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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,316 contributions
Jul 2021
Interesting individual shopping and lively terraces have shifted the city center south. The pedestrian street Iso Roobert has really bloomed to life this summer bringing new customers to shop in the area's design stores as well as classy second hand outlets. Unnew is the latest on Uudenmaankatu selling home decoration, an airy cafeteria is attached. Hakola on Annankatu carries the family tradition of Finnish made modern furniture lasting through generations, this season the colours are pastel. The Design District expands further to prestigious Boulevard where Hetzukoto sells brand hand bags second hand with exquisite clothing designed by the Thai owner.
Written 17 July 2021
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Lironkane
48 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Nice area but Helsinki got nicer places. The coffees are much more expensive there and other than nice stores I didn't see any reason to go there.
Written 29 February 2020
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,020 contributions
Oct 2019
Located near the Design Museum, this district is a great place full of design, fashion stores, antique shops, restaurants and more. A very convenient and welcoming district.
Written 11 October 2019
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Theoax
Tel Aviv, Israel248 contributions
Sep 2019
This is an area near the Design Museum. It has clothing, antique, housewares, etc. shops, as well as restaurants and galleries. Fun to walk around but the more famous deign shops are in the downtown area.
Written 18 September 2019
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D L
Tel Aviv, Israel572 contributions
Aug 2019
It is a cool area to visit and wander around. Plenty of interesting galleries, art shops, boutique of all kinds and coffee shops. Nice area to walk around.
Written 1 September 2019
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Granny-Mae
Newcastle, Australia476 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We found the area to have many shopfronts displaying fabrics, furnishings, clothing, workshops etc which were interesting to us as so different to what is offered in our own country. A few cafes selling delicious fresh food and good coffee. The local church is delightful as it’s not overly adorned. Architecture is also interesting. Worthwhile if you have time.
Written 31 May 2019
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,316 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
The area stretches out most to the south from the cross roads of the Boulevard and Fredrikinkatu with smaller and bigger shops selling all kinds of design products. Clothes and home decoration on offer are both Finnish and international brands, new ones and already well established. On the recently renovated Iso Roba pedestrian street in an elegant Art Deco building is large and well stocked Fida second hand charity shop also worth the visit. Momono combining design and vintage has moved to a new excellent corner location at Ratakatu near the Design Museum. Street art is present all over the area in handpainted electricity cabinets sponsored by Helsinki Energy Helen.
Written 3 January 2019
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Jean-François Tessier
Montreal, Canada564 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
Lots of stuff going on!
Street art, museum, churches, restaurant. It seem normal like that but they all seem to have something special.
Of course, lots of boutique of all kind. Youll get your fix for finnish artcraft. You may even meet the designer!
Written 21 December 2018
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Jimmy S
Huddinge, Sweden1,098 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
Nice area to Walk around and enjoy design in a lot of different areas. Not to much traffic or crowded. Depending on how often you enter shops you could easily spend half a day here.
Written 10 October 2018
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,445 contributions
Jul 2018
If you are a lover of simple and practical products you will love this - its like going to an branch of Ikea
Written 29 July 2018
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