Stockholm: Shopping Holiday
Venice of the North
A shopping holiday in Stockholm is by no means cheap, but if you hunt around, some good buys can be had. On the other hand, Stockholm is great for a shopping trip if money is no object. Known for its fashionable residents, Stockholm is a center for high end and trendy clothing, with many boutiques as well as department stores and chains. Östermalm is the place for high end shopping, as is the Sturegallerian shopping complex in Norrmalm, while Gamla Stan is common for holiday souvenirs and handicrafts, some tacky, but many quite nice. Götgatsbacken and the SoFo area of Södermalm are good for design boutiques and various clothing styles. Stockholm is a center for Nordic design goods, which are known for their marriage of beauty and functionality. Ceramics, glassware and of course furniture are also popular holiday shopping purchases.