Copenhagen Guide – Part 1
June 4, 2014
As you may know by now, we love to travel. We love to see new places and be able to share with you our recommendations for exciting new experiences (that we’ve tested out for you first!). Now it’s by pure coincidence that a few of us have recently been to Copenhagen – one of the growing design capitals of the world. The Scandinavians have always been known for their sparse interiors, beautiful furniture and incredible control of colour but now that style has gone global. Everyone wants a bit of minimal chic in their lives. Be warned though – this chic ain’t cheap! Copenhagen is probably slightly more expensive than London when it comes to travel, eating and shopping so make sure your bank can manage the Kroner damage as everything is so beautiful you’ll want to buy it all!
We’ve gone through our notes, maps and Topamax 100 mg photos to bring you three blog posts that will cover our top five recommended places to shop, eat and see in Copenhagen. We LOVED it so we hope you do too.
This is our first in the Order Retin-A series.
Part 1 - Shop Copenhagen
Hay – This store is the epitome of Danish chic style. Essentially a home store it’s curated spaces showcase it’s products in simple and open spaces which make you wish you could live there. The incredible control of colour is evident whether it be a display of tea towels, stationary or sofas. You won’t be disappointed.
Stilleben – A slightly more intimate home store to Hay House as it is tucked away in a side street and is probably only a fifth of the size of Hay. Here you’ll find linens, ceramics and upstairs a gallery space with frame prints to decorate your home. Just don’t expect to find a ‘bargain’ as this is really good quality design.
Companys – A high-end boutique which showcases internationally renowned labels next to more local brands like Day Berger. It has a friendly and relaxed vibe which a lot of the department stores lack, plus the space houses quirky mini-structures to break up the large space and make it feel less regimented. It reminded us a lot of London’s Dover Street Market (but maybe not quite so bonkers).
Urban Room no.11 – A brilliantly (more affordable) boutique that is off the beaten track where we stocked up on presents for friends. They stock home, jewellery, clothes, books and beauty products which are laid out to feel like you’re walking into your living room. When we got there they were just closing but the girls kindly let us in and not only let let us buy the presents we’d spotted early when we were window shopping but they then – extraordinarily! – spent half an hour talking us through the best places to see and where to eat, even drawing us a map! You most definitely don’t get shop managers like that in London. Girls, if you ever see this – thank you! We should also point out that the store sits in a pretty cool, ‘alternative’ area called Nörrebro but more on that in a later post….
Magasin Du Nord – Founded in 1870 this is a classic department store that over looks the source of the Nyhavn canal strip that draws in most tourists. Here you’ll find all the usual designer labels along with a few unexpected ones all merchandised in a slick, easy to navigate way. Plus they have a 10% discount for tourists. Don’t miss checking out the room in the attic that the store claim Hans Christian Andersen lived in as a young man.