It's Cool Up North

No longer synonymous with the Nobel Prize or the color beige, Stockholm is emerging as a capital of cool, and its name is now increasingly bandied about in the same breath as London, Tokyo, Paris and New York City. Venture into SoFo on Södermalm, on the capital's south island in the Baltic Sea, and you'll see why: once a working-class district, these days the streets south of Folkungagatan (hence SoFo) attract a young, creative crowd who come here to relax, refuel and spend their kronor in an eclectic array of shops. As the word spreads, more tourists are showing up to...

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