If you want to see—and shop—the most offbeat part of town, head to this developing waterfront area, which consists of man-made islands dotted with a handful of stores in old shipping warehouses.
Kick off your tour with a stop at Sissy-Boy Homeland, one of the largest branches of the popular Dutch Sissy-Boy clothing chain, which is beloved for its broken-in cargos, earthy leather sandals, and printed gauze tunics.
Next, visit neighbor Keet in huis for loads of kid-themed trinkets that appeal equally to adults
Nearby, 90 Square Meters devotes its cube-ish space to graffiti murals and his-and-hers urban-style clothing, most of which dangles from suspended steel chains.
Wind up at the appropriately named Extra Small, a pod like retailer that stocks the most popular picks from lines like Paul Smith Women and D&G—exclusively in petite sizes.
From tiny boutiques rife with antique kimonos to mega stores filled with insanely cool accessories, the world's largest city is a shopping destination like no other.