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.
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.
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.
Add a unique dimension to your favorite space with stylish furniture from Hay. Launched in 2003, this upmarket store has been showcasing fine Danish furniture. The creativity of designers like Jakob Wagner, Hee Welling and Peter Johansen, is reflected in the artistic creations on display. One look at their furnishings, and you are sure to be bowled over by the old-century charm yet contemporary appeal of this collection. Head to Hay to reinvent your home.