Time's Up Vintage in Copenhagen; photo c/o Visit Copenhagen
Time’s Up Vintage in Copenhagen; photo c/o Visit Copenhagen

Known For:

Making sustainability an entire lifestyle – from transportation to their tendency to shop vintage and secondhand, the Danish are devoted to being environmentally-friendly.

Strøget, the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe
Strøget, the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe

Shopping Districts:

  • Nørrebro: Nørrebro is known as the melting pot of Copenhagen. It’s home to some of the city’s top vintage stores, secondhand stores, and independent boutiques.
  • Vesterbro: Vesterbro has a past as the Red Light District of Copenhagen. These days, it is a creative hub for artist-types and is filled with vintage stores and independent clothing boutiques.
  • Frederiksberg: Frederiksberg is technically its own municipality, but to many it is (informally) seen as a part of Copenhagen since it is inside of Copenhagen – a ‘city within a city’, so to speak. Gammel Kongevej and Værnedamsvej will both be your primary shopping strips in the area; there, you’ll find a nice amount of high-end boutiques.
  • Indre By: Indre By is the center of the city of Copenhagen. Along with the usual historical sites that come with being centrally located, Indre By contains Strøget (pictured above), two of the better department stores in Copenhagen, and a host of boutiques by homegrown designers.
Holly Golightly; photo c/o Visit Copenhagen
Holly Golightly; photo c/o Visit Copenhagen

Specific Places To Shop: 

  • Jerome Vintage
  • I Blame Lulu
  • ILLUM Copenhagen
  • Magnolias Luksus 2ndhand
  • Wood Wood
  • Paloma Vintage
  • Time’s Up Vintage
  • Holly Golightly
  • Storm Copenhagen
  • Magazin du Nord
'By Malene Birger' S/S 2020; photo c/o Malene Birger
‘By Malene Birger’ S/S 2020; photo c/o By Malene Birger

Brands:

  • Gestuz
  • Saks Potts
  • By Malene Birger
  • Ganni
  • Stine Goya
  • Aiayu
  • Sofie Sol Studio
  • Cecilie Copenhagen
  • MKDT Studio
  • Cecilie Bahnsen
  • Henrik Vibskov
  • Baum und Pferdgarten
  • Helmstedt
  • Freya Dalsjø
A scene from Copenhagen Fashion Week A/W 2020; photo c/o Scandinavia Standard
A scene from Copenhagen Fashion Week A/W 2020; photo c/o Scandinavia Standard

Events:

  • Copenhagen Fashion Week: Copenhagen Fashion Week was first held in 2006, and is the primary fashion week for the Scandinavian region. It is held twice yearly, with its core focus being sustainability.
  • Copenhagen Fashion Summit: The Copenhagen Fashion Summit held its first edition in 2009, and since then has become a mainstay in the industry. It has emerged as an environment where agenda-setting discussions on the most critical environmental, social and ethical issues facing the fashion industry, people and our planet occur. It is organized by Global Fashion Agenda.
Global Fashion Agenda logo
Global Fashion Agenda logo

Fashion Organizations:

  • Dansk Fashion & Textile: Dansk Fashion & Textile (DM&T) has been in existence since 1895 as the go-to organization for the fashion and textile industry in Denmark. DM&T represents more than 375 companies that benefit from receiving professional advice, inspiration, networking, political advocacy, and marketing.
  • Global Fashion Agenda: Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) was created from the transformation of the Danish Fashion Institute. GFA’s goal is to be at the forefront of an international effort to make fashion a more sustainable industry.
  • WEAR: WEAR is a trade association for fashion and textile companies in Denmark.
Costume Denmark August 2020
Costume Denmark August 2020

Fashion Publications:

  • DANSK Magazine
  • ELLE Denmark
  • Nordic Style Mag
  • Costume
  • Eurowoman
  • MY Magazine
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts; photo c/o artandeducation.net
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts; photo c/o artandeducation.net

Universities & Colleges:

  • Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  • Scandinavian Academy of Fashion Design
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