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Med og Uten, Oslo

22 Korsgata
Tel: 47 22 04 66 00's insider take:

"With or without" is how the name of this shop translates from Norwegian. But if you're looking for clean-lined Northern European style, chances are you'll leave this Grünerløkka boutique with a little something (despite the high prices). Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian designers get floor space here, with a few fun-loving labels from Germany in the mix, too. Look for playful blouses with a fairy-tale feel by the Stuttgart label Blutgeschwister and classic knit sweaters by Danish label Samsøe & Samsøe. One of the funkier brands to look for is Sweden's Odd Molly, a Stockholm designer that adds bohemian and travel-inspired touches to classic Scandinavian knits and patterns. If you're set on buying Norwegian, the options are slimmer, but look for ultrafemme dresses with hoods and wool-mix cashmere sweaters by Chill Norway or jewelry-maker Hjerter's heart-themed charms, brooches, and bracelets. While the focus is on women's fashion, there are a few labels targeting men, including Scotch & Soda from the Netherlands.—Terry Ward

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