Sweden is famous worldwide for many things like the popular furniture and home accessories manufacturer IKEA, the ground-breaking Swedish pop group ABBA of the ‘70s, and multinational company VOLVO.
But today, as a fashion addict, I am taking you to unveil the unique Fashion and Textile industry of the Nordic country of Sweden.
This Nordic wave of novel ideas presents Swedish heritage, history, and culture through the art of fashion design.
I got pulled into Swedish fashion when I learned that H&M was a Swedish fashion giant, but that was just the tip of the iceberg.
As we get into Swedish Fashion Brands, you will also see the massive Swedish international creative influence.
With this list of 40 Swedish Fashion Brands, let us shine a light on the best and most creative labels Sweden has to offer.
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Founded back in 1947 by Erling Persson and run by his son Stefan Persson and Helena Helmersson, the Swedish multinational retail company is loved for its budget-friendly fast fashion.
The Stockholm-based brand sells its products to over 74 countries and also collaborates with many major industry names, including Karl Lagerfeld, Viktor & Rolf, Jimmy Choo, and Roberto Cavalli, to create exclusive collections at reasonable prices.
H&M fulfills every fashion need under one roof by presenting elite and stylish products, including apparel for different purposes, footwear, bags, jewelry, and many other accessories.
Click to check the official store of H&M.
2.) Acne Studios
Stockholm-based luxury fashion house Acne Studios concentrates on men’s and women’s ready-to-wear apparel, denim, footwear, and accessories.
Established in 1996, the Swedish label ACNE Studios’ name’s abbreviation is Associated Computer Nerd Enterprises.
Founded by Jonny Johansson, Mats Johansson, Jesper Kouthoofd, and Tomas Skoging, the brand also specializes in other Enterprises like Acne Film, Acne Advertising, and Acne Digital.
Since its launch, Acne Studios has evolved into a renowned fashion house with retail stores in prestigious locations, including London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Antwerp.
ACNE Studios features its collections twice a year at the Paris Fashion Week.
Click to check the official store of Acne Studios.
Eytys is a Stockholm-based brand with exclusive collections of premium-quality shoes and clothing.
Established in 2013 by the long-time friends Jonathan Hirschfeld and Max Schiller, the label earned tremendous success through its revolutionary footwear line, which later evolved also into jeans and ready-to-wear collections.
The brand has many store locations in Stockholm and London and numerous multi-brand stores around the globe.
Click to check the official store of Eytys.
4.) L’Homme Rouge
L’Homme Rouge, which translates into “The Red Man” in French, is a Swedish men’s wear clothing brand launched in 2010.
Initially concentrating on accessories like hats and scarves, the company started creating its first clothing line three years later, followed by a fashion show near Stockholm, and grew into one of the most looked-after Swedish brands.
Click to check the official store of L’Homme Rouge
Century old fashion company was founded in 1891 by Swedish engineer Johan Dunker and later continued by his son Henry Dunker.
Tretorn is a sustainable functional and outdoor wear brand with the aim to make a positive change in the world.
Besides offering a wide range of contemporary, functional apparel for men and women, the brand also provides bags, sneakers, and boots.
Treton is best known for its iconic and eco-friendly products and contribution to the Olympic Games, the tennis story, and the preppy style.
Tretorn has become a world-famous fashion brand of sustainable, first-class quality, and innovative products.
Click to check the official store of Tretorn.
6.) CMMN SWDN
CMMN SWDN is a quite young Swedish men’s wear brand created in 2011.
Its founders and designers, Emma Hedlund and Saiff Bakir, create inventive fashion pieces inspired by international influences and the famous Scandinavian minimalism.
With clean silhouettes, quality materials, and modern aesthetics, CMMN SWDN features a portfolio of eye-catching men’s wear apparel, outerwear, accessories, and eyewear.
CMMN SWDN also provides the option of custom-tailoring.
Click to check the official store of CMMN SWDN.
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7.) Polar Skate Co.
Best known for its popular skater clothing and skateboard decks, Polar Skate Co. is one of the most renowned and respected skateboard labels across the globe.
Internationally recognized for its high-quality collections present a vast amount of variety, including Polar surf pants, Polar Skate t-shirts, caps, hoodies, and more.
Many designs were created by its founder Pontus Alv himself, with the collaboration of Jacob Ovgren and other members of the Polar Skate team.
