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Exploring A Norwegian Brooklyn In Oslo (PHOTOS)

02/23/2012 07:06 am ET | Updated Apr 24, 2012

When you think of Olso, you probably don't envision a swarm of hipsters shopping at a vintage market in search of their next eclectic item.

Beyond the snow and ice that makes Oslo the "Winter Capital of the World", there is a bohemian neighborhood called Grünerløkka that brings together the city's most fashionable residents.

Grünerløkka is located on the east side of the river Akerselva, which runs from north to south through the city. Here you will find an endless stream of independent shops, trendy boutiques, restaurants, bars and quirky coffee shops.

While the clothing stores close on Sundays, the weekly Birkelunden Park flea market keeps Grünerløkka alive and thriving. I strolled between the booths like an anthropologist eager to observe the youth culture up close and personal, I took my camera and snapped photos of Oslo's hipsters at play.

The overall fashion trend among the young and stylish is definitely vintage-inspired ensembles that combine traditional knitwear with functional winter fabrics like wool, fur and leathers.

Swapping New York Fashion Week for Oslo has never felt so rewarding.