There is a wide array of shopping options for Swedish craftworks and souvenirs in the Stockholm city’s shops. Although they are pricey items made of glass, crystal or pewter shopping at some of the city’s big department stores needn’t be an expensive venture. Note that, if you have a stamp from the Swiss customs when making large purchases during your shopping in the city, it’s possible to claim back tax.
If you want to enjoy your shopping experience and of course get the best bargains, then Ostermalmshallen on the Ostermalmsorg square and Loppmarkknaden on Bottenvaningen buslting city’s flea markets are the places to visit. The later is the largest flea market in Scandinavia.
When to shop in Stockholm City
Due to the flexible Swedish shopping laws, some of the big stores open their stores on Sunday besides extending the shopping hours during weekdays. Generally, though, most shops open at 9:00 or 10:00 and close at 18:00 from Monday to Friday and from 10:00 to 15:00 on Saturdays.
Where to shop in Stockholm City
The best shopping stores are found between the areas of Biblioteksgatan, Hamngatan and Kungsgatan and also around Gamla Stan and Hotorget. For high fashion shopping you should consider visiting one of the prominent malls NK department store that has been based here since the ealry 1900s. Meaning its happy and satisfied customers has been keeping it in business for all those years. There are other shopping districts in Stockholm City residing to the south of Folkungagatan and the Sodermalm region. When looking for designer names such as Armani, Gucci you should check out the Ostermalm area. For those looking for souvenirs stores in the Gamla Stan offer a lot of good value and choice of items.
Hennes & Mauritz( H&M) which is Sweden’s very own and has been operating since 1968 on Sergels Torg has the best value of clothes for customers from different parts of the world looking for their kind of clothes in Stockholm. Shopping at the headquarters of H&M gives you a guarantee that you will get everything you need from designer to trendy and fashionable clothes.