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There is nothing wrong with either H&M or Zara, but you find those stores everywhere. Here’s a shopping guide to Oslo – with sort of an alternative outlook.

Angels Speed Equipment
{ Grünerløkka }
Rathkesgt 7
www.engle.no
A pretty cool store. Rockabilly and 50’s style, Nudie Jeans, Rocha, Route 66, Vivian Hollywood, Collect if. While you are here, check out the 50s style hairdresser Billie Bangs, just across the street.

Friends Fair Trade
{ Downtown }
Storgata 36
www.friendsfairtrade.no
Fair trade clothes, interior and food/snacks.

Freudian Kicks
{ Downtown }
Prinsens gate 10
www.freudiankicks.com
180 square meters with selections from Acne, American Apparel, A.P.C, Best Behavior, Casio Databank, Henrik Vibskov, J-Brand jeans, Kokon To Zai, Sneaky Steve, Wood Wood and some second hand.

Hunting Lodge
{ Downtown }
Torggata 36
www.huntinglodge.no
Contemporary street wear, shoes and decoration. Hunting Lodge makes men look good.

Los Lobos
{ Grünerløkka }
Thorvald Meyers gate 30
www.loslobos.no
In one of Grünerløkka’s most busy shopping street you’ll find a charming little store. Los Lobos sells rockabilly and 50’s style clothes, gadgets and LPs with music to accompany the looks.

Ruth 66
{ Torshov }
Torshovgata 3
www.ruth66.no
You probably didn’t travel to Norway to buy furniture, at least most of you haven’t. But that still doesn’t mean you don’t have to check out this 50’s style interior and decoration store. Some second hand shoes and clothes.

Scorpius Import
{ Grünerløkka }
Schleppegrellsgate 16
www.scorpius.no
On the far top of Grünerløkka in a colourful building that will make you stare in awe for quite some time, depending on your state of mind, you will find Scorpius. Scorpius is nirvana for hippies – colourful scarves, clothes and accessories.

Shangri-La
{ Downtown }
Karl Johans gate 2
www.shangri-la.no
Hippie style clothes and accessories – more or less the same as Scorpius.

Skaperverket
{ Grünerløkka }
Markveien 60
www.skaperverket.no
Some young designers are running this store together. You`ll find clothing, postcards, ceramics, photos, earrings, notebooks and much more. Charming store with charming products.

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