Svenskt Tenn has moved

The interior design icon Svenskt Tenn on Strandvägen in Stockholm has temporarily moved to Nybrogatan 15 (also on Östermalm), due to an extensive redesign and extension of the store. Svenskt Tenn will move back to its home on Strandvägen in September 2011.

Abercrombie and Hollister opens in Stockholm

Two new chain stores are opening in Stockholm. The latest example is the youth fashion chain Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch.

- We hope to open two Hollister stores in the summer of 2011 and an Abercrombie & Fitch in Stockholm in 2012, says establishment manager Richard Collyer to the trade magazine Market.

Bianchi Cafe and Cycles in Stockholm

Bianchi Cafe & Cycles guests can enjoy the best of Italy: high quality bicycles, good antipasti and strengthening espresso. Drink some espresso while you are waiting for your bike to be repaired in the bicycle shop.

The store concept is based on Bianchi shows up and offers an exclusive selection of cycles in combination with an Italian cafe and espresso bar plus a repair and bike shop.

Bianchi Café & Cycles is situated on Norrlandsgatan 20.

Photos: Ann-Charlotte Jönsson/Stockholmtown-blog

Get that "Scandi" look for your home

Go for blonde wood like birch and designs with clean, minimalist lines. Mix it up with quirkiness and splashes of color, like the textile patterns by Josef Frank. Stockholmtown lists a few shopping tips!

photo: ROOM/Mikael silkeberg

New shop in constant change


Snickarbacken 7
is a new interior design store with associated art gallery and a small cafe. Stepping into this place is best described as entering into a bazaar. At Snickarbacken 7 you should be able to find those furnishings gadgets or vintage furniture that are unique and clothes. The gallery will sell books and show international contemporary art. The idea is that there will be a meeting place of constant change. Snickarbacken 7 is situated on the exclusive Östermalm district. This is a new must see in Stockholm. Image: Elle Interiör
Address: Snickarbacken 7, Östermalm

Design in the neigborhood:
Gallery Pascale

Flux Shop invents itself every month


The trendy crowd in Stockholm has a new favorite place: The Flux Shop on Tjärhovsgatan 14, Södermalm. Every month they present a new brand. They look for the things we wish were sold in our city, but isn’t. The aim of the company is to create Nordic clothing based on a conceptual approach to the process, where experiments with forms provide the setting for the visual motive in the design.

The danish avantgardist Barbara I Gongini is being sold until November 25. Then a new designer will be shown. 

You will also find a growing collection of "Flux-works". To buy or participate in. Paintings, sculptures, dinners, lectures and unexpected services. Anything is possible. Fluxus is an art-ism based on humor and simplicity. Fluxus is not a movement or a style. It is an attitude. The shop has only been open a week, but already the leading auction house Bukowskis will will be auctioning an artwork from Flux Shop on the 17th of november.

Flux Shop, Tjärhovsgatan 14, Södermalm

Martha Stewart loves Stockholm and TRIWA watches

The american tv- and cooking legend Martha Stewart got a Swedish TRIWA watch when she stayed in Stockholm at Lydmar Hotel- She just loves the city and the watch.  See why in this episode

Utvalt opens on Östermalm in Stockholm

New interior shop in Stockholm. Utvalt (selected) has moved from Södermalm to Östermalm in Stockholm and offers a wide range of design; from unique antiques to selected furniture and carpets. The style is classic elegance and bohemian comfort. Exclusive items are mixed together with things that fit most people's wallets.

Address: Artillerigatan 25, Östermalm

New design shops in Stockholm

Several new design shops are opening in Stockholm; beside Illums Bolighus, which opens tomorrow friday there are at least four new places to go for swedish design:

1. Lexington (clothes, bath and bed) have just opened a store in PUB lifestyle department store, Hötorget.
2. Växbo Lin (linen weavery) traditional teqniques and modern design. Växbo has just opened a combined showroom shop, Odengatan 52.
3. Ceramics Karin Eriksson have moved her handicraft shop named Manos to Södermalm. Finde her lovely things (images above) on Renstiernas gata 22.
4. Monica Förster is one of the most renowned swedish designers at the moment. At her showroom - shop on Södermalm, Östgötagatan 18, you can buy all her designs.

More shoppingideas on the blog

Stockholm metro as souvernir

The green, red and blue metro line in Stockholm was used as inspiration when the designer Anna von Schewen designed METRO for Gallery Pascale in Stockholm. Maybee an untraditional souvernir to bring with you.

Marc By Marc Jacobs opens soon

Marc by Marc Jacobs
opens in Stockholm on September 23 on Smålandsgatan 10, by Norrmalmstorg Square and the exclusive shopping area of Stureplan, Biblioteksgatan and Birger Jarlsgatan.

