In collaboration with Wonderful Copenhagen and Visit Copenhagen we bring a series of articles to discover this year’s Eurovision host city Copenhagen. Today, we look at the wonderful shopping available to visitors in Copenhagen!
Shop till you drop!
Ranking among the top ten fashion centres in the world and a cool no. 1 in Scandinavia, Denmark has gradually risen to a high level of fashion consciousness with the designers and shops to match.
Copenhagen is compact, easy to navigate and it has a great variety of shops. The pedestrian street called Strøget, its numerous charming side streets and several department stores call for endless hours of shopping.
For little money, you can get quality second hand clothes at one of Copenhagen’s many charity or vintage shops. Exclusive international brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton as well as Danish designers such as Wood Wood, DAY and Malene Birger all have a flagship store in the city.
Whether you need a glamorous outfit for the Eurovision celebrations or you just want to use the opportunity to buy some pieces of the famous Danish design while in town, you will always find something to your taste and budget.
You don’t want to move far away from Eurovision Village? Start your shopping trip in the inner city of Copenhagen. On one of the longest pedestrian streets, Strøget (also the Eurovision Fan Mile), you will find most of the big chain and flagship stores, and as you make your way to The King’s Square (Kongens Nytorv) the shops get more exclusive.
The real gems, however, can be found in the side streets. Try the small streets parallel to Strøget and Købmagergade: Strædet with design and detail shops, Pilestræde dotted with fashionable shops, cozy cafes and funky bars, and Grønnegade offering fashionable shops, restaurants and an organic perfumery.
If you want to explore Copenhagen’s neighborhoods head for Istedgade in Vesterbro and Elmedgade in Nørrebro.
Read more about the best streets in Copenhagen at http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/streets
Department stores & shopping centres
Copenhagen offers a variety of department stores and shopping centres, which usually stay open beyond normal business hours and are spread all over the city. You will find classic department stores as well as modern ones that offer everything from shopping and food to cinemas.
Situated perfectly in the heart of Copenhagen is the classy department store ILLUM. A skillfully decorated shopping paradise, offering everything from fashion and beauty to home décor and design.
Østergade 52 (Strøget/Fan Mile)
1001 Copenhagen K
Magasin du Nord, too, is located in the inner city of Copenhagen and offers direct access to the high-speed Metro. The seven-story building boasts a huge variety of products including fashion, home design, beauty, books, toys, groceries, and a large delicatessen.
Kongens Nytorv 13 (end of Fan Mile)
1095 Copenhagen K
The shopping centre Field’s is located outside of Copenhagen in the city area Amager Vest. However, it is Scandinavia’s largest shopping and entertainment centre and is easily reached because of its proximity to the metro station Ørestad. Field’s offers a unique shopping environment with more than 140 shops.
Arne Jacobsens Allé 12
2300 Copenhagen S
Find more shopping centres and department stores at http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/shopping/department-stores-shopping-centres
Danish fashion is growing in international popularity. It is cool and functional with an edge, yet still affordable to most.
Henrik Vibskov’s collection is designed with fantasy and originality, consisting of colourful knits and dresses, and original graphic prints. His boutique is located in the heart of Copenhagen and well worth a visit, if you are interested in getting an insight into Danish fashion.
1172 Copenhagen K
Wood Wood is a major force in Danish design, founded by three former students of Denmark’s Royal Design School. Their collections are based on themed graphics and classic styles, redesigning something new and unique.
1107 Copenhagen K
Mads Nørgaard Copenhagen is all about fashion, change and time. The collections are based on fashionable classics and aim to make girls more sexy and guys more tough.
Amagertorv 15 (Strøget/Fan Mile)
1116 Copenhagen K
Find more Danish fashion shops at http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/shopping/top-10-clothes-shoes
Vintage & second hand
Second hand shops are very popular in Denmark. Here, you will find mainly clothes but also accessories and furniture at reasonable prices.
One of the most famous chains is by Red Cross called Røde Kors Butik. All objects are donated, the staff are volunteers, and the money benefits a good cause. If you are lucky, you can find unique treasures and quality brands for little money. You can find their shops on Vestergade in the inner city, Nørrebrogade in city area Nørrebro and Gammel Kongevej in city area Frederiksberg.
The vintage shop Atelier Decor in has been in existence for over 30 years. Explore 100 years of fashion.
1362 Copenhagen K
Time’s Up is a vintage store in the middle of the city and regularly visited by Danish and international designers and stylists. The boutique stocks a unique selection of vintage designer collections including YSL, Gucci, Versace, Chanel and Valentino, as well as several rare non-designer pieces.
1172 Copenhagen K
Find more vintage and second hand shops at http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/vintage-second-hand
It is not only fun to shop clothes in Copenhagen. There are plenty of possibilities to get your hands on ceramics and colourful furniture. Danish design is known all over the world for its clean lines and focus on materials.
HAY is all about nurturing and promoting the originality of young talents as well as exploring the twisted minds of established designers, always focusing on architecture, sustainable design and high quality at affordable prices.
Østergade 61,2 (Strøget/Fan Mile)
1100 Copenhagen K
Illums Bolighus is the premier centre in Scandinavia for Danish and international design. Furniture, lamps, kitchen and bathroom articles, ceramics, porcelain, silver, and glassware. A browse through this temple to modern design will provide imaginative ideas for gifts to those back home.
Amagertorv 10 (Strøget/Fan Mile)
1160 Copenhagen K
Royal Copenhagen is a manufacturer of porcelain products known all over the world. It was founded in 1775 and has always had a close relationship with the royal Danish family. You will find Royal Copenhagen’s Flagship Store on Amagertorv in the heart of Copenhagen.
Amagertorv 6 (Strøget/Fan Mile)
1160 Copenhagen K