Beauty Shopping In The Netherlands: Clothing and Fashion Accessory Stores

When I started this series almost a year ago, I never thought I would be doing this instalment involving stores selling clothing and fashion accessories. Fashion retailing is much more than that these days. With the exception of the first one named below, these stores tend to offer only a small range of beauty and/or makeup products. If anything, they'd start off with the new lipstick of today: nail polish.

1. H&M
I’m sure I don’t need to say much here about H&M. With around 2,200 stores in almost 40 countries, this Swedish fashion retail chain couldn't possibly have escaped your notice. Besides clothing, shoes and accessories, they also have a whole slew of beauty and makeup products, ranging from body lotions to eyeshadows and lots of nail polishes. There are also makeup accessories and cutesy Hello Kitty beauty products, available at budget-friendly prices.

2. Claire’s
With its origins in Chicago, Claire's is another well-known name in the fashion accessory and jewellery retail scene. Spot their affordable makeup kits and palettes next to the hair accessories and earrings. Don’t forget to check out their nail polishes too. You probably won’t miss them as some of them are in pretty gaudy shades. Love them, hate them, it’s your preference.

3. River Island
British High Street fashion in The Netherlands. There are the clothes, the funky shoes and the cool accessories, and tucked away somewhere in the accessories section are some Models Own nail polishes. At least, those are what I’ve seen so far.

4. Pieces
I’ve mentioned Pieces before when I showed you their blue-green nail polish called Soul Petrol. Pieces offers a line of fashion accessories for the “urban fashion-loving girl”. It is one of many fashion brands under the Denmark-based Bestseller group. Pieces has its standalone stores but its products are also present in the stores of other Bestseller brands, like Vero Moda, Vila and Only. As for beauty products, I’ve seen nail polishes. I don’t know if there could be other makeup items to come.

That was just a short list of the clothing and fashion accessory stores that I know which offer beauty and makeup products. There are Accessorize and Primark stores here in The Netherlands, but as far as I know, they haven’t brought in their range of makeup products yet. Oh, and Topshop has still to reach our shores!

This is probably the last planned instalment in this series, unless of course, supermarkets like Albert Heijn and Jumbo start introducing their own lines of makeup too! Well, it’s not that unimaginable. After all, outside of The Netherlands, Tesco already has its own range of beauty products. Ditto for the budget supermarkets here like Aldi and Lidl. There are no boundaries these days.

And talking about no boundaries, I doubt I will be doing an instalment on internet shopping. With easy international shipping options, the possibilities are simply endless.

Where needed, the existing instalments in this series will be updated with information on new players in the market. From time to time, I may feature quaint or interesting beauty stores/boutiques if I come across any.

The entire series: Beauty Shopping In The Netherlands


나니 said...

I hate H&M. Their products break so easily and it's really bad quality -__-"

AmericanMakeup said...

I've never been over there but it looks really nice. I see some stores that I guess are universal lol. Great post!

Unknown said...

I used to love shopping in claires ^_^ but I feel a lil old now. lol. River Island clothes are nice! But it's way too expensive.

Anonymous said...

Great series! I enjoyed reading it, so job well done.
"KTee" xx

Anonymous said...

Love these kinds of posts! H&M over there looks way cooler as it's housed in such a historic vintage building.

Witoxicity said...

Well, my experience with H&M clothing has been mixed. As for its beauty products, I've never tried them before. :)

That's true. Most fashion retailers are international these days, so it's no surprise that you'd also have these stores in the US. :)

A lil old? Oh,trust me, my dear, you still have youth on your side. :)

Yay! Thank you, KTee! Knowing that lovely readers like you appreciate this series makes it all worthwhile for me. :)

I'm so pleased you enjoyed this, Natalie. :)

DinaXYYan said...

I love this series! It's always fascinating when you introduce various shops to us ;D

Witoxicity said...

That's nice to know, Dina. Thanks! :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

We need the last two shops here STAT!

Witoxicity said...

@Shop N' Chomp
Well, the US is such a lucrative market, so it's only a matter of time before these stores reach your shores. :)