Practical information : Treat yourself (& others) Copenhagen
The opening hours are quite flexible. Stores generally open from 9am/10am to 5pm/6pm on weekdays but close around 3pm on Saturdays. Department stores and shopping malls - Illum or Fisketorvet Copenhagen Mall - are open continuously from 10am to 9pm to 10pm including Sundays. For shopping, many supermarket chains are present in the different districts of Copenhagen: Netto, Føtex, SuperBrugsen, Fakta and Irma. The usual hours are from 8am to 10pm.
Budget & Tips
VAT is included in the advertised price which is displayed in DKK. You can pay by credit card everywhere. Check with your bank to find out the commission charges associated with the transaction.
Like its neighbour, Sweden, Denmark has no legal framework for balances. They take place twice a year as in most European countries. Department stores start from 27 December and finish at the end of February. In summer, the period runs from the beginning of June to the end of August. However, the sales are not as interesting as in a capital city like London!
What's very local
Danish design, which can be found in decorative objects, from key rings to coffee sets, furniture and lighting, can be discovered at Bo Bendixen or Aveva Design. Let's not forget the clothing fashion and the sequined socks of Beck Sondergaard or the flowery ones of Marimekko, its Finnish competitor! As for food, a few salty notes (smoked salmon or herring) accompanied by sweets (Karamelleriet caramel, Svend Mikelsen chocolate and Lakrids by Johan Bülow licorice) served with an Aquavit or a tea (A.C Perch's Thehandel - official supplier of the Danish court; Nute packaged in nice wooden boxes) will extend your Danish stay in a gustatory way! Finally, in order to preserve the hygge "pampering" and to feel good once back home, think of the cosmetics from Meraki, hand, foot and body care... We love it!