(Het Parool 2014)
The collection of the Museum of Bags and Purses appeals to the imagination. The great masterpieces from the history of bags and purses are exhibited to be discovered and admired. With so many delightful bags on display, it often happens that quiet museum visitors suddenly turn into avid handbag fanatics. For these enthusiasts, the good news is that the museum also houses a Museum Shop with a wide variety of exclusive bags, purses and accessories by Dutch and international designers to choose from. In this award-winning Museum Shop we also offer postcards, books and other presents.
The Museum Shop is opened daily from
10:00 a.m. – 17:00 p.m.
Tel: +31 (0)20 524 64 58
We are very proud to have been awarded the title of ‘Best Museum Shop in Amsterdam’ by Dutch newspaper Het Parool in 2014; “The very best place for a shopping round after a museum visit is in the Museum of Bags and Purses. Having just seen hundreds of the most wonderful bags, you’re going to want one for yourself. The shop is inviting, offering an original range of products well-matched to the museum’s collection and the staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful,” according to the jury report.
The Museum Director, Sigrid Ivo, considers the museum shop ‘a candy shop of bags and purses’. She is very happy to have been awarded first place in the museum shop awards, but still thinks that the shop can do with a makeover; “We need more space, so renovations are scheduled for January 2015. We are have more and more visitors and find that an increasing number of them come for the shop in the first place”.
So if you are looking for a special bag; a clutch, laptop bag, shoulder bag or an exclusive present, come visit the renovated Museum Shop in the Museum of Bags and Purses. A selection of our products are also available online in our webshop.