Category Archives: Retail space

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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Concept Retail Stores Flourishing In Hong Kong

  A recent study trip to one of retails power centers, Hong Kong, gave me the opportunity to explore how this consumerist metropolis, continues to pioneer and develop imaginative concepts in the world of retail. Despite finding itself in a minor slump, Hong Kong shoppers are ever thirsty and exceptive for new brands or existing brands extending […]
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Copenhagen: Design Werck In The Dock

Copenhagen’s reputation for its furniture and industrial design is indisputable. For two generations Danish design talent has been lavishing an adoring global audience with intelligent, playful and sensuous objects that have become an integral part of Denmark’s and especially, Copenhagen’s international brand. Your average nordic consumer is well versed in Danish design providing a healthy […]
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Wefood: Amager Take A Bow

For the past couple of weeks, Copenhagen and especially the island, Amager has been attracting national and international media attention with the opening of Denmark’s first social supermarket selling surplus food. With Danes throwing out a depressing 700.000 tonnes of food each year, the Wefood supermarket, run by the Danish humanitarian organization, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp has […]
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Rabens Saloner: Bohemian Elegance

To be perfectly honest I wasn’t to sure what to expect entering Rabens Saloner. For once I put aside my research and relied on a tip from my colleague, Jørgen, who has an uncanny knack of pointing me in the right direction of architectural and retail treasures. Rabens Saloner was no exception. Tucked away in […]
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Værnedamsvej: Thriving In No-Mans Land

Squeezed between the two boroughs of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, Værnedamsvej thrives in no-mans land with its own distinct coolness. A stroll down this tightly packed street on an early Saturday morning with Granola´s café guests consuming espressos and newspapers with gay abandon, you would be forgiven if you thought you had arrived in Marais. The […]
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Making Room On Istedgade

Every port city has them, raw and racy red light districts adding their own challenges and spice to a city’s identity. Copenhagen’s own hub has historically centered on and around Istedgade, a vibrant nerve in the central district of Vesterbro. In recent years, this traditionally working class area has gradually transformed to a residential, shopping and […]
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Cut From The Same Cloth

The humming sound of my wife’s Bernina sowing machine has been a constant companion as long as I can remember. An accomplished seamstress, Jette has for years been replenishing my wardrobe with an array of classics. Not so long ago, she introduced me to her source of fabrics, Hvidberg Vintage hidden in  Copenhagen’s inner city. […]
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A Taste of Summer

We are rapidly approaching the season of discontent. My colleague, Laila, fervently proclaims that the ice cream from her local parlor, Ismageriet in Copenhagen, has no equal anywhere. I have equally defended the bragging rights of Cream O’ Galloway’s delicious sticky toffee ice cream. In recent years, Copenhagen has seen a healthy growth in high […]
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Brief Encounter With Copenhagen´s Food Cooperative

Arriving at St. Pancras International in London on a busy Saturday morning, was something of a culture shock. Searcys Champagne Bar was overflowing with guests enjoying a glass or two before embarking on the Eurostar to Paris. The vibe was infectious, filling this part of this marvelous architectural masterpiece. Before embarking on my own train […]
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