Off the Centre


Picture: Aleksanteri Baidin / Visit Helsinki

The Marimekko factory outlet is located at Kirvesmiehenkatu 7 in Herttoniemi, which is two stops before Itäkeskus on the same metro route.

Expect plenty of company – the place is a pilgrimage spot for Marimekko fans. 

The Arabia Museum and Gallery at Hämeentie 135 A, the location of the Arabia ceramics factory, has Arabia, Finlayson, Opa, and Pentik outlets.

Discerning shoppers have a chance here to pick up some kitchenware, textiles, and ceramics finds at special prices.

The Arabia Factory Outlet at Hämeentie 135 A also sells Fiskars products.

The Fiskars name is probably best associated with the company’s distinctive orange-handled scissors, which have been manufactured for 40 years, with over 900 million sold worldwide.

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