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Stockmann: Finland's favourite department store
Stockmann is Finland’s largest department store chain and their Tampere store is among the biggest. If you want to stroll around and see where Finns buy almost everything, this is the right place. Stockmann has four floors with everything from household items to clothes and electronics. I bought my digital camera there, but the greatest place was the supermarket in the basement. Indeed, that’s a good place to learn about the variety of food in Finland.
Stockmann is probably the most traditional of the department stores and that means that is has a huge selection of goods, but many are cheaper in other stores. If you need to buy everyday items and have time to check, go to Anttila or Sokos and check out prices first. And although the supermarket is really great, there are also cheaper options like chain markets for the most basic food items.
What to buy: A can of Finnish beer in the supermarket - or any other Finnish speciality you would like to eat/drink.
What to pay: A lot...
Stockman: Grazy days=Hullut päivät
Stockmann is most known Finnish department store,it has stores in Russia and Baltic countries also.They are known from quality,and many people say that they are expensive..It depends on things.Some are,some aren´t.
But it you happen to come to Finland in the begining of April or October,you might see people wondering around with lots of yellow bags with them.So you will know it´s the time of grazy days!It´s a 4 days happening at Stocmann-stores at all bigger cities.Then the place is so full,that it´s sometimes hard to move.They sell everything much cheaper then.We allways go to buy cd´s and like most of people going there we also buy a box of "Suklaasuukko",witch is very sweet chocolade-ball with cteamy mousse inside.They are much too sweet,but you just have to buy them from"Hullut päivät" because they are so cheap.We usually have them for next coupple of months the,but they stay quite good anyway.
What to buy: Suklaasuukko(=chockoloade kiss.People tend to call them at their old name-it´s very old candy,but the original name can´t be used anymore at the box,but tell you the truth-everyone uses the old name,and no-one understands why it would be bad),
at Hullut päivät,you can also buy:cd´s,underwear,foods,clothes,electric stuff,make-up,cheap flights,dishes and even cars!
What to pay: Box of kisses is 4,90e,it has 24 20g candies.They are usually sold around 0,50e each.Cd´s are 6,90e and other staff varies.
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You can find almost anything here, some items are expensive, some are good value for price. Don't buy your food here, it is usually more expensive then the usual.
What to buy: Finnish design, Finnish & Swedish kitchen items are good & original here.
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