Quality Hotel Friends
P.O. Box 7620
Solna/Stockholm, 103 94
Phone: (46) 8 705 70 00
Fax: (46) 8 705 70 79
Although located on the outskirts of Stockholm, a trip to Solna Centrum is worth the effort. This shopping center is conveniently located right next to the metro. You'll find clothes, shoes, perfumes, make-up and much more all under one roof. And you can relax in one of the many restaurants or cafes, before the trip back to town.
At Sundbybergs Bokhandel, it is extremely easy to lose track of time. Plonk yourself on one of their comfortable sofas while you check out the latest selection. The place has a vast range of books, but the fiction collection is especially comprehensive. Bestsellers are always available and are often offered at discounted prices.
Polarn o. Pyret is a well-known fashion powerhouse that specializes in casual clothes. The simple designs, patterns and fabrics are designed for women as well as children. You'll find their striped cotton shirts in every Swedish child's closet. Also popular are the relaxed sailing tops and the trendy skirts. There are multiple Polarn o. Pyret stores which can be found in several shopping centres and locations around Stockholm.
Mareld sells books based on different subjects such as psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy and leadership skills. If questions about life, the universe and the solar system are keeping you awake at night, then this is the place to dig out the answers. Mareld is also a bookmaker, so feel free to take your time browsing.
Sko Dig is a store with a very unusual concept—selling second-hand shoes—and it works suprisingly well! This is where you go when you do not wish to spend a huge amount of money on a pair of festive high heels or a pair of sandals to wear around the house. A small selection of handbags is sold too, to help complete your new look.
Located at Norrtullsgatan, Aderton Antikvariat is a small second-hand bookshop. In spite of its size, there are books on all topics. All books are in excellent condition and there are very high chances of finding a rare one.
Salinos imports specially selected Italian foods from small family businesses in Italy. Meats, cheeses, dry goods—you will find it all here. And the quality is excellent! There is also a small café area, where you can enjoy a authentic espresso or some fresh ravioli. Salinos offers catering services as well.
Rotspel has become one of the city's popular music stores. It stocks a wide variety of music, both old as well as new records. With over 400 titles, it claims to have the finest reggae collection in the city. Rotspel also stocks quite a lot of Scandinavian and Celtic folk music. In addition to the music, there are books, magazines, instruments, videos and tickets. The men who run the store are well-known on the club and DJ scene in Stockholm's music world.
This is a popular second-hand bookshop. Once you have passed the entrance it is no more than ten metres until you have reached the end of the store. That doesn't mean that there are few books here, though: what they have done here is use the height of the ceiling. Standing on the floor looking up at the highest bookshelves might make you feel a little dizzy. The range of books are mostly fiction and if you spend some time here you will probably find really good books here.
Located all over Stockholm, H&M offers inexpensive and trendy clothes. Some of the largest branches are in the Norrmalm/City area. Although the selection of clothes may vary from store to store, you will always find both men's and women's clothes, underwear, children's clothes and clothes for the younger generation. Impuls, Girl's Casual and Rocky are the store's very own brands. Every Swede owns at least one pair of Rocky jeans! Other brands sold are BiB (Big is Beautiful), which carries larger sizes (also in lingerie), and MAMA for expectant mothers. Most H&M stores also sell cosmetics and accessories at very low prices.
Berggren's bookshop in Kista stocks books on most subjects, with a really impressive range. Occasionally prices are fabulously low on a number of titles - no one knows how they manage to do it. Another bonus is the regular visits and lectures given by fairly famous authors to promote their latest books; on these occasions you will also be able to get hold of signed copies.
Spread over two floors, Centralantikvariatet seems like the ultimate treat for a bookworms. Besides film and theater books, this store is well-stocked with rare and old books on Swedish history and music literature. All their books are in either English or Swedish so its easy to find something you like.