While most visitors associate Oslo with nature, the Viking ship, the Holmenkollen ski jumping tower or a blooming architecture scene, the city has quickly become also a great shopping destination.
The best thing about shopping in Oslo is that all luxury brands are located in a small area right downtown, between Karl Johans gate and Nedre Slottsgate. As with all shopping in Norway, it’s good to keep in mind that most shops are closed on Sundays. Most high-end stores open at 10AM and close at 6 PM Monday to Saturday.
Here are our top picks for designer shopping in Oslo:
Famous for its scarves, handmade handbags and other leather accessories, the iconic French brand is located in Nedre Slottsgate 15. The two-storey store offers a nice selection of goods for men and women, including items from the Hermés ready-to-wear collection. If you are looking for a specific item, I would recommend that you contact the store before your arrival – the sales associates are very helpful.
- Louis Vuitton
The classic French luxury brand is located in Nedre Slottsgate 13. You’ll find mostly handbags, leather accessories, scarves and shoes for men and women in this store, but if it’s something in particular you are looking for we recommend you give them a call in advance to learn if they have the item available in store.
You’ll find the British luxury fashion house in Nedre Slottsgate 9. The store has a selection of handbags and other accessories, scarves and a nice selection from their ready-to-wear collection, including the classic trench coat in various models.
- Bottega Veneta
Next door to Burberry is Bottega Veneta, the Italian luxury brand known for its woven leather handbags. The store has a selection of handbags, shoes and other accessories. Their address is Prinsensgate 21, however the entrance is on Nedre Slottsgate side.
- Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent is ne of the newcomers in the Oslo luxury shopping district. The store has a particular focus on handbags, however you’ll find a selection of shoes and other accessories as well. Address: Nedre Slottsgate 13-15.
- Jimmy Choo
Opened late summer 2018, Jimmy Choo is one of the latest additions to the Oslo designer scene. The store carries a wide range of shoes and some handbags and accessories as well. The store is located in Nedre Slottsgate 17.
The Spanish designer brand is one of the new brands that have opened a store in Oslo during the last couple of years. In this store you’ll find handbags, shoes, accessories and a selection of clothing from their ready-to-wear collection. You’ll find Balenciaga in Nedre Slottsgate 8.
The Italian luxury lifestyle clothing brand has a small Genius store in Nedre Slottsgate 13.
A luxury fashion district would not be complete without this iconic Italian brand. The store carries a good selection of handbags and other accessories, as well as ready-to-wear for men and women. Nedre Slottsgate 8.
- Isabel Marant
In Prinsensgate 22, you’ll find the brand synonymous with Parisian chic. The store carries ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.
Located in Akersgata 20 (behind the Norwegian Parliament house Stortinget), Vincci is a multi-brand boutique that carries luxury brands such as Céline, The Row, Chloé and Manolo Blahnik.
While the iconic Italian designer house Salvatore Ferragamo doesn’t have a brand store in Oslo, you’ll find a nice selection of their shoes and handbags for women at Kamikaze, in Prinsensgate 21. They have specialised in luxury shoes, and in addition to Ferragamo, they carry Christian Louboutin, Les Petits Joueurs and Gianvito Rossi.
On the second and third floor in the high-end shopping center Eger (Karl Johans gate 23B) you’ll find Høyer, a large multi-brand store. Their top floor is dedicated to international luxury brands such as Lanvin, Fendi, Loewe, MaxMara, Givenchy and Valentino.
For the luxury fashion friend, there is more to come: Valentino is opening a store in Nedre Slottsgate, right next to Gucci (updated October 2018).