There’s so much more to Swedish shopping than Ikea and H&M. From fashion to food and everything in between, here’s a selection of highlights for anyone on a spree.
Start with a splurge
Just off Hamngatan Street and set in the heart of Stockholm’s upmarket shopping area is the luxurious Nordiska Galleriet, better known as NK department store (above) – Sweden’s version of Galeries Lafayette, Harrods or Saks Fifth Avenue. Step inside and you’ll find a world of fabulous fashion and beauty brands, gourmet offerings, interior design and more. It’s a great place to begin any sumptuous shopping spree. Pop across the road and you’ll find the new Mood Stockholm, filled with a number of high-end boutiques and good restaurants.
If your style is more hipster than haute couture, head to the southern island of Sodermalm, especially the SoFo (south of Folkungagatan Street) neighbourhood. There, you’ll find a good selection of men’s and women’s fashion outlets – Grandpa (above) is a must-visit – as well as stores for music, design and books. For vintage shopping, Lisa Larsson (not far from Grandpa) is perhaps Stockholm’s most famous venue. Otherwise, head west to Hornstull in search of fashion havens such as Herr Judit or Ruth & Raoul.