Storgaten 21-23, Oslo, NO, 0184
- Phone: (47) 22 00 57 00
- Fax: (47) 22 00 57 01
A jeweler that offers more than most, Atelier Gull Design is situated on the bustling Karl Johans gate. Their selection of designer jewelry is broad, both in gold and in silver. They also take care of repairs and engraving, and for something really special they will help you design your own jewelry. The shop has a fresh, cool look and the bright lights manage to show off the best side of everything.
This is Oslo's main street, a pedestrian area leading from the central station to the palace. Visitors can watch the world go by at one of the street's numerous watering holes or simply follow the crowds down the road, past street vendors and entertainers, past the parliament, national theatre, Grand Hotel and the university. With hundreds of different shops, the street is also a Mecca for shopaholics. The park between the parliament and national theater is turned into an ice-rink in the winter.
Black Cat Kaffe-og Tehus is a specialist in teas. The shop is small and intimate; so small in fact that there is room for no more than three or four customers at a time. They have a large variety of teas, ranging from ordinary Earl Grey varieties to exclusive and very expensive ones. The shop is worth a visit just because of the smell, which you will notice even out on the street. In addition to tea and some types of coffee, they sell different kinds of accessories like percolators, pots, cups and mugs. This is a specialist shop, and the prices reflect that.
Shoe Lounge is a local shop that sells high quality footwear for women. They offer shoes that are perfect for any situation, be it a casual day out or a classy night on the town. The staff is very helpful and will make sure that you find a pair of shoes that fits you perfectly!
Paléet, which is probably Oslo's most exclusive shopping center, is a place for quality. The center has several floors with a glass lift going up and down through the open atrium. A piano is played in the background, there is an original Munch painting on the wall, and lots of green plants create a wonderful atmosphere for your tour around the center. The center over 40 shops and 10 restaurants. In the restaurant area they serve food from around the world, and there is a Continental atmosphere. The fact that the center is situated on Karl Johans Gate means that you can take a break in here from the busy main street.
Since its establishment as Oslo's first bookstore in 1832, Tanum has satiated Oslo's literary needs. Tanum Karl Johan is the chain's primary store with over 70,000 books available on site. While the chain has become popular over time, its quality has never dropped. If the book that you desire is not available on site for some reason, the store will order it and have it in stock fast. There are particularly large sections of art books and English literature. The store also hosts book signings and author visitations on occasion. If you like to read, then you will fall in love with Tanum.
If you want to find some real Norwegian tradition, this is the place to come. With over 80 years of experience, this is who to turn to when you need that real piece of Norway. The shop houses everything traditional, from wooden drinking cups to the full national costume (Bunad). It boasts of having everything you need to complete your Bunad and even makes them for you upon order! If you want to try your hand at rosemaling (an old traditional technique for painting on wood) you can pick up all the materials you need in this shop. The prices are high, but for the quality you get, it is worth it.
Since 1916, Ferner Jaccobsen has been family owned and operated, providing locals with high quality clothing for both men and women. What sets this shop apart is the customer service, which is truly exemplary. The clothing is classically designed and is perfect for nearly any occasion. The are also on-site tailors to provide alterations if they are necessary.
Located in the heart of downtown Oslo's main shopping street, Eger Karl Johan is a trendy department store housed in a historic building. More than just an average department store, Karl Johan carries over 125 high-end international brands with a focus on home goods, beauty and fashion forward garb for both men and women. This cutting edge fashion house is the first department store in Norway to be conceptualized and artfully designed to showcase both the fashion and exquisite interior design. Find exclusive brands such as Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Celine, Alexander McQueen and more.
Specializing in running shoes and apparel, this Löplabbet location can be found in downtown Oslo. The shop also offers a foot assessment, where specially trained staff analyze gait, stance and more in order to fit you with the perfect pair of shoes. Suitable for beginners to seasoned veterans, Löplabbet has all your running needs covered.
Norli Universitetsgata is focused on literary breadth, and it shows. Books of all genres: cookbooks, textbooks, foreign volumes, and more are offered. After exploring the first and second floor, you're sure to find something that will grab your attention. If you encounter difficulty in tracking down a single book in this literary emporium, or if you just want a suggestion on reading material, the knowledgeable staff will be happy to help. In addition to literature, Norli has office and educational supplies, computer supplies, and cards for all imaginable occasions. If you like to read, Norli will be waiting for your visit.
Centrally located near the Royal Palace, Norlis is one of Oslo's most beloved used bookstores. The window displays are always interesting, and the interior has a cozy, homey feel to it. You'll find fiction and art literature abundantly featured, but Norlis also specializes in rare books, much to the delight of collectors. Early editions and out of print titles are available for book lovers.