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Best shopping in Copenhagen

Any city break involves a little bit of shopping, and if you're heading to Copenhagen, it might be a good idea to make some extra room in your suitcase for the journey home.
Copenhagen is a paradise for shoppers, with its many varied shopping opportunities.

Let the unique goods of small niche shops sweep you off your feet in Copenhagen's narrow streets.

The city centre in Copenhagen is a cosy area of small streets with one-of-a-kind boutiques, well-known brand shops, classy department stores, and shopping malls.

Copenhagen’s commercial heart is concentrated in the beautiful old town centre and the buzzing city district of the main shopping street, Strøget, Denmark`s number one fashion street and  Europe's longest pedestrian street.


Department stores in the centre

You can also go all out and visit one of Copenhagen's many shopping malls and department stores, where you can quickly lose track of time and place with over 100 shops and eateries, all tempting you with great deals.

Step into the elegant world of department stores at Magasin and Illum, where you'll feel like you've been transported to the luxury of London or New York.

Illum, located at Østergade (Strøget), spans an impressive 25,000 square meters and offers a comprehensive selection of men's and women's clothing, children's wear, sports gear, and kitchenware.

Magasin du Nord Kongens Nytorv boasts five floors filled with bookshops, a supermarket, and an extensive range of commodities. These malls can get incredibly busy during peak shopping seasons, so plan your visit accordingly.



Danish fashion brands

The Danes are looking back on their traditional craft and silver production with pride, and this tradition can be traced back to the Viking Age.

Denmark`s famous silver jewellery can be bought from infamous brand shops like Georg Jensen. Georg Jensen's headquarters is at Stroget, No. 4 at Amager Torv Square. 

However, brands like Ecco, Lego, and Pandora are also recommended Danish brands.



Opening hours in the shops

Typically, shops are open on weekdays from 9 or 10 a.m. until 8 or 9 p.m. On Saturdays and during "Shopping Sunday" (the first Sunday of every month), they operate from 9 or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

However, on Sundays, small supermarkets, kiosks, and bakeries open at 10 a.m. (bakeries often open earlier) and close at 4 p.m.


Best shopping streets in Copenhagen

You find attractive shopping streets in Copenhagen at Vesterbro, Østerbro, Nørrebro and Frederiksberg. 

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