Shopping Districts in Stockholm
Collected by Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström, AFAR Local Expert
Understated, trendy, modernist, and borderline bohemian are apt descriptions for Stockholm’s fashion sense. The city’s Nordic Chic style—simple, clean, monochromatic, and layered—comes in all flavors. From expensive, high-end luxury brands to everyday affordable wear, there are districts in town that cater to every budget.
Hamngatan 18-20, 111 47 Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm's NK department store is worth visiting just to wander around its great, imposing atrium. In the middle of the city, it boasts over a hundred separate departments, with everything from restaurants, bars, and cafes to florists, sports...
Folkungagatan, Stockholm, Sweden
To while away time, you can go people-watching and vintage shopping in Stockholm’s answer to New York’s SoHo—South of Folkungagatan, called “SoFo” on Södermalm ("Söder" to locals). This busy bohemian district boasts some of the edgiest cultural...
Regeringsgatan 48, 111 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm's newest upscale shopping district MOOD spans an entire city block. A two-story-tall statue of a fashion model in a contorted pose welcomes visitors into this stylish mall. Definitely keep an eye out for local celebrities and Stockholm’s...
Bredholmsgatan 5, 127 48 Skärholmen, Sweden
Besides being one of my favorite spots in town for stocking up on ethnic supplies as well as visiting the huge mall SKHLM, one of the reasons I like Skärholmen is that here you get a true cross section of Stockholm’s diversity.
Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
For antique furniture and interior décor as well as designer brand names like Prada, Swarovski, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, head over to the city’s high-end district, Östermalm, and stroll along Biblioteksgatan and Birger Jarlsgatan to drop a couple...
Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
Södermalm is a beautiful area right on the water, connected to the surrounding mainland by bridges. It’s one of the most popular areas of Stockholm, with tons of history, where you can find the most bars and restaurants in town. If you happen to...