City Sokos, Tampere
If Stockmann is most expensive(allthough I don´t think it´s SO exepensive than many people think),this is little cheper.It is also at good location,when people cahnge busses when going to work and coming home,so I think this is allways having quite a lot of people popping in and out.My bus stops here also,so I usually go here to buy coffee and tea (downstairs)for work,or a new nailpolish(I never have too many-maybe my husband is not thinking the same way about that..But I only have under 100?) or so on.I think they also have some nice decoration-staff at top-floor,and some clothes aren´t so expensive.
They also have"Lippupalvelu" to sell tickets to rock-conserts and theatre-maybe for ice hockey-games too,I´m quite sure.Once I was allmost 2hours standing on line to have tickets to Meatllica-concert.
What to buy: Food,womens clothes,mens clothes,children clothes,books,make up,jewellery,linen,everything small electric items from coffee-maker to toasters and such..
What to pay: It´s not the cheapest,but not the most expensive shop either.If you pay 12e for "Iittala"-plate in Stockmann,it might be 10e here(and maybe 9 at Anttila).I just happened to check Iittala-plates last weeks..
You could say Sokos is a department store for more "sophisticated customers". Ranging from women's and men's clothing to shoes, accessories, cosmetics and ideas for the home, it has one of the best product ranges in the city. There is a luxurious atmosphere, especially in the wonderful perfume section at the cosmetics department.
Sokos does not compromise on quality, a fact you should remember if the prices seem a little bit high. Sometimes there are special days or happenings when products are sold at reduced prices. While impersonal super- and hypermarkets are conquering the land, Sokos invests on customer service. There is staff at every department to turn to if you need further guidance.
The delicacy department is on the ground floor. Here you can buy fresh vegetables or pastries and rare delicacies from abroad. Sokos also includes a couple of independent shops such as Marimekko, the famous Finnish textile design shop, and optician Nissen. Sokos is directly connected to the Market Hall by a covered corridor.