shoes from big-name designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Raf Simons, Bernhard Willhelm … Continue reading