Tuesday, 19 April 2011

161st issue: Shopping in Helsinki?

Many people prefer all these cliche places for shopping: Tokyo, New York, Buenos Aires, Paris, Stockholm..

But you can also find ver nice stuff from Finland. Also Finland is a kind of a meeting point for East and West. 

Ok, ok, 550 000 people in Finland might be True Finns, but the rest - 4 600 000 - think a little bit of getting more cosmopolitan. So, in a few years we have start getting more and more shops that sell both Finnish and foreign brands.

My O My
I was positively surprised when I saw My o my selling Tsumori Chisato. I'm a super fan of this Japanese brand. Also My o my sells Sonia Rykel, Paul Smith, Chloé...

Addres?
Aleksi 36 and Erottaja 9B
http://www.myomy.fi/

Liike Shop
Liike is specialized in Finnish designers

Address?
Yrjönkatu 25
http://liike-shop.com/

Helsinki 10
I think Helsinki 10 was one of the shops that really bring the fashion to be able to everyone. I might be totally wrong, but one thing I m sure about is that Helsinki 10 bring a totally new atmosphere to Finland, they bring something that was missing: a shop which sells fashion, 2nd hand clothing, design accessories  and art books. Also they are having art gallery on the shop. 

Address?
Eerikinkatu 10
http://www.helsinki10.fi/?cat=1

bElles
Sneaker heaven for chicks! 

Address?
Tarkk'ampujan katu 14
http://www.b-elles.fi/store/

Popot
This is a small sneaker store. One of the owner is hardcore sneaker lover (or I bet all of them are, but there's made a documentary about one of the owners love towards shoes). 

Address?
Iso Roba 16
http://www.popot.fi/

Beam/Beamhill
Beam has e.g. Swedish Acne, Alexander Wang, Comme des Garcons..etc etc, also Beam is advertising they have Swedish Hasbeens at the moment. I want them! Beamhill is specialized more to street wear, like Cheap Monday, Nudie, Levi's, April 77, Ben Sherman....

Where?
There are four shops, chek out here http://beamhill.fi/

Ponkes
The shop for skateboarders and their chicks! Especially check out Finnish skateboard brands.

Adress?
Simonkatu 6
http://www.ponkes.com/

Gallery
Lot's of brands available, especially street wear.

Where?
Shopping mall Kamppi, 5th floor 
http://www.kamppi.fi/RetailerHome.aspx?Unit_no=503

Also there are Swedish shops like Tiger of Sweden, Cheap Monday etc etc. I just collected here shops I like the most.

Also check out also Finnish designers I love:

Minna Parikka (shoes and accessory)
IvanaHelsinki (clothing and other accessory)
TitiMadam (accessory)
Samuji (clothing)
Youth vs Future (accessories)
Antti Asplund (clothing and accessory)


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