Shopping in Oslo
Oslo is a shopping mecca. Here are some of the main shopping areas:
The city centre around Karl Johans Gate offers a pedestrian precinct with several chains like H&M and Benetton, as well as some larger shopping malls and department stores.
The streets of Bogstadveien and Hegdehaugsveien offer a good mix of exclusive brands, mid-price clothing and value clothes at shops like Hennes & Mauritz and Vero Moda.
Bygdøy allé offers a good selection of exclusive, modern interior design shops. In this area you can also find small independent shops with everything from exclusive underwear to kitchen utensils.
Grünerløkka is the place to look for young, Norwegian designers. Small, independent shops with clothes, pottery and handicrafts are presented - as well as second hand book- and record shops.
At Grønland there is a wide variety of shops run by immigrants. They offer Oslo’s best selection of fruits and vegetables. In addition you can get a good bargain on exotic textiles and gold. The main streets are Grønlandsleiret and Smalgangen.