Stockholm’s best shopping streets

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Stockholm has become, in recent years, something of a shopper’s paradise. From major retailers like H&M to niche boutiques the city is overflowing with great clothes, designer items, homewares, and pretty much anything else you might need or have to have on your visit.

Last updated: October 10, 2023
Like most Stockholmers we here at View Stockholm love to hit the streets and find that perfect item. Here are our favourites places to do this.





Köpmangatan Gamla stan

Cozy Köpmangatan was the first street in Stockholm to get a name – Photo: © Anders E. Skånberg

Old Town (Gamla Stan) is Stockholm’s coziest area, and in the heart of this historic district you’ll find the picturesque Köpmangatan, the city’s oldest named street. It got its name in 1323, probably because of the merchants that had their stalls here in the Middle Ages. The charming stone-paved street stretches from Köpmantorget to Stortorget, offering a lovely walk among beautiful buildings and sights.

Köpmangatan is home to a genuine mix of artisans, boutiques, and galleries. In other words, it’s heaven for those who want to browse unique things in an environment guaranteed to be free of modern offices and big players.

Indulge in Italian confectionery at Amaretti Virginia, find great gifts at Kompani Kolibri or Charlotte Nicolin, purchase stylish unique sunglasses at La Boutique Eyewear, shop for nice clothes at Räddningsplankan, acquire fantastic paper products at Studio Barbara Bunke, look for beautiful yarn at Makeri 14, and bargain second hand at Stockholms stadsmission.

To celebrate Köpmangatan’s 700th anniversary, they’ll organize an event called Unik butik-dagen (Unique Boutique Day) on 28 October 2023. It’s an event to support and highlight the street’s small, privately owned shops and their owners. Other unique shops and artisans from Old Town will also be present. Take the opportunity to visit merchants who are passionate about personal service and uncommon offerings, and enjoy live music, street food, and a great atmosphere at the same time.


Stockholm’s best shopping streets

Drottninggatan – Photo: © Stefan Holm /

You could spend an entire day making your way through the many shops that line Drottninggatan and still not visit them all. While it sometimes seems there is an H&M every few steps don’t miss out on the other gems along the way.

Åhlens City, right at the corner of Drottninggatan and Klarabergsgatan, is one of the best department stores in the city, with not just an excellent selection of fashion but also books, homewares, makeup, and much, much more. The street is also home to plenty of tourist shops, as well as some great restaurants and cafés.


Götgatan shopping Stockholm

Götgatan – Photo: © Anastasiia Petrych /

Götgatan runs from one of hip Södermalm to the other. Head to the Slussen subway station and start walking south. The first part of the street, known as Götgatsbacken, is pedestrian (although watch out for cyclists!) and has a serious amount of great boutiques, including such top end designers as Filippa K. In addition all the little side streets have tons of great shops, including some of the best record shops in the city. Cool cafés and hip bars will take care of your need to rest before you head out with your credit card once again.




Hamngatan shopping Stockholm

NK on Hamngatan – Photo: © Tommy Alven /

The star of this street is Stockholm’s most elegant department store NK (Nordiska Kompaniet) but it’s also home to plenty of other names that pack a punch, including H&M and Zara. There is also the excellent Gallerian just across from NK, which has 28 thousand square meters of both Swedish and international shops spread across three floors. Happy Socks, Tshirt Store, and Björn Borg are just a few of the names you’ll find here.


Sturegallerian Stockholm

Sturegallerian – Photo: © Holger Ellgaard / Wikimedia

While technically not a street, Stockholm’s most glamorous galleria is found at Stureplan in the heart of the city and is loaded with top-end boutiques. You won’t find H&M in Sturegallerian – instead you’ll find amazing shoe shops, one of the best handbag shops in the city, and tons and tons of gorgeous clothes for both men and women. There are also several good cafés and restaurants, and a small food market.


Biblioteksgatan shopping Stockholm

Biblioteksgatan – Photo: © Stefan Holm /

If designer tat is your thing, then make Biblioteksgatan your first stop. This pedestrian street (which literally rolls out a red carpet during the Christmas shopping season) is nearly all high-end designer wear, with both Swedish and international brands and designers represented. Dress well for this excursion because with tony Östermalm just around the corner, you’ll be brushing shoulders with the city’s most glamorous shoppers.

Birger Jarlsgatan

Louis Vuitton on Birger Jarlsgatan in Stockholm

Louis Vuitton on Birger Jarlsgatan – Photo: © Tupungato / Bigstock

Just one street over from Biblioteksgatan is Birger Jarlsgatan, which, if anything, is even more exclusive. All the big names are here, with Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton having their Stockholm flagship stores on this street. There are also some great Scandinavian names, such as Georg Jensen for designer products and jewelry, and Norrgavel for designer goods for the home.



Mäster Samuelsgatan

Mood galleria on Mäster Samuelsgatan

Mood Stockholm on Mäster Samuelsgatan – Photo: © Anders E. Skånberg

With the opening of the new galleria MOOD Stockholm, Mäster Samuelsgatan has taken its spot as a shopping destination. While it’s always had its fair share of great little boutiques and shops these past few years has seen this street explode. Close to Stureplan make it part of your high-end shopping experience.


Bondegatan Stockholm

Bondegatan – Photo: © Johan Fredriksson / Wikimedia

If offbeat, quirky, and vintage are your thing, take the time to walk this long stretch of road, where hip Stockholm is on full display. Stockholm’s legendary vintage shop Lisa Larsson is found in Bondegatan, along with Acne Studio and Kult & Design. Just around the corner on Södermannagatan you’ll find Grandpa, possibly the coolest shop in the city.


Records Rörstrandsgatan

Rörstrandsgatan is full of hidden gems – Photo: © Jp/Flickr

Vasastan has often been overlooked, being seen as decidedly middle class – but in recent years, as designers and shop owners look for new space, the area known as ‘Little Paris’ has come into its own. Rörstrandsgatan in particular has become that always elusive hidden gem, with designers such as Carin Wester making it her home. The surrounding streets are also filling up with tiny boutiques, which has become the hallmark of the area.

Stora Nygatan

Stora Nygatan in Old Town, Stockholm

Stora Nygatan in Old Town – Photo: © Roman Sigaev /

We can’t forget Gamla Stan, now can we? While most of Old Town is crawling with shops Stora Nygatan is where you want to start. While you won’t find any big designer names here you will find some great vintage shops, the best comic book store in the city, and all the tourist tat you could possibly want. There’s also a truly excellent shop for scarves – something that might come in handy during the colder months.

Happy shopping on the best shopping street in Stockholm

There you have our guide to Stockholm’s best shopping streets. We hope you’ll have a good time browsing the shops and find what you’re looking for.

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