From translucently lightweight slip-dresses, reminiscent of those donned by Alexa Chung, in the midst of the 'Indie Sleeve' epoch, to an androgyny-enthused Yves Saint Laurent silhouette, reflective of the audacious ‘Le Smoking’ tuxedo, which catapulted numerous shockwaves, throughout the 90s, Copenhagen’s vintage-shops are proverbial time-machines. They're ones which give those who step into them the opportunity to experience those aeon-defining moments for themselves, and don them for decades to come.
Scroll on for our guide to the best vintage stores in the Copenhagen.
1) Jerome Vintage
Introduced by Danish-born Pia Kierulff and holding some of the best-loved silhouettes you’ll find in Copenhagen, the doors of Jerome Vintage are definitely worth stepping through if you're an appreciator of meticulously curated vintage-silhouettes. Punctuating the functional hanging spaces of its minimalism orientated interior, in the Vesterbro neighbourhood, are second-hand pieces which offering a crash-course in some of the creative landscapes most eminent decades, brought-to-life once again through fringed embellishment, slip silhouettes and delicately translucent lacework.
Open 11am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
2) Carmen Vintage
Any seasoned vintage-hunter throughout Copenhagen, and possibly beyond, recognises Carmen Vintage, one of the capital’s most illustrious second-hand destinations and overflowing with multifarious silhouettes, from silk Japanese kimonos, along with archival wedding frocks to footwear by Bruno Magli and Yves Saint Laurent.
Open 11am - 6pm Monday to Thursday, 11am - 7pm on Friday, 10am - 5pm on Saturday.
Expect lightly sophisticated knitwear, simplistic tank-tops and oversized blouses to be found at one of Copenhagen’s most well recognised locales amongst it’s residentiary. Open from 11am to 5:30pm Monday through to Saturday, Camilla Kleemann’s red-bricked, warehouse converted space is worth a visit if you're after pieces that will endure through the seasons, along with the days in between.
Open 11:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday, 10am - 3pm on Saturday.
4) Time’s Up
If noughts Bottega Veneta, Vivienne Westwood and Christian Dior are your calling, then run, don’t walk to Time’s Up, positioned in Copenhagen’s Krystalgade neighbourhood and home to a spectacularly eclecticism-enthused array of vintage pieces, and an audaciously exuberant volume of costume jewellery.
Open 11am - 6pm Monday to Thursday, 11am - 7pm on Friday, 10am - 5pm on Saturday and 11am - 4pm on Sunday.
5) Magnolia’s Secondhand
With everything from Céline to GANNI, you’re going to need a while to make your way through everything at Magnolia’s, although it’s worth the undertaking, particularly if you're after a pair of ACNE jeans or an androgynous Stone Island jacket.
Open Monday to Thursday 11am - 6pm, 11am - 7pm on Friday, 11am - 5pm on Saturday.