Oslo offers a wide range of shopping centres, small boutiques and department stores. Shopping areas provide a number of small shops scattered along the city streets, including flea markets, antique shops and local handicraft shops.
The most popular place for shopping in Oslo is the area in and around Frogner, which is famous for its art galleries, antiques and food shops. Just North to Frogner is the Bogstadveien with a lot of shops, market stalls and department stores.
Oslo’s first big shopping centre, Vestbanen lies in Aker Brygge. Byporten, Glassmagasinet, Steen & Strøm, Paleet and Aker Brygge are also famous shopping centres in the city. On the streets of Bogstadveien and Hegdehaugsveien one can find a good collection of clothes ranging from mid range clothing to exclusive brands.
Grünerløkka comprises a chain of stores of young Norwegian designers selling all sorts of clothes, handicrafts and pottery. At Grensen, one can come across a wide collection of shoes. For some good furniture, Møllergata is the most popular place.
There is a large collection of work from the Norwegian folk artists on the Stortingsgate 28. The Oslo sweater shop, SAS Hotel at Tullins gate5, offers the best selections of sweaters in the city.
Stortorget is an open-air market selling general goods such as clothing, handicrafts, jewellery, antiques, souvenirs and flowers.
Most of the shops are open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Wednesday and Friday. The shops on Thursdays are open till 7 pm, whilst on Saturdays they close early at 3 pm. Shopping centres on weekdays close down at 8 pm and on Saturdays at 6 pm.