Birger Jarlsgatan I
Start at Eriksbergsgatan 6 for the perfect pre-retail cup and a sinful cinnamon bun at tucked away Saturnus Café (see Lunch) with its little street terrace, stripey walls and killer pastries piled up on the counter. Now you’ve wet your lips and padded your hips, let’s put them to work. Purses out, exit left and totter down to the main drag Birger Jarlsgatan (B.J.) and head left to find #32 1: Plan ett / 23 01 33 / planett.se / with lifestyle and funk-tional furny, design and home items. Parched? Continue around the corner for Humlegården park views at Albert & Jack’s at Engelbrektsgatan #3 / 611 50 01 / albertjacks.se / this small deli’s home baking means it’s always ram-jammed at lunchtime. On you go down B.J. and cross the street for #27 Norrgavel / 545 220 50 / norrgavel.se / a Shaker-inspired interior design store with an eco twang. Exit right and where the road splits to become Norrlandsgatan turn right onto Brunnsgatan to discover Pontus Frithiof’s / 545 273 00 / pontusfrithiof.com / delightful oysters and bubbly menu on the left, and tailor AW Bauer & Co on the right at #4 (see Adv. Shopping). Opp. at #7 is Jus / 20 67 77 / jus.se / for some of Stocky’s most avant-garde fashion, like Swedish designer Diana Orving plus international label Mabel brands incl. Margiela. Retrace back to Birger Jarlsgatan, head right and on your right at #23 is Antalis / antalis.se / for all the colours of the rainbow paper and stationery. Cross over to Hotel Stureplan / hotelstureplan.se, carry on and you’ll pass the discreet entrance to the upstairs club Spy Bar (see Clubs). Further along, cross Sturegatan to find the Sturegallerian / sturegallerian.se. Ta-dah! This smart mall doll holds multi mod fash labels, plus it’s home to Sturehof (see Rest./smart) with ace outdoor seating just perfect for a naughty nectar on a sunny day. Fight for that terrace table, Tamara. Okay, post-prandial, zap through Sturegallerian and exit out the back and left onto Grev Turegatan to find a slew of fash boutiques like Swedish designers Anna Holtblad at #13 / 545 02 220 / annaholtblad.com / and opp. at #18 Filippa K / 545 88 888 / filippa-k.com. Lost track of time? Better nip to TRIWA at #13 / 070 140 89 57 / triwa.com / to get your hands on a sleek locally-designed and made timepiece. At the end of Grev you hit Humlegårdsgatan, detour left to find cutesy Odd Molly at #13 / 664 43 00 / oddmolly. com / then teeter over the road to #14 DIS inredning / 122 025 61 / disinredning.se / for some pretty interiors and lovely silk lamps. Push on for homegrown men’s style at Filippa K Man at #22 / 409 006 00 / filippa-k.com, then pop next door to minimalist design den Granit at #20 / 462 66 87. Retrace back to Grev Turegatan and keep heading up Humlegårdsgatan to find Skindeep at #5 / 662 82 70 / skindeep.se / an excellent mix of designers and one of the best foot candy & bag selections in the city. Lunch? An institution since 1888, the gourmet magnet Östermalms Saluhall (see Standout Stores) has lots of food options including seafood siren Lisa Elmqvist (see Lunch) or, if the weather is fine and you’re gagging for a nibble alfresco, pull up a pew in the square at baby sister Lisa på Torget. More retail? The Östermalm Antiques itin starts right here. Convenient!