New ownership YDU

Thank you for 16 beautiful years!

Dear all,

After 16 wonderful years with YDU it is time for me to focus on new challenges and projects.

As of November 1st ownership of YDU will be transferred to two new owners, Nick van den Berg and Lisbeth Petersen.

Of course I will remain involved with YDU in an advisory role and together with Nick and Lisbeth I will ensure a good transfer, in order to guarantee the level of quality of our YDU designer clothing and accessories.

I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful years that I, as owner of YDU, have spent together with you.
I am grateful that I have been able to share my enthusiasm with you about the special collections of our designers. And I cherish the memories of many fun and intense shopping sessions.

At the end of last year, I started to look for possible candidates to take over YDU.
I wanted to find someone filled with energy, ambition and motivation. As YDU has proven itself as a platform for emerging labels and as a unique shopping experience for fans of designer fashion and accessories, I needed to find someone who really believes in our YDU concept.

At the beginning of this year I met a young couple: Nick and Lisbeth from Utrecht. They are very enthusiastic about the concept and the vision of YDU and they immediately showed interest in potential takeover. After many conversations, it became clear that they form a very good team for YDU. Nick and Lisbeth are very ambitious and motivated. They have a lot of affinity with fashion and design and have the dream to put all their energy and passion in YDU and to take our platform to a higher level.

The official transfer of ownership is on November 1st of this year. However I will remain closely involved with YDU in the months to come. Of course, I would very much like to see you in the shop in October. So jump on your bike or get on the train or tram and drop by on the Keizersgracht 447. In October, I am in the shop every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
In November I will be in the shop on Fridays and Saturdays.

I hope to see you soon in the shop or elsewhere.
You can reach me for a cup of coffee, advice or just to say Hello or Goodbye! on 06-24746717 or


With warm greetings


Angelika Groenendijk-Wasylewski
Young Designers United

The concept of YDU has a focus on independent design. Always searching for new and emerging designers that want to establish and develop themselves.

At YDU you can shop for unique pieces with a story.

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Keizersgracht 447, 1017 DK Amsterdam

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