A Guide to the Best Shopping Malls in Copenhagen

ILLUM department store is one of the most popular in Copenhagen
ILLUM department store is one of the most popular in Copenhagen | © Leif Jørgensen / Wikimedia Commons
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With so many stylish boutiques and fashionable shops scattered all over Copenhagen, the Danish capital is a shopping Mecca for every fashionista and design lover who admires Danes’ minimalist style. Sometimes though, there isn’t enough time to both visit the city’s attractions and do some quality shopping, so that’s where this guide to Copenhagen’s best shopping malls comes in.

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Since 1891, ILLUM has been delivering only the best of fashion and design to Copenhageners and is still considered to be one of the most prestigious department stores in Denmark. Located in the city centre, Illum is a great spot for a shopping break and a cup of coffee at the spectacular rooftop, where stylish bars and restaurants serve refreshing cocktails and delicious meals all day long. Clothes, Scandinavian design items and beauty products from renowned Danish and international brands such as Baum und Pferdgarten, Heliot Emil, and Fendi fill the store’s four floors, offering a unique shopping experience to visitors.

Magasin du Nord

Building, Museum, Shop, Shopping Mall, Store

The French Renaissance-style building that has been standing at Kongens Nytorv for two centuries has been housing Magasin du Nord since 1889 and is a real ornament to the city. Those who decide to step into the spectacular building will discover more than 2,000 brands of clothes, interior design items, beauty products and delicatessen shops as well as a few restaurants and cafes.


Shopping Mall, Cinema

Fisketorvet-Shopping Mall-Copenhagen
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Featuring 93 shops, 20 restaurants and cafés and 14 cinema halls, Fisketorvet is the third largest shopping mall in Denmark. Opened in 2000 by the waterfront at Kalvebod Brygge, Fisketorvet has been welcoming millions of visitors to its fashionable boutiques and modern cinemas for over 15 years. Cycle down the popular cycle bridge known as Cycle Snake (Cykelslangen), which stretches among the popular department stores and other modern architecture buildings, and find yourself in one of the city’s most known industrial districts.

Field's Department Store

Shopping Mall, Cinema

Fields-Shopping Mall-Copenhagen
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Amongst luxurious hotels and modern architecture department buildings in Copenhagen’s newly-built area of Ørestad, you’ll find Field’s, the second largest department store in Denmark. The 115,000-square-metre shopping centre has over 150 stores covering a wide range of items and budgets.

Frederiksberg Centret

Shopping Mall

Frederiksberg Centret-Shopping Mall-Copenhagen
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A department store with the best in fashion and design couldn’t be missing from Copenhagen’s posh neighbourhood. Frederiksberg Centret opened its doors for the first time in 1996 and today counts 90 shops of all types. From clothing boutiques and jewellery stores to a bookstore and a toy shop, FRB.C offers plenty of choices for those who want to buy a little token from Copenhagen or add a Scandinavian-style garment to their wardrobe.

Amager Centret

Shopping Mall

Amager Centret- Shopping Mall-Copenhagen
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Amager Centret is located on Amager island close to Amagerbro metro station and around 30 minutes’ walk from Freetown Christiania. The relatively modest shopping centre might not be as impressive as Illum or Magasin du Nord but it has 65 stores as well as nine restaurants and cafés plus two supermarkets, which are all you need for a relaxed shopping day.


Shopping Mall

Spinderiet is a small and cosy department store with around 50 clothing shops of all kinds, including clothing and shoe boutiques, beauty stores and electronic shops. It’s situated close to Valby station, just one stop from Copenhagen Central Station, so even though it’s not located in the city centre getting there is quite easy.
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