Hudson’s Bay to Open Stores in Holland

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay has confirmed that it has acquired the leases for 20 "prime" V&D department store locations in Holland and will start opening stores by mid-2017, approximately a year from now. Vroom & Dreesmann was the last remaining moderately-priced Dutch department store chain before it went out of … Continue reading

Macys now offers Dutch brand OppoSuits

Macy's, 'America's department store', began selling Dutch mens suit brand OppoSuits in August and this month has announced it will expand the selection with several new Christmas styles. The over-the-top printed suits are now available in 310 of the chain's stores as well as on Macys.com. [Macy's Embraces Whimsy in … Continue reading

Amazon Germany Introduces English

If you happen to be an English-speaker living in a mainland European country, you'll be happy to hear that Amazon Germany now offers shopping in English. Granted it may still be in the Beta testing phase, but all shoppers can access the website in English. There are a number of … Continue reading

H&M to Take Over Maison de Bonneterie Locations

Not too long ago we eulogized the Maison de Bonneterie store in The Hague prior to its closing. We provided some insight into the history of the landmark building and rhetorically wondered what would become of the location?  The answer to that question was revealed today when Vogue NL announced … Continue reading

Fashion Clothing Chain Stores in Holland

If you have newly arrived to The Hague, Rotterdam, Leiden, Delft, Amsterdam or some other city here in the Netherlands, you will undoubtedly come across a lot of stores you don't recognize. Some may be mom & pop stores, with just one or two units, while others are actually chain … Continue reading

Chanel: The Legend

The Hague, NL – The exhibition The Chanel Legend recently started a run at the Gemeente Museum here in The Hague, which continues through February 2, 2014. It offers insight to the life of Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel, the French woman (born 1883 in Saumur), who came from her humble beginnings … Continue reading

The Hague Retail Scene

It's always sad to say goodbye to a fashion boutique here in The Hague, especially if it has been around longer than a season (that is to say, a lot of shops come and go quickly here, sometimes in a single season). Whether it be brand-owned stores, such as Pringle of Scotland … Continue reading