Shopping in Stockholm can be an expensive affair but savvy
consumers know the classic adage of ''you get what you pay for''.
Treasured souvenirs from Stockholm include Swedish glass products,
wooden furniture in blond pine or birch and, of course, wooden and
ceramic Swedish clogs. There are a number of shopping areas in
Stockholm, some of the trendies being Gamla Stan, Sergels Torg,
Kungsgatan and SOFO.
VÃ¤sterlÃ¥nggatan Street in Gamla Stan has good antique shops,
while Kungsgatan is home to the Drottninggatan pedestrian mall. The
renowned Gallerian shopping centre in Sergels Torg has a variety of
high-street and brand-name outlets to browse through, and nearby
department stores include NK and Ã?hlÃ©ns. The PUB department store
is located in HÃ¶torget.
On SÃ¶dermalm Island, the hip shopping district of SOFO has
plenty of popular fashion stores to explore, as well as jewellery,
craft and fine art galleries. The Hornstullstrand Street Market, at
the western waterfront, has a plethora of bargains including
clothing by up-and-coming young designers and funky costume
Other popular shopping districts in Stockholm include
Drottningsgatan, Harrngatan, Hotorget and Stureplan.
Most shops in Stockholm are open 10am to 6pm from Monday to
Friday, and from 10am till lunch on Saturday. The VAT charged on
all products can be refunded on purchases exceeding EUR78 with the
presentation of a tax-free check from the store. *Note: do not
unwrap the goods before leaving Sweden.