Shopping Trip – Stockholm Guide / Sweden

Shopping Trip – Stockholm Guide / Sweden

I’m back from Stockholm with many impressions and wonderful memories of a wonderful city.

We had a total of 3 days there, enough to get a first impression of the „Northern Venice“.

Stockholm is an interesting city, but I was expecting more – it is said that Germany is always trailing behind at least one fashion season – I couldn’t confirm that. Sure there are some pretty stylish people there, but not more than in Cologne, Berlin or Hamburg.

I was happy to see that the Hipstercommunity in Stockholm is quite popular, except that the girls there were wearing high heels more often.

Flats seemed to be a large, but unfortunately too costly trend there.

Starting with Jeffrey Campbell and ending with 90’s Buffalos everything was worn.

 

The Swedish seem to have a special faible for vintage fashion- not only that second-hand shops were everywhere (Weekday even has a whole floor ) – there were some vintage clothing chains with several stores (e.g. „beyond retro“).

As Lina and me are not really into vintage fashion, we spend most of our time in Topshop, Bikbok and Gina Tricot.

 

Also we couldn’t fully understand the hype about Södermalm, the quarter seemed to us like a less fucked up version of the Brick Lane Street in London, but when you are going there, you can discover some really beautiful pieces. It is worth a visit anyway.

 

I was surprised by the high rate of men as well. We went to a Burger King, there were 100 people and the only girls were Lina and me – that was something that would never happen to us in Germany, especially in Cologne. I was also startled that blond hair was SO dominant, but I couldnt understand the hype about swedish girls and that it is said that they are the most beautiful women in the world – perhaps its just a matter of taste.

 

In general, everyone was very nice and helpful, but unexpectedly, we kind of stood out among the locals . They looked at us quite often but in a nice, curious way, which did not bother us.

 

All in all, Stockholm is a city that with its old town and its charming architecture is worth a visit (especially in summer), but if you want to go there only to shop some clothes there’s nothing you are not able to get in London or Berlin in a similar form.

 

 

Some Tips

 

  • Visit Stockholm in summer and take a boat tour.
  • Ask the hostel for a room with a window as there are many hostel rooms have no windows at all and that disturbed me somehow.
  • Simply wander through the streets and discover beautiful corners and side streets because it is hard to get lost on those islands.
  • Budget a lot of money for food and drinks. A visit in a cafe costs at least 10 EUR. Food and drinks are barely under 10 EUR per person. Half a litre of sparkling water costs around 2 EUR at the 7/11.
  • Traffic lights are only to be seen as some kind of guidelines. When no car is going you cross the street and pray.
  • Never choose H & M as a meeting place. There are about 100 stores in the city and they all look the same.
  • Don’t book a room in hostel by Nordic. The worst hostel I’ve ever been, after two nights we canceled our reservation and booked a room in the inter-hostel around the corner.

 

Hotspots

 

  1. Our site, Biblioteksgatan 5

probably the most beautiful store I’ve ever been in. Located in an old theatre you feel like you are in another world. Chandeliers and paintings on the ceiling, winding and a small gallery with some great art is definitely worth a visit.

 

  1. Our site Drottninggatan 33

Unexpectedly, there was no Starbucks in Stockholm, when we just wanted to chill and have a coffee after a hard day of shopping in a comfortable sofa, so we looked for alternatives and found the Urban Coffee, an even better alternative and for the 3 days of our stay it was our favorite cafe. Located in the heart of the city we spend our time sitting in the comfortable sofas and chairs next to the windows and watched the people shopping and walking. They offer classic drinks and sandwiches and also really tasty salads, pasta and fantastic cakes. I ate a lot there and the staff was really nice to us. Unfortunately not very cheap, but thats because nothing in stockholm seems to be cheap. Try the äpplepie- i fell in love with it.

 

  1. Our site, Bondegatan 34

a really really cute shop with a lot of different plastic things located in the heart of Södermalm. The shop was absolutely overwhelming for me, but after I took a deep breath, I bought a few cheap items.

 

  1. Our site

a Swedish store that should definitely find its way to Germany. Style and pricewise it reminded me of Gina Tricot and we all know that I could always buy something there.

Also a must!

 

  1. THE Our site , Drottninggatan 73

it was our favorite place to start the day. They offer delicious coffee and muffins and also some really fantastic and super super tasty, Ciabattas. Located next to the beyond retro, you could watch it in the morning from the window (again, we quickly found our favourite place to be) near the stylish guys and girls.

 

  1. Our site, Drottninggatan 77

A second-hand store with some great, selected items. So if you search for vintage denim jackets – shirts, trousers, shorts, and washed-out bandshirts this is the right place. The prices are not that cheap, but still ok. My favorite beyond retro was in the Drottingatan which had some of the cooler stuff and was generally more organized what is worth much at such a store.

