In the wooden house milieu of KUI Design boutique, there’s a real passion for Turku. Even the name comes from the unique Turku dialect, inspired by the consideration the founding designers gave to their choice of career and how to make a living, asking themselves: “KUI” (how).
In addition to KUI Design’s largely hand-sewn textiles, the boutique also offers lots of small Turku merchandise. Laura Isomäki’s HiStory jewellery conceals the words from old books. There are also popular “Varför Paris – vi har ju Åbo” products, attracting shoppers all the way from Stockholm.
2Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum Shop
At the museum shop, browse for fun little souvenirs, whilst at the same time looking at the 600-year-old ruins of the city through the floor. The boutique operates under the same roof as the museum of history and contemporary art and, in addition to books on art, is particularly well known for its range of greeting cards.
The sought after novelties of the museum shop are sourced from both Europe and Finland, so there’s no need to settle for dull or boring gifts. Every product must have its own twist of character. You can even pick up a small dinosaur-toy that you have to excavate yourself – a perfectly themed souvenir.
At Midas Goldsmiths and jewellery store you will immediately feel welcomed. The service and good feeling cannot be found in a chain store! The three goldsmiths, Laura, Petri and Patrick, make jewellery on site using a range of methods, from traditional to modern and even 3D-techniques.
The goldsmith is always on hand to tell about the materials and can repair jewellery in a matter of hours ready for an event. The unique gold, silver and diamond jewelleries use Scandinavian simplicity and often follow natural forms. Fall in love with the ‘Pisara’ (Droplet) or ‘Mandala’ series.
4PUF Design Market
When you start to get tired of shopping centre chain stores, at the heart of the Forum court in Turku is something more unique. PUF Design Market is a shop selling Finnish designer brands.
Shopping here is like a being in candy store, with all the beautiful clothes and interior design products, it’s hard to choose. If you want your clothes to be durable and ecological, as well as different from the high street trends, then PUF is definitely the place for you. While you’re here, pick up a stylish poster of the impressive Turku Cathedral.