Design route


The route around Helsinki designer venues.

Scandinavian design is all about laconic forms, muted colors, and a priority in the use of natural materials. While you’re in Finland, it’s definitely worth getting acquainted with the authentic Finnish design. Especially for you, we’ve made the author's route to the best designer shops in Helsinki.


  1. Speaking of Scandinavian design, it’s impossible not to mention the premier cosmetics brand Lumene, which combines the love of the Finns for natural ingredients and design packaging. Start your journey with Lumene natural cosmetics in Sokos or Stockmann shopping malls. A wonderful souvenir for yourself or your relatives will be, for example, a travel set for face care.




  1. If you have very little time to spend in Helsinki or your visit to a design museum seemed insufficient - make a visit to the “World of Tre” store. Here you can plunge into original Scandinavian design and view the collective goods from 300 different Scandinavian designers.


  1. What do you take home as a gift for relatives? The best place to buy souvenirs is the large shop, Kankurin Tupa. Choose stylish design souvenirs and don’t forget to stop and browse the ground floor. Here you will find an amazing fairy tale of Finnish Christmas all year round.




  1. In Finland, handicrafts are highly valued and artisans often collaborate to present their goods in a common shop. One of the most stylish shops of handmade souvenirs is MadeBy Helsinki.


  1. Scandinavian design is now popular not only in architecture and clothing but also in jewelry. One of the most beautiful women's jewelry collections that actually won a competition in 2017 is the Keto collection of rings. Take a look at the AU3 Jewelers ' workshop and try on the pearl necklace; only one article among the many styles and designs of Scandinavian jewelry.

  1. Do you want to see how Finnish laconism and precision are combined with humor and tenderness? Go to the boutique of authentic Finnish shoes by Minna Parikka and you’ll definitely settle in front of the stylish and very attractive sneakers with ears or unique sandals with round heels.




  1. And if you want to balance the brightness and texture of a new wardrobe be sure to look in the modern Scandinavian boutique Utua for what you need in designer handbags and shoes. You will definitely appreciate the quality and brevity of these stylish accessories.


  1. Are all of your souvenirs and accessories bought? Then it's time to see the quality and comfortable styling of Scandinavian clothing in Dot's boutique. Treat yourself and your home with stylish shopping!




Once all of the purchases are made, please take time to enjoy a relaxed walk around the city and enjoy the modern Scandinavian architecture. On page 43, we have collected the top 5 most interesting buildings in Helsinki.



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