I love I Love Vintage, a retro shop in Amsterdam. Besides well known retro brands like Hell Bunny and Collectif, you can also visit this store for vintage accessories and their own sustainable collection Bannou. I’ve been regularly checking the website ever since the launch in 2006, but of course nothing can match the experience of the real store!
Bannou: duurzame retro mode
I really like the fact that owner Faranak created her own label: Bannou. This vintage-inspired collection consists of ethically created classics (twenties to seventies), made of sustainable materials. Every item comes with a label that states the level of sustainability using the Bannou sustainability pyramid. Creative Manager Aisha showed me the flattering designs and beautiful fabrics. I couldn’t wait to try on some Bannou items:
I particularly loved the A-line Matilde dress made of organic cotton and the Joan skirt with suspenders! And… trying on some clothes is a lot of fun in these adorable fitting rooms with floral wallpaper and inspiring pictures.
Address: Prinsengracht 201, Amsterdam
It’s really nice to explore this shop while enjoying jazzy music, a cup of tea and a nice talk. And don’t forget to cuddle Gatsby!