Chloé van Hout - founder

Expanded Eye 

Is a curated collection of vintage fashion and desinger items. My name is Chloé van Hout, founder of Expanded Eye

About me  

Since I was very young I learned to see value in certain items en re-sell it without throwing it away. When you have an eye for high quality - beautiful products that is a combination with the best of both worlds. I find treasures allover and then try to match them with a new owner who will love and treasure it. I also prevented this person to buy a second hand item instead of something new. With a love of styling and finding perfet matches between clothes ands people I genuinely love what I do.

The name Expanded eye, to me it means to have a broad vision on life. ​​​​​​​​

After graduating from the Amsterdam fashion institute I always envisioned myself working in fashion but somehow I lost the love for fashion a bit over the years. Mainly because of the fast and materialistic industry where we always need something new and our outfits have to be “up to date “.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​My empathy for our planet and how we treat it took over and I wanted to find something different to love. But my passion for materials and style remained so I’m very happy that I grew a passion for vintage items. No new produced items but treasures that are made of good quality, curated and styled to find a new home. ​​​​​​​​

Let’s all think more about buying new and especially cheap clothing that doesn’t last. Try to find a mix of vintage and high quality items in your wardrobe that last longer and have a chance of being reused.