Loppis is Sweden’s version of a flea market, and comes from the word “loppa”, which literally means a flea. Come May and the Swedes take their spring cleaning rather seriously. Communities or a group of people – collectivism is the backbone of the Swedish way of life – get together and organise loppis almost everywhere across the country. But Sweden is not only famous for its flea markets. Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsingborg, and Malmö regularly host some of Europe’s most renowned antique fairs. In addition, Stockholm has a number of antique districts dedicated exclusively to the sale of antiques and vintage furniture. An antiquing trip to Sweden is almost a guarantee that you will return home with your suitcases full of beautiful decorative objects.