Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Getting to know Haga Trätoffel

When I first visited Haga, an adorable neighbourhood in Gothenburg that is lined with charming cobblestoned streets, boutiques and quaint coffee shops, I stumbled right into a small shop that specialises in handmade wooden clogs. I wanted to buy a pair immediately, but seeing as how I just done way too much shopping, I decided not to, but had this shop bookmarked in my brain and I knew someday soon I would be back to buy my very own pair. And now here I am, no longer a tourist in Sweden but an actual resident, and it's finally time to buy myself a pair!

HagaTrätoffel has been a staple for Swedish locals tourists alike since 1933, and you can feel the history as soon as you step inside. Since 2015, it has been operated by an American named Erik Davis, who recently let me come in to explore the shop, try on all of the amazing handcrafted clogs, and take some photos. We instantly connected not just because we're both from the US, but because we both grew up spending our summers on Martha's Vineyard. It's truly a small world out there.

Erik has done a fabulous job of maintaining the authenticity of the brand while also bringing in modern touches such as more feminine styles of clogs, cozy knit hats, leather bags, and the coolest wool coats by the Swedish brand Sirri.

I fell in love with their vegetable tanned leather clogs, also known as Veg Tan. Vegetable tanning comes from tanning the leather with natural materials. The leather eventually darkens with age and becomes a really soft buttery leather and no pair of clogs will ever look the same as they age which makes them even cooler in my book. What's so cool about this shop is that they also carry clogs that were very popular in the 1960s, made out of a more synthetic material and which come in a rainbow of colours. I saw a pair of pink slip-ons that I really wanted but ended up going back to the veg tan collection. I'm sure I'll be scooping up the pink ones this summer!

I ended up going with those cuties above! Love that the natural colour can go with anything in my wardrobe including plain black tights and the little strap adds an extra touch of sweetness.

Outfit Details
All-in-one Hunter Green dress by Smak Parlour
Hagatoffeln Clog in Sandra by Haga Tratoffel
Green & Black Tartan Round Hat Box Purse (no longer available but I found it in Red & Navy) by Voodoo Vixen on Unique Vintage

This is a newer style that has a really cool cutout on the side. They were super comfortable, too!

Max and I had a great time getting to know Erik and the team behind Hagaträtoffel! And guess what? I've partnered up with them to offer my readers free shipping on any pair of clogs! Yay! Just go to their website HERE and enter the proper discount code when you check out!

If you are ordering from within Sweden, use code Haga18.
If you are ordering from outside of Sweden, use code Haga1819.
*The shipping cost will be deducted once you checkout.
*Code is only valid on shoes.

If you buy a pair, tag me so I can see which ones you purchased! And if you ever find yourself in Gothenburg, stop in!

1 comment:

  1. Hello! Is it still possible to your your promo code? Thank you!