Some of our favorite clothing stores make a great fashion tour of Copenhagen.
Birger Christensen Denmark's leading fur and fashion house offers an in-house fur design department and stocks labels such as Prada, Chanel, Lanvin, and YSL.
Mads Norgaard With lines for men, women, and children, designer Mads Norgaard has the fashion bases covered; he specializes in updated classics; Breton-striped tops, for instance, and also carries lines by other designers such as Paul Smith. Interesting sidenote: He designed all the uniforms for Noma, the world's top-rated restaurant. For location information, go to Mads Norgaard.
By Malene Birger This award-winning Danish designer is inspired by classic 1950s and 1960s silhouettes; she is known for her sophisticated, easy-to-wear dresses and separates. The flagship store on Antonigade is well worth a visit; for a glimpse into her equally compelling interior-designer style, see Required Reading: Malene Birger's Life in Pictures.
Munthe Plus Simonsen This award-winning design label was founded in 1994 by designers Naja Munthe and Karen Simonsen; since then, locals and fashion-conscious travelers have been flocking to their centrally located, stylish store. Check out their latest summer 2011 collection video here.
DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Founded by Marianne Brandi and her husband, Keld Mikkelsen, DAY Birger et Mikkelsen is a leading Danish brand offering men's, women's, and children's clothing as well as an inspired Homeware Collection.
Pede & Stoffer Tucked away in a side alley (far from the crowds) you will find Pede & Stoffer, a side-by-side men's and women's clothing store selling classic Scandinavian lines as well as more edgy offerings. The store stocks authentic Danish fishermen's sweaters from S.N.S. Herning, a company that sells woolen wear based on original patterns from 1931 and crafted on historic wool weaving machines.
Noa Noa These whimsical shops sell bohemian-inspired women's and children's wear; lovely accessories are also on offer for reasonable prices. There are several locations throughout Copenhagen.