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".
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.
Torghandel is one of Malmo's oldest markets located in the quaint neighborhood of Mollan. The market opens at 7a each day of the week with the sounds of farmers and fishermen shouting out their own slogans in a bid to lure the locals and tourists towards their store. The market is even today one of the most popular ways to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and flowers in Malmo, without burning a hole in your pocket.
Cacaofoni is a must visit if you have a weakness for chocolate. The brainchild of Ann Thydell and Elisabeth Cewers, this artisan chocolate shop opened its doors in 2006 and has been wowing chocoholics ever since. Acclaimed for their delightful creations, their chocolates and pralines are made from the finest of cocoa available. You can catch the action live how their sweet delights are made or take a part in their chocolate tastings. They also offer courses in praline making.
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.
Varuhuset 2 Kronor is a 15,000 square foot (1400 square meters) second-hand store in Malmo which sells used home furniture, outdated products and imitation commodities acquired from external sources. They also handle sale orders from customers from which they deduct a 35 percent commission on the final selling price. So if you're looking to cash in some of your old stuff, this is the place to do it from.
Guldfynd is a jewelry store in Malmo where you can find a wide range of fashion wedding rings, earrings, bracelets, watches, cutlery, jewelry and fashion accessories for men and women. If you need to gift a loved one something special without breaking the bank, head down to Guldfynd and let the staff at the store do the rest for you.
Located in the Jægersborggade quarter of Northern Copenhagen, Vanishing Point is a studio and store of handmade things. Jewelry, ceramic works, paintings and artworks, and woolens are created by skilled hands. The works can be categorized into modern art. Do check it out as it can be considered as a cool, trendy option for home or office decor or as a gift.
Palmspree is a shop selling books, vinyl records, special editions, vintage posters, cassettes and prints. It also serves as a rental space in Nørrebro for a variety of private and commercial events. Most of the time, upcoming artists hold their exhibitions here. Retailers can also hire some of their space to set up a temporary showroom or pop-up shop. The limited edition items get sold out quickly, hence you need to keep a close watch on their social media page to know about the latest offerings.
Thule is a household name in the world of outdoor sports gear ever since the company was established by Erik Thulin in 1942. What first started off as a company that makes products for fishermen and is now one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality adventure equipment for hiking, skiing, snowboarding, biking, skateboarding and mountaineering in Sweden. If you're shopping for adventure sports equipment and gear on a shoestring budget, this is the store you should visit.