Folk in Sweden – Grandpa
We recently paid a visit to the two Grandpa stores in Stockholm, Grandpa Vaster and Grandpa. Our favourite was the one based in Sodermalm, the bohemian part of town, where the young trendies seem to rule the roost, loads of vintage stores, coffee shops, just generally a nice place to spend a few hours of your life.
The store itself has a similar feel with its retro décor and vintage furniture – not a huge place but homely but has an eclectic mix of fashion, accessories, homeware, books and magazines, one of those places where you want to pick up everything.
On the clothes side it was dominated by the strong scandi brands – good selections from wood wood, won hundred, why red, fifth ave shoe repair, gram plus a smattering of international brands and Folk, of course. Nothing too pretentious or overly expensive.
All in all nice kit and a relaxed atmosphere, all helped by the staff who were knowledgeable but not in your face, just as it should be.
Other stores we popped into that were worth a visit – Grandpa’s other store is a bit bigger and has a similar feel, the Acne store in Sodermalm was designed nicely, Nitty Gritty for the younger crowd and you must visit Cicci at Blackmarket, not because she sells Folk but because she’s a bit mad and guaranteed to make you smile.
There’s also a good market in front of the opera house in town on a Sunday which is full of nick nacks that can distract your head from the hangover, picked up a few good things to decorate the Folk store. And the final recommendation is to get yourself on a boat and have a look at the islands surrounding the port, especially if you get the boat with the mad (bit of a theme here) tour guide who sings you Swedish drinking songs at the top of his voice.
Well worth a visit
Folk can be found in Blackmarket, Cali and Grandpa’s two stores in Stockholm.