Muslim’s Guide to Shopping in Sweden

By Muzna Noohu | 28, Nov, 2017
Muslim’s Guide to Shopping in Sweden
Planning on travelling or moving to Sweden? Here's your Swedish shopping guide!
 
Sweden is a great place to visit and live in. It is one of the most Muslim-friendly countries in Europe, and has a rising population of Muslims; the most recent consensus puts the proportion of Muslims at around 6%. Going on a Muslim-friendly trip to Sweden is very possible, but you might need to do a little bit of research beforehand to keep yourself prepared. Let's start off by giving you this Muslim's guide to shopping in Sweden:
 

1. Clothes Shopping in Sweden

 

When it comes to fashion, you might have a little trouble finding Islamic clothing shops in Sweden that cater to Muslims specifically. But the good news is, Swedish fashion is big on layering and not too focused on showing skin. So you will be able to find good pieces of clothing like loose tops, long pants, coats, etc. that you can mix and match to create the perfectly trendy modest wear outfit.
 
 
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Here are some of shops and stores in Sweden where you find awesome clothes that are fashionable and affordable:
 
 
 

H&M

 
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  • Of course, everyone's heard of the global fashion giant H&M, but did you know that it is a Swedish company? H&M is a great place to go shopping in Sweden for Muslim-friendly clothes, and if you're in the mood for some retail therapy, you never have to worry about finding nearby shopping places in Sweden because H&M has a total of 150 storefronts throughout the country! You can find the nearest one through their website or shop online.
 
Total 150 stores.
Website:  www.hm.com
 
 
 

Monki

 
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Monki is another popular clothing store in Sweden where you can find Muslim-friendly clothing. They have a good collection of stylish clothing of all types. Monki has 13 retail locations in Sweden, and also an e-commerce platform.
 
 
Total 13 stores.
Website: www.monki.com/
 
 
 

Online Shopping

 
If you are looking for Islamic clothing shops where you can buy traditional-style Muslimah attire, then you can turn to online shopping, because there are plenty of e-commerce stores with worldwide shipping that fulfils the needs of modern Muslimahs in Europe. Here are a few of them:
  • Nabira
    Call Center: (+33) 1 84 200 380
    Website: http://www.store-nabira.com

  • MyBatua
    Website: https://www.mybatua.com/

  • Modanisa
    Website: https://www.modanisa.com/en
    Customer Service: 0850 333 64 72

  • Inaya
    Website: https://www.inayah.co/

 
 
 

2. Shopping Malls in Sweden

Sweden has plenty of large shopping malls that are great places to buy a variety of items from different shops and brands in one location. Many of them are also great for visiting with friends, family and kids for not only shopping but food and entertainment as well. Here are some of the most famous shopping complexes in Sweden:
 
 
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Mall of Scandinavia

 
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This massive mall is situated in the town of Solna and is easily accessible by train. This is one of best shopping malls in Sweden not just for some retail therapy, but also to bring people with you. The mall has a cineplex where latest movies are streamed, it has a supermarket where you can get all your groceries, a food court (please check with individual outlets about Halal food) and play areas to keep the little ones occupied.
 
 
Address: 2 Stjaerntorget, Solna 169 79, Sweden.
Phone: +46 8 400 080 00
 
 

Nordby Shopping Center

 
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The Nordby shopping centre is situated in Stromsand in the Swedish countryside, right near the border of Norway, which is why you'd probably see more Norwegians here than Swedes. There are two large grocery stores in Nordby, along with many shops selling everything from clothes and beauty products to furniture and décor. But it is almost always crowded, arrive early if you want to avoid the hordes of people!
 
Address: Nordby kopcenter, Stromstad 452 70, Sweden.
Phone: +46 526 407 90
 
 
 

Emporia Shopping Center

 
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This is the biggest mall in Malmo and is and definitely a place to check out if you're looking to find cheap shopping places in Sweden. The mall houses two supermarkets, plenty of play areas, and a variety of shops where you can buy things at affordable prices.
 
Address: 19 Hyllie Boulevard | Annetorpsvägen, Malmo 215 32, Sweden.
Phone: +46 40 36 36 00
 
 

Gekas

 
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Described often as the “shopping Mecca of Sweden”, you know this is definitely a place you cannot miss out on. There are two reasons to why this is one of the best shopping places in Sweden: 1. It has everything you could ever want (and some things you didn't even know you wanted), and 2. everything is extremely cheap!
 
Address: Danish Road 13, 310 60 Ullared, Sweden
Phone: +46 346 375 00
 
 

Here are a few more notable shopping malls in Sweden:
 

  • Kupolen Shopping Center
    Address: Crn of highway 50 and 70., Borlange, Sweden.
    Phone: +46 243 24 84 44
     
  • Taby Centrum
    Address: Marknadsvagen 15, Taby, Sweden.
     
  • Erikslund Shopping Center
    Address: 17 Krankroksgatan, Vasteras 721 38, Sweden.
    Phone: +46 21 448 01 40
 
 

3. Department Stores in Sweden

If you are looking for the best Stockholm shopping outlets where you can buy a variety of stuff in under one roof, but don't feel like going through the hustle of walking through a crowded mall and visiting shops one by one, then Sweden's department stores are the answer to your prayers. Here are a few of Sweden's most famous department stores:
 

Nordiska Kompaniet (NK)

 
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NK is a more luxury-focused department store that has branches in Stockholm and Gothenburg. The prices might be a little steep here, but the quality of the products is unmatchable.
 