 

  1. Our site, Götgatan 31

this shop is pretty cool and it has all your favorite magazines.

Overkill!

 

Back from Stockholm, I have can collect many impressions and memories of a wonderful city.

Overall we were enough for a first impression of the “Northern Venice” 3 full days there, for now.

 

Stockholm is interesting as a city, but I was hoping for more – it was said but always Germany would lag behind fashionable one season at least – I could not confirm that. Clearly, there are people there pretty stylish, but on average not more than in Cologne, Berlin and Hamburg.

 

It was reassuring to see that the hipster community in Stockholm seemed heavily represented, except that the girls wear there more often high heel shoes too.

Especially flats seemed a great, unfortunately but also costly issue.

By Jeffrey Campell to 90s Buffalo everything was there.

 

The Swedes also for 60s seem a special preference to not only maintain – that secondhand strongly spread shops were (alone in the weekday you has dedicated an entire floor) – there were partially correct chain with several branches (beyond retro).

Since both I limited what can start as also Lina with vintage, was also quickly through the topic with us and we have dedicated ourselves again Topshop, Bikbok, and Gina Tricot.

Also the hype around Södermalm we could understand only partially the area quite a bit on a less fucked-up and some copied version of the Brick Lane Street in London, but if you’re ever there, reminded us, you can also discover and take one or other piece of jewellery in the “SoFo”. It is definitely worth a visit.

 

Amazingly, I found the relatively high rate of man. That we were the only girl in a Burger King at about 100 people, something like that wouldn’t give it in Germany, but especially in Cologne. Striking, I also found that blond hair color really was dominant, but I don’t understand the hype about the particularly beautiful Swedes–is perhaps also a matter of taste.

Generally, everyone was very nice and helpful, but we were among the locals but very different than expected and were inspected often curious what but not bothered us.

 

Total Stockholm is a visit sure value (especially in summer) as a town with its old town, architecture and their flair, shopping-technically but there’s nothing that you can’t in London or Berlin in a similar form.

 

 

Quick tips

 

  • Visit Stockholm in the summer and make a boat tour.
  • Ask for a room with a window at the hostel – many hostel rooms have no Windows and that has somehow really bothered me!
  • Run just aimlessly through the streets and discover beautiful corners and side streets. Lost is on the respective Islands hardly.
  • Plan much money for food and beverages. A cafe visit will cost at least EUR 10. Food and drinks there are barely under 10 EUR per person. Half a litre of water costs alone about 2 EUR at the kiosk.
  • Just not in the Hostel by Nordic. After two nights, I’ve cancelled our booking the worst hostel I’ve ever been in and we moved to the Interhostel around the corner.
  • Traffic lights are just rough guidelines. When a car comes, you go across the street and hopes.
  • To select not H & M as a meeting place. It feels like 100 pieces are located in the town and all look alike.

 

Hotspots

 

  1. Our site, Biblioteksgatan 5

one of the most beautiful shops that I ever was. You feel like in another world come in an old theater below. Chandeliers and paintings on the ceiling, winding and a small gallery of great images is also still in the middle. Definitely worth a visit.

  1. Our site , Drottninggatan 33

contrary to expectations we there was no Starbucks in Stockholm, as we us just with a coffee after a day of shopping in a comfortable sofa reinchillen wanted, so have alternatives sought and in the urban coffee found a better and made our Café for the 3 days. Located in the middle of the city can be in comfortable sofas and chairs right on the fixed set and observe what is happening. In the offer, they have also really delicious salads, pasta and especially cakes classic drinks and sandwiches. We have feasted us across the range and talk directly with the Nice staff. Unfortunately not too convenient fun, but fully integrated into the Swedish average. I devoured especially the Äppelpai (?).

  1. Our site Bondegatan 34

a really cute shop with really good plastic paraphernalia in the heart of Södermalm. The store was initially pure overkill for me, but after I came back clear, I took a few cheap parts.

  1. Our site

a Swedish chain that should find their way also to Germany. Took me by the style and well priced reminiscent of Gina Tricot and I know always find it. Also a must!

  1. Our site, Drottninggatan 73

morning to wake up becoming our favorite. Offer they have in addition to delicious coffee really fantastic cupcakes and super super delicious, occupied Ciabattabrote. Conveniently positioned next to the beyond retro, could consider (also here we had quickly found our place) the styled boys and girls morning out of the window.

  1. Our site, Drottninggatan 77

a type of thrift chain with great, selected parts. Who so looking for vintage denim jackets, shirts, pants, shorts and washed-out band shirts is right here. Price not quite cheap, but yet fully ok. My dear beyond retro was on the Drottingatan, who had the cooler parts, and was also General somehow less cluttered, what it really is worth a lot in a place.

 

7 Our site Götgatan 31

a pretty cool magazine shop that has it really all. absolute overkill.

 

IMPRESSIONS

 

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