We did quite a bit of shopping on our weekend in Stockholm....didn't really buy anything, but plenty of looking!
In the city, there is a large shopping area, made up of pedestrian malls, shopping centres and department stores. Most shops are open 7 days and you should be able to find everything you might need here.
We browsed through many of the chain shops, enjoyed a visit to a fancy department store called NK (www.nk.se) and walked up and down the pedestrian malls, pausing to look in home ware type shops and the occasional shoe shop.
What to buy: In the old town there are loads of tourist/souvenir type shops (as there always are), but there are also some interesting gift shops and local craft type places. Best idea is to wander around and do a bit of window shopping, with the occasional visit inside for a closer look.
We did come across one great toy/children's wear shop called Kalika (Osterlanggatan 18) where we couldn't resist making a purchase for a relative's new baby.
What to pay: Not that much cheaper than London unfortunately.....
A BIG SHOPING MALL WITH 150 STORES. FREE PARKING FOR TWO HOURS. TAKE THE TUNNELBANAN (SUBWAY/METRO) TO STATION FARSTA (GREEN LINE), THE SHOPING MALL IS RIGTH BY THE TUNNELBANA. IT TAKES ABOUT 20 MINUTES WITH TUNNELBANA FROM T-CENTRALEN TO FARSTA.
What to buy: YOU´LL FIND SOMETHING.
This street is for those who have much money to spend. Here lies all the expensive shops, such as Armani, Rolex, Peak Performance, Sand etc..
What to buy: You will always find something.
What to pay: Depends how much money you have.
A big shopping mall south of Stockholm. About 30 minutes with the tunnelbana (subway/metro) from the city of Stockholm.
What to buy: There are many stores here so you will find something.
Look at the website fore more information.
Nearly all of our shopping was done in the area shops that were within a ten minute walk of our hotel in Nacka... there was a nice variety of stores with clothing, sporting goods, glassware and home decorations, food, spirits, and restaurants and eateries!
One day we decided instead of boarding the bus towards Stockholm to go in the other direction and see where that lead us... Well, it lead us to a very modern two level mall that had many nice stores! It was not a large mall by U.S. standards, but it was neat and had a good variety of shops that complimented one another. I bought a sweater on sale and it has become one of my favorites (I'm a sweater fanatic!).
Anyway, the point is... just go and find what awaits you! The famous and well-known places are fine and worth the time to see, but I think the more interesting and local shops provide the greatest rewards!
What to pay: Depending on what you are looking for, the prices on clothing and sundry items seemed very reasonable.
A big shopping mall in the middle of the car free shopping street Drottninggatan. In the Souk mall is several small shops. There is also cafeterias inside so when you get tired of shopping you can enjoy a cup of coffee.
What to buy: Here you can buy cosmetics, clothes and shoes.
It's not rocket science to deduce that most metropolitan cities provide ample opportunities for sight seeing, food, nightlife, accomodations and the like... So it is the same for shopping! There are ample places to "lighten your load" and "lose your dough" in Stockholm and most anywhere. The moral of this story is "If you have the money, you can find it!", so look around and Shop Where You Are! :-)
What to buy: Sweden is well-know for it's glassware! It's here in abundance and the really nice stuff will set you back a ways!
What to pay: How much have you got?
This is the last place to go to for shopping but if you forgot to buy something while you stayed in Stockholm you can buy it here, there is restaurants, shopps, cafeterias and a hotel here. Here you can shop Tax free.
What to buy: Crystal, magazines, clothes, shoes, souvenirs.
A shopping center in the heart of Sodermalm. It has about 40 stores, restaurants, systembolaget (alcohol store, see my local customs tip of systembolaget), bank and more.
Easy acsess with buses, tunnelbana and indoor parking house (it costs about 2€/h).
Monday – Friday 10 – 19
Saturday 10 – 17
Sunday 12 – 17
Renstiernasgata doesn't have quite as many cool shops as the other streets in the neighbourhood, but there are a few to check-out. You definitely need to go to Boutique Sportif, they've got a good selection of clothes,accessories and sneakers, for women and men.
Naturally there is a wide selection of shopping downtown. A lot of it is exclusive and pricey, especially around Stureplan.
There are many good shopping streets in this area. Biblioteksgatan, Birger Jarlsgatan and Kungsgatan, just to name a few. This is where you'll find most of the designer shops.
You should definitely go to the Diesel and the Replay stores.They are both on Kungsgatan.
I found this shop that had really great traditional costumes of Sweden and the other Sandinavian countries..but then again, I wouldn't feel too comfortable wearing that on my vacation in say...India? What they do have that is practical, nice, and a great thing you can use are the Scandinavian sweaters. It is often cold up here in Sweden, and even in the summer there are cool breezes..so think about bringing a sweater or at least buying one! They also ship!!!
Oh, and I am sorry, this picture is not my own! I had to us the girl featured in the store's advertisement.
What to pay: prices vary
Gudrun is a Swedish designer who have made herself quite a name and today has shops in the 3 main cities (plus one in Germany). Her clothes are very personal and in a comfortable Scandinavian cut, yet every year inspired by other cultures. In the last years, she has had Chinese embroidered jackets, Russian coats and other things to vary with her cotton basic wear in cheerful colours or with flower pattern. She also has some assesoirs and a few things for your house.
What to buy: Comfy, yet stylish sweaters in cheerful colour mixes.
What to pay: A bit more than average but this is not H&M. Still affordable compared to world fashion gurus.
There are many good seafood, fruits, bread and meat shops altogether in this shopping mall. They also sell ready-made lunch boxes for different food. The food is excellent and there are also seafood restaurant, cafe and snack bars, record shop, pharmacy, kiosk, etc.
What to buy: fresh fruits (a bit expensive but good quality), fish, neat, bread
What to pay: As much as you can afford - 800 kronor, for example.
Shopping is great in Stockholm, however it can be quite expensive (depending on what you're used to).
My tip would be to stroll down certain streets that have good selections of cool shops (also cafes, bars and restaurants).
Here I have listed some good shopping streets that are worth checking-out.
(Most of them are on the Southside, as this is my favourite part of town)
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