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Sound of Noise is a music store that specializes in heavy and different kinds of metal rock. You can rely on the staff knowing enough about the genre to assist you. If you want to listen to heavy or black-metal rock beyond that of the few bands that make it onto the mainstream music scene, this is definitively the place to go. Entrance to this shop is from Henrik Ibsens gate.
Since 1930, Oslo Sportslager has sold sporting goods to locals who love to spend their time in the great outdoors. Whether it be equipment for winter sports such as skiing or warmer weather pursuits such as biking and hiking, Oslo Sportslager carries everything you will need for very reasonable prices. Their friendly and helpful staff is also very willing to help you find exactly what you need.
In addition to clothes and ethnic jewelry, vegetables are also sold on Youngstorget every summer, when farmers come here with their goods. Now, it is a long time since it was common for farmers to come to the city to sell their goods on the market. But these are not ordinary farmers; they have devoted their time to producing organic fruit and vegetables in biodynamic ways that do not harm the environment. The interest for this kind of food is growing, and people are often willing to pay more to get goods like this. You will find Youngstorget if you walk up Torggata from Kirkeristen, the area around the cathedral.
Situated on the premises vacated by Erling Moe, a seafood shop that was something of an institution in Oslo, Fiskeriet Youngstorget has lived up to expectations remarkably well. It has, in fact, taken Erling Moe's legacy one step further, for not only can you select from a vast assortment of monkfish, cod, halibut and mackerel to prepare at home, but also have the chefs whip up a seafood treat for you right then! A part of the shop serves as a small restaurant, and there is outdoor seating to boot. You could go for something light like fish and chips or fish stew, or opt for a more filling meal.
ShoeBAR is an independent shoe shop in Oslo that stocks fashionable footwear. Carrying sneakers, dress shoes, pumps and basically every other type of shoe that you could want, ShoeBAR is sure to have the perfect pair of shoes for you. Top brands are carried here, like Adidas and Doc Martens, as well as shoes from several local designers.
Gunerius is a shopping center aims for a friendly, stress-free atmosphere. It has over 40 shops ranging from regular fashion to health-food. There are no shocks price-wise, which is an attraction in itself. There is a lot of parking space, handy considering the very central location. A larger shopping center, Oslo City, is situated nearby.
Housed within the large shopping center, Oslo City, KappAhl is the store to head to for a shopping spree with the whole family. Part of a hugely popular Scandinavian chain, this store has lots of fashionable designs to offer men, women as well as the youngest members of the family. Apart from its own designs, this store also carries a few other brands.
One of the fastest growing sports brands and retailers in Norway, XXL Sport & Villmark is a one stop shop for all sports gear and outdoor gear needs. With a huge selection of brands, multiple departments and prices to suit every budget, it's a good place to check out whether you're looking to buy a biking gear, wilderness equipment, climbing gear, clothing, shoes, fishing, hunting and even equestrian sports! With knowledgeable sales staff and competitive pricing, it's a popular choice with locals as well as travellers.
GlasMagasinet is one of Norway's oldest and most exclusive department store. Its location close to Stortorvet and Karl Johans Gate makes it is easy to find. With more than 50 departments, ranging from Scandinavian crystal to fashion, it has to be worth a visit. The atmosphere is one of elegance and style merge with the modern and the traditional. The four floors are easy to get around on and cafes and restaurants at various points enhance the already pleasant experience.
Bok & Media is a bookstore for Christian music and literature. Kirkelig Kulturverksted is a record company that originated in the Christian community, with a reputation for being one of the very best record companies in the country when it comes to quality. Kirkelig Kulturverksted very often has a separate shelf in record stores. At Bok & Media you can buy records from Kirkelig Kulturverksted, as well as other Christian records and books that are difficult to find elsewhere. Check out the website for further details.
Hennes & Mauritz, commonly abbreviated to H&M, is famous for catching the season's new trends from the big designers early on, and making inexpensive versions of them. At H&M you will always find the hottest fashion at low prices. H&M has several collections, aimed at children, young adults, women and men. In addition to underwear and swimsuits, they have a collection of clothes in larger sizes, and well accessories such as bags, costume jewelry make-up and hairpins. From the elegant and classic to the young and funky, there is something to suit every taste.
Oslo City is a bright and airy shopping center. Next to the entrance there are a few fruit and vegetable stalls that sell fresh produce during the summer. The center itself is big enough to envelop your entire day: it has the usual selection and variety of shops as well as several off-the-wall gift shops, which are perfect for souvenir hunters. There are also some good eateries with a laid-back atmosphere. The millions of people who shop here every year choose Oslo City for a reason. After all, who said shopping had to be hard?