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Shopping in Helsinki

Helsinki is home to some decent shopping centers, clothing stores, and a variety of other types of stores. It has a small selection of shopping venues but it seems to be a city that has some good shopping choices.

  • Aarikka—a store that sells wooden jewelry, silver products, and gifts; Pohjoisesplanadi 27
  • Anna Heino—a store that sells nicely designed women’s necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets; Uudenmaank 34
  • Design Forum Finland—sells items from local stores and designer pieces as well as hosting exhibitions featuring specific artists and a café; Erottajank 7
  • Forum—Helsinki’s largest shopping complex with 120 stores; Mannerheim 14-20
  • Galleria Esplanad—a high-end shopping mall with 50 stores including Finnish and international designers; Pohjoisesplanadi 33
  • Helsinki 10—a popular local clothing store that sells stylish clothing, shoes, and accessories; Eerikink 3
  • Iittala Concept Store—sells crisp glass and tableware designs; Pohjoisesplanadi 25
  • Ivanahelsinki—an internationally recognized women’s clothing store that sells sweaters and dresses in solid colors and patterns; Uudenmaank 15
  • Itakeskus—a large shopping complex with over 180 stores and restaurants; Itakatu 1-7
  • Kalevala Koru—a jewelry store that bases its designs on motifs dating back to the Iron Age; Unionink 25
  • Kamppi Center—a six-floor shopping complex with themed floors as well as the main bus station for Helsinki and a metro station; Urho Kekkosenkat 1
  • Kauppatori—Helsinki’s market square with a variety of stalls and eateries; south harbor at the end of Esplanade Park
  • Kiseleff Bazaar Hall—a shopping gallery; Aleksanterinkatu 22-28
  • Kluuvi—a recently renovated mall with a wide variety of stores including international and local brands as well as several restaurants and coffee shops; Aleksanterink 9
  • Marimekko—a high-end clothing store for men, women, and children in bright colors with good fabrics; Pohjoiesplanadi 2
  • Norsu—an exhibition space and a high-end store with modern crafts including jewelry and glassware; Kaisaniemenk 9
  • Old Market Hall—a market with flowers, vegetables, meat, and fish for sale; Etelaranta
  • Pentik—a company recognized for its classic ceramic dishes and housewares and also a retailer of gift items and cards; Mannnerheimintie 5
  • Saunamarket Finland Oy—a Finnish sauna supply store with wooden buckets, bath brushes, and birch-scented soap; Aleksanterink 28
  • Secco—a gift store that turns found materials into unique products such as purses made from tire rubber, messenger bags from old seat belts, and bowls from vinyl records; Frederikink 33
  • Stockmann—Helsinki’s most famous department store; Aleksanterink 52B
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