Top Choice Arts in Östermalm & Ladugårdsgärdet

Svenskt Tenn

As much a museum of design as an actual shop, this iconic store is home to the signature fabrics and furniture of Josef Frank and his contemporaries. Browsing here is a great way to get a quick handle on what people…
Top Choice Department Store in Norrmalm


An ultraclassy department store founded in 1902, NK (Nordiska Kompaniet) is a city landmark – you can see its rotating neon sign from most parts of Stockholm. You'll find top-name brands and several nice cafes, and …
Top Choice Glass in Arvidsjaur

Arctic Glass

Located 4km west of town on E45, this little place has refined glass products with Sami-inspired designs. There's some nice stuff on display and for sale, including candle holders, wine glasses, goblets, bowls and v…
Top Choice Market in Malmö

Julmarknad i city

For 30 days leading up to 23 December, Malmö's Christmas markets warm the hearts of all who visit. Sip on some mulled wine and they'll warm your insides too!
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Mora

Nils Olsson Hemslöjd

The best-known Dala horses (Dalahäst) come from this folk art workshop in Nusnäs, about 10km southeast of Mora, where you can watch the carving and painting. Sizes stretch from 3cm to 75cm high and prices vary by it…
Top Choice Cheese in Norrköping


This fabulous fromagerie has over 200 cheesies to get queasy over.
Arts & Crafts in Östermalm & Ladugårdsgärdet

Nordiska Galleriet

This sprawling showroom is a design freak’s El Dorado – think Hannes Wettstein chairs, Hella Jongerius sofas, Alvar Aalto vases and mini Verner Panton chairs for style-sensitive kids. Luggage-friendly options includ…
Design in Södermalm


If you love good design but don’t own a Gold Amex, head to this chain, which sells the work of emerging designers alongside established denizens. There are several other locations, including one right next to the ma…
Books in Östermalm & Ladugårdsgärdet

Rönnells Antikvariat

From vintage Astrid Lindgren books to dusty 19th-century travel guides, the 100,000-strong collection of books here, many in English, make this one of the meatiest secondhand bookshops in town. Forage through the sa…
Maps in Norrmalm


This huge, helpful store has all kinds of maps and guidebooks for Scandinavia and elsewhere, from urban centres to remote hiking areas, plus a variety of gifts and gadgets. You can also ask staff about geocaching an…