Stockmanns is like the Selfridges of Helsinki, except not quite as edgy or exciting. It does have amazing sales and a lovely food department, plus a really comprehensive selection of magazines and its own bookshop.
I used to always get this weird Finland-only magazine called Bulgaria but this year it costs 29 euros, which is a bit beyond my means.
You should be here! It’s basically a manual on Finland’s awesomeness - you can see on the left-hand page a little thing about Minna Parikka, a shoe and handbag maker who I’ve blogged about before.
I had a peek around Stockmann’s little Malene Birger department (they also stock labels like Bruuns Bazaar, Tiger of Sweden, Filippa K etc, which were all nice). The sale was insane – everything was at least 60% off. If I had any money from, for example, a job, I would have bought this skirt I have been eyeing up all year.
I also dug this leather feather dress. What is indeed not to like about it.
I made the mistake of telling my family about the blog while telling them about A’s trip to Paris (A is part of the family) and now my parents have started giving me advice on what to post about and how to frame my photos – all day my dad was saying things like “that jacket looks just like a moth! You should take a picture just like this and put it on your blog!” My mum contented herself taking lots of pictures of me – for my blog!
p.s. I am probably eating blueberry pie as you read this.