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The best of Scandinavia on Karl Johans gate

Famous for its sleek, clean lines and functional forms, Scandinavian design is admired the world over. Although the region is best known for its furniture, the style of Scandinavia can also be found in many other arenas. Here’s our pick of the shops showcasing the best of the region’s design and service

City Guide
Sally Ashley-Cound,

Dale of Norway
If you are looking for one item to remind you of your trip to Norway, a sweater from Dale of Norway could well be it. For over 130 years, Dale of Norway has been producing quality knitwear and premium outerwear in classic, yet functional styles; traditional Norwegian patterns feature on many of the pieces.

Dale of Norway, Karl Johans gate 45, 0162 Oslo, +47 9748 1207

Urmaker Bjerke
The level of service provided by the experienced staff members at watch retailer Urmaker Bjerke is second to none. Stocking timepieces and jewellery by Rolex, Patel Philippe and Bulgari among other exclusive names, this boutique, with its refined and discreet interior, is one of the most popular in Oslo.

Urmaker Bjerke, Karl Johans gate 31, 0159 Oslo, +47 2301 0210

With a strong focus on graphics, bold colour and offbeat details, Swedish fashion brand Monki is very good at expressing not only its own personality but the personalities of the women who wear it. Urban and fun, but with a grown-up refined twist, the brand has become one of Scandinavia’s signature brands.

Monki, Karl Johans gate 15, 0154 Oslo, +47 2241 1709

Indiska has been selling gifts, ornaments and household items with an Asian twist since 1901. Its homewares collection adds a bohemian and colourful twist to the familiar Scandinavian design principles of functionality and clean lines.

Indiska, Karl Johans gate 6, 0154 Oslo, +47 2242 6500

Helly Hansen
Started by a husband-and-wife team in 1877, Helly Hansen produced jackets, trousers, sou’westers and tarpaulins made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil which made the material weather resistant and perfect for the outdoors. After many developments since then, Helly Hansen is still a leader in the outdoor-apparel market and is continuously improving its weather-resistant technology.

Helly Hansen, Karl Johans gate 3, 0154 Oslo, +47 2242 5704



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