Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Phone: (46) 8 462 10 00
Fax: (46) 8 462 10 99
This central department store is Stockholm's largest in terms of the number of shoppers who frequent the store everyday. It features brands like PTA, GAP and Mexx, as well as the Åhléns brand Å, with a section for young ones called Att. There is a good home department and a small restaurant and café. The ground floor houses a food shop with a small bakery. During the run—up to Christmas, the store extends opening hours.
Located just above the Skanstull subway station, Skivfönstret is a popular record store. It specializes in rock and pop and you'd also find a good selection of Afro-American artists. This is one of the few stores which is well-stocked with music of local artists. The employees here are surprisingly knowledgeable and really helpful.
Sneakers'n'stuff is a tiny store with a grand selection of sporty footwear. They stock well-known brands, but are known principally for their more unusual and unique, colourful items. Located in the southern part of town, Sneakers'n'stuff also sells T-shirts and other items that say 'Södermalm', which is the name of this young, bohemian district. Some clothes, mostly sweatshirts, hang on the racks as well.
This is one of Stockholm's best record stores, which stocks music records with jazz influences. Rap and house get their fair share of shelf space as well, and the selection of the music is firmly placed off the charts. Every item in the store is elaborately designed to fit the futuristic vibes. There are three turntables, where you can listen to an unknown 12-inch record before buying it. Andreas Skivor also sells vinyl and CDs, and by chance if you are interested in obscure classics you can find them here; second-hand or new.
Sodermalm has emerged as the new trendy neighborhood of Stockholm. Less touristy and less pricey than central Stockholm, Sodermalm has widespread popularity among locals, particularly in its epicenter: SoFo. Many tourists have also sought out this area because it is the setting of Stieg Larsson’s best selling novel "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo". If you are a big fan of Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, then be sure to sign up for the Stockholm City Museum's walking tour of Sodermalm that is specifically catered to show the sites of the thriller novels.
Söderhallarna offers a great selection of fresh cheese, meat, fish, fruit and flowers. You find it all on the ground floor. You will also come across a wide variety of teas and coffees. Söderblanding, a tea blend named after the area, is a bestseller. The other floors have a variety of fashion shops. In case you get hungry, there is a choice of small restaurants and pubs, and an ice cream bar. In addition, there are two cinemas. A parking space is easy to find, and also free if you shop for more than SEK300.
Opened by Julio Carbonel, El Barrio is one of the city's most prominent record shops that deals in Latin music. You will find the latest salsa, merengue and tango records, which are imported mainly from Miami, New York and Colombia. It even sells dance instruction videos. You can order a record, which you'll get in two to seven days. Most impressive is Carbonel's limitless knowledge about Latin music. He'll willingly talk about the history and origins of salsa, his personal experiences, the fake salseros roaming the streets of Stockholm and lots more. So, stop by if you're a true Salsa lover.
Whether you are hunting for a classic beret or a Kangol hat to give you that urban look, look no further, you will find them both here at Hattbaren. Look like Bogart or try on the hat you never knew existed. Leave it to the staff to help you find a scarf or umbrella to go with it.
Cajsa Warg, a landmark of Swedish cuisine, has always been the symbol of square meals and classic cookery. At Cajsa Warg you can buy fresh, wholesome, classic foods, basic as well as exotic fresh fruit, cheese and fish. You can also sign up for a number of courses to enhance your cooking skills.
The clothes are not as sporty as the name suggests. Instead the collection is more casual and trendy. If you are looking for the hip-hop type or the skater look, then this is the place to be. Some shoes and accessories like hats, wallets and key chains are also on the rack. You'll always find a stack of flyers and party invitations by the entrance. The store has an in-house DJ.
Granit sells all kinds of useful items for both your office as well as your home, at very reasonable rates. This includes notebooks, folders, storage boxes, plates and toothbrushes. This is the perfect place to pick out a great housewarming gift—bowls, vases or block candles. Watch the staff shrink-wrap your presents which is really impressive.
Designtorget's mission is to feature only local designers. Here you will find exquisite clothes and expensive jewellery. The clothes are made in small, limited collections only and change very regularly; no two visits to Designtorget are ever the same. You will find all kinds of clothes, from fun and sporty to exciting and bizarre. It doesn't cost to look. There are four other Designtorget shops in the city, but this one is always packed with shoppers.