Sweden’s equivalent of Harrods or Bloomingdales is Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) on Hamngatan (just opposite Sweden House), whose rooftop illuminated sign, constantly rotating, is visible from far and wide in the city. In Stockholm’s shopping centers you can find almost everything.
Shopsaholics – welcome to Stockholm’s shopping scene!
Nordiska Kompagniet sells almost everything
NK sells everything from shoes to sporting equipment, men’s and women’s clothing, glass, pottery and silver, jewelry and perfume; its serviced range from personal shoppers to post office and travel agency, and multicultural staff are always on hand to assist with changing currency and shipping your purchases back home.
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Gallerian is another of Stockholm’s Shopping Centers
Heading West along Hamngatan, you come to Gallerian, a huge covered shopping arcade that stretches to Jakobsgatan; a block west is Sergels Torg, on whose southern side is Culture House (Kulturhuset), a popular meeting place and venues for lectures and entertainment, and the National Theatre.
Visit the food department at Åhlens City
Åhléns City is on the corner of Sergels Torg and Drottninggatan. It has a similar range and quality to NK, and a visit to its supermarket food department is a sightseeing tour in itself.
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The most glamorous gallery – Sturegallerian
Stockholm’s most glamorous galleria is found at Stureplan in the heart of the city and is loaded with top end boutiques. You won’t find H&M here – instead you’ll find amazing shoe shops, one of the best handbag shops in the city, and tons and tons of gorgeous clothes for both men and women.
There are also several good cafés and restaurants, and a small food hall.
Shopping in Sweden
Shopping in Sweden is rarely cheap. But goods are always high quality. For a bargain, the words to look out for are rea, which means sale, and extrapris, which does not mean extra, but special low price.
Stockholm’s Shopping Centers, compiled by Tor Kjolberg
Feature image (on top): Inside Nordiska Kompagniet NK