Shopping in Helsinki

Go shopping in Helsinki is very popular and the city has a respectable image as a shopping destination.

Helsinki beckons with its abundance of distinctive and sustainable design, offering an extraordinary shopping experience focusing on quality goods.

The city boasts flagship stores of renowned Finnish brands such as Marimekko, Iittala, Arabia, Artek, and Oura. Below, we've compiled a guide to some of the premier shopping destinations in Helsinki.


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The Marimekko Outlet shop 

Top brands from Finland

The main shopping street

Pohjoisesplanadi is the main shopping tourist street in Helsinki, and it`s about a kilometre-long street in the centre of Helsinki. 


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Shopping streets in Helsinki


The Market Square

Market Square – Nestled by the harbour, Market Square is Helsinki's most beloved marketplace. Here, you can indulge in market foods, handicrafts, and souvenirs or simply relish in memories of this iconic Helsinki locale. The last one comes free of charge!

The eastern part of the street runs along the northern edge of Market Square and the western part of the northern edge of the Esplanade Park. Here, you will find shops, boutiques and art galleries. 



Design District Helsinki

Comprising 25 streets adorned with design shops, galleries, showrooms, museums, and restaurants, the Design District Helsinki is a haven for discovering timeless Finnish design pieces and exploring the latest trends.

The district provides a dedicated map for easy navigation to find the right shops and places tailored to your preferences. 


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The Design District in Helsinki



Shopping Centres

Helsinki's best malls blend superb shopping opportunities with delectable dining, entertainment, and wellness services. Notable malls include Kamppi in the city center, Mall of Tripla – the largest shopping center in the Nordics, Kämp Galleria showcasing exquisite Finnish fashion design, the historically significant Stockmann, Kluuvi Shopping Centre, among others. These shopping centres play a pivotal role in urban culture, serving as vibrant meeting places.

Vintage and Second-hand Stores

For those seeking unique treasures, the Kallio district is home to the best flea markets and vintage and second-hand shops. Establishments like UFF and Fida offer diverse, affordable finds, while speciality stores like Mekkomania focus on curated collections of vintage Marimekko pieces. Explore online recommendations for more thrift shopping options in Helsinki.



See also:

Tax-free shopping in Finland

Public transport in Helsinki