"Kosta Hytta, biggest selection" Top 5 Page for this destination Växjö Shopping Tip by Trekki

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Without doubt, Kosta has the biggest selection of glassware to buy in the whole Kingdom of Glass. Moreover, Kosta is not only a real Swedish village but also a tourist village. They have cottages, camping, a swimming pool of the size you find in public swimming pools. For shopping, they have a huge outlet for the glass, a separate one called Kosta Outlet, which is more like a mall with several small and bigger shops other than glass and a buildung called ?Hem? (= home) with any kind of home decoration, clothes, ceramics and glass from other manufacturers (SEA mostly). Busses stop here and the parking lots have space for something like 100 busses and 1000 cars. There is a little restaurant where snacks and coffee is offered (and mjölk for the milk addicts), small huts with several handmade stuff (baskets, garden decoration), there is Kosta?s museum and a huge building which serves as showroom. Did I forget anything? Oh, yes, the glass factory, haha.

If you want to buy any object from the Kosta, Boda or Åfors selection, this is the best place, because they seem to have sales with lower prices every once in a while. But you have to be able to cope with the masses of people who do the same: glass shopping. They also have the biggest colour selection for the glassware which comes in different colours. The Boda shop, for example, does not have this big colour selection. And the prices are a real bargain. Since there is a Kosta Boda US online shop and another shop, Crystallia, it is easy to compare prices. I bought a lot of the Mine collection, and these are the prices I paid (Kosta prices are including 10% off with glass pass):
Tumbler: 116 SEK at Kosta, 25 USD at the US shop, 21,35 USD at Amazon and Crystallia, the one in white was even only 54 SEK at Kosta,
Ice cream cup: 116 at Kosta, 30 USD at the US shop,
Tealight holders: 44 SEK at Kosta, 20 USD at the US shop,
Bowls and plates (medium size): 143 at Kosta, 30 at the US shop,
Tulip bowl (small): 215 SEK at the Kosta shop, 85 USD at the US shop.

I suggest to visit the showroom first, because they have not only the newly designed glass objects like the one called ?Friends? with little animals looking out of the glass bottom or the duck at the bottom of the carafe (see photos) but also decorated tables and parts of rooms so that you get an idea how to combine colours or how the several glass objects or dishes go together on a set table. I have made several albums with photos from Kosta factory (glass blowing) and the showroom exhibits on my Kosta page.

Kosta Hytta is located east of Växjo. From Växjö, drive road 25 eastward until the village of Lessebo. Turn north (left) at the roundabout just after ICA supermarket (which is on the right/south side), direction Kosta. After approx. 12 km, turn north (left) on road 28 and then it is 500 m more northward on the right (east) side of road 28.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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