Design in Helsinki


Specialising in wood, Aarikka is known for its distinctly Finnish jewellery.
Design in Helsinki


Originally founded by Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino, this homewares, glassware and furniture store maintains the simple design principle of its founders.
Clothing in Helsinki


Finland’s most celebrated designer fabrics, including warm florals and new designs, are available here as shirts, dresses, bags, sheets and almost every other possible application.
Department Store in Helsinki


Helsinki’s ‘everything store’ does a good line of Finnish souvenirs and Sámi handicrafts, as well as textiles, jewellery, clothes and lots more. Export service.
Books in Helsinki

Akateeminen Kirjakauppa

Finland’s biggest bookshop, with a huge travel section, maps, Finnish literature and an impressively large English section including magazines and newspapers.
in Helsinki


The Kauppahalli was built in 1889 and remains one of the country’s best with good snacks and produce.
Glass in Helsinki


Arabia refers to a whole district where the legendary Finnish ceramics company has manufactured its products since 1873. The complex includes an upmarket design mall, with several intriguing shops, including a large…
Music in Helsinki

Fennica Records

Secondhand and new CDs and vinyl from Suomi pop to jazz.
Toys in Helsinki

Moomin Shop

All things Moomin, including books in English and Finnish. There's also a branch at the airport.
Design in Helsinki

Design District Helsinki

A loose confederation of innovative design shops spread through the central area, particularly between Esplanadi and Punavuori. Grab its brochure map from the tourist office.