If you're looking for trims in Amsterdam, in addition to the shop in the Albert Cuyp market that I've mentioned before, there's a great little passementerie shop in the Negen Straatjes (Nine Streets) area. They're moving in June and I have the new address on a piece of paper that I've put somewhere ... "safe". Which means that I have no idea where it is, but if/when I find it, I'll post an update.
Where there is overlap in stock that I could directly compare, their prices are a bit more expensive than at Jan. However, a specialist store like this generally means there will be a few special somethings not found elsewhere.
My favourites are the adorable woven trims with little woodland creatures. I've so far resisted buying any since I don't have a sewing machine here yet. But let me tell you, the little-red-riding-hood trim and the turquoise one with birds and hearts are both calling to me. Even though I have no idea what I'd do with them other than admire their cute-ness. Is that a good enough reason?? If I succumb to temptation, I promise to post pictures of the trims in question.
Tassels in the window
Update: I found the scrap of paper with the new address! As of 1 June 2010, the shop's address is Elandsgracht 43.
Photographs by Allison Gryski. © All rights reserved.