Must-see shopping in Reykjavík

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    66° North

    Iceland’s premier outdoor-clothing company began by making all-weather wear for Arctic fishermen. This metamorphosed into costly, fashionable streetwear:…

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    This is where Reykjavík goes high fashion, with labels such as Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood. But we really enjoy its Scandinavian designers …

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    Kolaportið Flea Market

    Kolaportið is a Reykjavík institution. Weekends see a huge industrial building by the harbour filled with a vast tumble of secondhand clothes, old toys…

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    Talented designers show their works at this long-running women’s art-and-design collective. Highlights include the bracelets and purses made from soft,…

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    Handknitting Association of Iceland

    Traditional handmade hats, socks and sweaters are sold at this knitting collective. You can also buy yarn, needles and knitting patterns and do it…

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    Local designers create unique handmade porcelain items, women's and kids' clothing, paintings and cards. It's in a large renovated gallery that…

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    Formally the recording studio of Icelandic musician Jónsi, best known as the Sigur Rós frontman, this concept store feels like walking through an…

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    Kron sells its own outlandishly wonderful handmade shoes with all the flair you'd expect of an Icelandic label. Colours are bright; textures are cool; and…

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    Orrifinn's subtle, beautiful jewellery captures the natural wonder of Iceland and its Viking history. Delicate anchors, axes and pen nibs dangle from…

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    Mál og Menning

    A friendly, well-stocked independent bookshop with a strong selection of English-language books offering insights to Iceland. It also sells maps, CDs,…

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    This wonderful designers' cooperative is lined with creative women's fashion in a glass-fronted boutique. Designers take turns staffing the store.

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    One of the city's best bets for traditional Icelandic clothing and unique modern designs. Geysir's menswear store boasts an elegant selection of sweaters…

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    12 Tónar

    A very cool place to hang out, in two-storey 12 Tónar you can listen to CDs, drink coffee and on summer Fridays sometimes catch a live performance. It is…

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    One of the city's better souvenir shops, Rammagerðin offers loads of woollens, crafts and collectibles. It also has branches at Skólavörðustígur 20,…

  • Fjallakofinn

    One for gear geeks: Fjallakofinn is stacked high with brand-name camping and climbing gear, GoPros and every conceivable must-have bit of kit. But expect…

  • Cintamani

    One of Iceland's premier outdoor designwear companies. Clothes tend towards the stylish (and pricey) and are not always so practical for hard-core camping…

  • Hrím

    With one large high-concept design store, and one smaller kitchenware store (Laugavegur 32), Hrim stands out for its creative Scandinavian and high-end…

  • Eymundsson

    Great choice of English-language books, newspapers, magazines and maps. It has another branch in Old Reykjavík.

  • Steinunn

    Browse the couture collection of celebrated Icelandic designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, featuring innovative knitwear.

  • Geysir

    The women's wear branch of the popular Icelandic fashion company. It also stocks other big brands, as well as children's clothes and accessories.