Numerous famous skaters have represented the brand designs, including Oskar Rozenberg, Shin Sanbongi, and Dane Brady.
Click to check the official store of Polar Skate Co.
Stutterheim brings you high-quality, handmade, and waterproof raincoats and rain boots for men, women, and kids.
Founded in 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden, Stutterheim has been creating attractive, yet functional rainwear and outerwear utilizing superior quality materials and skilled craftsmanship.
Stutterheim is best known for its flawless attributes, timeless designs, simplicity, and functionality.
Click to check the official store of Stutterheim.
9.) Très Bien
Très Bien is a retail clothing brand from Sweden.
The brand was created in 2006 by the brothers Simon and Hannes Hogemann with two of their friends Björn Lindén and Jakob Törnberg Altewai.
Initially starting as a men’s wear clothing manufacturer, Très Bien rapidly gained success for its tastefully composed ensembles by fusing classic cuts and sportswear and drawing inspiration from cultural and international high-end fashion.
With its headquarters and flagship store in Malmö, Très Bien showcases its men’s wear collections in its stores around Sweden and London, UK.
Click to check the official store of Très Bien.
10.) Filippa K.
Filippa K. is known to be one of the leading Scandinavian fashion brands.
With its launch in 1993 by Swedish fashion designer Filippa Knutsson, the Stockholm-based fashion house has grown internationally with more than 200 employees across Europe.
Filippa K. offers a wide range of casual apparel, activewear for men and women, and outerwear and accessories.
Filippa’s designs highlight supreme quality, minimalistic design, timeless silhouettes, and environmentally friendly materials and manufacturing processes.
Click to check the official store of Filippa K.
11.) Nudie Jeans
As the name already proposes, Nudie Jeans is a denim brand founded in 2001 by Maria Erixon.
The Gothenburg-based brand’s signature products are its wide variety of denim.
Still, due to its major success and provision of high-quality, sustainable pieces, Nudie Jeans expanded its horizons by including jackets, shirts, knitwear, accessories, underwear, and kids’ collections.
Click to check the official store of Nudie Jeans.
12.) Our Legacy
The independent Stockholm-based fashion brand Our Legacy was created in 2005 by Jockum Hallin, Cristopher Nying.
Widely recognized for its peculiar clothes, the Swedish fashion label broke the stereotypes of “Scandinavian Minimalism”.
Starting only as a small side business, Our Legacy evolved into a serious Swedish fashion brand with a great reputation and added shirts, knitwear, bottoms, suits, outerwear, and accessories dedicated to men.
Click to check the official store of Our Legacy
WeSC, which is the short form for “We are the Superlative Conspiracy”, is a Stockholm-based clothing brand specializing in casual wear influenced by skateboarding and snowboarding.
Since its launch in 1999, the Swedish fashion brand has experienced sky-rocketing success.
Later, the company opened several stores in Sweden and fashion hubs like New York City, Los Angeles, and Singapore.
WeSC offers a wide range of casual wear for men, women, and kids.
Furthermore, the label also presents alluring accessories and headphones.
Click to check the official store of WeSC
Founded in 2004 by three friends Anton, Daniel, and Sebastian, Sanqvist is internationally recognized for its high-quality, well-crafted, functional bags.
The Scandinavian brand provides many types of bags, including backpacks, bum bags, tote bags, shoulder bags, weekend bags, wallets, and much more.
Sanqvist’s great attention to sustainability, practicality, simplistic designs, and care for the environment attracts many valued customers worldwide.
Click to check the official store of Sandqvist
Elvine is a Swedish fashion company founded in 2001.
The street artist Daniel Mänd named the brand after his grandmother Elvine Mänd who used to be a seamstress from Estonia and sewed clothes during World War 2 that were being sold to Sweden.
Her grandson and founder of the brand inherited her passion and creativity and revitalized his grandmother’s craft.
By drawing inspiration from Swedish street culture, Elvin creates sophisticated, contemporary clothing to sustain the harsh Swedish weather as well as provide functionality.
Elvine is best known for its supreme quality jackets but also offers a wide selection of casual apparel and accessories for men and women.
Click to check the official store of ELVINE.
16.) Sun Buddies
Sun Buddies is an exceptional unisex eyewear brand derived from its parent company TRÈS BIEN.
