For too long there has been a stigma linking shopping to women, but where are Copenhagen’s hot spots for men’s clothing? Read on to find out more.
This flavour of the month is urban and cool. Designer and pro skateboarder Kim Carlsen brought Flavour to the forefront of Danish men’s street and casual wear in 1993. Carlsen has been following men’s fashion trends and reflecting modern street culture in his designs ever since – he puts the hip in hipster. To mark its 20nd birthday this autumn, Flavour has designed limited edition shirts and hoodies in collaboration with six brands, including Adidas, NN07, Libertine-Libertine, Rascals, Puma and Brand8.
Skindergade 19, Cph K; open Mon-Thu 11:00-18:00, Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 10:30-16:30, first Sun of every month 12:00-16:00; www.flavour.dk
This is a foreign concept in Copenhagen: vintage and second-hand clothing only for men. But wait, it gets better. Men can have their clothing commissioned if what they bring in fits into the overall style of the shop. The petite shop is crammed with men’s clothing. But rest assured gents, these rails are lined with garments of decent quality – such as Lanvin, Dior, Rick Owen, Acne and Wood Wood. So why not go down and see what you can trade in for that old Metallica t-shirt that your girlfriend refuses to have in the wardrobe.
Birkegade 3, Cph N; open Tue-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-16:00; www.baubaushop.com
The Cheap Monday store is cheap all week round, not just on Mondays. Located in the city cente, the store stocks an extensive collection of specially designed garments as well as denim jeans, jackets and shirts. Their current range is perfect for a Danish autumn: slightly thicker jumpers, flannel shirts, parkers and scarves, but still boasting the summer colours (perhaps a little in vain).
Kronprinsensgade 7, Cph K; open Mon-Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-17:00, first Sun of every month 12:00-16:00; www.cheapmonday.com
Designer Martin Vestphael has redefined classic menswear and opened up this hidden gem, which is more like his personal wardrobe than a store for the masses. It has captured the ultimate men’s shopping dream: everything you need in one, small store. Wardrobe 19 has an impressive amount of labels given its size: ranging from classics like Wolverine 1000 Mile, to hipster designers such as Folk and Gloverall. New autumn arrivals include long duffle coats, hyggeligt knitwear, thick winter formal wear and sturdy leather boots.
Larsbjørnsstræde 19, Cph K; open Mon-Thu 11:00-18:00, Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 11:00-16:00; www.wardrobe19.com