Busy and vibrant Istedgade
Shopping in Vesterbro inevitably involves shopping in Istedgade. Right at the intersection with Gasværksvej, the "naughty" end of Istedgade surrenders to stylish design shops and trendy cafés along side immigrant greengrosers, butchers, and hairdressers.
Footwear and vintage design
Start your tour at number 43, where you will find Honecker, a specialist in exquisite shoes and boots of unmatched quality.
On the other side of the street in number 56C you'll find Dixie Grey, a wonderful vintage design shop with clothes and jewellery in the best 50's style.
Scandinavian and Danish fashion and design
Donn Ya Doll at 55, Istedgade, carries a large collection of Scandinavian fashion designs, including Finnish Nanso.
DANSK is the name of a clothing boutique at no 66 as welæl as a store with interior design and furniture at no 80. Both shops feature minimalistic Danish design.
Further down the streeet in no 99 you find the Copenhagen concept store for Icelandic clothing design Birna.
Retro Heaven, kitchen utensils, and toys
If you're looking for retro things, you must pop into Funky Junky in number 84B. Here is all the funky 60's stuff you could wish for - from lamps and mirrors to coffee cups and thermos.
Continue your shopping spree to Girlie Hurly at number 99. This delightful place is loaded with jewellery, lamps, retro kitchen utensils, and stunning bric-a-brac.
For special toys continue to Kusine Bodil at 10, Enghave Plads. You won't regret!
Need more coffee?
Go window-shopping and find your own favourites among the many intriguing boutiques. If you need a break between shops, ever-popular Bang & Jensen at number 130, or Riccos just across the street at number 199, both serve expertly brewed coffee, they play some fine music, and if you have a sweet tooth, you have come to the right place.
Or try the tiny combined coffee shop and record store just round the corner in Skydebanegade Sort kaffe og Vinyl (Black coffee and Vinyl).