One of the best things about Reykjavík is the many little local shops you can pop into. Foodies can forage through Búrið in Reykjavík’s Grandi Harbor (Old Harbor) and shoe fanatics can try on different soles Cinderella style at Kron. There’s one super hip entrant on the local Reykjavík fashion scene that is a collective run by a group of talented female artists. In Icelandic Kirsuberjatréð translates to “the cherry tree.” Lots of sweetness falls from this little tree located on Vesturgötu in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Inside the shop you’ll find upcycled baskets and bowls…
…there’s also loads of artwork, candles, cards, clothes, furniture, glasses, handbags made from Icelandic fish skin, handmade ceramics, journals, lamps, music boxes, scarves, unique jewelry and, oh, don’t forget the magical elves.
Basically Kirsuberjatréð has everything you need to fill a jewelry box, closet or a home.
While we were exploring this hip contemporary collective, we met local ceramicist Ólöf Erla Bjarnadóttir. Bjarnadóttir just happened to be the artist on shop duty that day. In fact, she designed the gorgeous cards you see in the featured photo of this post. Bjarnadóttir clued us into the history behind this gem of a shop in Reykjavík.
Kirsuberjatréð opened 24 years ago and features crafts from 11 Icelandic female artisans including Bjarnadóttir.
Each of the 11 women have a different area of expertise. For example, Ásta Vilhelmína Guðmundsdóttir focuses primarily on designing items crafted out of Icelandic horse hair.
It’s worth noting that Kirsuberjatréð doesn’t charge tax on any of its items because it’s a designated shop run by artists and craftswomen.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a pretty piece of jewelry or a crazy cool candlestick to add a pop of color to your dining room, Kirsuberjatréð is a lovely place to shop and support local Icelandic artists.
Address: Vesturgötu 4
Reykjavík, Iceland 101
Winter – Monday Through Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Summer – Monday Through Friday 10:00am to 10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: +354 562 8990
Prices (All in Icelandic Króna or ISK): Many Treats Range in Price from 495 to 1,950