In Helsinki, you should be familiar with the designs of Finnish designers. There are a wide range of shops in the city, where individual clothing and accessories are available for sale. Most of the design garments and furniture stores are found in the Design District Helsinki area of Punavuori. Multiple boutiques, museums, galleries, ateliers, and shops like Ivana Helsinki, Katri Niskanen, Lumi, Common, and other internationally recognizable labels, will make you fall in love instantly with the city and with Finnish design. In the month of September, numerous design enthusiasts come from all over the world to take part in Helsinki Design Week. However, in the city of Helsinki, design is celebrated all year round, and the Design District is the ideal place for people who want to know more about Finnish design and want to buy first-rate Finnish products.
Finnish design and classic vintage style
Start your tour with a visit at the Design Museum that provides an extensive and concise history of Finnish design. Explore the different Finnish brands and design icons such as Marimekko, Artek, Lokal, Tre, and Iittala. Go local and discover some of Helsinki's prettiest neighborhoods with a classic vintage architectural style such as Eira, Kallio, and Kruununhaka. Helsinki's Design District plays a big part in increasing the popularity of Finnish artists and designers, as well the city's reputation as a city of design. Characterized as a vibrant hub of creativity and located in the center of the city, Helsinki's Design district is full of surprises and greets you with impressive design at every turn. Take a map of the Design District and stroll the bustling shopping streets and explore an area full of design and antique shops, restaurants, showrooms, and more. Find the most famous names—classics and trend-setters—and discover the creativity, uniqueness, experiences, design, and Finnish culture.