At the Leidsestraat, Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk, you'll find all the well known retailers like H & M, Zara and Mexx, so they don't offer a lot of excitement. When you are looking for something really special, go to the Negen Straatjes (Nine Little Streets) between Singel and Prinsengracht. Here you'll find little boutique shops, designer outlets and more surprising stuff.
Do visit De Bijenkorf at the Dam Square. Amsterdams biggest department store. It offers all the brands for decent prices, which a range of products from fashion to CD's to designer furniture.
When you're more of a fashion victim type of guy, and when you think it is all in the name of the brand, go to the PC Hooftstraat. This is where all the people with a thick wallet spend their money and where you can bump into famous Dutch persons. At the PC you can find all the designer brands like Boss, DKNY, Gucci and Prada. This is where you want to be seen.
The following shops all cater the gay consumer: from leather and fetish gear to gay books and videos.
Gay and regular shops
Gay cinema with couches and a large screen. The cinema entrance is in the back of the Adonis Cinema adult shop. [...]
Formerly known as4Men and AmsterdamGayshop, the shop is now under new management and called Amsterdam Gay Zone. [...]
Swimwear, underwear, sportswear from major brands. More gay popular brands coming soon.
Well-known leather and rubber shop. Recently moved to the Kerkstraat. Extensive collection of rubber,leather, neoprene, underwear, swimwear and accessories. [...]
Gay shop, cinema and internet cafe.
This was the first exclusive condom shop. The Condomerie has even condoms in your size! :)
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 74
Richard , well known gay hairdresser. by appointment only appointments only via the site
The most campy store in town, with designer goodies, clothing, furniture, trendy give always and other stuff you don't need but desperately want to have. [...]
New brand store by Spanish swim- and underwear brand ES Collection in Amsterdam. ES Collection is located at the upcoming fashion area of the Zeedijk. [...]
Eerste Looiersdwarsstraat 28
Fraaij is a gay / gay friendly and inspirational hair salon that boasts a top clientèle. [...]
Gay shop with souvenirs and things to have. Also features tourist information point GAYtic. [...]
Mr. B is known throughout the gay world for its famous tee-shirts. The original of this famous leather shop is here in Amsterdam, right in the heart of Warmoesstraat.
Gay shop and information centre at the Homomonument, staffed by volunteers. Pink Point started life as a converted ice-cream cart during the Gay Games of 1998 in Amsterdam. [...]
This famous gay leather and rubber shop just moved to a new location in the Warmoesstraat. [...]