What are the best luxury brands and products should you buy that are available only in Scandinavia? What are the things you can only buy in Scandinavia, anyway? We turned to our ace correspondent and resident expert Jillian Tangen for answers. Here’s our shopping guide to exclusive products from the Scandinavian countries – specifically, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland – that you can’t get anywhere else.
What are the best luxury brands and products you can buy only in Scandinavia?
If you can’t tell already from our recent trips to Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Reykjavik, we’re fans of Scandinavia. From their cool girl clothing brands to their eye candy filled fashion weeks to their delicious dining destinations – what’s not to love?[white_box]
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Sadly though, it appears that we won’t be able to get our Nordic travel fix on anytime soon. And though it’s difficult, it’s okay with us. The safety and health of everyone around the world is the most important thing right now. So while we love to travel, it’s time to stay home and hunker down for a bit.
To pass the time so far, we’ve thrown ourselves headfirst into enjoying some much needed Danish and Norwegian style hygge, including things like quality time with family, catching up on a little reading and even indulging in some Nordic Easter crime solving too.[white_box]
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Also on our list? Online shopping for some of our favorite sleek and minimalist Scandinavian brands to help us scratch our wanderlust itch between now and the chance to start travelling again.
So what are we coveting right now from the land of the Northern lights? Here are our top twelve picks, including everything from fashion to beauty to housewares, to help you bring a little Scandinavian style stateside without ever having to leave your couch.
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It doesn’t get any more Scandi chic than this baby blue soft cotton and linen blend suit set from Swedish brand Dagmar.
We’re wild about these versatile flats from Danish brand Ivylee.
Swedish brand Mumbai Stockholm only uses conflict-free diamonds for the creation of their unique and often unexpected designs.
Scandinavia’s social media stars have been toting Swedish brand Little Liffner’s sculptural tote all over Instagram for months.
Make your hair as icy as Elsa’s with this cult favorite shampoo from Sachajuan.
Nothing is more essential to hygge than a good candle, like this one from Skandinavisk.
Visit any home in the Nordics for fika (afternoon coffee) and you will find a birchwood tray filled with buns and sweet treats, like this one from Svenskt Tenn.
With so many different pop culture icons in this fun and colorful collection from Lucie Kaas, it’s hard to choose a favorite – though we are partial to Georgia O’Keeffe.
Norwegian watercolor artist Elise Stalder’s Time for Silence art print perfectly captures the quiet beauty of Nordic nature.
All that reading and cozying up requires a good chair, am I right? While Danish designs tend to hog the spotlight, we’re partial to this Norwegian icon from Scandia.
This salt from Haupt Lakris pairs well with whiskey. Need we say more?
Family dinner is an essential part of hygge and there is no better time than now to freshen up your pan collection.
luxury brands and products you can buy only in Scandinavia
There you have it, our top twelve product picks to help shed a little (northern) light on an otherwise challenging time. Stay safe and healthy, dear reader.
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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.