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This is a modern shopping center in a beautiful environment of old buildings and natural scenery. It contains ordinary shops like any shopping arcade, but also workshops for glass-blowing and various other crafts, as well as galleries and museums. It is almost like a park, with a small river running through. There is an exhibition of sculptures that changes as they are sold. There are many places to eat and drink in, and in the summer also an outdoor marketplace. The history of Brums Verk started in 1603 when a promising vein of iron ore was found there. Gradually Brums Verk became the leading ironworks in Akershus. In 1988 the owners received an international architectural prize for building aesthetics for this new development. They also have free parking places.
Sandvika Storsenter is one of Norway's largest shopping centers. They claim to offer just as much as the entirety of central Oslo when it comes to shops and restaurants. There is a wide range of shops and you can basically get everything you need under one roof. Clothes, gifts, food and hobby items are just a few examples. The center manages to combine a high level of quality with a relaxed atmosphere. There is also a play area for children aged three to eight, and if you want to take the kids with you around the shops, you can hire a cart to push the little ones in. There are different shops and plenty of free parking places, and all this is only ten minutes from Oslo.
The Italian house of Benetton is famous for bright and colorful, high-quality garments, especially for children but also for women. Classic and elegant basic clothes such as skirts, jackets and suits come in bright as well as calmer colors. The Sisley collection is designed for younger women, and successfully combines classic and playful styles in funky, original clothes.
Located at CC Vest, Grændsens Skotøimagazin is a massive space filled with shoes. You will find everything from the common everyday shoe to the exclusive designer pump. In addition to having both extra large and extra small sizes, Grndsens Skotimagasin offers all kinds of special products: swimming shoes, slippers, shoes for national costumes, health shoes, Wellington boots, clogs, galoshes, special soles and shoe-treatment products. The staff is highly skilled in their profession and can offer you guidance wherever you may need it.
CC Vest is one of the smaller shopping centers in Oslo, but they still have everything you need. Over 64 shops include services such as a post office, a chemist and Vinmonopol (government-run off-licence). Monthly competitions and weekly offers are run to maintain customers' interest. Even if you do not live in the neighborhood it is easy to get to by motorway, or you can take buses 23, 32 or 43 to Lilleaker. Check out the website for more information.
At Galleri Gimle you'll find a wide range of antique home furnishings and decor. Furniture, light fixtures, ceramics, mirrors and art are the main items for sale. Many pieces are from the 18th Century, meaning Galleri Gimle is mainly frequented by serious collectors. In particular, their collection of chandeliers is impressive. Visit the website for a snapshot of their inventory - you might find such jewels as a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk from the early 1900s, or a pair of Rocco-style mirrors from the 1700s.
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?
Oslo's beautiful people idle away hours in the fashionable Frogner district. Filled with famous name haute couture, art galleries, interior design shops, gourmet food emporiums, stylish modern furniture and antiques, the area is a beacon for the wealthy. This is not the spot for bargain hunting, but high quality Norwegian goods are in abundance. Fish connoisseurs will appreciate the vacuum-sealed smoked salmon and trout for sale in the charming food emporiums. Even if you are not buying, a leisurely walk up the tree lined Bygdoy Allé provides a truly Norwegian experience. While shops offer the best of luxury goods, Oslo's elegantly attired elite provide an interesting display of unruffled chic.
Located in Frogner, Bamsebua showcases a wide variety of toys that will entertain children and adults alike. You'll find things like remote controlled cars, puzzles, art supplies, figurines, LEGOs and a giant collection of Teddy bears. Additionally, there's also a large section children's clothing, costumes and even knitting supplies. Stop on by and check out this cozy, eclectic store.
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.
"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).