November 28, 2012

REPORT | Stockholm Guide

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Yes, yes, yes, all the stories and all the cliches are true; everything in Sweden is better. Unlike Amsterdam, the streets are spacious and buildings are stately. The people are friendly and all the girls are ridiculously beautiful. The city is clean and functions orderly. Though it was freezing, at this time of year the sun doesn't come up all the way but stays very low throughout the day, which means there is a permanent sunset over Stockholm. Magical. While writing this I miss it already! If you're heading north any time soon, here are a couple of places/shops that are definitely worth a visit:

Aplace - Götgatan 36
All the Scandinavian brands you hope and expect to see in Stockholm together in one store; Ann-Sofie Back, Carin Wester, Whyred, Hope, Acne, Nhu Duong, Wood Wood, they have got it all and more. I could spend hours in there.

Aplace outlet - Tjärhovsgatan 14
The Scandinavian concept-store also has an outlet a couple of streets away.

Granit - Götgatan 31
Can you imagine a Swedish version of Muji? This is it. Simple, basic, no fuss stationary and home accessories. Almost everything inside Granit is black, white or something in between.

Acne Archives - Torsgatan 53
Light pink bags with the four lettered black script on them are everywhere is Stockholm, it seems like there is an Acne store on every other corner. Though if you walk a bit further away from the centre, you will find Acne Archives; a boutique filled with items from previous collections, pieces that never made it to production and piles of jeans for only a fraction of their original price.

Mrs H - Birger Jarlsgatan 9
Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann, Helmut Lang, Maison Martin Margiela, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang...yes they carry all that. Need I say more about this boutique?

Konst-ig - Åsögatan 124
A cute bookstore specialized in art, design, architecture, fashion related books. Great place to get some visual inspiration.

Eat! - Tegnérgatan 3
When you're trying to eat healthy and vegan it is always hard to find food that is 'safe' in a city that you don't know. It was a shame that we only stumbled upon 'Eat' on the last day of our stay. It is a small all organic grocery store with lots of fresh food and healthy snacks. They also serve coffee and delicious vegan pastries which you can eat on their window sill.

Moderna Museet - Skeppsholmen
The museum of contemporary art, located on the tiny Skepsholmen island. This was probably my favorite place in Stockholm. In the same building there is also a permanent architecture exhibition. We arrived on a night that they just happened to stay open longer and for free, it was super busy in a good way. The current exhibition of Picasso vs. Duchamp and their permanent collection was impressive but most of all the relaxed atmosphere was nice, even the kiddo felt right at home at Moderna Museet.

39 comments:

Jackie -Style -Drum said...

It was never in my top list of places to go but after finding all your great posts and photos its a must.

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Be! said...

I truly want to go there! I think Sweden is one of the most beautiful countries.

ania cyk said...

I wish I was there right now ! thanks for the guide Ivania ! I hope I can use it one day :)
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TeuntjeVDW said...

Thanks for sharing! I reaaaly want to visit Stockholm again, miss that place! xx.

Style by Bruno said...

Nice stores from what it seems

Marjolein @ NeverTooPolished.com said...

Very usefull, thank you!

Marjolein x
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Rhea Dillon said...

I've always wanted to go to Sweden as part of a trip around Europe, and that Acne Archives store sounds amazing!

xx

The Golden Soul said...

It looks amazing!

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hannahalehandra said...

Oh wow. I really want to go to Sweden, especially for the constant sunset.. So beautiful sounding and ethereal. And, ofcourse, the Acne archive! :D

Love, your English follower.
Hannah Alehandra

Jade said...

These descriptions just make me want to go to Stockholm so badly! All sounds great. And do you mean with 'there's a permanent sunset this time of the year' like now or a few months ago? I would love to experience that. X

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

during the autumn and winter season Jade :)

thechicndamned said...

I've wanted to travel to Sweden for the longest time. Everyone says the shopping is great and all the people are beautiful and friendly.

x karen
www.thechicndamned.blogspot.com

ZxM Style-Squared said...

would love to go to stockhoml, def on my list of to do things!!!