The Swedish label presents all sorts of handmade sunglasses and frames but originally draws inspiration from the eyewear worn by actress Bibi Andersson in the 1966 Movie, Persona.
Click to check the official store of Sun Buddies.
If you’re looking for high-quality and beautifully designed Scandinavian watches, take a look at TRIWA.
TRIWA stands for “Transforming the Industry of Watches”.
The brand owns a well-maintained reputation amongst its customers and admirers for its modern, colorful, and unique watches at a reasonable price.
Click to check the official store of TRIWA
18.) Hestra Gloves
Hestra is a family business founded by Martin Magnusson way back in 1936.
The Stockholm-based brand designs and manufactures all sorts of high-quality gloves made from different materials for different purposes.
Hestra includes a great selection of hand gloves for men, women, and kids, such as running, skiing, climbing, biking, or waterproof gloves.
Click to check the official store of Hestra.
Fjällräven meaning “The Arctic Fox” in Swedish, is a brand dedicated to outdoor equipment, especially prestigious clothing and backpacks.
Established in 1960 by Åke Nordin from Northern Sweden, the brand advanced into an upscale brand for outdoor wear and equipment shipping to countries all across the globe.
Fjällräven provides a huge collection featuring every item you may need considering the outdoors.
Click to check the official store of Fjällräven
20.) Marc O’Polo
Marc O’Polo is a worldwide famous Swedish-German fashion brand highlighting a prestigious collection of the finest quality.
The grand label was founded in 1967 by Rolf Lind, Göte Huss, Jerry O.Sheets.
Marc O’Polo is best known for its clothing lines for men, women, and children, as well as alluring fragrances.
Click to check the official store of Marc O’Polo
21.) Nathalie Schutermann
Nathalie Schutermann is an upscale, multi-brand store situated in Stockholm, Sweden.
The brands’ fashion stores are one of Sweden’s most exclusive boutiques where you can find major international designer brands like Prada, Marc Jacobs, YSL (Yves Saint Laurent), Balenciaga, and numerous more.
Click to check the official store of Nathalie Schutermann
Sustainable and slow-fashion brand ASKET is a quite popular Swedish clothing brand initially selling men’s wear.
Asket started off with a casual apparel line dedicated to men but has recently added a permanent collection for women as well, featuring exclusive knitwear garments, scarves, and shirts of the utmost quality.
Asket ensures simplistic yet modern designs made of sustainable and ethically obtained materials within an eco-friendly manufacturing environment.
Click to check the official store of ASKET
Founded in 2015 by Jarno Vanhatapio, NA-KD is a Gothenburg-based fashion e-commerce company.
The fashion retailer claims to be one of the fastest-growing fashion brands in Europe, with women as its target audience.
NA-KD offers an enormous selection of trendy and cost-effective apparel ranging from tops, shirts, bottoms, and dresses to outerwear, swimwear, accessories, footwear, and more.
Click to check the official store of NA-KD.
24.) Swedish Stockings
With the discovery of the fact that nearly two billion pairs of tights and hosieries were thrown away each year, Linn Frisinger and Nadja Forsberg decided to come up with the brand Swedish Stockings to provide high-quality hosiery to minimize its annual discard.
The brand uses a nylon yarn called ECONYL, made from unwanted fishing nets to create fine quality and ecologically dyed tights with a 3-D knit that provides maximum stretch.
Swedish Stockings offers a vast amount of tights and hosiery to suit all types of weather and occasions.
Click to check the official store of Swedish Stockings
COS is a Swedish brand and a part of H&M providing quality.
The brand offers modern, urban, and trendy collections for men, women, and kids, highlighting superior quality, relaxed silhouettes, and tastefully combined color palettes.
Made from the finest materials, COS made a name of its own with its sustainable and stylish assortment of essentials.
Click to check the official store of COS.
26.) Ida Sjöstedt
The Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt is a major name in the Swedish fashion industry.
Since its launch in 2001, the fashion designer has grown its name into one of the leading names in the Scandinavian market.
Ida Sjöstedt stands out for her beautiful lace dresses and embellished details, occasional gowns, blouses full of glitz and glamor, and all that while coming from a country known for its minimalistic options.
Besides dresses, Ida Sjöstedt also presents casual women’s wear, accessories, bags, and shoes.
Click to check the official store of Ida Sjöstedt.
