Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Notable Businesses: Bauer, Pet Sounds Bar, Grandpa, Skaningen KaffeBar, Bar Brooklyn, Urban Deli
Södermalm's urban roots were first planted during the 17th century. In recent years, it's become a bohemian hotbed in both real-life and pop culture. Lisbeth Salander, the main character of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, lived in Södermalm, as did author Stieg Larsson. Sometimes referred to as the "Brooklyn of Stockholm," Södermalm has become a launchpad for several boutiques that specialize in fashion, interior design, and vintage merchandise. It caters to the arts and crafts crowd and is rich with cool vintage clothing shops like Judit's Second Hand, Stockholms Standsmission, and Myrorna.