Lost & Found Store Spaces is more than just a store where mostly products from Rotterdam are sold. It’s also a platform where many Rotterdam entrepreneurs have set their first steps.
Lost & Found Store Spaces is located at the Coolsingel for about 3,5 years now. Although it was a pop-up shop, and actually still is, they hope to stay in this place for a little while longer. And the good news is, as long as there are no plans on the table for this building, they probably can!
Lost & Found Store Spaces is mostly known as a shop or conceptstore, but they also have work spaces for creatives and artists, who can locate their studio or workshop here. Many entrepreneurs have started here; they made their products here in the studio and sold them in the store in front of it. After a while they were ready for the next step and a place of their own and moved on. This is a big part of the mission of Lost & Found; offer a platform to small entrepreneurs and help them move forward. Participants pay a low rent and some of them help one day a week in the shop.
You can come here for art, but also for small gifts and original Rotterdam souvenirs. The assortment is diverse and changes regularly. At Lost & Found you can find many products from Rotterdam origin, made by local artist or entrepreneurs, like artistic work from Studio Jam, lovely plants from Mijn Plantenwinkeltje, design from Mark Langen, handmade straps for your guitar from Zaleska, note books from Lijnloves, rompers from Micastricas and handmade soap from Kusal Gifts. Something for everyone!
When you enter the store you immidiately see the coffee bar. This one is ready to be used. At the moment nobody is serving cappuccino’s and latte’s here, but hopefully that will change anytime soon. Is running your own coffeebar your big bream? Then this might be your chance! In the past various entrepreneurs have started their food hotspot here. You could drink coffee and eat pies at Charlies Kitchen (yes, the same Charlie that now runs the succesful Lilith) and order healhy sandwitches and juices at Green Delight Kitchen.
Most of the products can be found downstairs and on the first floor you can search between the racks filled with vintage, looking for that unique second hand gem. Behind that you’ll see a workshop with sewing machines on every table. Not only a fashion designer is located here, there is also a photo studio and an office where event managers run their business.
It’s a cozy bunch at Lost & Found, and you’ll be welcomed in that way too. Having some small talk with the owners and the other staff is a part of it. It’s a melting pot of colors, stuff and initiatives. A shop, work spaces and coffeebar; Lost & Found seems to have it all. But it get’s better, every now and then events will be organised here, like a garage sale or various workshops.
Whether you are an entrepreneur or artist looking for a work space or platform to sell your products, or you just feel like shopping and love local and handmade products, Lost & Found Store Spaces probably has something for you in store too!
Address: Coolsingel 71
Opening hours: Wednesday till Saturday: 11.30 am – 06.00 pm | Sunday: 12.00 – 06.00 pm