There's more to shopping in Amsterdam than Guda and coffee candy... Do keep in mind that many stores are closed on Mondays and just as many open pretty late - between 11am and 1pm.
For vintage clothes & accessories
Designer items at JUKTA, Bilderdijkstraat 194
Ancient hats, corsets and clothes at 1953, Staalstraat 2
For health and beauty
A fab selection of cool cosmetics SKIN COSMETICS, Runnstraat
A futuristic pharmacy (pic): APOTHEEK, De Lairessestraat 40
All-natural Dutch beauty products and spa at SABON, Kalverstraat 34
Pia's favorite place for luscious chocolates
PUCCINI, Staalstraat 17
For Design items
EGG, Leliegracht 6
DROOG, Staalstraat 7
THE FROZEN FOUNTAIN, Prinsengracht 645, where I got my cool silk Logo Scarf, ideal for a typography lover...
DE POSTHUMUS WINKEL, Sint Luciënsteeg 23 for fun stamps such as the Bee and the Dog Paw ones I got (see pic).
For a Dance Class
Amsterdam Dance Center, Bellamystraat 49-51
At the Waterstone's on Kalverstraat, I chose a Dutch novel in English: Mulisch's The Assault; the son of a Jewish mother whose family died in the Holocaust and an Austrian father who was a Nazi collaborator, Mulishch writes about WW2 with a precision and poignancy that are unique.
I also bought the children's classic The Silver Skates, which I had loved when I was a little girl - has anyone read it?