More Than Mystery Retail
No phone / snickarbacken7.se
A new one-stop shop for art, design, fashion, coffee and conversation, founded and run by a collective housed in a 19th-century building just opened to the public. Coffee is made with beans from revered Swedish roastery da Matteo.
+46 8 (0) 611 10 10 / ourlegacy.se
This is the Swedish fashion label’s new flagship store. The marble-and-concrete interior is a striking backdrop for a great line of shirts and blazers.
+46 (0) 8 6447446 / grandpa.se
This is a little like foraging in your grandparents’ attic...if your grandparents had excellent taste and lived in Sweden. Finds such as retro glass jars, a vintage ruler and a timeworn trunk sit alongside fashions chosen for that school-days sensibility. Guys, don’t miss the Grenson brogues paired with vintage Levi’s; gals, look out for the Swedish Hasbeens clogs and pretty frocks from Dagmar.
+46 (0) 8 6115303 / designtorget.se
Want a place to find great design you never thought of but don’t know how you lived without? Funny books, funky bulbs and innovative toys are just some of the items in the shop’s weekly rotation, with new items presented by designers and chosen by the store’s “jury.”
+46 (0) 8 525 026 10 / byredo.com
The niche-perfume and accessories brand founded by Ben Gorham in 2006 focuses on craft, quality and Swedish manufacturing. Sunday Cologne has hints of cardamom and lavender; Rose Noir smells of grapefruit, rose and musk. Ahhh, your nose will thank you.
Barber & Books
+46 (0) 8 640 02 27 / barberandbooks.se
Lean back for a wet shave or beard trim at this 1920s Manhattan-inspired shop. Grooming completed, peruse the books and admire the black-and-white photos lining the walls.
+46 (0) 8 55579900 / acnestudios.com
The headquarters of this Swedish fashion, interior and advertising studio, famous for its clean aesthetics, is located in the former bank where, in 1973, workers became emotionally attached to the robbers holding them hostage, giving rise to the expression Stockholm Syndrome.
+46 (0) 8 640 78 47 / tjallamalla.com
A great little boutique with more than 250 designers and labels in stock. Well worth a stop.