Slow fashion endures at Swensk. Since opening in 2008, the boutique has stuck closely to a small roster of Swedish brands that eschew trends for long-lasting design.

Rather than picking bits and pieces from a multitude of brands, owners Mats Ekstrom and Jane Matthews prefer to hold full ranges from eight select designers: Filippa K, J Lindeberg, BLK DNM, Whyred, Tiger of Sweden, Uniforms for the Dedicated, HOPE, and Odeur Studio.

Men’s and women’s clothing is housed on the ground floor in a stylish white-washed space, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. A seven-metre-high ceiling allows for a mezzanine office space, where regular customers are invited to fire off work emails, should they tire of relying on cafe Wi-Fi.

Ekstrom and Matthews aim to offer a solution for every occasion. That’s apparent in the comprehensive range of clothing covering quality basics, to socks, jeans, dresses, suits, shoes, bags and even a board short or two.

In typical Swedish fashion, the best pieces appear deceptively simple, but will stick in your wardrobe for their ability to effortlessly toggle between work and play.

Updated: July 3rd, 2017

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