SoFo’s most famous concept store stocks all ingredients for a hipster-approved lifestyle: Tex-Mex cookbooks, beard trimmers, vintage home furnishings and a curated selection of designs from Scandinavian clothing lines. Swing by the lifestyle brand’s first location in SoFo (there are a few others scattered throughout the city) to scoop up folksy clothing and mid-century modern designs. Grandpa is particularly fun to visit during SoFo nights, when the boutique employs a DJ to spin tunes while visitors peruse the racks.
Tucked down an unassuming alleyway just off-the-beaten-path in Ostermalm is Snickarbacken 7, an all-in-one café, art gallery and concept store. Occupying an early 19th-century building that used to be a stables, the hip hangout boasts vaulted ceilings and a candlelit work/dining space where local entrepreneurs and friends gather to catch up or take advantage of the free WiFi. Bites on offer include the usual café pastries including Swedish cinnamon buns, but also dishes like a vegan caesar salad and egg and caviar mousse sandwich served on a seeded, crusty roll. Further back in the warehouse-like space is the eclectic boutique, which sells mostly small goods and home décor items like Cereal city guides, Mast Brothers chocolate bars and Jose Gourmet products (canned fish, jams, olive oil) from Portugal.