Copenhagen may not be one of the four fashion capitals, but they definitely took the people by storm during Copenhagen Fashion Week AW2019. As temperatures were at an all time low this Winter, it allowed for creative new street style combinations that are both on trend whilst effectively combatting the cold.
“Underrated fashion capital.”
One of my favourite destinations is the city of Copenhagen. Not only due to its Scandinavian minimalist aesthetic, but also because it is one of my favourite yet underrated fashion capitals. Copenhagen’s shopping scene is unique with a few consistent themes and the strong Danish design with precise attention to detail is remarkable. There are so many great things about Copenhagen, including extensive shopping districts, boutiques, cute coffee corners and delicious food cafe’s.
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One amazing cafe is Wecycle Copenhagen. Considering the fact that I’m a Dutchie and Holland is known for its bike craze, I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic towards this concept. Haukur Thorr, the owner of the cafe, decided to pimp old bikes and create a space where people can enjoy their coffee while looking at his unique and customised bike creations. They also rent out bikes which has been very successful because tourists especially like to ride the streets of Copenhagen in style. Combining quality and experience is what makes the company thrive. They ensure to use the best coffee beans, served with a Danish specialty treat – Leckerbaers brownies.
Strøget & Vesterbro
Copenhagen’s main shopping street happens to be the longest pedestrian street in the world. It contains both international brands and Danish boutiques, and has two popular department stores known as Magasin and Illum. It is extremely lively and a popular tourist attraction, filled with restaurants and cafe’s for people to take a break from shopping.
Vesterbro is known as the trendiest part of the city and has many side streets for small, edgy boutiques.
Bowl Market Copenhagen
Bowl Market Copenhagen offers healthy food made from top quality, locally sourced ingredients and a focus on gluten free, organic, and vegan options with respect to the different seasons. Popular dishes include porridges, acai smoothie bowls, soups, risottos and baked goods. The Bowl Market was even nominated as one of the best cafes in Copenhagen year in 2017 and it is definitely one of my go – to places when I want to grab a quick bite to eat.
Mother – Italian Restaurant
“Mother” is an authentic Italian restaurant located in the old meatpacking district of Copenhagen. Their menu offers a variety of Italian dishes including delicious woodstone pizza’s, pasta’s and desserts. As any proud Italian restaurant, they make sure to import most of their ingredients from Italy, except for their mozzarella – which they make on site using local organic milk. The restaurant’s rustic interior is a beautiful combination between Italian and Danish design, as most of the furniture is made from wood craft. I ordered the four cheese pizza which I usually do and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Ralph had a pizza with rocket and burrata, so yum! We actually had dinner outside (!) with heaters and blankets, so cozy and kinda romantic!
Café Atelier September
Café Atelier September is a highly recommended favourite among locals from Copenhagen and is increasingly gaining popularity with tourists as well. Their menu consists of breakfast and lunch and focuses on organic seasonal dishes which primarily include all sorts of delicious fruits and veggies as well as baked goods, pastries, and of course; the famous croissant. They also offer an extensive beverage menu with Danish coffee, locally brewed tea, and a wine menu. It’s one of the cutest and more intimate cafe’s I’ve come to enjoy in this city and I therefore definitely recommend it!
One of my favourite outings that I did when I was in Copenhagen was the Glyptoteket Museum. Its location is absolutely stunning due to the architecture and Danish design. The museum displays a combination of ancient and modern art pieces from collections of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman decent. The location also holds a beautiful winter garden alongside a Café where you can grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cup of coffee. Besides the permanent collection that the public can visit any day of the year, the museum also holds events and temporary exhibitions.
About Malene Birger:
Malene Birger began her company 15 years ago in Copenhagen and aimed to create a collection that the modern stylish woman would love. The brand quickly gained popularity within the Danish fashion scene and has appeared on the runways of Copenhagen Fashion Week since 2004. The brand is currently sold in over 1,000 stores across 42 countries. I really like the brand’s aesthetic simply because they do such a great job combining sophistication with elegancy as well as always being exactly on trend. 1,5 year ago Matilde Torp Mader was appointed creative director.
I fell in love with this two piece co-ord the minute I laid my eyes on it. Animal print has taken over the fashion industry and is therefore this outfit is right on trend. The blazer coat makes the look sophisticated and the belt accentuates my waist which adds a touch of femininity. The matching pants are extremely comfortable and who doesn’t love a flared bottom.