My favorite Oslo memory was shopping at their Sunday flea market. During the week the neighborhood is alive with locals shopping at boutiques, sipping their morning coffee at one of the many cafes or simply walking their dogs through Birkelunden Park.
Come the weekend everything changes. The shops are closed on Sunday, making room for the Sunday flea market. Upon arriving I had to do a quick double-take. I was clearly underdressed as I browsed through the different stalls selling vintage items.
As it turns out, the Grünerløkka neighborhood is easily Oslo's most fashionable. Every woman and man walking through the market was dressed head to toe in designer clothes. It made for a pretty entertaining few hours of "people watching".
If you head here on your trip to Oslo and seriously want to shop for vintage jewelry and other items, plan a few hours to browse the different stalls. There are a lot of discoveries to be made.