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Studiestræde, Cph K
Studiestræde, a narrow street in Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter that starts in front of the Vor Frue Kirke and runs until Axeltorv, is one of the most interesting streets in the centre of town, very much in tune with the local trends for vintage and retro, boasting friendly cafes that are appealing to students.
Wasteland Retro Clothing Company
Solely known as Wasteland to the students in the know, this medium-sized shop packs quite a punch and lots of different items, including some extremely colourful folding bikes, which when we visited were arranged in a neat row outside the storefront: inside we found some great quality stock at affordable prices and lots of it, including second-hand Converses and leather satchels, fur coats, recycled dresses and quirky jewellery – a Chewbacca ring, anyone?
Studiestræde 5; open Mon-Fri 10:30-18:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00
FN92 Vintage Shop
This small and unassuming shop has some of the best vintage around, stocking mostly dresses, from the 1910s to the 60s. Its main focus is lace and dainty creations, so it’s only for real aficionados. They hold sales, both in the store and online. There is the added bonus of tailoring services, so you can have a piece of clothing fitting you perfectly. A must-see in the Latin Quarter!
Larsbjørnsstræde 6; open Mon-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-16:00; www.fn92shop.com
Episode, which is very much a student retro/vintage hang out, is actually a European-wide franchise with stores in Paris, Amsterdam and London amongst others. It’s a tad overpriced on certain items, especially the ‘remade ones’ like shorts. Nevertheless, it’s still full of treasures for him and her. The staff are everything you’d expect from a trendy retro/vintage shop − nonchalance is the order of the day! − but do not let that stress you as they are actually quite helpful. You just have to remember that appearances are everything!
Larsbjørnsstræde 8, Cph K; open Mon-Fri 10:00-18:30, Sat 10:00-17:30; www.episode-online.eu
The Second Way
Boasting a whole range of designer vintage from Chanel to Versace at affordable prices, including fur coats, designer handbags and a great section dedicated to knits, because we are in Scandinavia after all. The staff are helpful if you are looking for a particular piece, and you might even discover some new styles. We dare you to resist entering.
Studiestræde 15; open Mon-Thu 11:00-18:00, Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 11:00-17:00