What are the best stores on Aleksi Street in Helsinki?

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Violetta Teetor

Stockmann’s has pride of place at the beginning of Aleksanterinkatu or Aleksi Street as we fondly call it. It’s our version of Harrod’s in London and it’s got a deli that rivals it any day with huge varieties of local and imported fish, fresh meat and marinades that make your mouth water. But that’s not all. There’s a superb display of Finnish design all of which you can purchase of course and the international couturiers are well represented.

Monki’s ethics are sound – the group cares about who makes the clothing and what happens to our planet. The range includes easy to wear, loose-fitting funky dresses, coats, shoes, accessories and are pretty much aimed at the more youthful amongst us.

For out of the ordinary, unique, colourful and truly Finnish, go for Minna Parikka’s shoe shop. Transparent heels carry the platforms, femininity and elegance is the norm, shape is highlighted and you can wear her shoes everywhere from the office to the beach.

My O My comprises hand-picked pieces of clothing and shoes from the likes of Tsumori Chisato, Stella McCartney, Henrik Vibskoy and Nanamica for men. Each item stands out, the buyers are clever in their selection and you have to exclaim with delight when you see what they’ve got.

For the hardcore there’s G-Star Raw and Superdry Store for the dress-down, street wear look, both carrying jeans and plaids, leather jackets and boots and of course it’s for both the guys and ladies.

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