Fashion editor and stylist Pippa Vosper, a regular in the London elite circles, is an it-girl and mommy who does everything from style supermodels for major magazine covers to teach spin at the stylish Chelsea gym, Lomax Personal Training. She herself is known for her enviable sense of style?and a physique to match. To give you an idea, this English beauty was married in none other than Giambattista Valli couture.
?One thing to remember about Stockholm is that it?s very cold,? she says. ?And because of the cold weather, people in Stockholm are creative with their style, layering different items and shapes to create their looks. But Swedes are also known for good design, style is somewhat encoded into their DNA,? she adds.
Vosper often travels to Sweden because it is her husband?s home country. Naturally we turned to her for the ultimate Stockholm shopping haunts. Read on for Pippa?s must-do Stockholm guide.
?The Sturegallerian is where the royals and elite of Stockholm go to shop. Although it?s technically considered a mall, it houses only the most exclusive stores and places to dine, including Stockholm?s most luxurious spa, the Sturebadet.?
Sturegallerian?: Grev Turegatan 9a, ?stermalm, Stockholm, + 46 8 453 50 67, www.sturegallerian.se
?I love the designer Anine Bing, and when in Stockholm, the only place I know to find her collections are at Mrs. H.?
Mrs. H: Birger Jarlsgatan 9, 11145, Stockholm, + 46 8 678 0200, www.shopmrsh.com
?How can one visit Stockholm and not visit Acne Studios? The fashion brand is beloved around the world and calls Sweden home. I love their smart, minimal design and modern silhouettes.?
Acne Studios Flagship Store: Norrmalmstorg 2?111 46 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 611 64 11. And also at Nytorgsgatan 36?116 40 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 640 04 70
?In another shopping arcade set within a beautiful Art Deco building is C/O Stockholm, where you can find the most divine in global beauty products plus a delicious coffee spot called Ostman?s for a perfect break between shops. You can also get lost in the wide array of designer accessories to be found.?
C/O Stockholm: 30 G?tgatan, + 46 8/5052-5900, www.costockholm.se
?Stay at the Nobis Hotel, which is epitomizes the smart and clean ideas behind Swedish contemporary design and architecture. It?s modern, although simultaneously soft and elegant, and of course, luxurious.?
Nobis Hotel: Norrmalmstorg 2-4, P.O. 1616?SE-111 86, Stockholm?, +46 8 614 10 00?,(www.nobishotel.se)
?For the absolute top in yummy baked goods please find your way to Riddarbageriet. It?s a tiny, tiny space (no place to sit and standing room for only a handful) but it?s where you should go for the ultimate in Swedish breakfast pastries. There will be a wait, but it?s well worth your while.?
Riddarbageriet: 15 Riddargatan, +46 8/660-3375
?If you like designer consignment shops, then you must definitely pay a visit to Lisa Larsson. It is the place to go when looking for something unique and treasured.?
Lisa Larsson: Bondegatan 48, S?dermalm, Stockholm, +46 8 643 6153, www.lisalarssonsecondhand.com
?Designer shopping is what the Natalie Schuterman?s boutique is all about, as it houses the most prominent in international fashion design, from Givenchy to Lanvin to Phillip Lim. I find it?s always nice to see a local take on buying international fashion, so I make a point to stop in.?
Natalie Schuterman: Birger Jarlsgatan 5, Norrmalm, Stockholm, +46 8 611 62 01, www.nathalieschuterman.se