Stockholm City Guide
Stockholm is renowned for an established art scene, home-grown fashion brands, vintage boutiques, quaint streets and plenty of well dressed residents to name a few things the Swedish capital offers.
To give you an idea of the level of creative energy the city holds a few examples are…
Stockholm host their very own fashion week with spring/summer designer collections in mid-August and autumn/winter designer collections in mid-February. The showcasing of brands is slightly different with the choice whether to show at the trade shows, showrooms or in a sales office. Stockholm Fashion Week collects all this information and co-ordinates the various events around the fashion week schedule.
Stockholm Fashion Week
13-19th August 2012
The city also host Stockholm Design Week in mid-February for more interior based designs. The next Design Week is held 4-10th Febrauary 2013.
Just a short metro ride from the centre is Södermalm, this island has a distinct bohemian feel to it and home to some of the best vintage and independent stores.
Another area of interest would be the Central and Gamla Stan, this is always popular with tourists. The area has some quirky boutiques and cafes amongst the souvenir type items. Moving slightly away and towards the centre is where you will start to find the more scanavian brands in Drottninggatan. For the more high end and luxury brands visit Birger Jarlsgatan and Stureplan.
Vasastaden is where you will find all of the independent galleries and a few more boutiques including the infamous Acne store! Vasastaden is in the Northwest of the centre with plenty of cute cafes.
The Nobel awards are hosted in Kungsholmen and an area of increasing popularity. The area is mainly known for it’s creative design studios; however more recently it has had a growing food scene. Creating interest to the streets with small deli’s and cafes.
Why not? It’s small enough to just visit for a few days and easy to get around on foot or by metro.
The great art and fashion scene gives the area a feeling of creativity and passion. Known for the sense of style the residents street style make it a great place for inspirational dressers.
The city is full of directional brands and known for its denim; home to world famous H&M, Cheap Monday, Monki and others.
Alongside these brands the city is filled with designers, brands and boutiques such as the ever increasing brand Acne!
The overall style of the city and residents is quite androgynous which reflects a fresh prospective towards fashion and influences contemporary designs and modern silhouettes.
Most stores open 10am - 6/7pm
Christmas markets take place in December during evenings and weekends
Stockholm has 3 airports
It is advisable to pre book taxis