Hämeenkatu,mainstreet of Tampere, Tampere
They are big(est?) Finnish bookstore-cahian.You´ll find books in English also.If you want a book about Finland or just something to read at your travel,or books of other countries,go here.Ask the staff-they are very friendly.
There is this shop in most Finnish cities,and for exaple in Tampere,there is three at least.Two in Hämeenkatu-one opposite of Kauppahalli and other allmost opposite of Stockman(witch alos has own bookstore next to it-called Akateeminen kirjakauppa)
What to buy: Books.magazines,cards,stamps,games,comics..
You will fid lots of shops in Hämeenkatu.This photo is taken from west side of the street.There´s KappAhl,JC and H&M at the photo,all selling clothes.After them would be Mekka(shoes),Vero moda(womens clothes) and Indiska(Swedish shop selling clothes and decorations made in Intia)
Cross the street there is Sokos and Kauppahalli.At the east side of Hämeenkatu is Seppälä(check my Kuninkaankatu tip),Body Shop,Yves Rocher,Bigger H&M(witch also sells adults clothes,this one has only for children and teens),Esprit and some small gold-smiths shops.
If you turn from Hämeenkatu to Aleksanterinkatu,there´s Bronx soon there(little alternative-but not SO different,if you ask me,young men like it) and at Puuvillatehtaankatu,close to Hämeenkatu is Europe fashion.
From this point to Hämeenpuisto end,you´ll also find Patricia,most respected lingerie-maker in Finland.
What to buy: Clothes and jewellery,and some cosmetics.Between all these there´s Clas Olsson,close to big H&M and selling everything from batterys and tools to dishes without famous brands.
For web-sites.Write the name of the shop,and end it with .fi Sometimes it might be .com but mostly .fi