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Grandpa Scandinavian life store

A shop for almost everything

Grandpa is not just a hip fashion store. Nor is it a bookstore or houseware shop. Well, they do sell all these things, but they’ve managed to provide a different kind of shopping by giving you the chance to go home with a piece of the Scandinavian life in a shopping bag.

A few weekends ago, we were wandering around in the hipster neighborhood of SoFo—ridiculous acronym for South of Folkungagatan— and ended up doing some shopping in a store that’s named after your grandpa (yeah, it’s called Grandpa). It’s super hipster and somewhat the grownup version of Urban Outfitters, selling high-quality products that have a purpose and that you’ll actually use.

So when you’ve stumbled into this boutique, you’ll find a nice range of fashion for both men and women. Even though everything isn’t from Scandinavian designers, you can be sure to find the latest trends that rule the north of Europe. The staff is super helpful and knowledgeable so don’t hesitate to ask them for help if you’re looking for a certain something. When you’re done browsing through the racks, you should check out the selection of homewares, posters, and all the other cool stuff they have to offer.

The brand is never more important than the productgrandpastore.com

Stockholm, Gothenburg & Malmö

This shop on Södermannagatan was their first store when it opened in 2003, and since then they’ve expanded to five locations spread out in Stockholm, Gothenburg (our hometown!), and Malmö.


Södermannagatan 21, Stockholm
Website and shop
Mon to Fri 10:00–18:30
Saturdays 10:00–17:00
Sundays 11:00–17:00


Svenska: Om du letar efter bästa shoppingen på Södermalm borde du passa på att besöka Grandpa. Här hittar du de senaste trenderna inom skandinavisk livstil – mode, inredning, böcker och en massa fint.

Papercut bookstore

Something to read on a rainy day

Since 2008, Papercut has been offering a unique selection of exclusive magazines, books, movies and other things to people with particular interests such as fashion, art, literature, design, film, or music. This is the perfect stop when you want to pick something up for a rainy day.

Looking for a cultural shopping experience in Stockholm? What’s better than spending a day curled up on your couch with a good book, listening to the late summer rain pouring down? B.I.N.G.O.—absolutely nothing. We never leave Papercut empty-handed, because it’s just impossible to not find something you absolutely want (even if Amanda might say that we already have too many cookbooks or high-end lifestyle magazines carefully placed somewhere to be seen by our guests).

You’ll find Papercut on Krukmakargatan in Södermalm, right next door to hip and trendy stores like Nitty Gritty, Our Legacy, and Uniforms for the Dedicated. The owners’ ambition is to be the ultimate store for people who consider fashion, art, design, music, and film to be an important part of their life. One could say it’s the “hipster’s bookstore”, but that’s too easy. The nerdiness of this store is raw and beautiful, and you can be sure to find a book about something that you care deeply about—or the perfect gift for someone you care deeply about.


Krukmakargatan 24-26, Stockholm
Website
Mon–Fre 11:00–18:30
Saturday 11:00–17:00
Sunday 12:00–16:00

Svenska: Papercut är paradiset för alla som är intresserade av konst, mode, litteratur, design, film eller musik. Här hittar du exklusiva magasin, böcker, filmer och annat som du kan fördriva tiden med under regniga dagar.