Shopping Malls

Shopping Malls Greater Helsinki

Design Icon Marimekko has several shops in Helsinki selling fresh and colourful products from clothing and accessoires to household items. Picture: Jussi Hellsten / Visit Finland

 

Should you want to shop and spend some time indoors, then the 150 outlets of the Kamppi Shopping Center (Urho Kekkosenkatu 1) offer a perfect opportunity under one roof.

If you are looking for fashion, designer brands, sportswear and sports equipment, or products for teens and young adults, then they can all be found conveniently in here. 

Forum (Mannerheimintie 20) is a modern classic.

It offers shoppers several floors of stores, cafés, and restaurants. Forum has an exceptional selection of jewellery, fashion and children’s clothing stores.

Stylish shoppers might well want to browse the Finnish fashion store Marimekko, while Moomin fans should check out the Moomin Shop for products based on author Tove Jansson’s endearing characters.

In May 2017, Forum was recognized by the Nordic Council of Shopping Centers (NCSC) as the Best Shopping Center in the Nordic countries.

This is the first time the title has come to Finland. Last year, the NCSC selected Forum as Finland’s Best Shopping Center.

Thanks to a successful renovation, Forum is now bigger, brighter and better than ever – with more fashion, leisure and dining options for shoppers.

Galleria Esplanad is another newish mall, located below the luxurious Kämp Hotel, with entrances from Pohjoisesplanadi and Mikonkatu.

As well as branded designer goods from familiar international names, Galleria Esplanad houses the Marimekko store.

Also here is the Tarsala Creation shoe store. Designer Juha Tarsala is known around the world for his exclusive Italian-made shoes for women. 

Kluuvi Shopping Centre (Aleksanterinkatu 9) has about 35 businesses, including several sports stores.

The shopping centre offers a mix of interesting international brand stores, Finnish retail concepts and restaurants. 

Outside the centre of town, there are a number of large entertainment and shopping complexes reachable by public transportation, such as Itis (the largest shopping mall in the Nordic region, located on the Helsinki Metro in the eastern suburbs), Sello (in Espoo, by the Leppävaara rail station), Iso Omena (Matinkylä in Espoo), the newly extended Jumbo (in Vantaa, close to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport) and the newish Kaari (Kannelmäki in western Helsinki).

The malls in the Helsinki area, as in anywhere in the world, are their own shopping microworlds. They are mainly occupied by the big chain stores.

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