Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shopping - Copenhagen Style.....

So, I was recently in Copenhagen. (Ok, yesterday.... well, actually I started this post on Monday at least... I blame the rest on jet lag and taxes.  :) )

Unfortunately, I had the flu for the first few days left over from our vacation with the kids the week prior at Disney World. Needless to say, I didn't do to much those first few days. I laid in bed and looked out onto the square that I posted previously. The biker riders of Copenhagen have inspired me to bike more this season. I am going to get a basket so I can do my grocery shopping and other errands in the neighborhood.

The design and shopping of the Danish is super fabulous, as I found out a few days into the trip. The main shopping drag is Stroget. (the o should have a slash through it but I am not sure how to do that on blogger) This street has all of the big commercial stores that we have here in the states, but they also have Illum a large department store in Denmark. It was very typical of the department stores here, though the clothing is much more fashion forward and creative. They also had an artist (painter) working near one of the entrances which was fun to watch.

The real shopping I found was on Komagnistaede. I found a ton of antique stores as well as designer shops. Tons of fun! So... wishing I had a few thousand to spend on this trip. As it happened I didn't have much so I came back with a few coffee spoons. I have been collecting them on every trip it seems. How much coffee can one person drink! Also, this cute little red pig.

He looks scary here.. but he is really cute.... We are wanting to get a teacup pig.. ie.. why we picked him up.

The following are some of the other cute stores I found along my many cute stores I will share over a few days... then get back to my projects at home..  Enjoy!

The most amazing silver jewelry.. unfortunately the silver smiths were not there when we were :(
 Owe Silver Artist is the shop. Above his shop is a fashion designer that had the best rain coats.. MaxJenny


This shop has the cutest ceramics and interior decor.. Love the flower me happy quote... Makes me think spring! I can't wait to get out into the garden this weekend.

This is the outside of the shop.. Stilleben

One of my favorites.. where we got Mr. Pig... Fannymia

The owls here and fabric were adorable... I had so many ideas...just not enough space in my case or dollars in my wallet :)

The last one of for today was this little shop around the corner from our hotel... We stayed at The Square Hotel  Lots of Marimekko, ceramics and all sorts of things Danish. Fun shop... Oh and note the Carlsberg sign up on the top.... That is the beer of the area. The brewery is in Copenhagen. We walked there one day to see the architecture and take a mini tour of the brewery on our own.

Have a great day! Enjoy the links, shopping and ideas!


PS... My husbands conference in in Vienna next year.... so excited!

1 comment:

  1. You found a lot more shops than me! I think I have to go back soon! For us who lives in south of Norway only an hour by plane :)

    Illums is just fantastic! Took a few pictures there me to :)

    so fun that you also do this blogging thing! Spent A LOT of time looking....


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