Shopping experiences in Stockholm

Beauty shop in the NK Sigfrid Lundberg/Flickr

Beauty shop in the NK ©Sigfrid Lundberg/Flickr

Besides being one of the most attractive cities in Europe, Stockholm is also a paradise for shopaholics. The city is characterized by the presence of big department stores. These are the ideal places for lazy costumers who don’t like to search for all the items they need. They will just have to get into one of the several big department stores of Stockholm where they will find everything. From clothing to jewelry and from electronic products to art crafts, you will find everything in these stores. If your next holiday destination is Stockholm and you would like to makes some shopping here, read the following guide. Below I will present you the best shopping experiences in Stockholm.

The exclusive Östermalm

Östermalm is the most glamorous and most exclusive shopping areas of Stockholm. It is a popular district of the city where you’ll find the best apartments, the best restaurants and the best shops. From shopping malls to department stores and from antique shops to jewelry shops, you will find everything here.

If you are looking for the best international brands, this is the place to go. Sturegallerian is home to great restaurants, fashion boutiques and cafés. The PUB and the NK are the best department stores in Östermalm, while Kommendörsgatan is a favorite for high-end jewelry, crafts and antiques.

Shop in the Östermalm Michell Zappa/Flickr

Shop in the Östermalm ©Michell Zappa/Flickr


One of the oldest department stores of Stockholm, the PUB is a favorite for many tourists and locals at the same time. It is characterized by Scandinavian design, being focused on Stockholm-style. It is a funky place to go shopping where you’ll find everything you might need. From furniture to household objects and clothing, the PUB includes many shops.

The building of the PUB (in the right) Peter Fristedt/Flickr

The building of the PUB (in the right) ©Peter Fristedt/Flickr

NK (Nordiska Kompaniet)

Another popular department store of Stockholm is the NK (Nordiska Kompaniet). It occupies four floors of one of the city’s most imposing buildings. The fantastic NK is a stylish place to go shopping, a class act. It offers international fashion items, Swedish designers’ works, household goodies, shops, cosmetics and so on. If you are looking for “lazy shopping” you will love the Nordiska Kompaniet.

Beauty shop in the NK Sigfrid Lundberg/Flickr

Beauty shop in the NK ©Sigfrid Lundberg/Flickr

Åhléns Stockholm City

Located at the intersection of Drottninggatan and Hamngatan, the huge Åhléns Stockholm City is a major department store. Whether you are looking for fashion items, cosmetics or household items, the Åhléns Stockholm City is the place to go. You will find great shops and boutiques here, offering quality products. The store is open every weekday until 21:00. (December 2013)



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