Filled with the latest pieces from up-and-coming Swedish makers, Designtorget’s compact stores are the perfect place for gift-hunting. From decorative homeware to classic Swedish novels in English, artsy postcards to eye-catching wall-hangings, expect to walk away with a one-of-a-kind souvenir (sorry – present for someone else). The retailer’s relatively new but expanding fast, and there are now small outlets in several Stockholm shopping malls. The flagship is at Sergels Torg, on the basement level outside the giant Kulturhuset cultural centre.
You can visit H&M and IKEA pretty much anywhere in the world at this point, so give the big names a miss when shopping in Stockholm. After all, the Swedish capital is brimming with one-of-a-kind gift shops, independent designers and all the rest. Vintage shopping is a big deal here, especially on Södermalm island’s village-like cobbled streets, while the antique shops of restaurant-packed Vasastan are worth a hearty amount of window-shopping time. The best places to go shopping in Stockholm cover all budgets, from the opulence of eastern Östermalm to the flea markets on Hötorget or Hornstulls Strand, outdoor spaces that blossom from early spring until the end of August. When the weather takes a turn for the chilly, head indoors for the Christmas markets. All bases covered? You better believe it. This is your guide to shopping in Stockholm.
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