Department stores in the centre
The elegant department stores Magasin and Illum make you feel like you are in the luxury of London or New York.
If you’re looking for the latest in international fashion and design, the 25, 000 square meter department store Illum at Strøget with men’s and women’s clothing, children’s, sports, hard and kitchen ware, and Magasin at Kongens Nytorv with five floors offering bookshops, supermarket and a extensive range of commodities to browse through, is definitely the right places for you. In the major shopping seasons the two malls are incredibly crowded.
Fisketorvet Shopping Centre is relatively new (opened in 2000) shopping mall, located near the harbour on the outskirts of the city centre.
In Hellerup, not far from Strandvejen in the former Tuborg Harbour, there is Waterfront Shopping mall with 8,000 sq.metres of shopping, entertainment, fitness centres etc.
Field´s is another modern mall, one of the largest in Scandinavia; if not the largest one with its 115.000 sq.metres are housing more than 150 shops.It is a great place for kids too – with its so called Capella Play area.
Flea Markets (Loppenmarked)
Spring and summer (May – September/October) is the season for open air flea markets. Overlooked unique antique, bric-a-brac and just second-hand goods can be found at several bazaars that open at weekends.
In the very centre of the city there is the Gammel Strand Flea Market, open during the summer season every Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. On this relatively small market one can buy high-quality antique or vintage household items, china collectibles and Danish porcelain.
Every Saturday (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.) during the period between May and October, along the 300 metres long cemetery wall on Nørrebrogade blooms Nørrebro Loppemarked. Antiques, furniture and collectibles such as Royal Copenhagen porcelain are the main features here.
On Israels Plads, near the Nørreport S-Train Station, there is another flea market, the oldest one in Copenhagen, full of antiques and objets d’art.
At Frederiksberg City Hall flea market there are design clothes to be purchased for bargain prices.
Gentofte Flea Market has both clothes and furniture.
Lunden flea market is arranged at the Charlottenlund Trotting Track, so between the races, you can indulge yourself with bargain shopping.
Arts and crafts market on Kongens Nytorv is organized by the artists’ group Kunst i Byen. Open on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May through September.
Indoors markets: Det Grå Marked: clothes, furniture, and electronics. Near Buddinge Station; every Sat and Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Annual markets are arranged also at Copenhagen Forum and Bella Center
Shopping in copenhagen
Common opening hours in Copenhagen are
Monday – Friday: 10.00 to 18.00 or 19.00 (10 am – 6 or 7 pm)
Saturday: 9.00 to 15.00 (9 am – 3 pm)
Sunday: only bakeries, florists and souvenir shops.
Malls and department stores may have longer opening hours.
With special permission, shops and stores have been granted 8 Sundays during the year on which they are allowed to open for business. Currently, they are: April 2, May 4, Jun 15, as well as December 3, 10, 17, and 21 (last 4 Sundays before Christmas).
In the center of Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, there are two large department stores: Det Ny Illum and Magasin du Nord. Det Ny Illum is situated half-way down Stroget, at Amagertorv. Magasin du Nord can easily be found across the Royal Theatre.
Going to the Shopping Malls
Copenhagen has two popular, large shopping malls.
One of them is Fisketorvet, situated beside the harbor, on the outskirts of the city center. Here are shops and great restaurants in abundance, and a movie theater offers entertainment as well.
Situated in the Copenhagen area called Frederiksberg is the Frederiksberg Centret Shopping Mall. It is approximately 10 minutes by bus from the City Hall Square. Frederiksberg Centret is a fun, modern mall with a variety of shops with clothes, shoes and accessories.
The Frederiksberg Center Shopping Mall
The Frederiksberg Center is a large shopping mall situated in the Copenhagen city area called Frederiksberg. You’ll find a large, modern shopping area inside Frederiksberg Center (in Danish: Frederiksberg Centret) with thousands of items. It’s an airconditioned, smoke-free mall and I think it’s worth a visit if you want to go shopping in Copenhagen.
Frederiksberg Center Opening Times & Hours
Monday through Friday: 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
The first Sunday each month, and the last 4 Sundays before Christmas, the Frederiksberg Center opens 10 am – 4 pm.
During the 7 days before Christmas Eve, they’re open 10 am – 8 pm daily. Closed on holidays and Sundays unless indicated otherwise.
What You Can Buy at the Frederiksberg Center:
Typical for a mall, there are countless shops with clothing, shoes, accessories, as well as many restaurants. Maps of the Center’s shops are evenly distributed throughout the center. The Frederiksberg Center offers visitors free shopping carts for a deposit of a coin (10 or 20 Kroner) which you get back when you return the cart.
How to Get to the Frederiksberg Center
From Copenhagen City Hall, you can take the Metro or the bus to Frederiksberg Center. By foot, take a look at the city map of Copenhagen to find out how to reach the mall from your location.
The Frederiksberg Center offers 2 hours of free parking for 300 cars. You can enter the parking area from Solbjergvej or Nyelandsvej in Copenhagen.
Site links for malls
If you want to know more about these shopping stores and malls, you can visit their sites: