Luukie xsmallOne of my favourite kiddie shoe shops here in Amsterdam has always been, without a doubt, the super cool shop Luukie.

At Luukie, they always have shoes in their collection that I love. (And I am picky!) I like kids’ shoes to be quite traditional, but with a modern twist, which is why I love Italian brands like PéPé and Rondinella, who do this brilliantly. (I know these shoes are not the cheapest, but my mother raised me to believe it is essential for the health of children’s feet to wear good shoes with sturdy, leather soles.)

One of my favourite kid’s clothes shops here in Amsterdam is the extra stylish shop, Xsmall.  Here, they sell my absolute favourite (Dutch and Belgian) brands, like Imps&Elfs, Quincy, Simple Kids, KidsCase, Maan, and more! I guess I will just have to say that these clothes are cute, extremely stylish and of very good quality with extreme attention to detail…

Imagine my surprise (and extreme satisfaction), when I discovered that these two shops had actually joined forces! The combination of two of my favourite kid’s shops, both to be found under one roof! Brilliant!

When in Amsterdam and with an interest in children’s attire, this duo is certainly not to miss. There is a tiny play area in the back and in the summer they will open their garden so your kids can have a play outside while you make sure they will be properly dressed for the next season (or are just ‘gathering inspiration’, like I very often do). They also have a changing table, and even a kiddies toilet!
The shop is very conveniently located, with chic shopping Walhalla PC Hooftstraat around the corner (think Gucci, Prada, Burberry…), and neighbourhood favourite shopping district Cornelis Schuitstraat (think little designer boutiques and fancy lunch places) around the other one.
If your kids need a run, head over to the Museumplein – there is a huge lawn with a play area next to a café with terrace where the parents can have a coffee. Or just have a stroll in Vondelpark!
This is one of my favourite areas in Amsterdam!

xxx Esther

 NOTE: unfortunately Luukie/Xsmall has closed down… :-(

13 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Sophie | October 23, 2008 | Reply

The bad news is: they plan to close at the end of the year. Not worth the investment, they both told me.

2. Courtney | October 23, 2008 | Reply

I love this shop!! What a shame that it will be closing!!

3. Kristin | October 23, 2008 | Reply

That is so sad. I never understand that. I seem to recall another great store in Amsterdam that closed…I think it was called Bam Bam. Does that sound familiar?

4. Esther | October 23, 2008 | Reply

That would be awful! I didn’t know about it! Let’s hope they change their mind, it’s such a cool shop!
Kristin, BamBam is a brand, they have a website!

5. peggy | October 23, 2008 | Reply

I have to check the shop with the shoes.
I found it extremly difficult to find a good kids shoe store here in amsterdam.
The last 2 times I went to ‘t schooltje- they have the really nice falcotto by naturino shoes but apart from that I think the shop is terrible
horrible ueberexpensive designerclothes for kids which are not even cute or anything…

6. Esther | October 23, 2008 | Reply

I’m sure you’ll find cute shoes in Luukies, Peggy!
And I know what you mean about the other shop – I’ve actually never set a foot inside!

7. Esther | October 23, 2008 | Reply

BTW, another very cute shoe shop here in Amsterdam is Meys&Co (www.meys&, in the Scheldestraat.

8. peggy | October 24, 2008 | Reply

THX Esther, I will definitely have a look there as well..

9. Gabrielle | October 24, 2008 | Reply

and they have fab boots at broeder and zus on rozengracht … and for design fanatics Spmarkt across the road has a new tiny selection of insanely cool boys clothes – great acne t shirts and city boy jeans.
amsterdam just gets better and better. shame about x-small though. damn.

10. Esther | October 25, 2008 | Reply

I know, we should start writing a petition! :-)

11. india | October 29, 2008 | Reply

If you don’t mind travelling a bit, go to the hague wher you’ll find TSUKI. Sell PePe, Blundstones, Bonpoint shoes. Also sell cute clothes for kids like Maan, Bonpoint, Bonton, Zef, Isabel Marant, Antik Batik etc.

12. Isabelle | December 18, 2008 | Reply

Can you provide the precise address of this shop in The Hague?

13. india | December 28, 2008 | Reply

frederikstraat 8
2596 HV Den Haag