The owners of KronKron are the designer duo Hugrún Árnadóttir and Magni Þorsteinsson. The owners of KronKron Store are also the designer duo behind Icelandic label KRON by KRONKRON. A timeless femininity is the principal aesthetic sense brought on by the designers. The collections are designed to mix and match previous collections, making the design easily collectible and timeless. The shop sells the KRON by KRONKRON collection, with its trademark bright colors and original shapes.
KronKron, Laugavegur 63b, 101 Reykjavik, +354 562 8388
Hildur Yeoman has slowly become one of Iceland‘s leading fashion designers, known for her elaborate designs and attention to the aesthetic world created by her collections. Her new shop in Reykjavik, Yeoman, which opened in Spring 2017, reflects her atmospheric and distinct designs. The boutique shop also features work by fellow fashion designers, jewelry, and other trinkets.
Geysir feels like you are walking into a well-manicured country estate nestled deep in a fjord instead of a shop off the main shopping street in Reykjavik. Geysir designs are seemingly inspired by a balance of city life in a Scandinavian capital, as well as Iceland’s particular history of craft from natural materials and knitwear especially. The shop reflects this balance between city life/country life and tradition/modernity.
Geysir, Skólavörðustígur 16, 101 Reykjavík, +354 519 6000
Aftur holds a unique collection of both Icelandic and international designers, all adhering to an aesthetic of post-apocalyptic, mystical calm. The shop features designs from the owner’s collection, Aftur – an edgy, recycled line of textiles. There are also products from VOLUSPA, DS & Durga perfumes, Raquel Allegra, and Kría jewelry.
Aftur, Laugavegur 39, 101 Reykjavík, +354 775 1000
KIOSK is a boutique fashion shop as well as designer co-op run by a group of Icelandic fashion designers whom you can also find working behind the counter. The labels carried in the shop include EYGLO, Helicopter, Justine Clenquet, Jessie Harris, Kyrja, and milla snorrason. The shop has been voted the best place for local Icelandic fashion design by a local magazine, The Reykjavik Grapevine, consecutively for the past seven years.
KIOSK, Ingólfsstræti 6, 101 Reykjavík, +354 571 3636
Farmers & Friends
Farmers & Friends is the carrier of the Icelandic design label Farmers Market. Established in 2005, inspiration is found in Icelandic nature and culture with product lines featuring classic Nordic design movements with a minimal modernism. A sort of romantic country atmosphere describes the shop. The shop also features a great selection of Icelandic music for sale, as one of the owners is an established jazz musician in Iceland.
Farmers & Friends, Laugavegur 37, 101 Reykjavík, +354 552 1965
In the Grandi area of Reykjavik, a place formerly used primarily for fish processing, a variety of more artistic and cultural establishments have popped up. The studio/shop STEiNUNN, of Icelandic fashion designer, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, is one of them. The collection expresses a plethora of knitted varieties, detailing the craft with technique and fabric. The studio/shop features accessories to add the collections mainstays, as well as art and photographs that reveal the designer’s inspirations.
STEiNUNN, Grandagarður 17, 101 Reykjavík, +354 588 6649
Kirsuberjatréð, or The Cherry Tree, is a boutique design/fashion shop established by a group of eleven female creatives. The unique and innovative collections feature a variety of products that showcase the best of Icelandic design elements; everything from fish skin purses, radish paper bowls, and driftwood jewelry. The shop also includes clothing designs made from Icelandic wool and other natural fabrics, including upcycled materials.
Kirsuberjatréð, Vesturgata 4, 101 Reykjavík, +354 562 8990
Kormákur & Skjöldur
This primarily men’s fashion boutique, Kormákur & Skjaldar, features a selection of products that take special inspiration from British fashion staples with an interest in wool garments that withstand harsh Northern climates while still holding a signature style. The main products of the shop are from international designers including pieces from Barbour, Chippewa, Kings of Indigo, as well as products from the owner’s brand, Kormákur & Skjöldur.
Kormákur & Skjöldur, Skólavörðustígur 28, 101 Reykjavík, +354 511 1333