I can’t tell you how good the shopping in Stockholm is. You are all going to have to go see for yourselves. I was blown away by the little independents in Stockholm, I guess its partly to do with the fact that the UK high street has become so homogonous and frankly dull. I’ve already posted about my awesome visit to Svenskt Tenn here but I thought you might enjoy a quick snoop around some other stores.
I was particularly taken with the streets just South of Folkungagatan (known as SoFo), which are packed with interesting cool and creative shops.
My picks of the independents in Stockholm
Grandpa – homes, vintage and fashion a favourite in SoFo
Nitty Gritty – For your fashion fix and also good range of candles
Malmsten – Swedish designed and made interiors store
Welcome – Stocks Our Legacy Swedish designed men’s wear
Mr Mudd and Mr Gold – edgy men’s denim brands
Sivletto – glorious 1950’s rockabilly charm
Brandstationen – my favourite vintage store
Papercut – stock up on design magazines here
Be still my beating heart – these shops look amazing, Mary!
Sadly, you're right about the British High Street. They seem to have forgotten that shopping should be a multi-sensory experience. I watched a video of Lidewij Edelkoort giving a talk on the future of shopping the other day – very insightful, as always.
I'd love to go to Stockholm someday. I've heard such wonderful things about it and your lovely photos are making me more determined to make it happen! 🙂
Oh my! I REALLY want to go to Stockholm now!
I'm so envious, it looks amazing there.
British High streets are utterly dismal.
You know what, I might be going to Stockholm this March!! How handy is this post for me!?!?! Love it!!! I must print it out…
The shops are great and not just that they are different from here but I loved that there were so many independents. All the staff spoke English which just embarrasses me – given I speak only English and about 5 words of French although I did learn thank you in Swedish.
Shops were about the same price as UK but they really focused on being specialist. We bought so much; DH bought clothing in Grandpa and Nitty Gritty and I bought 3 tonnes of magazines in Papercut, interiors products from all over Stockholm including Malmsten and Svenskt Tenn
Grandpa and NittyGritty are some of my favourite shops in Stockholm. Loved to read this. Always fun to hear what other people find when travelling 🙂