Concierge.com's insider take:
On this, Amsterdam's Rodeo Drive, international name-brands rule and homegrown specialty shops thrive. Designers from abroad run the gamut from Armani (39 P.C. Hooftstraat; 31-20-471-1121; www.armani.com) to Zegna (70 P.C. Hooftstraat; 31-20-670-4477; www.zegna.com), and Shoebaloo, with its green-lit cylindrical interior—like a tanning bed for Martians—is a local favorite (80 PC Hooftstraat; 31-20-671-2210; www.shoebaloo.nl). You'll know you're on the right block by the lineup of luxury cars.