First of all, Happy New Year! While I might have spent most of 2011 talking about how the influence of Swedish fashion is spreading around the world, 2012 started out with reports that the influx of international brands setting up shop in the country is about to get heavier. Read more » >>
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Apologies for my slight absence… I went on holiday to New York City and Toronto, and didn’t even have time to even say, “Hej då!” But while my trip gave me some much needed rest, it also offered more insight into how Swedish fashion is perceived abroad. And so without further ado, here are a few random things I discerned: Read more » >>
I’m a big fan of menswear. Not only do I love menswear-inspired pieces – my wardrobe is full of blazers, shirts and brogues – but I’m constantly inspired by the way stylish Swedish men in particular mix heritage or preppy pieces with edgier streetwear. And I have a sneaking suspicion that it has something to do with the carefully curated shops they frequent. So here is my list of the best menswear shops in Sweden: Read more » >>
For all the talk of Swedish fashion being au courant, there are also some very good vintage shops around. And what always strikes me about Swedish-made vintage clothing is how… whimsical it is. Which makes me wonder at what point did it get so “minimalist cool”? But while I ponder these thoughts for a future blog post, here’s a (somewhat biased based on my geography) guide to the best vintage shops in Stockholm.
One of the best-known vintage spots in town, Lisa Larsson has built up a base of loyal customers over the 15 years-plus she has had her shop. But she is fiercely loyal to them, as well, sourcing all the leather jackets, dresses, suits, bags and shoes with them always in mind.
Åsögatan 144 / Drottninggatan 77 / Brännkyrkagatan 82
If you like to scour the racks or hunt down your vintage, then any one of these three locations will suit you to a “T” – you’ll find everything from sparkly 80s prom dresses to plaid lumberjack shirts and a wide array of denim. There’s definitely something for everyone here!
Hornsgatan 75/Hornsgatan 65
Carefully selected items mainly from the 50s, 60s and 70s, buzzy atmosphere and a good range of pre-loved modern-day designer pieces make Judits (womens) and Herr Judits (mens) an essential stop on the vintage trail. The staff are über-knowledgeable and friendly, as well.
Saker & Ting
The eleven square metres of space may not be much, but this shop sure packs a punch. Positively teeming with gorgeous ballgowns, corsets, hats and other lovely things, Bie Eriksdotter-Sandström has been operating from this location for over 20 years. A veritable Stockholm institution.
This vintage emporium in Vasastan feels more like a delightfully chaotic apartment. Clothes, shoes, textiles, lingerie and curiosities are housed in cabinets, displayed on tables or strung from wall to wall. Stay for awhile, amble through the rooms and prepare to uncover some treasures.