Behnaz Aram, head of ready-to-wear at & Other Stories’ Stockholm atelier takes us from the high-street to the high-end
The shopping scene in Stockholm is very varied, with a great mix of high-street and high-end. Around Stureplan, in Östermalm, is where you’ll find the best example of this wide-ranging offering. It’s home to fashion brands such as & Other Stories, Céline, Chanel, Byredo and many others.
If you’re on the hunt for Swedish brands, Stockholm has many good mid-level labels such as Whyred (whyred.com), Filippa K (filippa-k.com), Hope (hope-sthlm.com), and A Day’s March (adaysmarch.com).
And if you want to delve deeper into Swedish style, check out some of the country’s emerging design talent: Lazoschimdl (lazoschmidl.tictail.com) represents a new way of doing menswear; K-ourage (k-ourage.com) is a new brand that I’m currently intrigued by, while Felicia Swartling (feswa.se) does amazing jewellery.
Speaking of which, one place I always go to is Karin Larsson Rydén (klrjewellery.com), a bespoke jewellery designer and goldsmith working at 21Gram at Tegnérgatan 45. I design my own rings and she makes them for me.
Saker & Ting is the place to head if you want to bling it up. Located at Sturegatan 28, it’s a boutique that stocks pre-owned high fashion and jewellery pieces, so you’re always likely to find something amazing.
Outside of fashion, I’d recommend a visit to my favourite bookshop, Konst-ig (konstig.se) at Åsögatan 124 in Södermalm – the staff here really know their art and design. And you can shop for amazing tasting local produce at Matmarknad (stockholmsmatmarknad.se), where the emphasis is on artisanal foods from small-scale farmers. If you can’t wait to eat what you’ve bought, the market’s landmark restaurant, Sturehof, serves dishes made from raw ingredients available in the market.