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.
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.
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.
Buses, trams, cars and bicycles were banned in 1964 to make way for the thousands of shoppers who walk down this open air market. From street to high-end fashion like Gucci and Birger Christensen, you will find everything along the stretch of this popular shopping area. For the hungry bellies, this neighborhood has got you covered with numerous restaurants to simple burger joints and pubs. Some come here to shop, others just to see and be seen. Walking down Strøget is always an experience. Denmark's national poet, Klaus Rifbjerg, summed it up in a song titled "Imagine Walking Down Strøget Dressed In Your Light Blue Pyjamas".
This popular convenience store is centrally located in Copenhagen and offers all of your everyday necessities from groceries to snacks under one roof. The 24 hours operating time is an added benefit.
H.C. Andersen Conditori & Café takes the simple act of baking a cake and turns it into an art form. The cakes and pastries at the cafe are all made with special recipes and a great deal of care is given to creating perfection with every pastry. You can grab a light lunch at the cafe and then indulge your sweet-tooth with their array of desserts. You can also specially order cakes and pastries to be delivered to or catered at a party.
Boghallen is a large bookshop on the ground and lower ground floors of Politikens Hus at Rådhuspladsen (the Town Hall Square). It is connected to Politiken, one of the largest newspapers in Denmark. With its location in the heart of Copenhagen, it has an enormous amount of customers. The shop has a wide selection of books, from fiction to non-fiction, and travel guide books. You can be sure to find what you are looking for in this shop, and the offers are good. Furthermore, you can easily buy books on the internet through their well-organized webpages.
Whether you are six or 60, the toys in Hamleys will tempt you to make a purchase. From doll houses and toy trucks to delicately designed miniature figurines, this store has it all. The best part is that you and your kids get to browse all you want, even if you don't end up making a purchase. So come and browse through this magical wonderland, take a few toys down and play with them and leave with your arms full of toys and games.