Krystalgade 3, Indre By
Nue's original shop is in Frederiksberg, but we prefer their second location, Another Nué, which is closer to the center of the city and has a larger selection. The edit is a mix of Danish brands and international names, with everything from 3.1 Phillip Lim and Acne to Lovechild and Skall Studio (which makes the prettiest pajamas, among other items).
Ceraminker Inge Vincents
Jægersborggade 27, Nørrebro
What makes Inge's pieces special is the paper-thin porcelain she uses, which gives each cup, vase, or bowl a delicate, translucent aesthetic, particularly in the light. She only works in white, which is all the better to let her unique shapes come through. She's usually working in her studio, so take advantage of the opportunity to chat with her about her work when you stop in.
Store Regnegade 12, Indre By
Ganni's reach is pretty far beyond Copenhagen at this point, but there's nothing quite like visiting the designer's storefront in their hometown. Run by husband-and-wife pair Ditte and Nicolaj Reffstrup, the brand still has a family company feel, with Ditte handling the creative side and Nicolaj running the business. They're great in every category, but we love them best for flirty, easy dresses and the coolest winter-ready boots, which, incidentally, look pretty great together.
Østergade 61, Indre By
Head to this airy design store, which occupies an amazing two-story space connected by an iron spiral staircase, for affordable takes on the furniture design you've been ogling in the big-ticket showrooms. Even if you're not planning to bring home a couch, they have plenty of carry-on-friendly home accessories, like vases, books, and kitchen wares.
Krystalgade 6, Indre By
In addition to fashion design, Henrik Vibskov does installation artwork and performs music, which helps explain his avant-garde approach to fashion–he's known for bright colors, bulky and unexpected shapes, and unusual, mismatched textures. Vibskov is one of relatively few Scandinavian designers that shows in Paris, and is famous for the theatrical perspective he brings to each show and his bright, outlandish aesthetic, which is in some ways antithetical to the minimalism of many of his Copenhagen peers. His shop is actually multi-label, so in addition to his own pieces, you can sift through Missoni scarves, unicorn-fringed Angel Chen sweaters, and Michiko Koshino rain jackets.
Gammel Mønt 2, Indre By
Owner Barbara Maj Husted Werner has assembled a tightly edited assortment that mixes emerging talent with more established designers like Alaïa, Marni, and Rick Owens. It's worth pointing out that there are two locations: The Gammel Mønt location focuses on clothes, while around the corner at Store Regnegade is a smart edit of accessories.
10 Amagertorv, Indre By
Another incredible furniture and design emporium in a city celebrated for its aesthetic, Illums Bolighus stocks everything you could possibly need to create a modern Scandinavian-style home. Furniture, bed linens, lamps, window treatments, bathrobes—visiting this emporium is like walking through an edit of the best home collections from Denmark's design heavyweights. Literally impossible to leave empty-handed.
Line & Jo
Gothersgade 31, Gothersgade
Line & Jo makes the most elegant, dainty pieces of jewelry, with intricate metalwork that's not quite like anything else. Despite the modern aesthetic, everything there is crafted by hand from artisan goldsmiths, so it's also built to last.
Gothersgade 2, Gothersgade
Designed to feel like you've stumbled upon a treasure trove of not-so-basic fashion, Lot#29 stocks everything from that Rachel Comey sweater that's sold out everywhere, to the Carthusia perfume you thought you could only get in Italy.
Amagertorv 13-15, Indre By
Mads Nørgaard is the third generation of Nørgaards to work in the fashion business; in fact, his grandfather's shop was located at the same storefront his store is in now. It's great for not-quite-basic pieces, like soft striped turtleneck tees, graphic sweaters, and straightforward suede pumps. Don't leave without taking a spin through the kids section.
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