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Things to do
Swedish-design textiles, furniture, household objects and glassware has a practical, democratic aesthetic and increasingly sustainable approach to design. In Sweden, design is synonymous with ‘lifestyle’. Try Svenskt Tenn, Bruno Mathsson, Carl Malmsten, Kosta Boda and Orrefors glassware. Enough with the name-dropping already, let's check out design and fashion Swedish-style.
Shopping in Stockholm.
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For unique handcrafted household goods from all over Sweden go to the Svensk Slöjd store at Nybrogatan 23 in Stockholm. Other good stores on this street include Designtorget, featuring new Swedish designers and their designs and Nordiska Galleriet at Nybrogatan 11 selling furniture and lighting from Nordic and international designers.
For elegant and boldly patterned interior design go to legendary Swedish interior design boutique Svenskt Tenn at Strandvägen 5 in Stockholm.
Ami cushion by Swedish designer Lisa Hilland.
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H&M is literally the biggest name in global fashion, but how about those smaller fashion houses with designs on your pockets? Heard of Acne, Filippa K, J Lindberg, Nudie Jeans, Cheap Monday, WE, WESC and Weekday? Come and see them on their home patch.
Shopping in Stockholm
The essence of Swedish fashion is simple, wearable looks with a high trend factor and at reasonable prices. The fact that fashion is one of the most popular forms of contemporary cultural expression is obvious in Stockholm’s prime fashion shopping districts.