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A Guide To Fashionable Reykjavík

A Guide To Fashionable Reykjavík

Published May 11, 2016

The guide for each and every fashionista, looking to spend a fashionable day in the city. The places to eat, drink and shop for the most fabulous Icelandic designs.

Kaffifélagið

Skólavörðustígur 10—

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A real fashion guru can’t function without a double cappuccino. Grab yours at Kaffifélagið.

JÖR

Laugavegur 89 —

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Walk down to Laugavegur and stop by JÖR, where Kourtney Kardashian recently purchased a silk dress. It features cutting-edge Icelandic designs by Guðmundur Jörundsson, for both men and women.

Kiosk

Laugavegur 65

Further down Laugavegur, stop at Kiosk, filled with goods by Icelandic designers like Hildur Yeoman and Milla Snorrason. Shopping at Kiosk is always a pleasure, and the designers can help you find your dream garment.

Snaps

Þórsgata 1

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Give your legs a rest and make reservations at Snaps. Here you can order a fresh mimosa and a tasty brunch. This lively restaurant is filled with plants and the cool cats of Reykjavík—join in.

Aurum

Bankastræti 4

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Aurum is a colourful concept store on one side and a gorgeous jewelry shop on the other. You’ll find gift merchandise, clothing and nature-inspired jewelry by Guðbjörg Kristín Ingvarsdóttir.

Gallery Gallera RVK

Laugavegur 33

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Gallery Gallera RVK should be the next stop for any art or fashion lover. It’s filled with interesting artwork, books and clothing by designers and artists such as Lóa and Hugleikur Dagsson.

Hafnarhúsið

Tryggvagata 17

Make sure to get your daily dose of art and culture at the Reykjavík Art Museum’s Hafnarhús branch. You can check out exhibitions by Erró and Arnfinnur Amazeen, and there’s a wonderful gift shop in the lobby.

Farmer’s Market

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If there’s still time for shopping, make sure to visit Farmer’s Market, known for wonderful woolen sweaters, shawls and more Iceland-inspired clothing. Farmer’s Market makes it much easier to dress to impress in the cold Icelandic weather.

Kolabrautin

Austurbakki 2

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The perfect way to end a fashionable day is with dinner and a cocktail at the stylish restaurant on the 4th floor of Harpa. Put on your fresh new outfit because this building was made for snapping fashionable selfies.


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