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“The museum was worthwhile, the shop was not”

Arabia Factory Shop
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Arabia has a very interesting museum on the development and production of their ceramics. The factory is in a handsome building and working class neighborhood that were fun to see. However, the shop itself is a bust. For the most part, the selection in poorer and the prices no different than the shops downtown. Don't go if you are solely looking for good deals.

7  Thank ClarkFORD
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Homeware with typical Scandinavian clean lines and interesting styles. We were very interested in the food smokers. There was lovely glassware, crockery, lots of stainless steel pans and cooking pots, ornaments candles etc

1  Thank Julie B
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

The Arabia factory shop is about a half hour tram ride from the centre of Helsinki, maybe a little less if you go part of the way by metro. The main Iittala, Arabia, Hackman shop on Pohjoisesplandi is relatively small and a bit of a flag ship store. The factory shop is much larger and so we were able to find all of the specific items we sought in the factory shop where we had had more difficulty in the central Helsinki store. On the items we purchased we could see no difference in price when compared with the central Helsinki store and so it is, in our experience, not really an outlet, but did have the range and stock we sought.

4  Thank Nakkin
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Big variety of sale items from Arabia, Ittala, and other wonderful Finnish brands in a lovely old factory building

2  Thank CanberraJenny
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

If you are a fan of Finnish design you have to visit the Arabia Factory Shop. I have made many great finds here sometime for half the price. They also carry items that are no longer in production.

4  Thank tuikku84
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