I like leather. I like the way it smells, I like the way it feels once it softens and I like the fact that it looks better the older it gets. At Rumors Vintage they know what I like.
Rumors is part of a trio of great little vintage stores in Amsterdam. It’s partner store Joosje (Spuistraat 62-HS) closed shop unfortunately, but Marbles (1: Nieuwe Hoogstraat 12, and 2: Haarlemmerdijk 64) is awesome as well. Each store has its own feel that’s hard to pin down but nonetheless discernible. For instance, at Joosje I think it was the fact that Joosje herself used to be behind the counter and that she looks like a princess, which is the best clothing sales strategy ever. At Marbles, it’s the fact that they sell great recycled dresses that urge you to celebrate summer even during a Dutch downpour. At Rumors, I feel it’s leather.
Besides the rows of leather bootsies and bags they sell, their walls are full of leather bags. I bought myself the ultimate school backpack back when I was writing my thesis (an extremely flimsy excuse to buy myself pretty things).
What I also like about Rumors is that it’s not too big – consequently, you won’t get lost in rows of mottled fabric, and you can be sure they’ve tried their best at pre-selecting the good stuff. If you’re lucky and rock their gear well enough, you might even end up on their awesome Facebook-cum-fanpage.
Rumors Vintage & Design | Shopping
11:00 – 19:00 daily