Today the sale at Stockholm’s ‘posh shop’ began. NK (Nordiska Kompaniet) is the equivalent of London’s Harrods, and many of the things I covet are only affordable to me if they are on sale. It holds several royal warrants and (like Harrods did in the UK) had the first escalator in Sweden.
NK (Nordiska Kompaniet) have had a hard time the past few years. Because they serve quite a specific clientele (cruise ships, people (often elderley) from the very affluent neighbourhood nearby, and people who work in the city), they did not have a webshop until mid-2020. Their customers came to them. [edited because this part was confusing]
So when covid hit, they lost their footfall. No cruise shops were coming to Stockholm, elderly people were told to stay at home, and people no longer worked in the city, but at home.
Last year, there were no big sales allowed, so NK had a small ‘rotating’ sale in the department store. Not many items, and never more than a few departments at a time. Slim pickings for me, which was kind of sad, as my employer gives me an NK gift card as a Christmas gift every year.
This week I was pleasantly surprised to see that the sales offerings were good, and store-wide. I bought three bargains.
- La Mer serum at 60% off – still pricey but I would never ever be able to try it at the full price of €200.
- Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask – one of my favourite masks ever (I received a tiny sample in a prescription box a while back). This one was incorrectly priced (about €40 too little) to begin with, and then marked 50% off. So I pounced.
- And I bought my annual Longchamp le Pliage. I normally go for one from their regular range, but sometimes I buy limited editions on sale – for example my Neo and my blue and purple ones. This time I decided upon a completely black one with tiny neon green accents on the side tabs, and a logo on the front. It cost me €15. I use these for overflow, for travelling, and for the past couple of years, for work and shopping (as I don’t go far). They last for ages and none of mine have any wear on the corners yet because I rotate them.