Quality Hotel Prince Philip
Kungenskurva, Oxholmsgrand 2
Phone: (46) 8 680 25 00
Fax: (46) 8 680 25 25
Kungenskurva, Oxholmsgrand 2 Skarholmen, Stockholm, SE, 12724
- Phone: (46) 8 680 25 00
- Fax: (46) 8 680 25 25
This shopping centre, located right by the metro station, offers just about everything under the sun. Skärholmens centrum accomodates over 120 shops, which specialize in every item you could possibly think of. It covers an area of 160,000 meters, but at the end of this long and exhausting shopping trip, you can relax at one the many restaurants and cafés. Great news for those coming by car - there are 3,000 free parking spaces.
Other than perhaps ABBA, there is not much that captures the essence of Swedishness better than IKEA. It is one of Sweden's greatest trademarks. Here you can find everything for your home—reliable furniture of good quality, fabrics, china, and kitchenware. You name it, and it is here, in all kinds of shapes and styles, from the classical to the innovative. You can buy a product and either assemble it on your own (which will cost you less), or hire the store's staff to do it for you.
Nitty Gritty has always looked towards London for inspiration and is always the 60s fan's best friend. English brands like Duffer of St George, Lonsdale and Carhartt fill the shelves and share it with Scandinavian designs and collection of shoes and accessories like wallets, watches and jewelery. The shop has its own tailor, so should the marvelous Ben Sherman shirt not fit on you, it can easily be fixed.
The possibility of losing track of time in Bokmagasinet is high. This store is well-stocked with new and second-hand books of every kind. Tidevarvet is the section selling second-hand books on twentieth-century literature, while Läseleket, has second-hand books for children. The biggest attraction though is the section on sale.
This second-hand bookshop, located on Hantverkargatan, is really worth a visit. Not only is this shop well-organized, but the books are as good as new. It is especially well-stocked with books on poetry and art literature. The place is a treasure cove for tourists; it's overflowing with guide books.
Schalin is a local clothes brand, created by the talented couple, Moa Li and Johan. The brand gained recognition for its casual clothes, especially jackets and shirts. Schalin has outlets in stores all across Stockholm. You will also find jewelry and accessories, that the couple have picked out from places all over the world.
The Globen shopping center houses over 50 shops as well as the Globe Sports Arena. You could easily spend an entire day here. There are restaurants, cafes as well as a bakery. Most people visit the shops before heading for a concert or game at the Globe Arena. And if you're driving here, good news - the mall offers two hours of free parking.
This central department store is Stockholm's largest in terms of the number of shoppers who frequent the store everyday. It features brands like PTA, GAP and Mexx, as well as the Åhléns brand Å, with a section for young ones called Att. There is a good home department and a small restaurant and café. The ground floor houses a food shop with a small bakery. During the run—up to Christmas, the store extends opening hours.
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.
Serieslussen is one store no one ever gets tired of visiting. Filled with a great collection of comic books, it is a favorite with both children and adults alike. In addition to comics, like Tintin and Gaston, this shop also has old pocket detective novels.
Sodermalm has emerged as the new trendy neighborhood of Stockholm. Less touristy and less pricey than central Stockholm, Sodermalm has widespread popularity among locals, particularly in its epicenter: SoFo. Many tourists have also sought out this area because it is the setting of Stieg Larsson’s best selling novel "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo". If you are a big fan of Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, then be sure to sign up for the Stockholm City Museum's walking tour of Sodermalm that is specifically catered to show the sites of the thriller novels.
Located just above the Skanstull subway station, Skivfönstret is a popular record store. It specializes in rock and pop and you'd also find a good selection of Afro-American artists. This is one of the few stores which is well-stocked with music of local artists. The employees here are surprisingly knowledgeable and really helpful.