It’s not a proper vacation or weekend trip without shopping, and Stockholm is a great shopping destination with its interesting mix of traditional Scandinavian design and quirky indie shops. Whether you are out to get a fashionable statement piece from a well-known designer house, or the perfect souvenir or gift to bring back home; our list has you covered.
Whoever said clogs were a shoe of the past should take a stroll around Stockholm’s most trendy neighborhoods during summer where they will see the coolest looking fashionista rocking a pair of clogs like it’s 1975! Swedish Hasbeens is a charming brand of (mainly) clogs with a very entertaining story. Swedish Hasbeens has a few stores across the world, but the flagship store you will find on the upscale shopping street Biblioteksgatan in Stockholm, and it’s definitely worth a visit – you’ll be sure to get back home with a new sense of trendy.
2. Acne Studios
Acne is becoming a worldwide luxury fashion house these days, and many are the fabulous celebrities that have been spotted wearing Acne clothing. While in Stockholm, be sure to pay a visit to the flagship store on Norrmalmstorg. The flagship store has a very interesting history as it was the site of the bank that was robbed in the infamous 1973 bank robbery and hostage situation that came to give a name to the now well-known Stockholm Syndrome. You can still see remnants of the bank vaults in the store, so it’s quite a thrilling shopping experience!
3. Beyond Retro
Beyond Retro Vintage Clothing is an experience to walk into, and while standing in some sections of the store you will swear you just entered a time machine and are back in the 1990’s, lipsynching to Spice Girls, all over again. There are currently 3 Beyond Retro stores in Stockholm, and you’ll find different unique items in all 3 of them. If you want to get serious with your vintage shopping you should definitely book Triple Host Felicia’s Vintage Shopping Activity while in Stockholm. Felicia will guide you through her tailor-made route of vintage stores mixed with great company and a lesson in fashion history.
Image: Papercut’s Instagram Account
Papercut is a true gem of Stockholm, located close to the trendy area on Södermalm called Mariatorget, this store is guaranteed to blow any magazine- or book connoisseur away with ease. You can stock up on both international Magazines, like Kinfolk or Purple Fashion, or get your hands on a more limited edition Swedish zine of various kinds. Papercut also sells a few different types of gifts and souvenirs that are perfect to bring home or gift your picky friend.
Image: Keramikerna’s Instagram Account
This is the perfect place for anyone who wants to look at, and maybe even bring home some, traditional Swedish craft goods. Keramikera, meaning ‘the ceramic makers’ is a very genuine and cute shop run by two ceramic artists, Anna och Mia, who both produce and sell their creations here. At some point during your trip to Stockholm, you will probably take a stroll amongst the shops on Södermalm and we can warmly recommend a visit to Keramikerna while you do. Also on Södermalm, you can find Triple Host Kinga who can teach you about the historical Swedish figure Dalahorse and help you decorate your own ceramic Dalahorse that you will bring home with you, all while having a great chat over a traditional Swedish fika.