Denmark's many designers and artisans make shopping a delight. Copenhagen is the country's shopping hub, crammed with design shops and indie boutiques, but creativity and first-rate artisanship is on display countrywide.

Besides fashion and accessories, popular purchases include homewares, toys, silverwork, ceramics and hand-blown glass, all in the sleek style that typifies Danish design. Books, foodstuffs and local booze also make fine souvenirs.

Markets & Secondhand

Markets and secondhand shops are great for fossicking for classic Danish design pieces (including clothing and homewares) at affordable prices. Look for signs for antik (antiques), genbrug (recycled or secondhand) and loppe or loppemarked (flea market).


The Danish term gågade translates as pedestrianised shopping street ( = walk, gade = street). They are usually found in town centres.

Strøget in Copenhagen is Denmark's most famous gågade.