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Vasastan: upcoming district for dining and shopping

bibblanPeople who are looking for small antique stores and intimate independent boutiques or want to drink and dine in a district with the locals should make a beeline for Vasastan. There are three strips:

– Rörstrandsgatan and surrounding side streets.

– Odengatan via the new Sven-Harrys art gallery in Vasaparken, to Odenplan and the surrounding Norrtullsgatan and Upplandsgatan.

– Odengatan via Asplund’s famous Stockholm City Library to Roslagsgatan and surrounding streets.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week  attracts the international fashion community such as the press and fashion buyers to get a closer look at the Swedish fashion scene. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm supports around thirty local designers twice a year.

The main venues for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is at the well-renowned Berns in central Stockholm and at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Pavilion.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s focus on sustainable development is continuing through a newly-instituted award, The Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Fashion.

http://mercedesbenzfashionweek.se/

Photo: Whyred

Thanks to all of you who voted for Stockholm as Style Capital in NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice Awards!
Other nominees were Brooklyn, Paris, Tokyo, Instanbul and Berlin. Guess what? We won! 

Logo’s NewNowNext.com today announced the winners of its fourth annual travel awards.  The newly-named “NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice” honors the best of the most stylish, most exciting and hottest destinations and travel services of tomorrow.  Staying on the pulse of tomorrow’s trends today, several new categories were added to this year’s list including “Bossest Beach” and “Critical Event.”

Logo appointed a nominating panel of global travel experts to determine what destinations, hotels, airlines and events best emulate the “next best thing” in the travel industry.  Joining the panel this year were noted travel editors and writers from Condé Nast Traveler, Condé Nast Traveller UK, Sherman’s Travel, Lonely Planet, New York magazine, Travel & Leisure, Out, The Advocate, Fodor’s, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Robb Report and Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

However, it was the fans of NewNowNext who determined which nominees deserved the title of “NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice.”  Travel enthusiasts voted for their favorites on NewNowNext.com.

Voters also shared their top “NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice” categories on Facebook, which  then alerted and encouraged a voter’s friends or followers to sound-off on which nominees deserve such titles as “Sexiest Gay Bar,” “Ultimate Resort,” “Hottest Locals” and “Style Capital.”

All winners at www.newnownext.com>>

Candle Byredo Svenskt Tenn

Good news! Svenskt Tenn and BYREDO are working together for the first time in an exclusive collaboration, united in their love for craftsmanship and quality. On the basis of Svenskt Tenn´s history, BYREDO has developed three fragrances that echoes a time past.  All comes with a unique lid designed by Jakob Solgren.

Byredo Ben Gorham

Ben Gorham, founder of Byredo

Byredo – Exclusive Swedish perfume house whose products are as beautiful to look at as they are fragrant. Byredo has had several intriguing collaborations, including the scent they developed for the Swedish clothing brand Acne. In addition to perfume, the line includes soaps, skincare products, and scented candles. www.byredo.com

Svenskt Tenn – The timeless, amazingly patterned and brilliantly colored fabrics and beautiful furniture by Josef Frank inspire people to make a pilgrimage to the store. Strandvägen 5, Stockholm. www.svenskttenn.se

Great news! Stockholm, Sweden has been nominated for World Style Capital in the NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice Awards!

NewNowNext.com have spent the year hunting high and low for the absolute hottest destinations, hotels, bars and everything else in the world of travel.

Vote now! If you like Stockholm and think it’s the World Style Capital, please cast your vote at NewNowNext.com
Results will be announced in early December.

In a city built on the water, there are naturally many spa and recreational opportunities. Visit Sturebadet and you’ll enjoy a luxury spa milieu from the 1800s with pool, exercise equipment, and spa treatments from head to toe. Sturebadet is situated in the shopping galleria Sturegallerian in the very centre of Stockholm.

www.sturebadet.se
www.sturegallerian.se

At Judits and Herr Judit you can find both new and second hand fashion, especially from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, at either store – men’s or women’s – both located on the same block. All the clothes are in great condition and hand selected by the competent staff.

 

Dior, Chanel and Gucci are among the brands they sell along with second-hand Swedish labels and items that fit into their assortment. Prices vary from expensive to cheap, but nothing is overpriced.

Judits and Herr Judit are two of Stockholm’s most respected vintage stores and offer huge variety. Studded punk leather jackets and preppy bowties are displayed along with suits, tweed suits, silk dresses, designer shoes, bags and sccessories.

These are the ideal places for those who don’t want to sift through piles of old garments at flea markets yet want trendy vintage in great condition. Take your time and you will find some amazing bargains and new favorites!

Herr Judit>>
Judits>>

Stockholm is a great place for shopping, and a perfect place to discover that Swedish fashion and design is so much more than skinny jeans and strangely named bookshelves from Ikea.

At Stureplan, in the very heart of Stockholm, you’ll find Sturegallerian – an artful diversity of selected shopping, contemporary dining and modern lifestyle. Centrally located, it is a haven for all fashionistas, bookworms, gourmets, audiophiles, café hounds, interior design enthusiasts and other followers of quality. But it is also a natural meeting place, melting pot and a hub for city living both day and night with pubs, nightclubs, leisure and recreation.

www.sturegallerian.se


Photo: Nhu Duong, Leila Hekmat

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week closes on Wednesday August 29 with this summer’s most glamorous fashion event, Fashion Night. Mingle among the fashion people and enjoy exclusive offers on the coming season’s new items. You do not want to miss this!

A collection of Sweden’s foremost designers invite you to come and have a look at this fall’s trends and new arrivals, mingle, get exclusive offers and attend a range of different activities throughout the evening. The evening is arranged together with the shops of Bibliotekstan and Sturegallerian. This year Fashion Night has more participating stores than ever!

Fashion Night stores of Bibliotekstan and Sturegallerian are open between 5 PM and 10 PM.

www.mbfw.se

Today I’m gonna present a couple of golden spots in Stockholm when it comes to shopping second hand and vintage. So on the days when the sun has decided to take a pause and you’re tired of hanging around in different museums, this is one of the best ways to spend your hours in the capital of Sweden.

Dusty Deco: Has some of the coolest vintage stuff you can find. The owner travels around the world to find just the typical Dusty Deco-items and some of the items you won’t find anywhere else in Stockholm. The staff is super nice and helpful and if you’re looking for some special item that they don’t have, ask them if they can help you – cause if it’s possible to find, they’ll find it for you.

Grandpa: Here you find the dream combination of fashion, furniture and home styling. Take a visit to both their shops in Stockholm so that you don’t miss the opportunity to own a original item in your home.

Brandstationen: This old fire station is now one of the hottest vintage spots in Stockholm.

Gamla lampor: The store name “Old lamps” says it all. Here you can find hundreds of different lamps in retro and vintage style. A must on your shopping tour.

Myrorna: This is the second hand shop that is filled with junk but where you might find the steal of the day if your looking hard enough. Don’t feel like you’ve shopped to much. Myrornas profit goes directly to charity.

You shouldn’t do this if: You don’t like the smell of used things.
You should do this if: You would like your home to look like the inside of an interior magazine.

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