While it may be true that Copenhagen is full of cute streets with colorful shop fronts and fabulous basement finds, it's also true that the weather in Denmark is not always conducive to outdoor recreation. On cold winter days or rainy afternoons, indoor shopping centers located in or near Copenhagen offer shopping possibilities as well as cafes, bars, family activities and movie theaters.
If malls make you want to think big, big, big, head on over to Field's in Tårnby: Handy for both Metro and airport, it was the largest shopping center in Scandinavia when it opened in 2004. South of Copenhagen in the coastal suburb of Greve, Waves is similarly vast and ideally situated for the motorway.
Smaller, but more selective shopping can be done at Langelinie Outlet, located a stone's throw from the cruise port and a great place to find designer labels at trade prices. In downtown Copenhagen, Galleri K houses a number of exclusive, high street fashion stores, while Torvehallerne København is a gourmet food market with covered booths.
Not far from the Central Train Station and many of the city's hotels, including Copenhagen Island and Wakeup Copenhagen, Fisketorvet Center also has a multiplex movie theater. North of Copenhagen in Hellerup not far from the Experimentarium, Waterfront Shopping combines harbor views with good shopping possibilities.
For shopping further afield, check out Ro's Torv in Roskilde and last but not least, Emporia in Malmo, Sweden, which has garned much attention for its innovative and eco-friendly design.