Billy Hazel said...

I have to visit Stockholm, my aunt lives theres so it would be a great chance.
Ivania I would like to see a post of you referring to men's style from your point of view.

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Anita said...

Such a beautiful city!
Your blog is so nice!




Milex said...

my dream

Laura said...

I plan to visit Stockholm in January, so thank you for these ideas :-)

miss annie said...

I´ve never managed to travel to Stockholm though I´d really like to! But it really seems as if I should make some more efforts and book a flight to Sweden soonest!
xx

Lens & anything Else said...

"the girls are ridiculously beautiful" it's really true :D

Karin said...

Hello from Sweden!

Great to read that you like Sweden so much! Makes me remember to appreciate it a bit more! I live not in Stockholm but it is a great shopping city so I go there sometimes. Have a nice day!

Kelly said...

I want go to Sweden now.... maybe soon :D

xo
Kelly

www.theluxurycloset.com

Sharon said...

Leuke tips!

Ik zal ze zeker onthouden als ik ooit eens naar Stockholm ga.



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Mira said...

I would love to visit Stockholm. Thanks for sharing these tips <3
xo

glamDevils

Jaeger said...

ooh i have to take note of all these i'm coming to sweden next year!!

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xx

Octavia said...

I want to goooo! The Muji like store sounds amazing......

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True love quotes said...

great post

GMB said...

I love Sweden too! I've been in Stockholm a few years ago and I loved it! Every Holiday I go to Sweden because, just like you said, everything in Sweden is better! Even the fashion.

amalie said...

great post! i loove stocholm. such a beautiful city. and the style is amazing. thanks for the tips xx

kyra zoe said...

okay this is crazy
i'm going to stockholm in a week and i'm completly lost
this is exactly what i needed!
(:

Kendra Alexandra said...

Awesome post as always Ivania!
Your blog is great too, going back to check out past posts now!
Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin'??

Kendra
xx

Rock Steady said...

Nice tips! I'm planning to go over stockholm can't wait!

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Verkstaden said...

Just came across your blog, love love it! very inspiring. Personally i'm a big fan of black and white and is a stockholm based blogger...so your style goes very well in hand. Great that you liked Stockholm btw!

Anna

Lucy L. said...

Very usefull info, thanks Ivania, it makes me want to go there right away.
Stockholm is in my planned vacancy tips for a long time. love your blog, gives me always an energy boost and white shades brighten up my day

Duck said...

Stockholm is truly one of my favourite cities! I can't wait to go back next Easter. I also always go straight to Acne Archive and I've ended up coming away with several paper bags' worth each time. I love how almost all the stores there have an outlet version somewhere else - there's also a really good Whyred one. Oh and Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair... God I want to go back again.

I don't know if you tried it but the cafe-restaurant in Modernamuseet is also pretty good with views across the archipelago.

Anne said...

oooh acne sample sales! I want to go there!!!!

Shannon Malone said...

ivania, i began looking up airfare costs immediately after reading this post. i remember reading that you'd love to come to aus; shall we house swap over the holidays? haha! <3

Judith said...

Konst-ig, Granit and Moderna Museet are amongst my favorites too! Will be going back in February. Can't wait to visit Stockholm in the middle of the winter!

Anonymous said...

It's funny... I live in Stockholm and have been living here since I was born and my biggest city-desire right now is Amsterdam. We are going there this spring on an architecture trip and we are also going to visit Paris. I can't wait. Amsterdam seems so beautiful and different and free and I could go on for ours. Just by reading your blog Ivana (love love love it) I'm falling in love with Netherlands haha. I think we always want to go somewhere else.
P.S. I absolutely love your style and your looks. // Josefine

Catharina said...

I'm from Sweden and i have always loved your blog, ever since i heard of it for about two years ago. I love making jewelry and sewing my own clothes, even though I often just re-sew old pieces of clothing that I've grown tired of...
Anyway! What I really wanted to say is that I'm glad you liked it in Stockholm, and that you are one of my biggest inspiration sources!