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Did you know that Danes are leaders in world design? That Copenhagen allows you to explore the uniqueness of Danish design – its timeless simplicity made from materi- als of high quality – grounded in the goal of functionality? Whether you are looking for clothing, jewellery, royal porcelain, designer furniture or lighting, Copenhagen is home to many flagship stores of Danish interior de- sign, furniture, and fashion. For cute interior shops, check out Green Square and Laila Hansen Interieur.

Between Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square) and Kongens Nytorv you can walk along Copenhagen's famous pedestrian shopping street, Strøget, which passes through the central parts of the city as well as the old medieval city and Latin Quarters. Turn into Strædet, parallel to Strøget, and explore side streets, where you will find many specialized stores selling clothing, jew- ellery, and antiques.

If the weather is acting up, or you prefer having everything under one roof, take your shopping to one of Copenhagen’s depart- ment stores: Illum on Strøget. It is a multi- storey store that offers great Scandinavian

and international brands. Take the elevator up to the top floor for a coffee, lunch or din- ner and enjoy the view over Copenhagen from the rooftop terrace.

Head downtown past the City Hall Square and Tivoli Gardens, here you can en- joy lots of big and small shops in all catego- ries stretching all the way to the Zoo Garden. Along the way, turn right at Værnedamsvej and enjoy the fun shopping streets at Fred- eriksberg.

Also visit Vesterbro and Nørrebro, where many upcoming designers sell their clothes. Venture north towards Østerbro, Hellerup and Charlottenlund, where you will find high-end shopping.

Want a piece of clothing that you won’t see other people wearing? Then, find a vin- tage store or secondhand shop in inner city. The vintage stores handpick the clothes and offer magnificent dresses, beautiful high heels, and pearls from ancient times.

Another throwback to the past, is the numerous antique shops, which can be found in places such as Bredgade, Ravnsborggade and Nordre Frihavnsgade.

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