In Karlstad city centre you’ll find all the big, established Swedish retail brands like H&M, Lindex (womenswear), Åhléns (department store), all with their own stores. In the smaller stores and boutiques you’ll also find rising stars of the international and Swedish fashion scenes such as Odd Molly, Filippa K, Whyred, J. Lindberg, Nudie Jeans and Cheap Monday jeans. And as for legendary Swedish art glass, crystal and tableware, look no further than Kosta and Orrefors which you’ll find in stores on the streets that criss-cross Järnvägsgatan and Drottninggatan.
Still in the city, you can also shop at "Mitt i City", "Duvanhuset", "15-huset", shopping centres in the centre of Karlstad that sell Swedish and international goods and products, as well as restaurants and cafés.
Bergvik shopping centre
Why not visit Ikea on its home turf? We won’t bother telling you what to look out for at Ikea, you probably live close to one. Ikea lies beside Bergvik Köpcentrum (shopping centre) just outside town. Bergvik was awarded 'shopping centre of the year' in Sweden in 2008, with its 68 shops, restaurants and cafés. All the big Swedish names are here and look out in particular for Swedish-design clothes and accessories, outdoor wear, household goods, glassware, textiles and kitchenware.