Helsinki - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

There are no bargains to be had, but a few brands that Finns are very proud of and that would make for good (though pricey) souvenirs: Marimekko Iitala Arabia Artek - Oct 2021


Finnish handicrafts and design are world-renowned, with Iittala, Arabia, Pentik, Aarikka, and others represented on Finland's main shopping street. - Oct 2018


Lapland and Finnish skins, furs, bone carvings - Jul 2012


Nothing really. A reindeer pelt, a winter hat... - Jan 2011


Marimekko fashions and wooden mugs. - May 2010


Finnish handy crafts. - Apr 2009


Finns are not big into crafts, but Ittala glass is very pretty (and expensive). - Mar 2008


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