Everytime I visit a new city, I try to find great streets to start my longly anticipated shopping spree. Usually, I won’t chase the price-dragon on the main shopping streets in the city centres. Instead, I’d like to find the places where there’s a nice mix of vintage, commercial and quirky. If you’re like me, I think you should start your shopping-bonanza-hangout in Stockholm on Götgatan.
Götgatan is a long street that stretches across the southern part of Stockholm, known to us locals as Söder. Some might say that Söder is the hipster-mecca of Stockholm and frankly I’d be a hypocrite to argue against it. I will however say this, if you’re looking for great shopping, bar-hopping, cozy restaurants and friendly coffee shops, Söder is a must and along Götgatan is where you’ll find a great many of these places.
If you take the tube from the central station (T-centralen) and get off at Slussen, you will find yourself smack in the middle of Götgatan. Here you can find great Swedish brands like Monki, Weekday and H&M, and if you continue along the street, towards the big dome Globen, you’ll find vintage shops, bars and restaurants on the connected streets of Götgatan.
After you’ve exceeded your credit card limit, plop down at one of the hip bars, spend the rest of the afternoon people watching and give yourself a good pat-on-the back for a shopping-job well done.