Hello there. Looking for hot tips on shopping in Stockholm? Whether you are a fashionista, or just a person with a healthy interest in clothes and shopping, you will no doubt be happy to find yourself in the capital of Sweden. Stockholm is not only the economic and political capital of Sweden, it's also the country's fashion capital.
Is your hard-earned money burning a hole in your pocket and you need to find some place to spend it? Stockholm has plenty of places where they will happily let you part with your cash. The local Stockholmites are world known shoppers and fashionistas, and the Swedish capital is a shopping-Mecca that can compete with both London and Paris.
Here’s something that you may not already know about the Swedes: they are seriously stylish. So stylish, in fact, that you may well think that your aeroplane has inadvertently taken a wrong turn and flown you to Milano during the height of fashion week. Because image is so important to the Swedes, they have some really good shopping on offer, and while it isn’t exactly cheap, its a great way to pick up something a bit unusual and the student market in Stockholm is well-catered-for on the shopping front.
When it comes to brands, the Swedes have single handedly dressed up the world's hipsters the last few years. Acne, Cheap Monday, Nudie Jeans and Filippa K are just a few of the world known brands that have came out of Sweden's fashion industry.
Whatever it is that you are looking to buy, you will find it in Drottninggatan, a pedestrianised high street sandwiched in-between the Riksbron bridge and the Observatorielunden park. There are two Swedish shopping malls here that you should try out; one called ‘Åhléns’ and another known as ‘PUB’.
But, when your money is tight and you want something new to cover your body, what do you do? Looking for a new oufit on a budget? Then you should definitely visit the Stockholm Fashion Outlet, which is situated out on Majorsvägen 2-4, in Järfälla. To get there, take the Commuter train to ‘Jakobsberg’ and at Jakobsberg take bus 567 to the Outlet Store. Open M-F 11AM-8PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-5PM. The goods here are much lower-priced than on the high-street, at around 30 to 60 percent discount.
Bargain-hunters should also check out Stortorget, in Gamla Stan at Christmastime, though because that’s when the Christmas Market is running.
I hope the tips and information above will come in handy when you explore Stockholm's fashion streets looking for a few bargains and good buys to bring back home. Personally I'm very tight when it comes to money and do not spend a lot of cash when I am visiting foreign capitals, but then again, I'm already married and I don't need to show off as much as others, but then again, I should definately dress appropriately and stylish in front of my wife, so, then again.. who's fooling who?
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