Formerly Mads Nørgaard, the new expanded Nørgaard boutique is located right in the center of downtown Copenhagen, on Amagertorv Square on Strøget, where it has existed since 1986. Danish designer Mads Nørgaard and his father Jørgen are known for simple and functionalist menswear/unisex clothing lines, not least the classic striped, long-sleeved T-shirt that became the everyday uniform of Scandinavian students during the 'seventies. With the primarily focus on menswear, the store also stocks clothing for both sexes and even a line for little kids. In addition to Mads Nørgaard's own range, exclusive Scandic designers like Stine Goya, WoodWood and Henrik Vibskov are also represented.
The IC Company Store was completely renovated in 2012 and reopened as Companys Original, a high street Danish fashion store that stocks over 50 clothing brands, most of them Scandinavian: They range from the sensibly-priced Part Two and Inwear lines to more designer labels like Acne, Designers Remix, By Malene Birger, and Baum und Pferdgarten. Centrally located on main pedestrian thoroughfare Strøget, the new flagship store is light and airy, and shopping here should make you feel a little exclusive. With two levels of great brands, there is even a roof terrace to take a short break on.
This department store doesn't carry housewares or designer merchandise, but it does offer quality clothing at reasonable prices. The stores are split into different sections, although on occasion, all departments are located in the same building. The stores offer men's, women's, and children's clothes, and there's a great deal of variety. The staff are friendly and helpful.
This historic department store is the oldest (and largest) in Scandinavia and sits grandly on Kongens Nytorv square. Established in 1890, Magasin du Nord was previously Hotel du Nord - writer H.C. Andersen once rented a couple of tiny attic rooms. You can find everything in here, from Danish brand names in womenswear, menswear and even kidswear, to a lavish perfume and cosmetics area and a vast array of stylish Danish design and souvenirs. The basement level food and wine department rivals Harrods of London for its range and quality, and Magasin's own brand of chocolate is handmade at the store's own factory. If you're feeling like a refreshments break, there are several options: Organic meals to go or eat in from Meyers Deli and Meyers Bakery in the basement (there's also an entrance from Kongens Nytorv Metro station) or the casual, canteen style seating of the top floor restaurant - plenty of room for strollers makes this popular with families.
Local Expert tip: Don't miss out on Magasin's ground-floor food hall.
This department store is located next to the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain and Georg Jensen shops. It offers high-end men's and women's clothing, as well as housewares (including porcelain) and Danish furniture. The first floor features glass and crystal products, toys, fabrics, and a Christmas shop. The second and third floors feature clothing, and the fourth floor offers furniture. The lavish interior reflects the price of the merchandise.
This shop sits on a pedestrian street in Strøget. It's long and narrow and offers Bertoni men's fashions, DKNY shoes, and Dolce & Gabbana garments. In fact, the interior is crowded with designer names. If you're a label watcher, it's a great store to keep your eye on. Open the first Sunday in every month 11am-4pm.
Spearheaded by the unstoppable young Danish fashion designer Rasmus Storm, this trendsetting clothing store boasts of being about 'Design Art Fashion' - and in addition to the exclusive of lines of both menswear and women's clothing, the store also carries a large selection of beauty products, music, magazines, and books. Extremely cool, come here to see what the hippest European youth are wearing and to fuse your retail experience with a little design culture.
You can't tell much from this store from the outside, but that's all part of the mystery, which suggests something a little naughty within: And this is intentional, because outrageous Swedish fashion house Acne wanted to give something of a red light theme to its new store in downtown Copenhagen that opened in early 2012. Inside, the decor is a hot red, from the walls to the floors, and looks more like a modern art installation than a clothing store. Aside from the label's signature slim-fitting jeans, the racks offer functional, unisex shirts and tees, a range of footwear and cool accessories. Expect designer prices.
Local Expert tip: Concept store with a touch of naughtiness.
This shop is found everywhere in Scandinavia! It offers contemporary dressy and casual clothing for men and women. The interior is modern and pleasant, and the staff is unfailingly helpful. Styles are mainly classic and elegant, and a focus is given to garments of black and gray.