Where to Shop in Gothenburg
Collected by Marie Oskarsson , AFAR Local Expert
Gothenburg has a good selection of local designers, so why not bring home something you can wear? As well as in individual boutiques, you'll find work by designers like Maria Westerlind (lovely dresses) and Maska (soft knitwear) in larger department stores. Gothenburg is also a great destination for browsing vinyl, and you can visit a clogs manufacturer that has been making the traditional shoes for nearly a century.
Vallgatan 15, 411 16 Göteborg, Sweden
What better souvenir than something you can wear every day—and for a very long time. The renowned jeans company Nudie has its headquarters in Gothenburg and makes jeans out of 100% organic cotton. The jeans are made to last, and sustainability has...
Fredsgatan 2, 411 07 Göteborg, Sweden
Inspired by the style of Sweden in the '50s, Jumperfabriken makes dresses and knitwear for modern life that evoke a nostalgic feeling. More a mix of Ingrid Bergman and maybe Brigitte Bardot than Audrey Hepburn, with well designed dresses that look...
Magasinsgatan 19, 411 18 Göteborg, Sweden
If stylish Stockholm brand Acne had a laid-back little brother, it might be Gothenburg brand Velour. Born in 1997 and predominantly a menswear label, Velour sports a casual yet sophisticated modern style in cotton, linen, or wool, and keeps...
Vallgatan 4, 411 16 Göteborg, Sweden
Life on the small island of Käringön is at the heart of the work by designers Emma Landström and Malena Ostwald. Their clothes are often made of soft cotton incorporating prints inspired by the archipelago. They produce clothes for both women and...
Nordenskiöldsgatan 7A, 413 09 Göteborg, Sweden
Designer AnnLouise Landelius makes beautiful handbags for city life under the brand name ALL. Having worked at H&M and the Swedish fashion brand Tiger, she wanted to do something of her own and so started her own studio. Her handbags are mostly in...
Haga Nygata 19A, 413 01 Göteborg, Sweden
The classic wooden clogs used to be the only summer shoe you would see in the 1970s. But then they went out of fashion, until the Swedish Hasbeens store resurrected them in 2006. But none of this has bothered Haga Trätoffelfabrik—the clogs...
Husargatan 18A, 411 22 Göteborg, Sweden
This fashion brand for women started in 1995 with the aim to produce wearable, timeless clothes in a style that is both feminine and rock 'n' roll, with great prints and patterns. Opposite the main store in Haga is an outlet store selling clothing...
Postgatan 26-32, 411 06 Göteborg, Sweden
Monki has always been at the forefront when it comes to young and trendy fashion. Founded in Gothenburg, it is now part of the H&M family, but the headquarters is still in central Gothenburg and the focus remains the same. Monki wants its clothes...
Magasinsgatan 19, 411 18 Göteborg, Sweden
This home decor shop has its own unique style. It's not very cheap, but is always inspirational. The design aesthetic takes a kind of more is more approach—which is unusual for the normally restrained Nordic design tradition. Expect lots of dark...
Vallgatan 14, 411 16 Göteborg, Sweden
This store showcases new Swedish design of all kinds, from playing cards to bookshelves. Designtorget is always a safe bet for gifts. Here new designers can sell their goods to a larger audience than they would otherwise reach, so this is a place...
Spinnmästarevägen 2, 437 34 Lindome, Sweden
Spinneriet Lindome, south of Gothenburg, is an enchanting destination for a weekend outing. The former spinning factory houses little shops and studios for artists, craftsmen, and designers, so this is heaven if you’re interested in interior...
Kyrkogatan 13, 411 15 Göteborg, Sweden
At the far end of a charming courtyard is this tiny café that is also a record store and a record label. So please don’t hesitate to comment on the music while ordering your coffee and homemade biscuits or enjoying your lunchtime soup. Sometimes...
Stigbergstorget 1-2, 414 63 Göteborg, Sweden
This record store is an iconic destination for music aficionados, and also a place where many artists have signings when their record is released. If you are looking for recent releases or vinyls of the more exclusive kind, this is the place to...
Andra Långgatan 4, 413 03 Göteborg, Sweden
This is a classic record store with a focus on vinyl and includes a small coffee shop that hosts occasional acoustic concerts. Local bands set up their instruments in a corner and play for the store and café visitors. It's one of those places that...
Andra Långgatan 20, 413 28 Göteborg, Sweden
This is the best shop for vinyl, a place where music lovers can stumble across that very, very special find. It's mostly vintage vinyl, but there are also new international releases of rare material, like Japanese free jazz, classic British prog,...
Kaserntorget 9, 411 18 Göteborg, Sweden
This is a local favorite and the ultimate hangout for musicians in Gothenburg, a store where you can spend hours talking to owner Bruce Ems and browsing among the Hagström guitars and synthesizers. The name MUG on the sign is short for Musik Utan...
Västra Hamngatan 6, 411 17 Göteborg, Sweden
Hidden in the old antique market is this café with generous lunch salads, sandwiches, and sponge cakes. Find your seat on a sofa or armchair and enjoy your coffee, while thinking about looking around the antique stores for old watches, silver...
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