The story started in the summer of 1986. Then, Bart Koene sold his hand-sewn swim shorts along the beaches of St. Tropez. Soon, it became a big hit. One of the girls helping him out wrapped a piece of fabric around her head to protect herself from the sun. Then, more and more people asked if they could buy this cool bandana. From that moment, Bart started to focus on headwear. And only a few years later, a trend-setting Amsterdam brand was born: BARTS.
“The fact that we are so comfortable in being true to ourselves is something that fills me with great pride.”
BARTS today is known for its comfy and high-quality Summer and Winter accessories. Headquartered in Amsterdam, BARTS offers meanwhile a complete Summer assortment with swim and beachwear for women, men, and kids. It is a whole new chapter in Barts’ history. But, still, the winter season is the brand’s DNA.
Retro vibes and warm colors: the accessories of the BARTS AW 20/21 collection beautify the cold season. Barts loves to use beautiful colors like Bordeaux red, camel, and dark green. The brand uses them for plain-colored styles and various checked patterns. Elegant caps and hats made of sturdy wool felt complete outfits in a vintage look while warming items in knitwear and faux fur are the perfect companions for long winter walks.
BARTS CHECKS, ALL-OVER
Checks from head to toe! For a particularly striking look, combinations of checked patterns are available. The Qadly sailor’s cap and Ixia flat cap matches perfectly with the Penny Gloves. Plain beanies and checked scarves are ideal for a subtle and cozy combination.
HIGH QUALITY ACCESSORIES
BARTS is specialized in high quality fashion accessories for men, women and kids. The Amsterdam brand designs accessories to keep us warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Barts believes that life starts outside. From trendy beanies and hand-knitted scarves to cool backpacks – every piece is unique.
EVERY BARTS PIECE STARTS WITH A DOODLE
All winter and summer accessories start with an idea. A simple sketch or doodle on a piece of paper. While ideas are everywhere, they are brought to life by creative minds, day dreamers or those who need just a little bit of inspiration to create something new.
It’s that simple, but not that easy. BARTS is proud to say that they have found a great group of these people. A family of talented designers and graphic artists who love the product and who keep looking for fresh ideas and opportunities everywhere they go.
If the team are riding bikes through the heart of Amsterdam, travelling the globe, watching movies, or skiing down snowy slopes, it’s their mission to transform what they see into original items that make people smile.