Located on the island of Södermalm,SoFo is a former working-class district that has become in a few years the epicenter of trendy Stockholm culture. Faded buildings lack the medieval charm of Gamla Stan, the old town, or the opulence of Östermalm. Yet the colorful streets of this unpretentious district exude a relaxed atmosphere, a relaxed pace of life and a conviviality unparalleled in the Swedish capital. There are antique dealers, artisans, art galleries, decoration shops, record stores, jewelry designers, tattoo artists, hairdressers... Here, no large shopping malls but a myriad of small independent brands,charming intimate cafes,thriftstores, second-hand and vintage stores. Symbol of mass anti-consumerism, vintage is a trend that has never been so appreciated and that is shared. We reveal to you some good addresses of Sofo to unearth rare pearls.
The Sofo district, an effervescence of creativity and free artistic expression
Stadmissionen - Skanegatan 75
A real institution for social reintegration, this second-hand store chain has several premises in the city. That of Sofo is surely one of the most complete and is full of various items: clothes, shoes, jewelry, sunglasses, coats, denim jackets, dresses, shirts, children's toys and even vinyls, there is something for you. all tastes, at reasonable prices. There are new, old and branded items. Each piece seems one of a kind, and they're all terribly trendy! The staff consists of retirees, people in social transition and young people who are particularly available to educate customers. In addition, changing rooms are located at the back of the store to try out your nuggets.
Coctail - Bondegatan 34 - Södermalm
To complete your 100% vintage outfit, why not take a look at the accessories? Head to the most kitsch store in the Swedish capital! Coctail, the shimmering colored boutique has enjoyed an excellent reputation for over 25 years. The temple of retro, founded by the sparkling Vibeke Vestman is a concept store offering new quality products, with basic items as well as very crazy. Each piece is carefully chosen. Each has a rare character or a bizarre, delicate or precious detail! The brands are not there, aesthetics prevail above all: jewelry, belts, bags, shoes and other curiosities to “pimp” your outfit or decorate your interior. The range of decades is wide: the articles send us back to the 30s as well as the 90s. Vibeke is passionate, a specialist in vintage fashion. She will be able to guide you to perfection and tell you some funny anecdotes!
Push the door of this temple of retro inspired by the swinging sixties and you are instantly transported to the 60s to the 70s! A journey through time! Inside, clothes, accessories and lots of funky items. The store renews its stocks every few days to offer a wide choice of vintage outfits. No square footage is wasted here - you'll find yourself in the heart of a bygone era with colorful dresses, patterned shirts, jeans, bags and sunglasses... it's a pleasure for all to come hunt between the racks to spot the rare item that will make you fall in love! You just have to dig around, examine the clothes in detail, and you will find THE unexpected treasure for a ridiculous price.
Modern Retro - Gotlandsgatan 76A
This super cute little store is the perfect place for some 50s-90s clothes and accessories. Clothing, accessories, jewelry, hats and also some unusual items will be perfect to shape a truly original look. There is no mess of closet here, the clothes are very tidy, as much by product category as by style. The prices are quite reasonable. There are original items that you won't find anywhere else!
Milda Mathilda Selection - Folkungagatan 68
Do you like old, rare and unique pieces, made of beautiful materials? Do not miss this address that the initiates exchange under the mantle. Milda Matilda's shop is a discreet landmark in which we enter for the pleasure of strolling in a cramped shop, with crowded racks, and where every corner has beautiful surprises in store for us. There are home furnishings, jewelry, decorative items, art, ceramics, antiques and curios in different styles, designed by different designers. A real gold mine for the curious and collectors.
Vintage and retro lovers, you will love this neighborhood!