Monday, July 20, 2009

This Little Piggy Went to Black Market

Henrik Vibskov bag, Nakkna dress, VPL sandals, Charles Anastase sunglasses, DIY Anni Albers washer necklace, Gerard Yosca cuff, Topshop headband

The fact that I took a two-hour, three mile long wandering trek from our apartment to the opposite side of town to visit Black Market, is just a testament to how devoted I am to shopping. Black Market is one of the best stores in Stockholm, and it was a must-see when I was on vacation. I actually got lost along the way, getting stuck beneath an underpass before going in the entirely wrong direction, and when I finally got there, it didn't help that the store appears to be a cavernous black pit from the exterior, making me wonder if I was indeed at the right place. Still, I never thought once of turning back, and luckily arrived right before the store was about to close. Thankfully, after my pilgrimage, the shop keeper let me stay for a half an hour more past closing time, where I was overwhelmed by the store's incredible selection of men's and women's lines, including Ground Zero, Henrik Vibskov, c-neeon, Burfitt, Carin Wester, Peter Jensen, and Comme des Garcons. I had to take advantage of the fact that almost everything in the store was 50% off, and ended up picking up these giant pleated Henrik Vibskov bag for $89, which can carry just about everything you can imagine. If you're ever in Stockholm, you must stop by this boutique, but if you're not, you can still check out their online store, where they have almost everything the stock, and all at the currently favorable dollar-to-krona exchange rate.

The impressively colorful selection of menswear at Black Market

The women's wear section, featuring plenty of Carin Wester, Herik Vibskov and Bernhard Willhelm

Henrik Vibskov socks and a Peter Jensen scarf/necklace that would make a fun DIY

Jeremy Scott x Adidas gold winged sneakers


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joy said...

Little Piggy you are not. lol

somewherebetweenwakingandsleeping said...

Love your outfit here. It makes me miss summer so bad...(we're in the middle of winter here in sydney).
This store looks amazing. Will keep it in mind if i pop over to stockholm ;)


Looks like a little bit of heaven. I actually loveeee your asymmetrical dress. You look awesome.

Amanda said...

oh man that store was a dream. i was in there for a long time too!

Shay said...

love your sunnies!


Oh my gosh
I totally love it and you could pull it off.

i recommend
have fun^^

rhesaXD said...

That vintage sewing machine is almost identical to mine >.< It was my mum's own as a kid and it still works pretty good!

Anywho, the layout of this store is great and I am impressed with the variety in male clothing!

<3 Your style and blog >.<

-rhesa XD from

WendyB said...

Wow, they have great designers there.

Clara said...

OMG! how much clothes!
I love your dress. and I want these shelves of clothes!


Ash Fox said...

amazing dress. i love it on you.

i was going through your posts and you both have amazing taste. thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments.

i love being in touch with other new york blogger chicks! woohoo!


Isabel said...

Black Market looks amazing! There is a "vintage" store i Toronto with the same name, that is really no good at all.

Ashley said...

I love the Nakkna looks sooo comfy!

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The Clothes Horse said...

That dress looks awesome and the hair and accessories work great with it. Also, brilliant thought to put the winged shoes in a cage.

wreckedstellar said...

rad photos! love that colorful scarf hanging in the first photo.

Shen-Shen said...

Awesome dress!

ellio100 said...

i adore your dress. a billion percent awesome doll

Kristin said...

That dress is divine! You look fabulous in it.

F Blog said...

i love your dress!

Nia said...

i'll be in sweden next month and i'll definitely check this place out. thanks for the tip! you're outfit is so cute, by the way!

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