Stockholm is known as a leading design centre in both contemporary and traditional designs which makes for the city’s exciting shopping scene. Whether you’re a tourist in town or a local of Stockholm on the hunting for hot deals is an exciting experience.
The City area is home to department stores Nordiska Kompaniet (NK), Åhléns and PUB. NK stands out as the premier Swedish department store, but these days is a franchise store with an enormous range of men and all types of clothing, Swedish and international design, household objects etc. This is where the upper classes of Stockholm go to do their shopping.
NK is the short name for The Nordiska Kompaniet. Steeped in tradition, NK is Stockholm’s most luxurious department store, established 1902. This store has Swedish and international fashion, cosmetics, jewelry, crystal, ceramics, design, fine foods and much more. There are also several areas that serve coffee, pastries, and lunch menu items. The supermarket on the lower-ground floor also has an excellent selection of Swedish and international produce which tourist must try.
Address: Regeringsgatan/Hamngatan
This is the main branch of Sweden’s best-known department store. weden’s largest department store, with competitive prices for clothing, design, media, beauty and much more. There is a large, diverse grocery store in the basement which sells ready-made vegetarian foods, while the 4th floor is home to a dreamy day spa.
Address: Klarabergsgatan 50
Phone: 08 676 60 00
The name of thestore is short for Paul U Bergström which was founded in 1882. This has six restaurants, an Internet cafe and a lot of shops you will find all you need at PUB. They even have a media department with the best selection of DVD movies in Stockholm.
Address: Drottninggatan
Phone: +46 8 789 19 30
Södermalm will bewitch you with its mix of fashion, design, new and second-hand clothes and accessories and general ‘hey, chill out’ attitude. Shopping in this area wouldn’t really bother your conscience with their eco and organic products. Here you’ll also find the products of the new elite of Swedish fashion in the area known locally as ‘SoFo’ or south of Folkkungagatan.
Östermalm is the most exclusive district in Stockholm. The area is home to exclusive international labels, side by side with high-class Scandinavian design in fashion and decor.This area has the major luxury goods brands and boutiques which are clustered around Birger Jarlsgatan, Biblioteksgatan, Nybrogatan, Östermalmstorg and Stureplan. Global brands Louis Vuitton, Armani, Boss, Guess, Gucci and many others, as well as Swedish brands J Lindberg, Anna Holtblad, Filippa K, Peak and Northface are all here.
Tourists can also look around the city and find a lot of exceptional souvenirs that is worth taking home or hunt for treasures in the cities museum shops.