The Minimalist trend has swept over the world and became hugely popular in the past few years. Originating in Sweden, these roots have given the city of Stockholm the title of one of the most influential cities to fashion by High Snobiety. A city that is rich in style, there are several spots to visit here for whatever trend you are interested in. If you are looking to dive into the vintage world, make sure you go to SoFo (South of Folkungagatan). This is home to one of the best second-hand stores, Lisa Larsson Second Hand. If you are looking to spend a little more money and splurge on designer pieces, check out Nathalie Schuterman to see big names like Phillip Lim, Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu, Marchesa and Christian Louboutin. The flagship stores of two of the most recognizable brands to bring popularity to Swedish style, Acne Studios and Nitty Gritty, are both located in Stockholm. And for fun, check out Caliroots and C-Store, a Swedish brand with inspiration drawn from California culture and style.
If you wanted to be more festive, be sure to visit the Christmas markets in Old Town, Gamla Stan or take an evening walking tour led by lantern light. If you are staying in Sweden for any amount of time, you have to participate in Fika, a swedish word that means “to have coffee”. Although this is the direct translates, fika holds a deeper meaning as it is is a practice of time set aside everyday to enjoy the company of others over coffee and pastries. Stockholm hosts lots of great cafes so it should not be hard to find a place to pause your busy day and fika, but SoFo and Östermalm are two particular good areas to find good coffee and pastries.