Stockholm shopping

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 …
Concept Store in Södermalm


Concept store 6/5/4 puts the spotlight on Swedish wave-surfing culture, selling its own Portuguese-made surfboards, surf-culture tomes, beachwear, and a unisex edit of minimalist, higher-end streetwear from labels l…
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…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Gamla Stan

Studio Lena M

This tiny, dimly lit shop is chock full of adorable prints and products featuring the distinctive graphic design work of Lena M. It's a great place to find a unique – and uniquely Swedish – gift to bring home, or ev…
Books in Södermalm


This artfully curated shop sells books, magazines and DVDs with a high-end pop-culture focus. Pick up a new Field Notes journal and a decadent film journal or a gorgeous volume devoted to one of the many elements of…
Books in Södermalm

English Bookshop

Excellent bookshop with secondhand and new titles, storytelling for kids, regular book signings (including Nell Zink of The Wallcreeper fame), writing workshops and plenty of seating space for perusing the pages.