Concrete Store is structured as a constantly evolving retail concept, fueled by contemporary critical culture as well as spontaneous pleasures. Since its inception in 1997 by Assya and Hicham Khalidi, it creates spaces where high-end and low-end lifestyles co-exist, clash and cross-pollinate. Our physical store, based in the center of Amsterdam, doubles as a multi-purpose showroom that stages current developments in visual and conceptual traditions. For our 25th anniversary we are teaming up with some of our favorite artists / designers to co-create products and presentations.

Through our many seasons in fashion we have realized that good design is that what is constructed to leave a long loving impression. We therefor curate our collections according to their durable qualities and attempt to navigate our own way through seasonal cycles. Concrete Store invests in sustainable thinking and chooses to ignore fashion marketing's expiration dates that turn hype into waste. By cherishing our healths, relationships and environments we hope to make it another 25 years.

Concrete Store chooses to endorse brands and initiatives that further the exploration of sustainability in fashion and design. Everybody knows about the effects over-production and over-marketing of poorly designed items have on our global ecosystems. There are no short term solutions regarding sustainability besides commencing long-term thinking.

We are blessed to being part of the ever shifting world of fashion for 25 years and are looking forward to play our part in the necessary changes to come. Over the past years we have sought ways to initiate and inspire sustainability such as teaming up with Duran Lantink, our hometown hero who creates exciting, sustainable collections by processing leftover materials and unsold garments into new innovative designs. For more on Duran Lantink for Concrete Store:

News Articles:
New Life – Duran Lantink for Concrete Store
Disrupting Discourses – Duran Lantink Pushes Sustainability
Talking Purpose And Repurpose – Duran Lantink On The Phone
Duran Lantink x Concrete Store – The New Collection
The Anatomy Of A Collection Piece – A Duran Lantink Favorite