SIX AND SONS
QWSTIONS AND ANSWERS
With Alexander, shopmanager
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO OPEN YOUR OWN STORE?
Whilst working as an art director in film for years, I came across many beautiful items and products. I began to love searching for unique items that I would like to have and use myself and came to notice that most of them had to come from abroad and that nobody in Holland was selling them … After some time, it felt more than logic to open a shop to show my finds to the public.
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE STORE LOCATION AND ITS HISTORY?
We’re located in the historic centre of Amsterdam on a super nice and cosy shopping street. Our area is called the Jordaan and is the best part of town if you ask me.
WHAT ARE YOUR DAILY CHALLENGES?
As the owner, I always think of new stuff to do or new ways to show our finds. I am running from one side to the other, I am meeting customers and suppliers, and in the meantime, I am trying to answer some emails. Did I mention the photography for the web shop and the social media management …? I do that too!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR CUSTOMERS? WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?
Our customers are super nice and interested in many things. They know what is happening in the world. They love good design and quality. We always try to have a meaningful conversation with everybody who comes to the shop.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH A BAG OF OURS?
The first time I saw the bags was when a friend showed me his. At first, I thought that’s just a simple and square bag … But when he told me about it and showed me more of the bag I came to love it … At first, I sold several bag brands in my store but I have to say there is just none as good and nice as QWSTION … really! Now I only sell QWSTION bags, all of them.
IS THERE A QUESTION YOU HAVE FOR US?
When will the trolley be updated? I would love to see what updates the design team has in mind for it. I am sure it can become even more handy than it is right now.