Creative clothing shops in Iceland

1) The Handknitting Association of Iceland

The lopapeysa is an iconic woollen sweater historically used by fishermen, farmers and other outdoorsmen. Nowadays, it is considered a staple part of the Icelanders’ wardrobe thanks to its enduring knack for fighting off the cold. Lopapeysas are sold throughout the country, but there’s no better place to pick one up for yourself than The Handknitting Association of Iceland. The business was formed in 1977 to maximise the unique characteristics of Icelandic sheep wool. The clothing store also sells hand-knitted gloves, hats and scarves, as well as balls of yarn and other knitting supplies.

wool at The Handknitting Association of Iceland

Ívar Eyþórsson

Skólavörðustígur 19, 101 Reykjavík

+354 552 1890

https://handknitted.is

2) Kronkron

As a graduate fashion designer from Paris’ Studio Bercot, Hugrún Árnadóttir opened Kronkron with her partner, the hairstylist Magni Þorsteinsson, in 2004. A voguish evolution of their previous business, Kron, this new store has long aimed to expose upcoming Icelandic designers alongside their usual stock of other international collections from the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Comme des Garçons. Today, Kronkron operates on Reykjavík’s principal shopping street, Laugavegur, welcoming guests with their colourful and creative designs.

shop interior and shoes at Kronkron

Laugavegur 63-B, 101 Reykjavík

+354 562 8388

https://kronkron.com

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3) Spúútnik

Spúútnik is at the forefront of vintage clothing in Iceland and has long bolstered the ‘downtown-rat’ fashion trends for which 101 Reykjavík residents have become known. The shop offers corduroy blazers and floral shirts, flat caps and moccasin shoes, as well as countless other clothing items reminiscent of bygone years. While certainly on the pricier side, Spúútnik is sure to reclaim your wardrobe and make you the flyest cat this side of the 1980s.

shop interior of Spuutnik

Ívar Eyþórsson

Laugavegur 28-B, 101 Reykjavík

+354 533 2023

https://spuutnikreykjavik.com

4) Yeoman

Icelandic fashion designer, Hildur Yeoman, opened her first store in March 2017, presenting a range of womenswear that has been described as ethereal, magical and enchanting by industry peers. Hildur’s collections fall back on her passion as a storyteller and illustrator, with inspiration taken from such far-flung fields as Icelandic witchcraft to the adventures of her own family. If you’re looking for high-end clothing that is both elegant and celebratory, look no further than Hildur Yeoman.

Laugavegur 7, 101 Reykjavík

+354 519 8889

https://hilduryeoman.com

5) Víkurprjón / Vík Wool

This label is one of the oldest producers of woollen attire in Iceland, a testament to its drive and authenticity, and is best known for its main product line Icewear. During a visit to the store, prospective buyers are encouraged to see the adjacent factory for themselves, revealing the entire creation process. Aside from classic woollen sweaters and accessories, Víkurprjón prides itself on the quality of its fleeces, undergarments and wide range of waterproof jackets and trousers.

store interior of Icewear store in Iceland

Austurvegur 20, 870 Vík í Mýrdal

+354 585 8522

https://icewear.is

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