While Stockholm Bondegatan area is home to many hot boutiques, including Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair and Grandpa, it is the vintage shops that originally made it a destination shopping area.
These stores offer a good selection for both men and women, including shoes and accessories, and many eras of the past are represented, but the sixties and seventies get the most floor space. These shops are very popular, and vintage has a big impact on Stockholm style.
This store has been open for more than twenty years, and it remains the favorite of the most fashionable vintage seekers for a good reason- it has the best selection. A small space crammed with pieces mostly from the sixties, seventies, and eighties, it is easy to find something great. The clothes are well-chosen and fairly priced, and the store is always crowded even when the rest are empty. There are new designer shoes for sale in addition to a great vintage shoe selection, and fantastic accessories including men’s ties, unusual jewelry, and nice scarves.
A cute little store with a whimsical touch, decorated with vintage undergarments and child mannequins in costume, there are some great pieces to be found here. This is the best place to find your own pair of personality glasses, an important accessory in Stockholm. In the basement, there are vintage clothes from the 1700s up to the recent past, available to rent for parties and film shoots, with fascinating racks of clothes organized by era and every vintage accessory you could ever need, from lace veils to pineapple hats.
Repris is a kitschy ode to the past, with lots of super-high platforms on view and several prized pieces of band memorabilia for collectors, including a Beatles dress covered in the Fab Four’s faces, and a kooky wool Abba anorak from a ’79 tour. Along with colorful sixties gear, there’s a great selection of mod lamps and furniture. A huge selection of colorful leather jackets and a fun jewelry selection are the best buys.
This is the punkiest vintage store of all, catering to a younger crowd seeking a subversive, colorful look to distinguish them from the sleek black & white styles of Stockholm. The emphasis here is on vintage clothes that are nearly costumes- leotards, bustles, wigs, funny hats, and more- much more, because this is the biggest store in the area. It is a giant basement floor with endless racks of clothes organized by patterns and styles. This store prides itself on getting American vintage, and it shows in the jeans, cowboy shirts, and prints of the clothes.
Photo of vintage shoes by Laura Rose Rysman