2023 - Sweden's oldest men's shop turns 140 years old!
Pandemics, recessions, online shopping and shopping malls - nothing stops Sweden's oldest men's clothing, which is now 140 years old.
- High quality, of course, but also an out-of-the-ordinary commitment in the meeting with the customer is the reason why our customers return, says Björn Anderberg at Stenströms Men's & Women's Clothing in Helsingborg.
Stenströms Herr- & Damekipering on Stortorget in Helsingborg is the country's oldest clothing store for men.
- For 140 years, we have fashion-consciously provided customers in Helsingborg and the surrounding area with service and professional knowledge to find the perfect garment. Since 2012, we have also had the pleasure of offering the same service online through Stenstromsstore, says Björn Anderberg, who is responsible for the men's department and the webshop.
It all started in 1883 when August Stenström opened a shop on Kullagatan in Helsingborg. Stenström grew up in Malmö and trained as a tailor in Berlin. But when he was about to open a shop, the choice fell on the city he believed would bring the greatest success.
- The workforce is in Malmö, the knowledge in Lund, but the capital, we find that in Helsingborg, Stenström said of his decision.
Demand for his shirts grew rapidly – every elegant gentleman of the time wanted a Stone Stream shirt – which required a larger store in the heart of the city. Since 1901, Stenströms Herr- & Damekipering has been in the current premises on Stortorget.
Today, the store is run by the Anderberg family, the fifth family to carry on the legacy of August Stenström.
- We are proud of our rich history and look forward to celebrating our anniversary during the year together with our talented staff, reliable suppliers and with those who are most important to us - our loyal customers, says Anneli Anderberg.
August Stenström also founded Stenström's shirt factory in 1899. Today, the shirt factory and the store are two separate companies with different owners, but they are still considered the most important cooperation partner of the store's suppliers.