Bicycles & Bike Accessories

The Dutch are known for having a penchant for bicycles. Just about everyone cycles in Holland…commuters, students, mothers with toddlers, senior citizens, school children, bar hoppers, club owners, police officers, government ministers, competitive cyclists, and the list goes on. It is estimated there are more bicycles in Holland than there are people. The … 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

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

Olympic Tees & Caps by Country

Now that the London 2012 Summer Olympic games are officially underway, it is a great time to show your support for your national team. Both the London 2012 Shop and British department store chain John Lewis (for those not from the UK, John Lewis is the British equivalent of Macys … Continue reading

Our Mall Keeps Getting Bigger

The H2H Online Shopping Mall is happy to present four new international retailers in our mall. One is a legendary luxury department store chain based in the United States, one is a successful German online retailer, and two are Dutch companies. Saks Fifth Avenue is legendary when it comes to … Continue reading

Who Owns Who in the Fashion Industry?

Yesterday's announcement that the Wolverine corporation (owner of brands such as CAT Footwear, Harley Davidson Footwear, Hush Puppies, Merrell and Sebago) is purchasing the Collective Brands corporation (owner of the Payless Shoe Source store chain and  footwear brands Striderite, Keds, Sperry Topsider and Saucony), provides the perfect backdrop for this article.  … Continue reading

The Hague’s international fashion status

For those readers who have been to The Hague, I thought I would make you aware of a fashion survey being run as a graduate project by a student attending the Delft University of Technology with the support of the local government of The Hague. I could not sit here … Continue reading

Retail shopping hours in Europe

Something I had a hard time getting a grasp of when I first moved to the Netherlands a few years ago (and actual still have issues with it to this day),  is the incredibly short retail hours which shops keep throughout the country. Perhaps I'm a bit spoiled coming from … Continue reading