Where it all started
We have a passion for luxury handbags that tell a unique story!
In 1997, we started Atlantis Trading, a company specialised in jewellery made from the rare gemstone called Larimar, only to be found in the Dominican Republic. What started with travelling to the Dominican Republic twice a year buying these precious gemstones and jewellery, turned into a greater profession of travelling all over the world to visit gemstone fairs and find new and unique stones for our collection. In 2007 we opened our first store: Carribean Creation, at the Gravenstraat 19, right in the center of Amsterdam, to display our variety of jewellery and gemstones from all over the world.
One day during our travels, we came across beautiful second hand designer bags and there was no other choice but to add them to our product range in our small shop. We started searching for more of these authentic and antique handbags with a great story to tell, because they fascinated us so much.
However, at some point we realized that our small shop at the Gravenstraat was not paying enough tribute to the uniqueness of these bags, which is why we decided to open a new store: exclusively dedicated to our vintage luxury repertoire.
We opened L‘Étoile de Saint Honoré at the Oude Spiegelstraat 1 in Amsterdam in July 2013. In January 2015, we added our store at the Heiligeweg 9 and in December 2015 our store at the Reestraat opened. To top it off, we opened our fourth store at the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 27 in Amsterdam in August 2019. Nowadays the Oude Spiegelstraat and the Heiligeweg are closed but the other two stores are still open for business.
To expand the L'Étoile family yet again, we opened our first store in the city centre of Maastricht in June, 2023. Which makes our third store (three times lucky they say right?). This store is located in one of the most exclusive streets of this beautiful city and definitely worth a visit!
To make this star of the fabulous Rue de Saint Honoré accessible to everyone around the world sharing our passion for luxury vintage bags and accessories, we opened a complementary online store. However, if you happen to be in Amsterdam or Maastricht, we are more than happy to welcome you in one of our three stores. With a team full of fashion and designer lovers, we are ready to help you find your own perfect vintage designer treasure!
Do you have any questions? Feel free to send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on one of our social media channels.
With love, Team Étoile