broesj

Broesj, a shop with vintage brooches

Amsterdam, The Netherlands · 2274 Sales

Announcement   Welcome to Broesj! A shop filled with vintage brooches handpicked by me, Babette.

I’m Dutch, love all things vintage, live in a small house in Amsterdam and I love visiting flea markets and find colorful jewelry - the perfect ingredient to add fun to any outfit.

If you are searching for a specific brooch please do ask, maybe I can help you.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have specific questions or you just want to drop me a note. I would love to hear from you.

Find me on social media:
Instagram: @broesj or use #broesj
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Broesj Pinterest:http://pinterest.com/babsiee
Blog: http://www.broesj.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 16, 2018

Welcome to Broesj! A shop filled with vintage brooches handpicked by me, Babette.

I’m Dutch, love all things vintage, live in a small house in Amsterdam and I love visiting flea markets and find colorful jewelry - the perfect ingredient to add fun to any outfit.

If you are searching for a specific brooch please do ask, maybe I can help you.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have specific questions or you just want to drop me a note. I would love to hear from you.

Find me on social media:
Instagram: @broesj or use #broesj
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Broesj Pinterest:http://pinterest.com/babsiee
Blog: http://www.broesj.com

Babette Zijlstra

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Ready for Christmas!

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Love to make a selection of all the same kind of brooches when i receive a custom request. Here someone collects butterflies and asked me to sent a picture.

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I love to have holiday themed packaging and add a little snowman on the order.

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About

Finding brooches and sharing the stories

My name is Babette and I am a passionate collector of brooches.
It started when I was little. I accompanied my mom when she was visiting flea markets. There I developed a strong crush for forgotten jewelery pieces like brooches. Slowly my brooch collection started to grow.

Right now I am sharing my brooches with you so you can wear fabulous accessories
as well.

Furthermore I love: vintage (kitchen) goodies, dresses, hot tea, cats, books, Christmas, parties and summer.

The Name: Broesj
I'm Dutch. In the Netherlands we call a brooche 'broche', which is pronounced 'brosj'. While I was fantasizing about starting my own little Etsy-shoppe I came up with the name 'broesj'. It has something from 'broche' in it and sounds a bit like 'babushka' (the mistaken name for the Russian dolls (they are called Matryoshka pop. A babushka is a headscarf).

Shop members

  • Babette Zijlstra

    Owner, Designer, Curator, Brooch Lover

    My name is Babette. I am a brooch lover- and collecter. Also a graphic designer, I love to eat spaghetti and visit flea markets.

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Last updated on Sep 11, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Do you have more brooches than the one that are in the shop?

Yes, I do. Please contact me if you are searching for any specific brooch.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I gift wrap all my orders. But if you have a specific wish or sent a gift directly to a friend with a personalized message: inform me for the specific wishes and i can add for example a customized card.