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A Fashion Lover's Guide to Copenhagen

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Updated: 21 March 2017
Copenhagen is a fashionista’s paradise, with its stylish boutiques and elegant bars spread around the city. Danish fashion designs have become a trend all over Europe and the list of Danish Michelin-starred restaurants keeps getting bigger. If you want to see what this buzz is all about, follow our guide and see for yourself.

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Henrik Vibskov

One of the most renowned Danish designers in the fashion world is Henrik Vibskov. He entered the fashion industry 16 years ago and every single one of the 20 collections he has designed ever since have gained critical acclaim. His fashion shows are always the talk of the town, and his new collection, presented at Men’s Paris fashion week 2017, impressed once more. Vibskov’s designs—buggy trousers and knitwear—are characterized by color and geometric shapes. But words can’t really describe its unique creations, so drop by his boutique on Krystalgade and have a look for yourself.

Address and Phone Number:

Henrik Vibskov, Krystalgade 6, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 14 61 00

Henrik Vibskov
Henrik Vibskov | © Rosa Menkman / Flickr

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Coming straight from Stockholm, Acne has studios all over the world. There are four studios in total in Copenhagen, one of which is an Archive. The store on Elmegade, in Norrrebro, has various designs from previous collections, skinny jeans, colorful dresses, accessories, and shoes. Other internationally renowned must-visit boutiques are Cos and & Other Stories. They offer stylish clothes, shoes, and accessories of all kinds, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to get your favorite pieces. Last but not least, a stop at Storm is required. Storm is more than a clothing store, it is more like a cultural space that embraces style, no matter if it is in clothes, magazines, books, or music.

Addresses and Phone Numbers:

Acne Archive, Elmegade 21, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 14 00 28

Cos, Krystalgade 14-16, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 36 97 88 81

& Other Stories, Amagertorv 29, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 36 97 88 19

Storm, Store Regnegade 1, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 93 00 14

Clothes
Clothes | © Shanna Camilleri / unsplash

Magasin Du Nord
Magasin Du Nord in one of the largest shopping malls in Copenhagen and is located in the heart of the city center, at Kongens Nytorv. In the French renaissance-style building, you’ll discover a mix of more than 2000 Danish and international brands. Magasin Du Nord has brought high-quality pieces to Denmark’s fashion market since the late 19th century and even now stands on the top of the list for shopping lovers. Wood Wood, Stine Goya, Mads Nørgaard, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Fendi are only some of the brands you’ll find.

Address and Phone Number:

Magasin Du Nord, Kongens Nytorv 13, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 11 44 33

Magasin Du Nord
Magasin Du Nord | © Daderot / Wikimedia Commons

Flea Markets

Veras market is a real hip spot in Copenhagen. Whenever Veras market announces new dates, stalls are sold out in seconds and fashionistas know where they’ll be on Sunday morning . From April to November, approximately 50 stalls are set under Bispeengbuen Bridges, selling all kind of clothes, shoes, and accessories, while during the winter Vera’s market is transferred indoors, to Copenhagen Street Food on Papirøen. In both cases the place gets packed from early morning until approximately five in the afternoon. So if you want to find some good pieces, make to sure to head in early. Tradono market is a relatively new thing in town but it seems it’s going to stick around for a while. Fashion Instagrammers and bloggers choose Tradono if they want to refresh their wardrobe by buying new stuff and also selling their own. Rummaging in approximately 45 stalls filled with stylish second-hand clothes and accessories sounds like the perfect plan for a Sunday morning. Don’t you think?

Addresses:

Veras Market, Bispeengbuen, Borups Allé 45, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tradono Market, Papirhallen, Hal 2 – Trangravsvej 22, Copenhagen, Denmark

Flea Market
Flea Market | © Aliki Seferou

Second-Hand Stores

If you’re a bargain hunter and enjoy digging through piles of vintage and second-hand clothes you’ll probably leave Copenhagen with an extra suitcase. Your first stop should be at Prag. There are two store locations—one in Norrebro and one in Vesterbro— but both are filled with stylish clothes brought from countries around the world for all tastes, types, and ages. If one is not enough then head towards the city center and explore the two floors of clothes at Episode. It might take you a while but you’ll find some real treasures in there. Then there are more luxury vintage shops, with pieces from famous designers; Time’s Up and Liafi studio are among our favorites.

Addresses and Phone Numbers:

Prag, Nørrebrogade 45, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 21 00 50

Prag, Vesterbrogade 98A, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 79 00 50

Episode, Larsbjørnsstræde 8, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 12 12 92

Time’s Up Vintage, Krystalgade 4, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 32 39 30

Liafi studio, Studiestræde 18, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 21 69 20 61

Clothes Market
Clothes Market | © Aliki Seferou

Best Places For Fashion Lovers to Eat

If you’re looking for a nicely decorated restaurant surrounded by the city’s most fashionable crowd you may want to check out Amass restaurant. It is a bit off the city center, but its offbeat industrial decoration and the tasty gourmet dishes will definitely reward you. For those who wish they could taste Noma’s delicacies, their dream can finally come true at 108, where tasty meals are cooked by Kristian Baumann’s experienced hands and at much lower prices. For a brunch break while exploring the city, Wulff & Konstali is the top choice. You’ll have to take a 15-minute ride on the metro from Nørreport station but it’s totally worth it.

Addresses and Phone Numbers:

Amass restaurant, Refshalevej 153, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 43 58 43 30

108, Strandgade 108, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 32 96 32 92

Wulff & Konstali, Lergravsvej 57, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 32 54 81 81

Brunch
Brunch | © Alisa Anton / unsplash

Going Out

When we think of fashionableCopenhageners and a night-out, one area comes directly in mind: Meatpacking district. There you’ll find many places for a morning coffee or a late night drink. In some cases, the same place can be ideal for both occasions. Noho, for example, is a stylish café on the first floor, and hosts the city’s hippest cocktail bar in the basement. Another place millennials will love is The Jane, located at the city center.

Addresses and Phone Numbers:

Noho, Flæsketorvet 28, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 71 99 59 90

The Jane, Gråbrødretorv 8, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 61 69 21 64

Noho
Noho | © Aliki Seferou

Design Museum
Designmuseum Denmark offers an insight into the history of design throughout the centuries until now. With different exhibitions, guests can discover what Danish fashion looked like 400 years ago or how Japanese design influenced Danish art and industrial design. The museum has a great selection of patterns, motifs, and colors represented in textiles while its guest will have the chance to see outfits and accessories that used to be “in fashion” four centuries ago. Of course, exhibitions about furniture design can’t be passed over, so if you’re wondering how Danish furniture became internationally famous, drop by “The Danish Chair” exhibition.

Address and Phone Number:

Designmuseum Denmark, Bredgade 68, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 18 56 56

Design Museum Denmark
Design Museum Denmark | © Chriskay / Flickr