With springtime approaching, Stockholm’s days are getting gloriously longer. Make the most of these hours by shopping to your heart’s content in a city where you’re truly spoilt for choice.
From the medieval old town of Gamla Stan to the green haven of Djurgården, Stockholm is a city made up of 14 different islands that litter Lake Mälaren where it flows into the Baltic Sea. But it’s on the capital’s cool and creative Södermalm island (or Söder) that’ll you’ll be able to pick up your very own slice of Scandi-chic. From independent designers to eclectic vintage wares, the area south of Folkungagatan street on the eastern side of the island has given birth to the SoFo neighbourhood, which is a hipster hotspot of activity.
Make your first port of call Lisa Larssen, an Aladdin’s cave filled with retro clothes, accessories and knickknacks that really sets the tone for the rest of the neighbourhood. For something a little more minimalist that oozes Scandi-cool, pick up a pair of Nudie Jeans made from 100% organic cotton. This sustainability-friendly denim dreamland even offers free repairs too, and their transparent product lifecycle is second to none. Proof that SoFo’s shops are multitalented, not only does Sivletto sell a range of women’s and menswear, books and magazines, plus kitchen goodies all laced with a nostalgia for yesteryear, but there’s also an in-house barbershop too! We’d even bet our bottom dollar that this is the city’s finest vintage emporium! And if that’s not enough, don’t forget the Hornstulls Marknad bric-a-brac market every Sunday from April to September.
If all that makes for thirsty work, make like a local and fika, or rather, take an afternoon coffee and cake pit stop. For a cinnamon kanelbullar or two, head to Urban Deli, a bakery, grocery store, market and restaurant filled with local produce all under one roof. Equally situated in SoFo’s epicentre is Nytorget 6, a neighbourhood haunt that serves up highly Instagrammable dishes any time of day. From porridge and lingonberries at breakfast, to reasonably priced Swedish classics and brasserie staples like meatballs or entrecôte with fries. With food this good, you’ll end up staying until late for a cheeky cocktail in their secret downstairs cabaret! Visit us on Travel Blog