Scandinavian design in the Sweden House

The Sweden House on Hamngatan will be the new center of Scandinavian Design in Stockholm. Illums Bolighus is moving in to the Sweden House in October  accross the street from the departmentstore NK.
Photo: Henning Koppel by Georg Jensen

Trendy souvernirs

I really like Dala horses, but there are plenty of trendy souvernirs to buy when you are in Stockholm. Trendy clogs, black and white fabrics and tray are just some of the ideas.

One of the swedish fashion brands, Hope-Sthlm, have done a "map-print" for NK which is found in their Room:117 area in the glass department on the lower ground floor. The print is the map of central Stockholm around 200 years ago. (photo: ibeyostudio)

Swedish hasbeens produces and sells trendy clog-shoes. How about these "Grease Sky highs" as a souvernir from Sweden. Swedish hasbeens is a Stockholm based company.

One of my favorite give away souvernirs is the "Plattan" tray featuring the graphic pattern of the Sergel Torg square, which by stockholmers is called "plattan" (which is swedish for record as well as "the flat surface"). The tray is designed by Barbro Tryberg and can be boutght at Designtorget.

Svenskt Tenn opens webstore

The Stockholm based interior design shop Svenskt Tenn has opened a web-shop. So now you don't have to go to Stockholm in order to shop their beautiful fabrics, furnitures and details - but ofcourse you want to go to Stockholm and be inspired by the original store.

R.O.O.M opens at PUB

The popular interior design shop ROOM will reopen at the lifestyle departmentstore PUB. The entire third floor will be dedicated to furniture, fabrics, lamps and accessories. The new store opens on Friday this week.

Biblioteksgatan turns into Biblioteksstaden

Biblioteksgatan-street in the exclusive Östermalms shopping district will strengthen its identity in the neighborhood. The so called golden triangle, between Norrlandsgatan, Birger Jarlsgatan and Norrmalmstorg, is becomming a living fashion mecka for "slow shopping" and with fashion shows, sitting areas and flowers. Major Scandinavian brands, such as Tiger, Hope, Byredo, J Lindeberg, Malene Birger etcetera are already found in the area.

New vintage market opens on Östermalm

A vintage market, Stockholm Weekend Market, will open by Sandhamnsgatan and the pink café Borgen on Gärdet in the Royal National City Park, April 17. The market will be open every Saturday from 10-17 until winter. vintage clothes, ecologic food, design and antiquities will be for sale. 

New design shops on Östermalm

Three new interior design shops and one new building conservation shop have opened just recently.

Garbo interiors (image above), who did the interior at Hotel Stureplan, have opened a new interior design shop at Brahegatan 21 on Östermalm. With the Gustavian Style as foundation their new shop displays a modern and shabby chic style suited for the city.

Gertrude, former owners of NK bed and bath, have moved to new premisses on Smålandsgatan 2, Norrmalmstorg in the city selling exclusive bed and bathroom linnen from Ralph Lauren, Kenzo and Designers Guild etcetera.

La Murrina, Birger Jarlsgatan 2, is their first shop in Sweden. Among other things Murina sells Murano glass.

Gysinge is a well renowned building conservation store, south of Gävle, have now opened a shop in Stockholm, Storgatan 31 Östermalm. The conservation shop is situated in the city manor Oxenstiernska Malmgården. (image below)

Vasastan a new design district

The Vasastan district have developed into a design mekka, according to "a perfect guide" - and I do agree. Their top seven design shops are also really interesting, here goes:

  1. Designgalleriet, Odengatan 21 (design exhibitions in the broader perspective from furniture, graphic design to industrial design).
  2. OKKO, (Images from OKKO)Birger Jarlsgatan 93 (innovative lamps and fabrics) 
  3. Jascha Loves Designista, Upplandsgatan 45 (A fashion shop and a design shop fell in love and merged together)
  4. Platina, Odengatan 68 (gallery and shopp for contemporary jewellery design)
  5. Patouf, Norrbackagatan 36, (fashion influenced by the 60s and 70s design made by Anna Angseryd - rookie of the year 2009)
  6. Auktionskompaniet, Hälsingegatan 43 (auctions)
  7. Crystal Palace, Karlbergsvägen 44 (gallery for contemporary art and design)

New year and new warderobe

Photo: dress from Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair
New year and a new warderobe - maybee. I start this year by chosing some of the best stores for young swedish fashion. The Mäster Samuelsgatan-street and Jakobsgatan streets both connected have become the new place for small independent stores. . Here are a selection of eight fashion labels from DN På Stan:

  1. Acne (men and women) Norrmalmstorg 2, City-district
  2. Carin Wester (men and women), Rörstrandsgatan 24, Vasastan district
  3. Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair (women and men)  Bondegatan 46 Södermalm, Mäster Samuelsgatan, Citydistrict  
  4. Filippa K, (men and women) Grev Turegatan 18, city district
  5. Rodebjer (women) Jakobsbergsgatan 6, city district,
  6. Whyred (men and women), Mäster Samuels-gatan 5, city district
  7. Hope (women and men) Norrlandsgatan 12, Vasastan district
  8. Julian Red (women and men) Brännkyrkagatan 73, Södermalm.

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