31/03/2015

FROM COPENHAGEN WITH LOVE [AND RAIN]...

Just like in Stockholm, in Copenhagen the weather is not what we could call nice and warm. Yet, the city has such a stimulating & exciting power upon us that we rushed into its small streets as soon as we arrived. They are so charming and so picturesque, if only our pics taken under a gloomy and rainy sky could show you the true face of the city. In Stockholm, someone we had met, had told us that Copenhagen & Stockholm were very much alike but we wanted to judge by ourselves and to see if she were right. It seems too easy to tell such a thing even though of course, there are some similarities such as the colour-block buildings and the cobbled streets. First and contrary to what we had written about the Swedish capital, the Danish one is of human size! We had made a list of all the stores to visit during our stay and the fact is that in one afternoon, we have seen several of the major shops of the city. It's by doing some shopping that we could judge if the two cities are alike and it's the best way to escape the threatening clouds above our fashionisto's heads. The fact is that in this shopping battle, Copenhagen is scoring points. Here, and if you escape the fast fashion / high luxury arteries, you'll find a huge number of edgy and refined concept stores such as Henrik Vibskov's one standing out with its very DIY decorum and by the outstanding number of designers it features: established one such as Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons, Rick Owens and of course, his eponymous brand and some younger designers with a bright future: Astrid Andersen, Nazir Mazhar, Bobby Abley or KTZ to quote some. The Bernard Willhelm X Camper sandals we have purchased today are the perfect illustration of the kind of showpieces you could find there. This collab has even succeeded in making us forget about the Raf Simons X Adidas flip flops and it's no easy task. A few streets further, we came upon another concept store, STORM Copenhagen, featuring a gorgeous selection of designers (most of them completely outside budget such as Céline or Givenchy). STORM is also known for their selection of Raf Simons pieces (certainly the only store in Copenhagen selling Raf Simons).
Our afternoon continued this way until the closing hours. A quick visit to the usual stores (Weekday, Cheap Monday & its Hot as Hell sale assistants, & Other Stories, COS) and some wanderings in smaller streets to take some OOTD pictures. This is how our first Danish day has unrolled. It has been wet, windy & cold (we have to tell you that when we landed here it was snowing!) but despite these less than favorable weather conditions, we were W.A.R.M. inside.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's diary and let's pray for a sunny and nice day when we will pay a visit to the Little Mermaid!





inside the Henrik Vibskov store






























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