Stockholm Shopping

A  chilled day of shopping in Stockholm is never wrong, there is so much to see and buy!  I hope that this little blog posts gives you some good ideas for places to spend your hard earned "kronor". First we went to Sergels Torg - seemingly the mecca of H&M - and where did we end up?  H&M of course, but with a twist, H&M Home (not yet in the States) where we scored a nice shower curtain and a cool pillow for the boy.  Oh and this guy welcomed us.  ;-)

We bought some books and cool pens at Akademibokhandeln before hitting the cheapo store TGR for a couple of fun essentials, like an umbrella.  Then it was a quick walk to Gamla Stan (Old Town) by following Drottninggatan and the crowd.

We had a nice time but the tourist press kind of got to us, so finding Happy Sthlm on Stora Nygatan was a real treat.  We bought some beautiful hand printed dish towels for lovely and light gifts there (shh, don't tell.) Also I checked out Olars Ulla, a unique twist on clothing that harkens to Sweden's past, and Gudrun Sjöden, who I blogged about here.
Mosebacketerrace - took 97 steps to get here from Slussen!
On to Södermalm, an easy subway ride away, where we started with a meal high on the rooftops by Mosebacketorg.  The view was incredible, the meal not so much, but I imagine it would be an amazing place to see a play next door at Södra Teater (Southern Theater) and then have a drink outside at Mosebacketerrass!

Well fortified we were off to check out the hipster spot "SoFo".  We walked there, but if you decide to jump on the metro again just get off at Medborgareplatsen and follow Götgatan to Skånegatan.  That will bring you right to the thick of things, including a nice square called Nytorget where real Swedes congregate on the astroturf lawn, drink coffe, catch up and watch their kids play.  I bought a great raincoat at the second hand store right there (corner of Skånegatan and Nytorgsgatan) and a cup of coffee and a magazine across the street.  We easily could have fufilled every need including food, drink and stores full of most everything around this square. 
Stank Stockholm

Retro Etc
Jumper Fabriken
Some of the places I especially liked included: Tambur, Swedish Hasbeens, Jumperfabriken, and even Stank Stockholm! There are sooo many cool shops and obviously many more than a harried mom could visit in a day.  If you can I suggest that you pick up the SoFo brochure, or visit

Speaking of checking something out in person tomorrow we're stopping by Svenskt Tenn!  I can't wait to go to this interior design store at Strandvägen 5.  Started by Estrid Ericson in 1924 with the critical addition of Josef Frank ten years later Svenskt Tenn embodies much of Swedish designs principles to this day.  

So much of what you see in Swedish interior design magazines layouts today include their textiles with bold designs; wallpapers that bring nature inside; and other lamps, vases, lamp shades, and furniture abound.  I can't wait to get inspired there, I'll just have to promise my husband to leave my credit cards at home. ;)  Or maybe just leave with one little tray or pillow.
Check out more about the store on Apartment Therapy here.  Or read more about its background on my blog post from a while ago:


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