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Shopping Spree – Part 9
Written by Christopher in Stores

Shopping Spree – Part 9

Don’t know what to spend that extra cash on? Don’t worry, there is still time. Our stores are open at convenient times and located just around the corner here in Yester Sweden. Today we are traveling back in time to visit Stockholm and Hudiksvall (north of Stockholm) where you can slowly waltz through the many isles of exotic groceries, the latest fashion, brand new color...

More Photos from Väla Centrum – A Kitschy Swedish Shopping Mall

I recently found some more photos of my favorite shopping mall in southern Sweden – Väla Centrum. It was built in 1974 outside of Helsingborg and took its inspiration from American shopping malls of the time – meaning that it didn’t look typically Scandinavian or traditional, which I really love. It even had a bird cage with live canaries up until the circa the mid 1980s....

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ICA in Gothenburg – Vintage Shopping in Sweden

Found these great vintage photos taken at two different ICA stores in Gothenburg, Sweden. Most likely taken for publicity reasons for use in catalogs or magazines. ICA is one the largest retail chains in Sweden, started back in 1938 and today boasting over 1 600 stores nationwide. Can’t help thinking how Americanized the stores appear to be....

Shopping Spree – Part 8
Written by Christopher in Stores

Shopping Spree – Part 8

More retro photos of Domus stores in Sweden. Why? Because it’s good for you. Someone please bring back Domus, we miss you. Oh and clean up on aisle three....

Shopping Spree – Part 7
Written by Christopher in Stores

Shopping Spree – Part 7

We haven’t visited the golden age of shopping for a while, so why not take a waltz down the aisles once again. This time we are focusing on the Swedish department store chain Domus (house in latin). It was owned by the Consumer Corporation (KF) who in their glory days had over 200 stores throughout the country. Sadly, business was slowly beginning to come to...

Shopping Spree – Part 6
Written by Christopher in Stores

Shopping Spree – Part 6

Time again for another visit to some various Swedish shopping centers, as they looked back in the golden days of consuming. This time featuring Stockholm and Gothenburg. Do not forget to listen to “Retro Shopping” volume 1 or 2 while looking at the photos for the perfect mood setter....

NK in Malmö – The Nordic Company Department Store

Here are two postcards showing the old NK department store in Malmö, Sweden. NK (Nordiska Kompaniet / The Nordic Company) is one of the oldest merchandise companies in Sweden. The first, and biggest store opened in Stockholm in 1915 and featured Sweden’s first escalators. Soon NK also had stores in Gothenburg and Malmö. The department store in Malmö was opened in 1963, but it was...

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