Must-see shopping in Oslo

  • Norwegian Rain

    Oslo

    Bergen comes to Oslo! The west-coast design superstar creates what might be the world's most coveted raincoats. This Oslo outpost stocks the complete…

  • Utopia Retro Modern

    Oslo

    Take note of this lovely 1929 functionalist shopfront before browsing the great mid-century design within; designed by Arne Korsmo and Sverre Aasland, it…

  • Chillout Travel Centre

    Oslo

    This is our kind of shop: good coffee, tasty dishes from around the world (dhal from India, snacks from Italy and cakes from...where else but Norway),…

  • Cappelens Forslag

    Oslo

    Both a rare and cult lit dealer and cafe, this bookshop is set to be your new favourite. Make yourself at home on the front-room sofa with a good coffee…

  • Gutta På Haugen

    Oslo

    For picnic or self-catering supplies, head to this well-stocked St Hanshaugen institution. There's a huge cheese selection with both Norwegian and…

  • Lush Dive

    Oslo

    It won't take long for lovers of beautiful stationery to become weak of knee inside this glorious purveyor of exquisite writing supplies. Elegant…

  • Tronsmo

    Oslo

    A social hub as much as a bookshop, come for its large range of English-language books and stay for a reading or performance. There's a large LGBT section…

  • FWSS

    Oslo

    New flagship of this fast-growing Norwegian label, known for its easy basics as well as seasonal collections that combine Scandinavian simplicity with a…

  • Ensemble

    Oslo

    Clean by Christina Ledang (a stellar local stylist) might be one of the few Norwegian labels here, but there's still a particularly 'northern' sensibility…

  • Oslo Kunsthandel

    Oslo

    Whether you're in the market for museum-quality Modernist paintings and stunning mid-century furniture or not, this commercial gallery is a fabulous…

  • Vinmonopolet

    Oslo

    This branch of the state wine and spirit chain has a good selection of French, Italian and Spanish wines, including well-priced French wine in plastic…

  • Fara

    Oslo

    Nordic minimalist design and Norwegian endurance (they're fjord-proof, we're told) combine in this new cycle design outfit from Stjordal up north. Part of…

  • Hevn

    Oslo

    Nordic noir or Norwegian black, call it what you will. This shop specialises in the pared-back, mildly Gothic brand of Scandinavian fashion. There's both…

  • Vestkanttorget Flea Market

    Oslo

    If you're happy sifting through heaps of, well, junk in search of an elusive vintage band T-shirt or mid-century ceramic coffee pot, take a chance here…

  • Acne Studios Archive

    Oslo

    The Swedish super-label has a handful of beautiful shops throughout Oslo, but this is the pick if you're after a bargain, with deep discounts on last year…

  • Torpedo

    Oslo

    An Oslo-based art publisher that stocks both its own publications as well as other Norwegian and international art books and journals. It also organises…

  • Tom Wood

    Oslo

    Oslo label Tom Wood's restrained monochromatic clothes are as Norwegian as you'll get, with their austere simplicity and high-quality natural materials…

  • Fransk Bazaar

    Oslo

    A local Francophile haunt run by a friendly Franco-Norwegian couple. Pour over the soulful French vintage homewares, objects and clothing in this…

  • Nomaden

    Oslo

    This is a classic travel bookshop where the shelves are bursting with guides, maps and travel literature that will have you dreaming of your next holiday…

  • Gulating Grünerløkka

    Oslo

    Beer-lovers' heaven with one of Norway's largest selections of beers from classics to the novel and the rare. Friendly staff make it a double pleasure.

  • Råkk og Rålls

    Oslo

    Crate-digger heaven: a huge, rambling den of secondhand vinyl, mostly from the '70s and '80s, and much else besides.

  • Hasla

    Oslo

    Norwegian silversmiths handcraft simple designs inspired by nature as well as classic Scandinavian modern pieces.

  • Marita Stiftelsen

    Oslo

    Heaven for those who like to rummage for treasures, this bric-a-brac charity shop has shelves packed with vintage china, old lamps, glassware and coffee…

  • Tanum Bookshop

    Oslo

    Litteraturhuset's well-stocked bookshop is testament to the vibrancy of Norwegian publishing; it's a great place to pick up beautiful local children's…

  • Norway Designs

    Oslo

    Features designer clothing and beautiful glassware, stationery and watches within a stone's throw of the National Theatre.

  • Norli

    Oslo

    The largest bookshop in Norway stocks a good range of foreign-language titles as well as numerous travel guides and maps.

  • Hassan og Den Dama

    Oslo

    A Skovveien stalwart, this shop has clothing, shoes and jewellery produced by Scandinavian and international designers.

  • Grønland Bazaar

    Sofienberg, Grønland & Tøyen

    A mostly Middle Eastern shopping centre, with a food court.

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