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One of the reasons people from all over like to visit Finland, especially Helsinki, is because of the large number of shopping options available to all guests. The Arabia Shopping Factory is located in Helsinki and also offers a free tour of the entire factory. Arabia is well known throughout Europe as a discount alternative to fine household products. With a variety of brand names to choose from, you and shopping partners are sure to be pleased with what the factory shop has to offer. The Arabia Shopping Factory is also one of the only locations where you might be able to find products that have been discontinued and are no longer carried in regular shopping locations. Interesting platters and crisp clean brightly colored table wear make the display of stunning products a wonderful site to see.

Located just about 4 miles outside the city centre of Helsinki is the Marimekko specialty shop. Marimekko in Helsinki is also an outlet location where you will find discount prices for brand name labels. From clothes and accessories to unique items for your home, Marimekko has a wide range of products to meet the needs of your entire family. Many of the clothes at Marimekko represent a trendier lifestyle that can be worn in the work environment as well as for casual occasions. Marimekko has also recently opened a new location in the heart of New York City.

Marimekko also offers a wide range of household luxury items sure to add a splash of color or two to your home décor. Towels, mats and unusually designed dishware in bold colors make it difficult to avoid spending money in this shopping paradise. You will also find a number of interesting storage baskets made of canvas and unusual fabrics that will create a sense of modern and contemporary trendiness in your home outside of Finland. Many of these items will fold up nicely and fit quite well in your luggage.

If you are in need of more storage space on your journey home, then try the bags and accessories section where you will surely find interesting designs to suit your travel needs. Simple bags in bright colors with a modern twist make these bags both contemporary and long lasting classics. If you are looking for some unique novelty items, then you may be interested in the Marimekko originally designed fabrics that can be bought by the yard and taken home to be made into your very own fashion design. Some other novelty items at the moment include Chuck Taylor Converse designs and other high fashion designs for basic day-to-day items such as dishtowels and bath mats. Whatever you are looking for, Marimekko offers a number of solutions for the contemporary, hip driven lifestyle.

If Marimekko and Arabia Shopping Factory seem a bit pricey for your travel budget to Finland, then you might find more interest in the Valterrin Flea Market or the Heitalahti Flea Market both located near a number of cheap Helsinki hotels . For something a bit in between, you might try Stockmann’s Department Store. Stockmann’s Department Store has a number of items available with varying degrees of prices including leisure and academic books written in the English language. You might find several students at Stockmann’s Department Store searching for better deals on university books as most of today’s Finnish students are required to learn English as a second language. Stockmann’s Department Store also sells a wide range of clothing options in various styles and colors compared to the Marimekko shopping outlet. They also sell a wide range of jewelry and fashion accessories to suit all budgets and is a great place to grab a quick snack at the local French bakery.

Lek Boonlert is an editor and content reviewer at DirectRooms and is responsible for all Daegu Hotels content.


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