Shopping in Helsinki

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Forum in helsinki dec 2006

Forum in helsinki dec 2006

Ahmed Zax

Helsinki is a good place to shop. In the center of Helsinki is a shopping center, Forum, which is mostly full of popular youth's clothing shops like Backstreet, Lindex, H&M, Seppälä, KappAhl, O.N.L.Y, and many, many more. Forum includes a few restaurants and then places like Mc Donalds, Arnolds, and some Finnish companys like Hesburger, Café Picnic and pizzerias. Also for older people is shops too like Marimekko, Idea, Pierre Cavallo, Tiimari, Sokos (like local Sears/Macy's) and few shops more where I haven't had time to visit.

Near Forum is also a new shopping center Kamppi just next to bus terminal (like Mango, Ecco, Bianco footwear, Indiska etc. and many youth fashion shops. Also shops for mothers & children, even a bowling hall upstairs. Best sushi in downstairs Ichiban).

Close to Forum is Stockmann's (like Macy´s/Saks Fifth Avenue). In Stockmann there is all kinds of stuff; clothes, shoes, make-up, cosmetics and many more. Stockmann also includes a restaurant.

Close from Stockmann and Forum is the Central Railway Station which is a beautiful building. I can recommend some restaurants: Café Picnic is really good when you want to eat a sandwhich, have a coffee, etc. and pizzerias downtown are really good. When you are in Helsinki longer I would say it would be cheaper to buy some food from food stores like S-Market, K-Market, Alepa, Stockmann Delicates, Siwa etc. Food that has the Swan-mark on it is 100% finnish, so it's good quality.

Also Itäkeskus is huge (biggest shopping center in the Nordic Countries) and a good place to shop. In Itäkeskus there are many shops like Tarjoustalo (cheap) Euron Ihme (in English one euros mirical, and everything pays 1€) Anttila (another 'like Sears' shop) and the youths shops (H&M, Seppälä, Lindex, Vero Moda, O.N.L.Y, KappAhl, In Model etc). There are also gift shops: Idea, Indiska.... Bookshops: Suomalainen Kirjakauppa, Akateeminen Kirjakauppa etc. Computer shops: Veikon Kone, ON/OFF.... And shops for men: DressMan and some more i didn't pay attention to men's clothing stores and shops for womens were many, many shops.

Helsinki and towns close to Helsinki are full of shopping centers; Jumbo (Vantaa), Myyrmanni (Vantaa), Forum (Helsinki), Itäkeskus (Helsinki), Malmin Nova (Helsinki) Iso-Omena (Espoo), Lippulaiva (Espoo) and the newest Sello (Espoo).

In Helsinki there are also several "shopping streets" that have many interesting smaller boutiques. Aleksanterinkatu (starts in front of Stockmann), Eerikinkatu and Fredrikinkatu (behind Forum shopping center), Uudenmaankatu and the streets starting from park Esplanad.

What is important to know, is that Finland is a very expensive country to be in. In that aspect, shopping here might not be the best idea. (But you're guaranteed quality and will not be cheated almost wherever you go)

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Arkadia Oy / International Bookshop

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A pleasant bookshop that sells a large variety secondhand books in English and other languages.

type:Antiques
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accessibility:Near Finlandia Talo and close to Hesperia and Hilton hotels.
url:www.arkadiabookshop.fi
address:Pojoinen Hesperiankatu 9

STELLA the brave

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A beautiful and unique boutique located at Bulevardi 11, which is the most picturesque street in Helsinki.
STELLA the brave has something for everyone.  It carries leather purses, fine jewelry, costume jewelry, some special vintage pieces, clothing, shoes.  The owner Leah is American and living in Helsinki and seems to offer a different shopping experience then most of the other shops.  The interior is fun, warm, and welcoming.  The prices are friendly and the quality is evident.  Truly a fun and sassy shopping experience.

type:Speciality shops
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tel:+348 400 138 848
url:www.stellathebrave.com
address:Bulevardi 11
email:stellathebrave@gmail.com

Sisustuskauppa.com OUTLET

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Home Decoration and gift items with Outlet pricing.
Open Monday to friday 9 - 18.
Saturdays 10 - 14
Yankee Candle | Tri-Coastal Design | Modern House


type:Antiques
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tel:+35895121771
url:www.sisustuskauppa.com
address:Tiilitie 4, 01720 Vantaa
email:asiakaspalvelu@sisustuskauppa.com

Paloni

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Paloni is a creative design concept store. It sells items that are designed and made by over 70 independent designers. Paloni's product range covers women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, home decor, gift items and children’s clothing. Open Mon-Fri 11AM-7PM, Sat 11AM-4PM.

type:Speciality shops
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tel:+358 (0) 505894131
url:www.paloni.fi
address:Eerikinkatu 7, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

My o My!

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Unique two-floor source of Inspiration in the center of Helsinki.

type:Speciality shops
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url:myomy.fi
address:Erottajankatu 9 B, inner coutyard
email:info@myomy.fi

Glamour Mercado

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Glamour Mercado
Glamour Mercado
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Amazing designer clothes, reasonable prices. Also quite a lot of unique pieces! They have really cool street wear as well as glamorous dresses.

type:Shopping centers and malls
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tel:358 40 4107 727
address:uudenmaankatu 4-6

Aarikka

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This shop is finnish design shop. They cell jewel,china, furnishing fabric (sheets,table-cloth,curtains etc.) X-mas season stuff (on holidays) My TOP 3-favorites were Passi it's a mutton made of finnish pine tree, Satulintu; a bird cups witch were lightbrown and a Hirvi, witch was and elk bottle opener,it's really jovial. I recommed this shop! Worth of: **** and ½ stars.

type:Speciality shops
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zipcode:00100
email:idontknow@something.com
address:Mannerheiminkatu,Forum
url:www.aarikka.fi
tel:09-6949 846

Hietalahden tori

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This open air fleamarket is open from May to September everyday. Here you can find regular people selling their old clothes, dvds and kitchen ware. Also some pros who are selling some antique and desing glass.

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ModArte

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ModArte - a boutique of furs, fashionable garments, and women accessories. It is located in the center of Helsinki, 50 meters behind Kamppi department store. Fur coats, jackets, pashmina scarves, pearls, jades, and luxury jewelries are waiting for you!!! Open: Mon-Fri 9.00-20.00, Sat 9.00-18.00

type:Speciality shops
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tel:+358 9 685 3143
address:Urho Kekkosenkatu 2

TOKYO22zakka

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TOKYO22zakka - Modern Japanese Designer Fashion and Lifestyle items. Fredrikinkatu 60, 00100 Helsinki. Nearest Subway Stn: Kamppi Tram lines 3B,3T www.tokyo22.com/tokyo22zakkaa www.myspace.com/tokyo22

type:Speciality shops
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accessibility:Nearest Subway Stn: Kamppi
tel:+358 50 406 5171
url:www.tokyo22.com
address:Fredrikinkatu 60, 00100 Helsinki.Finland
email:zakka@tokyo22.com

ModArte

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ModArte - a boutique of furs, fashionable garments, and women accessories. It is located in the center of Helsinki, 50 meters behind Kamppi department store. Fur coats, jackets, pashmina scarves, pearls, jades, and luxury jewelries are waiting for you!!!

Open: Mon-Fri 9.00-20.00, Sat 9.00-18.00  

type:Antiques
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tel:+358 9 685 3143
address:Urho Kekkosenkatu 2
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