How it all started

It’s the summer of 1986. Bart Koene is successfully selling hand-sewn swim shorts on the très chic beaches of Saint-Tropez. One of the girls helping him out, wrapped a piece of fabric around her head to protect herself from the sun and soon people asked if they could buy this "cool" bandana. There it was, the eureka moment. Bart made the decision to focus on headwear and only a few years later, the brand BARTS® was born.

BARTS® has grown over the last thirty years. That’s because we believe that the pieces we create today should be the vintage of tomorrow. BARTS® is well-known for winter accessories such as beanies, scarves and gloves, but since a few years we offer also a complete summer assortment with bags, hats and swim- and beachwear for women, men and kids. A whole new and exciting chapter. From comfy beanies to feminine bikinis, every piece is unique.

Today, BARTS® is sold all over Europe, through more than 3,000 selling points and our own online webshop.


Amsterdam, the epitome of culture and creativity, stands as the vibrant capital known for its coolness. As the home of our headquarters, this city fuels the inspiration for our design team, who passionately crafts our unique collections every day. We are a proud Dutch brand, from each stitch to every fiber.

Designed in Amsterdam

With over three decades of experience, our passion for creating accessories that keep you comfortable all year round remains unwavering. Our core values and beliefs guide us in every aspect of our work, from staying ahead of trends to conceptualizing designs. From hand-knit scarves to colourful and fun beanies, our collection is rooted in a harmonious blend of traditional craftsmanship and innovative techniques. This fusion forms the essence of our brand, consistently delivering exceptional quality. 

Located in Amsterdam's Houthaven district, which was historically known as the "timber port," our BARTS® head office now thrives in a vibrant, green island community. While timber was once its renowned material, today it's yarn that take center stage!

From beanies to bikinis

Warm beanies in winter and hot swimwear in summer. BARTS® offers a unique range of high quality, comfortable, functional and fashionable accessories for men, women, children and babies. All year round. We are all about fun, togetherness and outdoor living. In life, always take the scenic route.