Stockholm's best shops for party dresses
Updated 4 Jan 2019
Whether you're out on the tiles for a smart dinner, party or an evening of dancing you want to look fantastic and feel comfortable at the same time, but finding that perfect special occasion outfit isn't always easy - especially if you're a visitor in town. Whether you're after a slinky little black dress, a sequined suit or an easy to wear maxi dress, finding the perfect outfit can sometimes feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack. We've listed the Stockholm shops that can help you on your way to finding a party dress that will keep you sparkling all night.
Feminine and timeless
If you're looking for the more exclusive brands, Skindeep is a sure thing. They stock beautiful, feminine and stylish party clothes from labels such as See by Chloé, Stella McCartney and Miu Miu. Timeless design, high quality, exclusivity and daring details are the common denominators and the customer base is fashion-conscious women.
- Skindeep, Humlegårdsgatan 5, Östermalm
Trendiest at the party
With a highly desirable selection of Scandinavian fashion names, Aplace has become one of Stockholm's real fashion meccas. You'll find dresses from Swedish brands such as Dagmar, Stylein, Rodebjer and Minimarket, and the knowledgeable staff will guide you through the latest collection. If you have enough pennies in your purse for a cool, fashion-forward party outfit, you'll definitely find something to suit you here.
- Aplace Brunogallerian, Götgatan 36, Södermalm
Everything and a little more
Not surprisingly, this historic department store stocks everything you could wish for if you're going to a party, whatever your personal style. Have a browse around and try on creations from Swedish designers, such as Dagmar, Rodebjer and Filippa K, as well as from numerous international names and fashion houses.
- Nordiska Kompaniet NK, Hamngatan 18-20, Norrmalm/City
Glitter and glamour in a small space
A real treasure chest only 11 square metres small, overflowing with beautiful vintage dresses, bags, shoes and glittering accessories. A large part of the appeal is the wonderful owner who for more than 20 years has helped her customers find vintage delights to suit them perfectly.
- Saker & Ting, Sturegatan 28, Östermalm
Stockholmers have been making the pilgrimage to Lisa Larsson since the mid Eighties to browse through the store's copious vintage clothes. The emphasis is on the Thirties to the Seventies, as well as modern designer clothes, and naturally there are plenty of party dresses. You may even find a design classic from Pucci or YSL...
- Lisa Larsson Second Hand, Bondegatan 48, Södermalm
Trendy second-hand mecca on Hornsgatan where you can find current designers, party dresses, accessories and more. Find something to complement your wardrobe or find a sharp outfit for your evening out.
- Judits Second Hand, Hornsgatan 75, Södermalm
Beyond Retro's various stores have masses of both fun and elegant party dresses to rummage through. Why not go all-in with sequins and feathers. You don't need to worry about prices getting out of control here either.
Rent your party togs
If you don't want to pay a fortune for a dress you may only wear once you can always rent one for the evening. The Wow Closet in NK Passagen has dresses for all styles and dress codes, including stunning designer dresses, and they can offer personal advice if you're not sure what suits you.
- The Wow Сloset, Regeringsgatan 42, Norrmalm/City