Did you ever wonder where you could buy those rainbow-coloured nylon shopping bags all hipster people in Rotterdam seem to have? Well, this is their secret: the Susan Bijl store at Mauritsweg (the other side of Westersingel, check the Westersingel article), a 10 minute-walk from Rotterdam CS.
It all started more than 10 years ago, when Rotterdam-based designer Susan Bijl made her very first bags and sold them to friends and family. The bag hasn’t changed since then, but every now and then new color collections are launched, and pouches are added to the collection, to match the bags. Throughout the years, I noticed that the bags have gotten a lot of attention and appreciation. But still I was quite surprised while travelling through Japan, when I saw lots of girls in the streets of Tokyo walking by with ‘our’ bags from Rotterdam.
If you walk around a bit more, you’ll find out that the bags and pouches are also sold in many other shops but still, it is nice to get them right from the source. Directly behind the store at the same address, the office and studio are located.
The bags are very durable and made of nylon parachute fabric. So shop till you drop can be taken very literally here!