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Okernsenteret has five floors of exciting and high-quality shops. There are prices for everyone and their special sales, called elleville dager, are especially popular. Everything is offered here: restaurants, a post office, hairdressers, clothing stores, and even car repair. Once you set foot inside this shopping center, you won't have to leave until you have everything you desire. The venue is managed by Steen & Strøm, which is one of the largest chain of shopping centers in Scandinavia, and they know what they're doing.
Selling a wide variety of sporting goods, Anton Sport is the place to go to find whatever you need. The shop stocks a wide variety of biking gear, skiing equipment, swimming apparel and sport shoes. The staff is very knowledgeable and willing to help you find what you are looking for. The shop also carries a selection of stationary exercise equipment.
Located in the charming and pleasant Grunnerlokka area of Oslo, the Birkelunden park hosts a popular gem of a flea market every Sunday. Head to the park and wander among the many stalls that sell and trade almost anything you can think of. Everything from lampshades to DVDs and LPs and in between can be found at this flea market.
Tonica is one of those special shops that have been around for some time. Established in 1976, this is one of the few second-hand shops that sell designer clothes, although it also stocks more ordinary items. The beauty of the shop is in the new stock that comes in every day, so there are always treasures to find. The atmosphere is exciting and you can spend ages browsing around. It is mostly women's clothing, but there is a selection of men's dinner suits on offer too. You can also pick up some knickknacks for your home.
Lille Vinkel has trendy shoes with special, quirky details. With products always up to date, Lille Vinkel is a trendsetter. Although the main focus is the young, hip and sporty, more classic and ordinary styles are also offered; in other words, there is something to suit every taste. Everyday shoes, party shoes, boots and pumps are all in the selection. The staff is very pleasant and obliging, and knows a lot about what is happening within European fashion. Lille Vinkel Sko has collections for men, women and children.
"Bondens Marked" means "Farmers Market," and you'll find this particular brand of Bondens Marked all over Norway. Each market features fresh produce and goods sourced directly from local farms, so you have piece of mind in knowing exactly where your food comes from. The Farmers Market in Oslo typically alternates between several venues: Valkyrie Plass (Vibes gate at Bogstadveien), Birkelunden (Grünerløkka), VikaTerrassen shopping center, Asker sentrum or Bærums Verk; please check the website to see where the market will be held.
Thune is one of Norway's oldest goldsmiths and watchmakers, established in 1857 by Nilius Martinius Thune. Today, there are many stores in and around Oslo. At Thune, you will find a wide and varied collection of jewelry, wristwatches and other items, ranging from the unique and exclusive to the traditional and moderately priced. In addition to this, Thune offers a varied collection of silver cutlery and dinner sets, expertise in bunadslv (the silver jewelery that decorates Norwegian national costumes).
The name of this Swedish paper shop, Ordning&Reda, meaning 'order and method' reflects both its clientele and the interior design. Shelves that are color-coordinated from top to bottom, store all the binders, folders, envelopes, letters, books, pens, and other assorted supplies that help you keep in touch with people and keep your office organized. Everything comes in neat and simple designs. Ordning&Reda is the only resource you need to keep your office clean, efficient, and functional.
As the largest used items chain store in Oslo, Fretex has been helping the impoverished since its establishment in 1905. Since its supplies depend on weekly donations, the selection of the store is constantly changing. Some things are constant, though, like the low prices and great deals. This store is operated by the Salvation Army, so you know that your donations will be used effectively. If you want to donate, boxes are available at the store. So pack your unneeded stuff, donate it to the store, and help someone out! You can always find great deals here, so what are you waiting for?
This store is really something out of the ordinary: it sells handmade products made by blind craftsmen. They mainly sell products made of wood, such as baskets and brooms; these items are very popular and are often used as bases the traditional Norwegian floral painting, rosemaling. All products are made of natural materials, including the brooms. This wonderful store also produces its own soaps, in many different colors; some of their most popular products, they are perfect for sensitive skin. Blindes Produkter also sells knitted socks, woolly hats and slippers, all handmade by blind people.
Majorstuen is one of the main shopping districts in Oslo. On the main streets of the area, Bogstadveien and Hegdehaugsveien, hopeful shoppers will find a huge range of stores, ranging from big, international chains like H&M to small, charming local boutiques. This vibrant area, in addition to the shopping, is a main entertainment area in general with lots of cafes, bars and restaurants populating the bustling streets. No trip to Oslo is complete without a visit to Majorstuen.
A nationwide chain, Lindex has branches all over Oslo. Automatic doors and a lift offer easy access into this particular branch. Lindex sells quality fashion at affordable prices. The street-level space sells everything from pajamas and socks to underwear; the lower ground floor is much bigger and holds clothes for women and children. The women's clothes range from everyday items to more formal wear.