Indre By Shops
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).
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.
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.
Norse Store Women
Pilestræde 39 St., Indre By
Norse Store first gained a following as a multi-brand store in downtown Copenhagen, so its own-brand men's clothing, which launched in 2009, was an immediate success. Unsurprisingly, their new women's shop (just around the corner from their original store right in the center of the city), was a long time coming—and so worth the wait. For starters, there's the elegant, modern interior that juxtaposes plush carpets against raw wood shelving. The buy of women's clothes is a delicately curated mix of high-concept minimalist fashion like APC rain jackets and knit Missoni pants, accessibly priced classics from brands like Adidas and Hestra, and their own sea-inspired line, which has perfect Breton-striped shirts and classic sweaters built for surviving a Scandinavian winter. There's also a great selection of books, bags, and other high-design gift items.
Larsbjørsstræde 19. st.tv., Indre By
The first thing that draws you in to Project 4 is the relatively packed interior, which stands in stark (and refreshing) contrast to the rest of the city's minimalist showrooms. The racks here are filled with a very cool edit of both Danish clothing and pieces from international brands, with a healthy selection of sweaters, bags, and shoes. They're always sourcing new and hard-to-find items, so we never leave without learning about a new brand or designer to keep track of.
Niels Hemmingsensg. 3, Indre By
Upon meeting at Art College in Denmark, designers Ditte Reckweg and Jelena Schou Nordentoft bonded over their shared love of ceramics, glass, and craftsmanship. The duo named their joint venture Stilleben, after the German art genre that describes the depiction of inanimate objects. The space itself is made up of pastel-hued walls and minimalist shelving—the perfect backdrop to display Reckweg and Nordentoft's hand-selected treasures—everything from Japanese tea pots to Danish textiles. The shelves are also stocked with their own branded prints, ceramics, and tableware.
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