I only had one day to explore shops in Gothenburg but I LOVED it. Don’t expect much fashion, it was all about the interiors shops for me (it is Sweden, after all). If you’re thinking about going, do – it’s a gorgeous city, and not too big so you can experience it over a long (or short) weekend. I just wish my suitcase was bigger!
Here was where we shopped:
Granit – the best storage shop you’ll ever see. It’s affordable, but not ‘cheap’ and still holds style kudos amongst Swedes:
|Where I got my idea for my Aloe Vera plant…|
|The website’s homepage image: says it all (I need everything)|
|My interpretation of Scandi chic in my bedroom|
Design Torget – this shop gives me all the pleasure of a Museum gift shop – intelligent books, brilliantly designed utensils and lots of chopping boards.
Lagerhaus – this was by far my favourite store, it’s like the Ikea marketplace – much more warehouse like and let’s face it, cheaper! there wasn’t much that was over £6, and I bought my concrete planter, copper toothbrush holder, neon candlesticks, cards and a grey tie-dye teatowel for under £15…
Grandpa – if I could design a shop, this would be it. A carefully curated store of cool clothing, interiors, cool signing and prints. I couldn’t afford much (I bought a print) but it was gorgeous.
If you love Scandi things like me, then Gothenburg is a must – I can’t wait to do another mini break there (I’ll take an empty holdall).