On our recent trip to Stockholm, Sweden, STYLE roamed the fashion precincts of the capital to find some of our favourite fashion boutiques that you should know about. Here are our top five picks below.
1: ACNE ARCHIVE
Torsgatan 53, 113 37 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 30 27 23
From its famous chain of â€śAcne Studiosâ€ť stores comes its less expensive cousin, Acne â€śArchiveâ€ť â€“which is just a fancyÂ way of saying â€śoutletâ€ť. And who doesnâ€™t love a good pair of Acne boots at half the original price? The store stocks some of its run-of-the-mill itemsÂ as well as one-off masterpieces that didnâ€™t make the main retail racks, recycled and revamped by Acne Studios creative director Johnny Johansson.
SĂ¶dermannagatan 21, 116 40 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 643 60 80
Founded in 2003, and with three stores in Sweden, this department style boutique is big on ecological production and sustainability making itÂ very conscious on which local and international brands itÂ houses. You will also find everything from vintage clothing to vintage furniture here, but itâ€™s the charming random knick knacks and home-style layout that makes theÂ storeâ€™s nameÂ ring true.
3: NITTY GRITTY
Krukmakargatan 26, 118 51 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 658 24 40
Located outside of the trendy area of SOFO is the island of SĂ¶dermalm, where you will find the minimalist, beautifully decked out Nitty Gritty. The store stocks Scandinavian designers along with international brands we know and love such as Isabel Marant, Gitman Vintage and Adidas. Nitty Gritty is also well known for housing up and coming designers â€“ the latest being Sara Lanz. If you are a conscientious fashionista, this is the store for you.
4: UNIFORMS FOR THE DEDICATED
Krukmakargatan 24, 118 51 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 533 324 48
This outdoor and lifestyle brand is for the fashion-conscious man, withÂ a menswear line that relates to the environment and natureâ€™s scarce resources. The brand is just as big on sustainability as it is on style â€“ its innovative designs have beenÂ recognisedÂ with several Swedish fashion awards since it launchedÂ in 2007.
Brunnsgatan 7, 111 38 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 20 67 77
If youâ€™re looking for edgy, fashion-forward pieces, look no further. JUS is the store where the cool kids come toÂ hang. Housing heavyweights such as Helmut Lang, Maison Martin Margiela and Comme des GarĂ§ons, this is one store to help you get noticed on the streets of Stockholm.