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The best Stockholm shopping

There’s more to Swedish shopping than IKEA and H&M. A lot more…

Peruse the designs of Austro-Swede master designer Josef Frank at Svenskt Tenn

The best shops in Stockholm

The vibe is anything but geriatric at trendy Grandpa

The upmarket end of the Stockholm shopping scene is located where Norrmalm meets Östermalm, in the mainland part of town. The adjacent streets of Mäster Samuelsgatan and Biblioteksgatan are a hub for mid-range and designer Swedish brands, such as Whyred (for men’s and women’s fashion), Byredo (superior perfumes and candles) and Happy Socks. The flagship store of Acne, Sweden’s most innovative fashion brand, is right around the corner.

Cheaper chain shops line the busy, pedestrianised Drottninggatan, one of the city’s longest streets, where you’ll find branches of Granit (minimalist homewares) and Weekday (on-trend fashion). A short walk away is NK (Nordiska Kompaniet), the eternally elegant department store that remains one of Stockholm’s most treasured institutions. Another institution is Naturkompaniet, the outdoors/camping chain that specialises in the Swedish brand Fjällräven; the label’s now-trendy colourful Kånken backpacks are sold here.

Fans of contemporary Scandinavian homewares are spoilt for choice in Stockholm – though don’t come expecting bargains. For design classics and upscale contemporary furniture, try Nybrogatan for Nordiska Galleriet. Not far from here, on the southern shore of Östermalm, is Svenskt Tenn, one of the best shops in Stockholm. Founded in 1924, it’s best known for the textiles created by Josef Frank, whose designs are still the mainstay of the shop’s products.

If independent boutiques are more your thing, then mosey on over to the large southern island of Södermalm, and in particular to the neighbourhood of SoFo, where you’ll find cutting-edge men’s and women’s fashion at Grandpa, second-hand vinyl at Pet Sounds and art and design books at Konst-ig. For vintage shopping, meanwhile, make west for the neighbourhood of Hornstull, where you’ll find the wonderful Herr Judit on the main thoroughfare of Hornsgatan. Just around the corner from here is Krukmakargatan, home to cool design-led shops such as Papercut (international journals and books) and Our Legacy (men’s fashion).


Venue details

Whyred Mäster Samuelsgatan 3, +46 8 660 01 70.
Byredo Mäster Samuelsgatan 6, +46 8 54 03 99 40.
Happy Socks Mäster Samuelsgatan 9, +46 8 611 87 02.
Granit Kungsgatan 42, +46 8 21 92 85.
Hamngatan 10-14, +46 8 20 34 55.
Weekday Drottninggatan 63, +46 8 411 29 70.
NK Hamngatan 18-20, +46 8 762 80 00.
Naturkompaniet Kungsgatan 26, +46 8 24 19 96.
Nordiska Galleriet Nybrogatan 11, +46 8 442 83 60.
Svenskt Tenn Strandvägen 5, +46 8 670 16 00.
Grandpa Södermannagatan 21, +46 8 643 60 80.
Pet Sounds Skånegatan 53, +46 8 702 97 98.
Konst-ig Åsögatan 124, +46 8 20 45 20.
Herr Judit Hornsgatan 65, +46 8 658 30 37.
Papercut Krukmakargatan 24-26, +46 8 13 35 74.
Our Legacy Krukmakargatan 24-26, +46 8 668 20 60.


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