Thursday, March 3, 2011

World's Largest IKEA

The other day Dale embarrassed me by asking a Swede, "What's the big deal with IKEA anyway? Don't they just sell furniture?" To which he got a stare of utter confusion. After all, who in this day and age hasn't been in an IKEA? So, I knew it was time to take him to IKEA. Carrie Bradshaw takes her boyfriends to Prada but hey, we can't all be Carrie Bradshaw right?! There is an IKEA not too far from our house but it isn't the world's largest IKEA and I figured if we were going to do it we might as well do it right. There is an IKEA bus from the main bus terminal (T-Central) that runs just to IKEA and back but it only runs on the weekdays and we decided to visit this past weekend. So, we hopped on the subway and off we went to Kungs Kurva to visit the World's Largest IKEA!
This store is massive.
So massive they even have ponies for the kiddies to ride.
4 stories of beds, bookshelves, desks, mirrors, cookware, toys, lamps, etc. and it was packed full of product and people. IKEA makes some serious money. At the very top is a cafe serving only Swedish food at the lowest prices we've seen. The food here was cheaper than McDonalds. We had our fika at the cafe and continued through the maze of a store. I'm sure most of you have been to IKEA before but if not then you don't know that it's basically a large showroom and as you walk through you write down what you want to buy and at the checkout they bring the boxes containing your items (which you have to assemble yourself later). While you wait for your boxes there is another cafe and a small grocery store. Dale and I loaded up on Swedish treats at the IKEA grocery store. We got reindeer jerky, lingon berry jam, and cinnamon rolls. Yummy!
It was a nice way to see a part of Stockholm we hadn't ventured into yet and a good way to spend an overcast and cold afternoon. To my Colorado peep's longing to visit IKEA or as confused as Dale was about the IKEA hype, you can check if out for yourself this fall when the IKEA Denver opens!
Love Always,


Krystle said...

I am so jealous!!! I miss IKEA so much and am counting down to opening here. Looks like you guys are having fun. Miss you!

Charissa said...

That is so interesting! We are super excited for the IKEA here. We were already talking about buying new glasses when then open. Silly, since that will be a year from now. Anyway, love the description and the fact that you guys ventured out. Crazy they have their own bus...Wow!

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