Often overlooked, Vasastan is a beautiful part of Stockholm. It is home to the city’s business district, and a true hive of vintage and antique stores filled with great places to peruse.
Even though Vasastan might be one of the lesser-known areas of Stockholm, it is fast becoming famous for its quirky boutiques, vintage collections and fantastic second hand stores. In fact, Vasastan tends to straddles the boundary line between a vintage bargain hunter’s paradise and a place for antique enthusiasts looking for slightly more exclusive items. Anyone seeking that perfect, unique souvenir will therefore love the offerings of this district.
Since it is located in the northern part of the city, Vasastan is a great place to start your antiquing tour of Stockholm. It is generally recommended to begin the tour with Upplandsgatam, one of the best streets for interior design from a vintage era in Stockholm. Upplandsgatam features a fantastic selection of antique stores, like HB Antique & Quriosashopen, Bacchus Antik, and Domino Antik that will keep shoppers busy. And design lovers searching specifically for inspiration for home redecoration will be spoilt for choice here. As well as excellent vintage furniture from the 1950s and 1960s, Vasastan is home to various stores specializing in antique pieces, where collectors should absolutely pop into.
Just a few streets over on Odenplan (another area of Vasastan), some quirky stores are filled to the brim with all manner of items. There are curios a-plenty to be found here, from toys and tools to trinkets, and all have that touch of nostalgia that we all love about vintage and second hand goods. Anyone without specific shopping needs in mind is going to love strolling through these shops.
All in all, the atmosphere of the whole area of Vasastan is lively and jovial. The antique and vintage stores in Vasastan have a fabulous mix of bargains among more exclusive items, so all budgets and tastes are catered for. Shoppers that like to chat about the good they are buying and learn the story hidden in the item are going to thrive here!