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.
Aplace is a high-end fashion boutique in Malmo which stocks a wide range seasonally-inspired fashion clothing, footwear, and accessories for men, women and children made by various fashion designers from Sweden and around the world. The store also a wide range of kitchenware, stationery, candles, books and electronic gadgets. Walk into an Aplace store to get a taste of the best of Scandinavian and International fashion.
Located in the heart of the city, Gustav Adolf Torg is a prominent public square. Not only is the square nestled amidst a number of historical buildings and important landmarks but the square is also close to The Old Cemetery. Besides the buildings, the square is also known for the number of sculptures and architectural pieces scattered across it as well as the number of cafes and shopping stalls housed here. The square is host to summer festivals as well. Whether you marvel at the historic Children Playing sculpture, relax in one of the cafes or shop for souvenirs, you can be rest assured of a memorable time in the buzzing space that is Gustav Adolfs Torg.
Located on Strøget in the center of Copenhagen, Illums Bolighus is one of the most fashionable furniture and decor shops in the country. The store is spread over four floors and contains all that you could need for the home, from huge bedroom wardrobes to tiny kitchen accessories. Most of the products are made by classic names like Georg Jensen, Dux and Bodrum. The prices are generally fairly steep but the quality is exceptional. Please check the website for timings, which are seasonal.
Royal Copenhagen Crystal on Amagertorv is located next to Royal Copenhagen's porcelain establishment. On the ground level of the crystal store, a large collection of crystals, wine glass sets, vases, bowls and other glassware is on display for the admiration of onlookers. On the store's first floor, unique pieces of glassware are on display together with exhibitions of the work of well-known international and Danish artists and designers.
Buses, trams, cars and bicycles were banned in 1964 to allow for the thousands of shoppers who walk down this open air market. The "cheap" end is at Rådhuspladsen, with simple bars and burger joints, but things get more expensive further down with stores like Gucci and Birger Christensen. 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.
Enjoy freshly brewed coffee at this micro-roastery and coffee boutique located in the heart of the city. Established in 2004, Risteriet was an early entrant in in the city's flourishing coffee culture. Their keen focus on quality right from sourcing the best beans to perfect roasting has made them a standout among the city's coffee houses. The store interiors are cozy, and suited to leisurely conversations over a cup. There's a bar area as well serving up espresso drinks as well as tea and hot chocolate. Apart from this, there's a small section selling freshly roasted coffee as well as brewing equipment and accessories. Check website for more.
The Danish Art and Christmas Shop is a real tourist attraction, with the rich variety of Danish Christmas decorations and art displayed on the shelves of the store. It is possible to watch the craftspeople braiding Christmas hearts and to buy a rich variety of crawling pixies, hearts, Christmas mobiles, knitted elves, Christmas mice, hay Christmas trestles, advent calendars in felt and jumping cardboard elves. The shop also sells ordinary souvenirs and Danish art articles, such as Little Mermaid miniatures.
Faraos Cigarer, operating from two neighboring locations on Skindergade, is somewhat of a mecca for gamers and comic book nerds of Copenhagen. One of the most popular comic book stores in the Danish capital, this vibrant gem of Kobenhaven K, is also the sole retailer of Tintin merchandise. In fact the place is also named for the fourth album of Adventures of Tintin, Cigars of the Pharaoh (Faraos Cigarer when translated in Danish); needless to say, this place is collector's dream! Apart from that, they offer a wealth of fan paraphernalia like teeshirts, wall clocks, figurines and other collectibles. The wonder doesn't stop here, located right next door to the comic book store, is the gamer's favorite haunt - discover a galore of board games, card games, role play games, DVDs, CDs and lots more here.
The Booktrader is the main English language bookshop in Copenhagen. It is located in the Latin District of the center of Copenhagen. For a specialist bookshop it is rather big, perhaps because it has two specialties. Primarily, the shop sells books in English, mainly by English authors. The selection is wide and the ambience is somewhat British. The store also specializes in books on history of art and philosophy. In these fields, the languages vary from English to Danish and German. The sections in both specialties are good.
Arnold Busck is one of the most popular bookshops in Copenhagen. It is situated on Købmagergade, a side street to Strget and one of the busiest shopping streets in Copenhagen. The University of Copenhagen is nearby, and originally the shop was meant for collegiate literature students. Now it has become public, with a special focus on books on art and architecture. The selection of fiction books is large, too. Once a year this shop has a sale, and though it does get very crowded, it's a great place to pick up a bargain.