From high street trends to unique vintage finds

Shopping in Uppsala City

Shop, have a coffee, or simply enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the city and the beautiful surroundings of Uppsala. Here, you can stroll around charming shops in the cobblestone cultural quarters around Fyrisån and S:t Eriks square, or along the popular pedestrian street where most of the city’s fashionable malls and stores are located. We’ve listed some of the hidden gems and must-visit shopping spots.

Tip! If you’re visiting Uppsala city, you can download the Uppsala City app to your mobile phone. Here, you’ll find maps and information about parking and opening hours and offers.


Svartbäcksgatan a.k.a. ”Gågatan”

Widely recognized as Uppsala’s natural heartbeat when it comes to shopping, Svartbäcksgatan, more colloquially known as “the pedestrian street,” is the perfect starting point. Around the vicinity of Linnéträdgården, cozy cafes mingle with small interior design and clothing boutiques. Turn into Öster om ån, boasting a wide selection of contemporary Swedish arts and crafts, from beautiful everyday items to high-class art pieces. Further along the city’s prime promenade, you’ll find one of the world’s best bookstores, The English Bookshop (winner of the international prize Bookstore of the Year 2018).

Further down the street you’ll find the high street brands such as H&M, Zara, and Lindex, but also poplar Scandi interior chains like Lagerhaus and Granit. If you venture to Svartbäcksgatan 1, you’ll find Edblad, the Swedish design company known for its sleek and affordable jewelry.

If you’re into interior design and DIY, you definitely shouldn’t miss the store Søstrene Grene in S:t Per Mall. Here, you’ll find beautiful interior details at fair prices, but also materials for those who prefer to create themselves – whether it’s painting, crocheting, or crafting.

Forumkvarteret - the latest trends or vintage favorites

The well-stocked department store Åhlens is a silver-colored, futuristic 4-story building housing fashion and interior design. It’s located next to Forumkvarteret. where you’ll find beauty stores like Rituals and The Body Shop under the same roof as trendy clothing stores VOLT, Carlings, and Bikbok. And make sur to pay a visit to Beyond Retro, offering “handpicked pre-loved fashion”. Since its inception in London in 2002, they have curated vintage and secondhand items according to current trends, perfect for those who want a personal style while shopping sustainably.

Sweet tooth? Around the corner lies Lakritsroten, a specialty store that sells exactly what it sounds like – heaps of sweet and salty licorice!

En neonskylt på en tacorestaurang

Recharge at Svava Food Mall

Even the most seasoned fashionista needs to recharge their energy reserves. In Svava Food Mall, there’s something for every taste and budget. Try one of Uppsala’s best burgers at Tugg, or swing by Zocalo, Uppsala’s answer to Chipotle, for a hearty burrito. If you want to indulge, stop by and grab some fine chocolates from the Uppsala-based store Chocolat before your shopping spree continues.


Clothing store Herta

Picturesque small boutiques along St Eriks gränd

Take a stroll in the charming cobblestone historical areas around St Eriks gränd, Fyristorg, and Övre slotts. If you’re seeking small, independent shops, cozy cafes, and restaurants, you’ve come to the right place.

Start at Lilla Japan, where you’ll find everything kawaii, Japanese food, candy and sodas. A few steps around the corner lies Fantastikbokhandeln, an entire bookstore dedicated to fantasy, horror, and science fiction.

Looking to update your home or buy a unique gift? You know that type of store where you can’t help but to stop and have a look, pick something up and smile? Mamsell K is that kind of place. Neighboring store Tribeute sells sustainable interior design and crafts from Africa and Haiti.

Herta is a favorite among Uppsalas fashionistas. They boasts unique collections, “must-have” designer clothes, and carefully selected interior details. A stone’s throw away is Uppsala Market Hall, where you can buy locally produced delicacies.

You can also take the opportunity to be captivated by the entire history of Sweden, as some of Uppsala’s most popular historical sights and places are located here.

Närbild på en gosedjurselefant på bokhylla

In bookstore Läslusen there are reading nooks for both kids and accompanying parents

Take a stroll along Drottninggatan

Drottninggatan, on the western side of river Fyris, not only offers a beautiful view up towards the university library Carolina Rediviva but also a wide variety of shops.

Don’t miss out on the modern second-hand store Stil, where Uppsala residents’ favorite garments are given new life. It’s easy to be inspired by the stylishly arranged storefronts here. Mäster Arnes is a more classic clothing store and tailor. If you’re looking for men’s clothing, we also recommend Bergmans, which offers a wide range of popular brands. You also shouldn’t miss MiraMar, which sells fashion and accessories for women. Here, you’ll also find Uppsala’s friendliest optician, Rediviva Optik, which offers a large selection of glasses and sunglasses.

The store Odhner Design is filled with art, furniture, lighting, sculptures, and ceramics focusing on retro design from the 50’s and 60’s.

Don’t forget to swing by the cozy children’s bookshop Läslusen, with shelves full of children’s books, toys, and games for the little ones. They have a selection of books in English, Arabic and Nordic .languages

If you enjoy coffee, chocolate, and tea, make sure to plan a stop at the combined shop and coffee bar Arrenius & Company!



If you head to Uppsala Central Station and continue past the railway tracks, you’ll reach Godsmagasinet, an old warehouse turned into boutiques and cafes. The well-known concert venue and bar Katalin & All That Jazz is located here, as well as popular crafts store Kaleido, and Stickspåret, offering clothing and jewelry of Nordic design.

Sit down and enjoy a drink inside the bar at Katalin, or end your day of shopping with a well-deserved coffee break at Cafe Varga – here, you can indulge in delicious pastries in a uniquely designed environment with a swinging hammock, a chess set, and a jukebox.