Get to Know Us

  ABOUT THE GATHERSHOP

Hi!

Who We Are

We are The Gathershop

 

We believe in the unique value of simple things, we sell handmade jewellery, homewares, books, natural skincare and plants in our little store in De Hallen in Amsterdam West.

 

The products in our store are made by individuals, by hand, by small design studios and makers. We believe that a hands on, human approach yields a better end product.

 

Our objects have a story, a maker, an integrity.

 

 

Why Handmade?

We believe that objects made by hand yield a better end product. Each of our products has a story and a process behind it, someone has put love into making that object.

Working Directly with Designers

We buy our products directly from the people who make them, in this way when you buy a product from us you support people that make their living by creating things they love.

THE PAST 5 YEARS

Our Journey

2013

THE BEGINNING

In 2013 Gathershop Started out as a little market stall selling on markets around Amsterdam, packing all the lovely things up in a 'bakfiets' each weekend

2014

OUR FIRST STORE

In 2014 we opened up the first store on the Van Woustraat in De Pijp

2016

A MOVE TO DE HALLEN

In 2016 we moved our store over to the West of Amsterdam to open in De Hallen

THE FUTURE

WHAT'S NEXT

We continue to work with creative individuals and new designers as the store grows into the future, if you would like to get in tough with an idea please email us at info@gathershop.nl

WHY & WHEN?

Founder

"Hi there! My name is Jessica Chapman, I am the owner of The Gathershop, Amsterdam.

I moved to Amstedam from the UK in 2011, I studied Architecture and Interior Design in London and originally came to Amsterdam as an intern. In my first months here I fell in love with the city and my now husband and never went home! I had always had the feeling that I wanted to have a little store selling lovely objects and it never seemed to go away - in 2013 I quit my interior design job and started collecting beautiful handmade things, selling them on market stalls. In 2014 I finally took the plunge and opened our first store on the Van Woustraat in De Pijp, moving to our current home in De Hallen in 2016. Being a store owner has brought a lot of wonderful creative people into my world over the past 5 years, it is one of the most inspiring parts of my job"