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Sunday, January 25th 2009
YDU just reopened the renovated store and presents ART COUTURE during AIFW: Extraordinary pieces of fashion art - Opening on January 25, 14hrs
YOUNG DESIGNERS UNITED - YDU pays tribute to the Amsterdam International Fashion Week and Amsterdam Art City 2009 by introducing an exposition of ART COUTURE from Sunday, January 25 to Sunday, February 1, 2009.

Young Designers United will expose masterpieces from various ambitious designers for one week at the YDU store.

With this collective breakout the designers exhibit the full spectrum of their competences.

The participating designers are Heidi Long, Sonja Ayal, Els Petit and Barbara van der Zanden. The latter will surprise us with a high tech trench coat with inbuilt solar cells. This coat makes the impossible possible and even charges up your mobile phone.

Be ready to be amazed!

Join the bubbly opening of ART COUTURE on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 14hrs RSVP before Friday, January 23, 2009:

photo credits:

Main Image

Sofie Knijff (



photos event:

Alexander Roberto Moust (

Guillaume Ehrenfeldt


Monday, January 12th 2009
New Year - New look
YDU gets a brand new look !
Young Designers United soon will be celebrating its 6th anniversary and it is time for a MAKE OVER.

Therefore the shop will be closed for a week, starting from Monday, January 12th.

We will re-open the "new YDU" on Wednesday, January 20, just in time for the winter edition of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week. YDU will participate with an ART COUTURE exhibition to celebrate the AIFW and Amsterdam Art City 2009. We are happy to welcome you to the opening on January 25th. You will receive the invitation and more information about ART COUTURE at the end of next week.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon at the restyled YDU store!

The YDU Team

Wednesday, December 31st 2008
Up to 30% discount on selected collections
YDU invites you to a year-end drink on December 31st between 10:00 and 16:00 hrs at Keizersgracht 447. Enjoy a glass of bubbles and fix your party outfit for New Year's Eve! Our winter sale has already started with discounts of up to 30% on selected collections!

We are looking forward to seeing you!

The YDU team

Our opening hours during the holiday season:

December 29: 13:00 - 18:00 hrs

December 30: 10:00 - 18:00 hrs

December 31: 10:00 - 16:00 hrs

January 1st: Closed

Friday, December 19th 2008
Here's to quiet and peaceful Christmas days!
Kind regards

The YDU Team

Our opening hours during the X-MAS period:

December 21: 14:00 - 17:30 hrs

December 22: 13:00 - 18:00 hrs

December 23: 10:00 - 18:00 hrs

December 24: 10:00 - 16:00 hrs

December 25: Closed

December 26: Closed

December 27: 10:00 - 18:00 hrs

December 28: 14:00 - 17:30 hrs

December 29: 13:00 - 18:00 hrs

December 30: 10:00 - 18:00 hrs

December 31: 10:00 - 16:00 hrs

January 1st: Closed

Sunday, December 14th 2008
20 % discount on selected items
Here's to tingly festive days!

YDU starts the X-MAS presale this Sunday afternoon from 14.00 - 17.30hrs and offers 20% discount on selected pieces.

Next to the regular openig hours you are welcome at YDU

on December 24 from 10.00 - 16.00hrs,

on December 31 from 10.00 - 16.00hrs

and every Sunday in December from 14.00 to 17.30 hrs.

Happy shopping!

The YDU Team

Sunday, December 7th 2008
Lot's of reasons to dress up in December...
Therefore YDU opens it's doors every Sunday afternoon in December from 14.00 - 17.30hrs.

For a last minute X-MAS fashion fix visit us on December 24 from 10.00 - 16.00hrs.

Your party outfit for New Years Eve you can still find on December 31 from 10.00 - 16.00hrs.

Happy shopping!

The YDU Team

Friday, December 5th 2008
Sinterklaas presents @ YDU
Get your fashionable presents now at YDU
YDU offers you a wide range of unique fashion items and accessories, which will make Sinterklaas night a special one. Get your gifts now at YDU! We are happy to help you to making the perfect choice

We hope to see you soon!

The YDU Team

Sunday, November 30th 2008
Sample Sale Sportswear @ YDU on November 30
Fitness in Style with Passo Jazz and Free Pride
Going to the fitness center can be much more fun when wearing cool, sexy and comfortable clothes!

Prevent gaining extra kilo's during the X-mas period and treat yourself with some items of the fashionable Italian fitness brands Passo Jazz and Free Pride.

Join the special sportswear Sample Sale at YDU and survive all christmas dinners and celebrations without those nasty love handles! And even better: just throw on a pair of high heels and dress up for the drink after!

Get your sports gear now at YDU for amazing prizes with discounts of up to 70% off!


Time: 13:00-17:30

Location: YDU, Keizersgracht 447, Amsterdam

We hope to seeing you there!

The YDU Team

Tuesday, November 11th 2008
Meet TJELMA: New talent at YDU
Award winning design inspired by the dreamlike beauty of Finnish nature
Young Designers United is happy to present the new collection of the Berlin-based designer Lisa Winkel and her label TJELMA.

The 29 year-old is regarded as one of Germany's most promising talents in fashion design today. Born in Kotka, Finland she later moved to Germany where she graduated from Berlin's University of the Arts under the venerable Vivianne Westwood.

Already during her first years of studies under Vivienne Westwood, Lisa Winkel was granted a jury prize by Wolfgang Joop, and her diploma collection received an award from both, Mustang's Creative Management and the Premium Fashion Fair, as well as she earned the first place award in the “Moët Chandon Fashion Début” at Berlin’s famous Bärensaal.

Having won nominations for the “Bunte New Faces Award” and at “Mercedes Benz Fashion Week” with her debut collection ANTAEOS in 2006, Lisa Winkel recently opened the most important chapter of her career so far by launching her new label TJELMA.

The wintercollection 2008/2009 is inspired by Finlands endless winter nights, the never setting summer sun and nature's clear, bizarre beauty. All of this has a unique identity from which the people in this reagion have developed their own special brand of creativity.

TJELMA is now available at Young Designers United.

For reservations call 020 626 91 91

Monday, November 3rd 2008
Review Art, Wine and Fashion
The art & wine gallery ArtVine was the stage for the latest collections of DORIENDAVID and Young Designers United on Sunday, November 2nd. An inspiring mix of prêt-a-porter, haute couture en ready to wear.

YDU presented clothes from upcoming talent. Barbara van den Zanden, Mangelware, Sonja Ayal and Dress'd by Ellen Benders have been invited to show their collections. The collections of YDU are as always standing for diversity. Dresses and tops in strong colours and checks, but also in pastell colours like powder, rose and the whole palette of grey colours.

The collections are now available at YDU!


Photos by Alexander Roberto Moust


New Year - New look





Sinterklaas presents @ YDU

Sample Sale Sportswear @ YDU on November 30

Meet TJELMA: New talent at YDU

Review Art, Wine and Fashion

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