NK – Nordiska Kompaniet
NK department store on Hamngatan in the City area is where Stockholm’s well-heeld shop. Occupying four floors of one of Stockholms most imposing buildings, NK is a class act and stylishly fills its space with Swedish and international fashion, designer and household goodies, cosmetics, shoes etc. Go to the basement here for uniquely Swedish and Nordic artglass, crystalware and kitchenware. Well-known Swedish preppy unisex mainstays such as Gant and J. Lindeberg are here, as well Scandi favourites Fillipa K. Acne and Tiger.
PUB on Drottninggatan is Stockholm’s oldest department stores with a history stretching back to 1882. There’s nothing 1882 about the store now though; it is thoroughly funky with a Swedish/Scandinavian design focus and totally Stockholm-style. On the 2nd floor you’ll find Swedish fashion designers Carin Wester, Dagmar, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Hope, Minimarket and Whyred. Head for the 3rd floor to R.O.O.M, for cool furniture, interiors and household objects.
Åhléns department store
Åhléns Stockholm City is at the intersection of Drottninggatan and Hamngatan and is one of those department stores that sells absolutely everything – from a bar of soap, to designer artglass. Åhléns is big in international and Swedish brand fashion, beauty and cosmetic products. Check out their own brand household goods for excellent quality and price. And lucky you – Åhléns is open until 9.00 every week day.
Drottninggatan is probably Sweden’s busiest, bustling street and in addition to shopping, is good for street side and courtyard cafés and restaurants in summertime.
Find out more about shopping in Stockholm
Stores usually open around 10.00 a.m. and close at 18.00 with later opening hours on Thursday and Friday. Larger stores open on Sunday. Check store websites.