17 reasons to go shopping in ScandinaviaDecember 8, 2015
17 reasons to go shopping in Scandinavia
Everybody loves shopping! Did you know that Scandinavia have thriving shopping-streets? We have collected a few of the gems in the capitols of the Scandinavian countries, where you can get the right feeling of a metropolis. These picks have something for everyone, whether you are looking for food, interior or fashion. It is also possible to get a good bargain in many of the cool vintage shops.
Shopping in Copenhagen
Copenhagen have been on top of the list of the greatest cities to shop in-for years. The reasons are many-and good!
We can start out with the international favorites as Urban Outfitters, known for its relaxed a sporty style; the store is big with several brands on display. Topshop, the British giant who quickly picks up catwalk trends is nearby. Abercrombie & Fitch is the place if you want to buy cool, American hoodies and tracksuits to teens. While in the area, you should consider to visit & Other Stories, which is part of H & M group and stock collections with different styles, ranging from masculine cut to feminine grace. Other handpicked choices, include Pede & Stoffer that specializes in relaxed fashion. Brands include T by Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant Etoile, and MCQ by Alexander McQueen. Storm goes for being one of the best-curated shops in town, and recognized in international fashion circles for its array of brands like Céline, Comme des Garcons, Diptyque and Givenchy, among others. B56 located in a quaint brick house and operated by Stephanie Gundelach, the woman behind Denmark’s largest fashion blog, Anywho.dk. This is the only place you can buy Anywho’s own brand, Brics. In addition to a selection from a variety of other Scandinavian designers.
The hottest addresses in Stockholm
Jump on the plane and experience a weekend in the beautiful Stockholm. We guarantee you the coolest culture experiences, best shops and hippest nightlife!
Stockholm with its beautiful architecture, great shopping, vibrant cafés and cultural life, is an exciting destination. In Stockholm, you will find everything you could possibly think of in stores, and the largest chain stores are all located near Stureplan. Drotningsgatan and Biblioteksgatan are two of Stockholm’s most famous shopping streets and is a must-see, whether you just want to browse the stores or go completely bananas with your credit card! A nice place to start is vintage Shopping in Södermalm.
Sodermalm is an area of town where there are bursting with charming vintage shops, with everything from cheap clothes and shoes, to exclusive designer treasures from Dior and Chanel. It is an experience in itself to just walk around and look at all the weird one can find! Beyond Retro Åsögatan, gracious dresses and shoes hang side by side with military jackets and Levi’s jeans. Here you can find everything from casual to fancy-dress costumes. Perfect mix! Humana have everything. Knit Sweaters, fur jackets, silk shirts and work pants. Here you can find very, very much! Judith is a second -hand shop that offer handpicked luxury goods from famous designers. Clothes hanging in rows in beautiful surroundings with old magazines rose bouquets and pleasant staff. Filippa K, secondhand store, is a vintage shop in cooperation with Filippa K that collect used garments from previous seasons in a nice little local. Myrorna offer cheap and cool designs to almost nothing.
The mecca in Oslo
The center of the city offers warehouses and specialty shops, Grünerløkka are mainly secondhand and trend. Majorstuen and Frogner have a lot of exclusive designer boutiques and vintage-shops. We guide you to shopping in Oslo – here are our favorite shops in the capital.
In the downtown areas, you find Acne. The Swedish brand has quickly become one of Scandinavia’s most important brands. The shop is best known for its clean lines and oversized silhouettes that are the result of inspiration from the Scandinavian minimalism. The Swedish brand has previously held several partnerships with international designers and fashion houses. Eger is the largest high-end fashion houses, offering over 125 international noticeable items in fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Here you will find brands such as Michael Kors and Alexander Wang. Check out the perfumery and concept store Heaven Scent on the first level specializing in niche perfume and interior fragrance. Here you will find brands such as Diptyque, Shawls, Miller Harris, Costes and Eau d’Italie. The Swedish chain store Weekday best known for its eclectic style that epitomize Scandinavian minimalism and international impact. Here are Weekdays own in-house brand MTWTFSS Weekday and Weekday Collaboration, Weekday Vintage, Weekday Store Made and Cheap Monday. Weekday Collaborations have collaborations with both new and established designers, among others Carin Wester, Peter Jensen and Stine Goya.
Steen & Strøm is one of Oslo’s biggest and best department store with seven floors of fashion, beauty, accessories and interiors for both women and men. Here you will find, among other classic luxury brands like Burberry and Ralph Lauren as well as the more modern Acne, Filippa K and Samsoe Samsoe. Also, check out the exclusive French fashion house Hermes’ own shop. The arch-British brand Mulberry has its own Oslo-shop with good selection of the most famous handbag models, as well as other accessories such as shoes, wallets, scarves and gloves. Let us finish of with the diamond, Louis Vuitton. This exclusive, French fashion house does not offer much for slim wallets, but you if have money, this mecca of accessories is necessary. In addition, this kind of window-shopping is just a thrill for the eyes!
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- Urban Outfitters Østergade 42 B, urbanoutfitters.co.uk
- Topshop Østergade 34, topshop.com
- Abercrombie & ampfitch Købmagergade 11, abercrombie.com
- & other stories Amagertorv 29, stories.com
- Pede & stoffer Klosterstræde 19, pedestoffer.com
- Storm St. RegneGade 1, stormfashion.dk
- B56 Bredgade 56, b56store.com
- Humana secondhand, Timmermansgatan 23, humanasverige.org/ (in swedish)
- Judith Second Hand, Hornsgatan 75, judits.se/english/
- Filippa K, secondhand store, Hornsgatan 77, filippaksecondhand.se/(in swedish)
- Myrorna, Götgatan 79, myrorna.se (in swedish)
- Acne, Øvre slottsgate 11, acnestudios.com/stores/ovre-slottsgate
- Eger, Karl Johans gate 23 B, egerkarljohan.no/ (in norwegian)
- Weekday, Stortorvet 7, shop.weekday.com/
- Steen & Strøm, Nedre slottsgate 8, steenogstromoslo.no/en
- Mulberry, Akersgata 18, mulberry.com/
- Louis Vuitton, Akersgaten 20, louisvuitton.com/