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Copenhagen – Shopping & Sightseeing

Before our holiday to Copenhagen becomes a distant memory, I wanted to tell you about some great shops we found, and share a few favourite photos of the trip.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Phil thought that he’d been conned, as our hotel happened to be located directly opposite a haberdashery (not planned in advance – honest)! Stof 2000 is a chain store, which you’ll find across Scandinavia. They stock a decent range of sewing and knitting supplies, including fabric, patterns, wool and haberdashery items (e.g. knitting needles, sewing supplies).

Copenhagen, Denmark

The road our hotel was located on (Vesterbrogade, just past Tivoli) also included a STOFF & STIL store (a chain store haberdashery with A LOT of fabric and sewing patterns), and a small yarn shop, Therese Garn.

I won’t even try to list all of the homeware stores in Copenhagen, there are tons, but I’d recommend a trip to Retro Villa, which has an amazing selection of vintage wallpapers (sold by the metre), as well as some nice accessories for the home. I treated myself to a couple of wallpaper off-cuts which I’m planning to get framed (although I’m not entirely sure where I’ll hang then, as wall space is in pretty short supply).

Copenhagen, Denmark

I’ve posted previously about the Fashion & Textile exhibit at the Danish Museum of Art & Design, which I’d recommend to all sewists / fashion lovers. The National Museum of Denmark also has tons to see, including a very cool toy section – with a street of dolls houses.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Of course, you have to visit Tivoli when in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen, Denmark

And I’d highly recommend the Natural History Museum of Denmark, which houses a Diplodocus skeleton, amongst lots of other fascinating things.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

While staying in Copenhagen, me and Phil caught the train into Sweden, and briefly visited Malmo and Lund.

I loved the Form/Design Center in Malmo. The centre has an exhibition space, cafe, and stunning shop. The high street also houses numerous homeware stores.

Malmo, Sweden

Malmo, Sweden

Malmo, Sweden

Malmo, Sweden

We also visited Malmöhus Castle, which houses a number of museums, of these don’t miss Malmö Art Museum, and I also liked the toy exhibit.

Malmo, Sweden

Malmo, Sweden

Malmo, Sweden

Malmo, Sweden

Malmo, Sweden

Malmo, Sweden

Lund has a gorgeous little yarn shop, Slandan, which sells some great quality yarns, including their own, unlabelled, skeins. I picked up some Icelandic Alafosslopi yarn from chain craft store Panduro Hobby, which is located a few doors down from Slandan.

Lund, Sweden

Lund, Sweden

Now I’m wondering when we can go back:) A trip to Berlin is next for us though, as we’ve booked to go for a week in July. Any yarn/fabric shop recommendations in advance?

Copenhagen, Denmark


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Fashion & Fabric at Copenhagen Design Museum

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

While on holiday in Copenhagen, me and Phil visited the Danish Museum of Art & Design. Phil hadn’t realised beforehand that the museum has a permanent fashion and textiles exhibit;p

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

The exhibition includes an interesting mixture of clothing and accessories, from the 18th century to the present day, from the Museum’s permanent collection, with a focus on Danish fashion. I’ll leave you to enjoy some photos from the exhibition.

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark