Surrounded by Copenhagen's thickest concentration of über-trendy designer fashion stores, this tea shop stands as if untouched by nearly 170 years of history. The interior has been kept largely unchanged since the shop's opening in 1834, and, indeed, the quality, wide selection and intimate atmosphere do not call for a change. This is where the finest kinds of teas in all of Denmark can be bought. A C Perch imports rare teas from the very best plantations around the world, and here the making of tea is a supreme art form. Apart from the magnificent selection of teas, you can also buy teapots in all sizes, as well as cakes and marmalade to suit your afternoon teatime. The service is remarkably friendly; do not hesitate to ask what tea would be most appropriate for any specific occasion, and allow yourself to be educated on how exactly to make it so that it is just right.
Magasin du Nord is probably the best-known department store in the whole of Denmark. It has a long tradition and occupies an enormous building at Kongens Nytorv. The building was recently restored and is now as splendid as ever. Shoppers will find almost everything they could desire including a huge choice of menswear and women's wear spread out over three floors. The prices vary, though the best deals are to be had during the January and late summer sales.
This place is well out of Copenhagen's inner city, but the trip to Amager might be worthwhile if you really want to shop big. Here, size definitely does matter as the building boasts a 70,000 square feet of shopping space with rare European antiques of almost every style and age. The price range is mid to high-end. The shop specializes in Chinese antiques, being best known for its Chinese furniture and wedding objects in red and black. You will also find a large selection of Danish antiques from the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Sneaky Fox is an exclusive shop in the hottest part of Copenhagen. This shop has started trends, and the style is young and outré, with the elegant designs of famous designers like Jean Paul Gaultier. The owner of the shop wishes to bring back individualism to the customer, whatever the cost. The prices are well above average and very reasonable depending on how hot the specific item is. But if you wish to follow or create fashion, this is the place to go. Even the changing rooms are nicely fitted.
Illum is a large shopping center on Copenhagen's most popular shopping street, Strøget. ILLUM contains 120 stores, distributed over six floors. Here you will find almost anything you can think of. ILLUM is built around an inner yard containing specialty stores. After shopping, enjoy a drink or a meal at the restaurant on the top floor. From there, you will be looking over the rooftops of the beautiful center of Copenhagen. Parking is available in the basement, but most end up walking into ILLUM while they're strolling along Strøget.
Bruuns Bazaar is one of the most popular fashion brands in Denmark. The shop is located in the heart of Copenhagen, and above the shop is the studio where the designer, Susanne Levring, works. There is a branch for menswear on the other side of the street. The special thing about Bruuns Bazaar is that the high quality clothing is innovative and alternative. The style is kept simple but varies; similarly, it tends to stick to earthy colors. You shouldn't wait too long before buying something you have found; the number of items in each design is surprisingly low, and you might miss your chance. Prices are above average.