Category Archives: Retail space

Neoclassicism Rules In Copenhagen

A blanket of fallen leaves weave golden hues hailing in an Autumn season in Kongens Have, The King’s Gardens, in the heart of Copenhagen. The former summer palace and now a popular culture-café, Herkules Pavillion, is preparing to close down for the winter. A hint of hibernation is in the air. A walk along the […]
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Købmagergade 33, Arket Moves In

Arket, the latest addition to the H&M stable, moved into 1000m² of the ground floor at Købmagergade 33

Rapha Copenhagen: Getting Around In Style

Take a city with a cycling culture that is the envy of the world. Then take a young, vibrant brand designing and producing cycling apparel and accessories that is simply leading the pack. What do you get? The Rapha Copenhagen Clubhouse. It is almost a year now since Rapha invested in the retail concept store […]
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Vibens Fiskehus: Fish’N’Chips

Despite being perfectly and happily integrated into Danish society the last 30 odd years, there is one aspect from my British heritage that I simply cannot ignore and that is a healthy portion of fish ‘n’ chips, preferably with a portion of “mushy” peas. In recent years an array of Copenhagen’s gastro venues and markets […]
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Esplanaden, A Street With A Historic Pedigree

Every major European city probably has its own version of Esplanaden, although few thoroughfares have Esplanaden’s historic pedigree, with over 300 years of architectural styles represented on one of Copenhagen’s most iconic streets. A former military route to the Citadel, Esplanaden, stretching from Store Kongensgade to the waterfront at Nordre Toldbod, parades its excellent urban […]
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Hay: From Local To Global

At the beginning of the millennium, a handful of brands based in Copenhagen, contributed in revitalizing a retail segment specializing in nordic contemporary, minimalistic furniture design and household products. HAY, spearheading this group was  founded in 2002 by Mette and Rolf Hay and have since seen their idea flourish from a modest local store in the Danish capital to a […]
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Recycles: Craftsmanship And Sustainability Combined

It was the sign over the counter that caught my eye. The Raleigh sign in all its neon retro glory, took me back to my home town of Nottingham, when this bike manufacturer was the pride of the East Midlands and the UK. I shared my nostalgic story with the co-owner of Recycles, Mikkel Due, […]
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Copenhagen: Bageriet Brød

February and the winter’s first heavy snow can’t discourage Danes standing in queues at Copenhagen’s array of outstanding bakeries ordering their favorite versions of Fastelavnboller, (Fastelavn Buns). These popular pastry gems, pumped with creme with a variety of flavors ranging from nougat to rhubarb, topped with glazing, are baked and sold leading up to the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. […]
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Beat, Joins The Vinyl Revolution

Enghave Plads, one of Copenhagen’s most vibrant squares, has long been barricaded in as the city’s ambitious metro system tunnels away directly under this neighborhood. Despite years of construction upheavals, Enghave Plads has adapted and thrived as a popular meeting place for Vesterbro’s residents. The latest edition to the fringe of this popular square is […]
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Mykita Eyes Copenhagen

Standing next to Moritz Krueger,the Creative Director at Mykita, the Berlin-based eyewear manufacturer, at the official opening of their first store in Copenhagen, one is immediately impressed by his passion and enthusiasm for a brand he co-founded 14 years ago. Mykita’s humble birth began at the Paris Fair in 2002, with the presentation of the first […]
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