Select Shopping | V for victory for the vintage vanguard
If you find yourself first in line at flea markets and crossed-eyed from scrolling through page after page of retro threads on Etsy.com, you may know too well the feeling of discontent when you sadly discover that the frock-of-your-affection is spotted with moth-holes, or heaven forbid not your size. Sigh and sob no longer, as there may be a saviour. With vintage reproduction fashion adopting more authentic designs and fabrics, vintage aficionados can now find the perfect full-skirt or bullet-bra at various vintage-inspired stores around Copenhagen.
They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts, but when it comes to dressing vintage, it’s what’s underneath. The right undergarment can truly take a silhouette from 2013 back to 1953. From corsets to crinolines, girdles to gloves, and a new range of plus-size stockings and dresses, centrally located Femme Fatale has everything a gal needs to fill their delicates draw.
Studiestræde 18 Cph K; open Mon-Thu 12:00-17:30, Fri 12:00-18:30, Sat 12:00-15:30
With colourful merchandising reminiscent of a candy shop, Dixie Grey is the go-to shop for vintage accessories and more. You can find anything from their signature waist belt, plastic-fantastic shoes by Melissa, novelty brooches, beads and earrings as well as a plentiful array of full skirts, swing coats and high-waisted sailor pants.
Istedgade 56, Cph V ; open Mon- Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-15:00
Snugly situated amongst some of the best vintage stores in town – Carmen & Fantasio, FN92, Episode – Sneaky Fox stocks 1940s and 50s inspired dresses and cardigans perfect for both the office and a cocktail after work. The designs are simple and chic with clean lines and bold colours dominating the range. The store has an extensive array of hosiery where you can find quality denier tights in bold colours, traditional pantihose and more experiemental stockings and stay-ups.
Studiestræde 25A Cph K; open Mon-Thu 11:00-18:00, Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat 11:00-16:00
Mondo Kaos in Nørrebro is home to some of the biggest names in reproduction vintage fashions and 1950s couture. At this retro-fitted store, you can find designs by Bette Page Clothing, Collectif and Daisy Dapper – with a new range coming soon. Amongst the sea of pretty prints and cocktail dresses, you will also find cute swimsuits, cardigans and dungarees. There’s something for every occasion.
Birkegade 1, Cph N; open Mon-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-16:00