What are the best stores for designer clothes in Helsinki?

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Making their mark firmly in the world of fashion are some hot, young talents from Finland.

Samu-Jussi Koski is the creative mind behind Samuji on Northern Esplanade. His designs are simple yet chic, girly, feminine and intriguing. Changing Patterns is the title his summer collection and he’s not afraid to use models that are real and don’t make the rest of us feel like going on a starvation diet.

Acolyth on Iso Roobertin Street has a collection for both men and women. The curved lines are elegant and comfortable, clothes to be worn at the office, lounging at home or going out to dinner. They’re timeless.

Asuna carries an impressive line of clothing for women with strong Finnish designers such as Anna Ruohonen as well as international names like Commes des Garcon, Linda Toye and Eley Kishimoto. Not a hint of overdressing can be seen in the no-nonsense collection of plain colours and comfort garments. Visit the store at Frederikinkatu 24.

Separating a lady from her shoes can be dangerous. Watch out for Minna Parikka on Aleksanterin Street. She stands tall among the best of the best in shoe design. Feminine with an input of quirky, always striking.

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