5 Danish designers that will make you go to Copenhagen

Designer Bust

Copenhagen is widely known as a haven for any shopper or fashionista and with good reason. Forget about the foreign brands and bask in the vast selection of Danish design.

Whether you stroll along the famous Strøget or look for treasures in the narrow cobblestone streets of the Grønnegade Quarter, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen is the perfect base when shopping in Copenhagen. Check out this guide to our favorite Danish designers, letting you in on the top five go-to stores in the capital.

Malene Birger

Woman looking at clothes on the rack

Its founder, Malene Birger, created the brand in 2003. The brand has since enjoyed rapid growth and is now distributing to more than 40 countries worldwide. Her vast success rests heavily on her artistic approach to contemporary classics as well as the combination of clean lines, bold details and easy-to wear collections. The attention to detail and fantastic fabrics used makes it easy to understand why the brand is so popular. If you’re looking for a few pieces to spice up your wardrobe either color or pattern wise, this is the place to go.

Address: Antonigade 10, 1106 København K (Flagship Store)

Day Birger et Mikkelsen

The popular brand sell their own clothes, jewelry and accessories for women under the brand name DAY and 2ND DAY, targeting younger women. It was founded in 1997 and is heavily inspired by founder Keld Mikkelsen’s time spent in Asia. The hallmark for the brand is details and craftwork focusing on embroidery and beading in everyday glamour garments.

Address: Pilestræde 16, 1112 København K

Baum und Pferdgarten

Clothes on the hanger

Danish designers Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave founded Baum und Pferdgarten in 1999. Since its origin, it has gained worldwide recognition, best known for its dualistic playfulness. The collections are characterized by their fascination for contrast, which can often be seen in the use of light patterns on thick, heavy fabrics or the playful use of color and patterns. All garments are of high quality in terms of both fabrics and details. Their spring/summer collection this year is a blend of blue and light shades, patterns, interesting cuts and shapes and of course denim.

Address: Vognmagergade 2, 1120 København K

Designers Remix

Star designer Charlotte Eskildsen is the founder and creative director of the international fashion brand Designers Remix. The lines include ready-to-wear clothes, shoes and accessories and the designs are as different and unexpected as the women who wear them. Fantastic fabrics and a wide range of style from sexy black dresses to cozy knitted sweaters characterize the brand. There is truly something for every style in their stores, so expect to spend a lot of time in the dressing room with your friends!

Address: Pilestræde 8D, 1112 København K

Samsøe & Samsøe

Striped clothes

Samsøe & Samsøe is a family-run business, founded by brothers Klaus and Preben in 1993. They started out making jewelry in downtown Copenhagen, but the business soon expanded to making basic t-shirts, which is now their trademark product. Their product line includes anything from jeans to dresses and hats and is very wearable, so you can expect to find some new favorites when stopping by.

Address: Pilestræde 8C1112 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Get ready to do some serious retail therapy and forget about the international brands for a second. When in Denmark, do as the Danes do and appreciate the clean lines, fresh colors and perfect silhouettes of Scandinavian design.

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