Vagabond is a Swedish success story born in 1973.
Initially starting as a men’s footwear brand, Vagabond expanded later also into women’s shoes.
The shoe brand is recognized for its highly sophisticated, modern, and comfortable footwear and offers all kinds of shoes and boots.
Other than that, Vagabond also provides a wide selection of bags.
Click to check the official store of Vagabond.
Monki is a Gothenburg-based clothing brand featuring apparel lines mixed with Scandinavian heritage and innovative street style dedicated to young, urban women.
After its first store opened in 2006, the fashion label joined with H&M Groups in 2008 and is among the leading clothing brands in markets across Europe and Asia.
Click to check the official store of Monki.
Arket is a modern clothing brand and part of H&M Group.
With its head office in Stockholm, Arket offers all essential fashion products for men, women, and children.
Arket aims to create sustainable, widely accessible, and durable pieces of the utmost quality that last a long time.
The brand features its products in different locations in Sweden and Copenhagen, Munich, London, and Brussels.
Click to check the official store of ARKET
Stenströms happens to be one of the oldest Scandinavian companies and, therefore, is a brand to consider due to its expertise in the market.
Opening up in the 1880s, Stenströms has ever since maintained its fine-quality and prestigious designs and offers an extensive range of apparel and accessories for both men and women.
Click to check the official store of Stenströms
31.) Tiger of Sweden
Founded in 1903 by the Swedish tailors Markus Schwartzman and Hjalmar Nordström.
The designer duo created a classic men’s wear brand, which was later expanded by adding a women’s and jeans collection.
The Stockholm-based fashion label offers a vast amount of products, including clothes, footwear, and eyewear.
Tiger of Sweden serves in numerous areas of Europe, Canada, and South Africa.
Click to check the official store of Tiger of Sweden
Whyred is a classical Swedish apparel brand created by the designer Roland Hjort.
The fashion brand is characterized by its colorful, clean designs with fine details and preppy aesthetics.
Whyred offers an exclusive collection of clothes, handbags, and shoes for both men and women.
Click to check the official store of WhyRed
The company was established in 1976 by two enthusiasts Mr. Kenneth Andram and Mr. Peter Wilton.
Boomerang is a Stockholm-based brand concentrating on supreme quality clothing for men and women, including jackets, t-shirts, shirts, bottoms, and more.
Click to check the official store of Boomerang
The couple Ulrika and Christopher Bjercke founded Hunkydory in 1996 in Stockholm.
David Bowie made up the Scandinavian luxury brand’s name, meaning everything is “cool and calm”.
Hunkydory offers a large collection of tops, bottoms, knitwear, jackets, and dresses.
Click to check the official store of Hunkydory
35.) J Lindeberg
Created by Johann Lindeberg in 1996, the Stockholm-based brand designs and produces functional wear, including a range of training clothes, golf and ski clothing, shirts, and suits.
Click to check the official store of J Lindeberg
Starting in the 1970s, Swedish Sportswear brand Craft has ever since been convincing its customers with its high-quality, simplistic designs and functionality.
The Nordic label Craft offers a wide array of lines, including activewear for running, cycling, skiing, etc…
Click to check the official store of Craft
DRKN is a Swedish streetwear brand founded in 2015, entirely inspired by the world of streetwear, tech, and gaming.
It is best known for its dark yet sophisticated aesthetic and digital culture-inspired designs.
DRKN presents a large selection of shirts, hoodies, pants, jackets, headwear, and accessories.
Click to check the official store of DRKN
38.) ISBJÖRN of Sweden
The Nordic Kidswear brand ISBJÖRN creates all sorts of clothing and outerwear for babies, children, and teens.
In 2005, Maria Frykman Forsberg and Camilla Schmidt came up with the idea to create a fashion label solely dedicated to kids’ apparel, especially outdoor wear, due to the lack of kids’ outerwear in the market.
ISBJÖRN covers all your children’s apparel needs to keep them dressed weather-appropriate with first-class quality products.
Click to check the official store of ISBJÖRN of Sweden.
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written by Asma Schleicher and edited by Efe Genit. Asma is a creative writer with German and Pakistani roots. She is an analytical writer with a degree in business administration.
She mostly writes about cultural, travel, and fashion-related topics reflecting her real-life experiences. You can also check Asma’s profile on Upwork.