Address: (1 of 2): Hamngatan 18-20, 111 47 Stockholm, Sweden.
Phone: +46 8 762 80 00
Website: https://www.nk.se/stockholm/
 
 

Ahlens

 
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Ahlens is another department chain store in Sweden, but unlike NK, it is one place you can head to for cheap and affordable shopping in Sweden. You can find everything from perfume and makeup to furniture, clothing, and household items.
 
Total 66 stores.
Website: https://www.ahlens.se/cms/in-english
 
 
 

4. Secondhand Shopping in Sweden

There are also plenty of secondhand shops in Sweden where you can find really cool things. Sodermalm is the best shopping street in Sweden for those looking to find treasure in the form of used goods. The streets are lined with a variety of secondhand shops specializing in everything from clothes and vintage CDs to antiques and artwork.
 
 
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Here are some of the shops to look out for:
 

Emmaus Vintage Shop (All Vintage Items)

 
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Address: Peter Myndes Backe 8, Stockholm, Sweden.
Phone: +46 8 744 22 22
 

Humana Secondhand (Clothes)

 
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Address: Timmermansgatan 23, 118 55 Stockholm, Sweden.
Phone: +46 8 744 22 22
Websites: https://www.humanasecondhand.com/
 

Myrorna (Variety of Items)

 
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Address: Götgatan 79, 116 62 Stockholm, Sweden.
Phone: +46 8 556 033 68
Website: https://www.myrorna.se/
 
 

Rönnells Antikvariat (Books)

 
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Address: 114 29, Birger Jarlsgatan 32B, 114 29 Stockholm, Sweden.
Phone: +46 8 545 015 60
Website: http://ronnells.se/
 
 

5. Flea Markets in Sweden

Flea markets are a big deal in Sweden, especially in Stockholm. Known as loppis in Swedish, people love flocking to them whenever they get the time. You too can enjoy them with a bit of planning, as they can be a bit unpredictable as to when and where they exist at a certain time. Different loppis run on specific days of the week or at different times of the year. Our advice is to check up on local event websites to get a list of flea markets at the time you are visiting. Here is a couple that runs pretty consistently every year:
 

Hornstulls Marknad (On Weekends From April to October)

 
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Address: 6, Hornstulls strand 4, 117 39 Stockholm, Sweden.
Phone: +46 76 329 15 95
Website: https://www.hornstullsmarknad.se/
 

Loppmarknaden, Vårberg (All Through The Year)

 
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Address: Vårberg Centrum, Fjärdholmsgränd 4, 127 44 Skärholmen, Sweden.
Phone: +46 8 710 00 60
Website: http://loppmarknaden.se/
 
 

6. Souvenir Shopping in Sweden

If you're on a vacation or trip, you might be wondering about what to buy in Sweden to take back home as souvenirs. One way to find unique gifts for those back home or even to have for yourself is to explore the secondhand and vintage shops as well as the flea markets that we've mentioned above. This is where you'll find unique things that are cheap and amazing.
 
There are also gifts and souvenir shops that you can check out, where you'll find things like wooden knives, Lovikkavantar mittens (famous in Sweden), cheese, artwork, artisan jams, and so much more. Below are a few best shops and stores in Sweden for souvenir shopping.
 

Indus The Gift Shop

 
Address: Västerlånggatan 34, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden.
Phone: +46 8 21 92 92
 

Gustav Spel & Tobak

 
Address: Gustav Adolfs torg 8, 211 39 Malmö, Sweden.
Phone: +46 40 30 39 33

 

 

7. Other Shops and Stores in Sweden
 

There are also plenty of other opportunities for shopping when it comes to what to buy in Sweden. Here are a few stores that are worth checking out:
 

Papercut

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Papercut is an amazing stationery and bookstore where you can find all kinds of books (plenty of English titles), cool stationery and magazines.
 
Address: Krukmakargatan 24, 118 51 Stockholm, Sweden.
Phone: +46 8 13 35 74
 
 
 
 

Design Torget

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If you're interested in art and design, Design Torget is a great place to check out. The art here is definitely unique and innovative, and handpicked items are added to the store every week, so you'll know whatever you purchase is one-of-a-kind.
 
Website: www.designtorget.se

 
 
 

Grandpa

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Grandpa is the ultimate cool shopping location in Sweden. The hipster store sells a variety of items from clothes, accessories and handbags, to vintage art and furniture. They say their main goal is to inspire people, and that the actual product is more important than the name it carries.
 
Address: Södermannagatan 21, 116 40 Stockholm, Sweden.
Phone: +46 8 643 60 80
Website: https://www.grandpastore.com/
 
 
 
 

IKEA

 
How could we give you a Swedish shopping guide and leave out IKEA? This Swedish furniture giant is famous world over, and it's reached its status by producing trendy, affordable and practical furniture and home goods. And of course, there are plenty of outlets in Sweden, including the largest IKEA store in the world, situated in Skärholmen, south of Stockholm.
 
Website: www.ikea.com/se/sv/
 

Muzna is a writer experienced in all things travel and food, influenced by her own travels, running a food blog and YouTube channel, as well as the various publications she has contributed to.