4. Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki is at the same time the capital and the largest city in Finland. This metropolitan with over 1,300.000 residents prides itself in its astonishing architecture, the large number of Art Nouveau style buildings and art galleries. No wonder why the city was chosen to be the World Design Capital for 2012 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. The numerous fashionable shops offering a great shopping opportunity of clothes in Nordic style won’t leave you indifferent.