Broesj: Vintage brooches and pins

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
| 3,311 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner The shop is closed at this moment due to summer holidays

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Last updated on Aug 14, 2022

The shop is closed at this moment due to summer holidays

Babette Zijlstra

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Babette Zijlstra


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About broesj

Sales 3,311
On Etsy since 2011

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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 these 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, Brooch Lover

    My name is Babette. I am a brooch lover- and collector. I work in a museum, love to eat spaghetti and visit flea markets.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to Broesj, an online webshop filled with vintage brooches and other lovely things. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I would like you to be happy with your order, so please send me a note if there is something you are not happy with. I am sure we can work something out.
I will wait for your payment before I will ship your order.
I ship worldwide via regular mail therefor I am not able to sent you Tracking info.
Please let me know if you wish that I use track and trace, then you need to upgrade the shipping costs.
Items will be shipped to your ETSY ADDRESS! So please make sure that it's correct.

Shipping will be done as soon as possible, after the payment is received. It will take a maximum of 48hours.

I will take care of your order by wrap and ship properly. Unfortunately sometimes it gets rough in the mail. Please let me know if anything has happened, then we can most definitely work something out. My goal is that customers are super happy with their purchase!

Please contact me if you have a special wish concerning shipping (insured shipping or anything else).
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are searching for a brooch that isn't in the webshop, please do contact me. Maybe I have one, but it's not placed on Etsy yet. I also can look for you if I will run into the one you are looking for. Just drop me a note (by condo or mail, anything is fine! :))
Your personal information will not be sold to, or passed on to a third party.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Do you have more brooches than the one that are in the shop?

Yes, I do. I have loads! 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.