A shopping spree at Grünerløkka

A shopping spree at Grünerløkka

Grünerløkka is a great area for alternative shopping. 

Here you find small, independent shops that sell original clothes, jewelry, ceramics and art - everything from boutiques run by young Norwegian designers to cool vintage shops.

Markveien, Grünerløkka
Markveien, Grünerløkka
Photo: VisitOSLO/Tord Baklund

Shopping at Grünerløkka can easily be combined with a walk along the river Akerselva, or a stop at one of the many cafés in the area. Or what about a cup of hot chocolate at the sweet little chocolate bar Cocoa by Birkelunden? 

Note! Most of the small shops have limited opening hours and many are only open a couple of days a week.


Robot Markveien
Photo: VisitOSLO/Linn Johansen

There are many second-hand shops at Grünerløkka, and Markveien is the vintage street above all, with shops one after another: Ny York design & 2nd hand, Robot, Fretex Unika and Frk. Dianas Salonger. Velouria Vintage in Thorvald Meyers gate is also worth a visit. Apart from second-hand shops, there are many other small shops here, like Trøye at Olaf Ryes plass that specializes in cool t-shirts with fun print. 

Art and design

At Grünerløkka there are several galleries and shops for crafts. BRUDD, Galleri Markveien, the design collective Skaperverket and the jewelry shop Hasla are some of them. At the ceramics café Glazed & Amused in Markveien you can decorate your own pottery. 

For the little ones

Despite Grünerløkka being a young and trendy neighbourhood, there are many fun children's shops here. Liten og tøff and Lillemonster sell cool, colourful children's clothing, focusing on Scandinavian design. Sprell, in Markveien, is the perfect place to buy gifts for the youngest, with a range of educational toys, clothing and decor. 

Deli and food import

Some gourmet shops in the area are Ostebutikken Deli & Bistro and Vespa. These are not only shops, but also cafés where you can enjoy a snack or a coffee while buying rare, exclusive and exotic foods. 


Sunday is the day for markets at Grünerløkka, with both the markets around Blå and Birkelunden Bric-a-brac market. At Blå you can find design products, handicrafts and vintage clothes, while at Birkelunden you find mostly used items from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.