What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Most necessities are available.
Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
Most sizes are available. Sizing can be slightly different depending on the garment, cut and style.
What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
ICA, COOP, LIDL, etc.
Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
Cleaning materials can often be found at the grocery stores mentioned above. Hardware stores and some sundry stores also sell these goods. The following also sell hardware items: Clas Ohlson, Biltema, Jula, etc.
Home furnishings are available in the city at stores such as Hemtex, Cervera, etc. For a wide variety of furniture, IKEA has 2 big warehouses, Järfälla and Kungens Kurva, about 10 to 15 minutes outside the city center.
What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
Most shops in Stockholm operate Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. until as late as 6 p.m., opening from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. or later on Saturdays. Due to relaxed Swedish shopping laws, an increasing number of stores are now choosing to open on Sundays and extend their hours during the week.
Most of the big supermarkets are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Sunday.
In most supermarkets, customers must bring their own shopping bags or buy them at the store.
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