TAKING ROOT: Armoire Officielle, the ready-to-wear label established in Copenhagen in 2012, last week opened its first store. It stocks the men’s and women’s wear collections of the label’s cofounder and creative director Kjetil Aas, who was born in Norway. The boutique’s interior was created in collaboration with the Danish design firm Studio 0405. The brand is to present at Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, one of the trade fairs that run concurrently with Copenhagen Fashion Week, from Wednesday to Friday this week.
Lille Kirkestrædet 3, 1072 Copenhagen
FREDERIKSBERG RISING: The part of the Vesterbro district that borders the Frederiksberg borough is hot at the moment. Wood Wood, Soulland and Mads Nørgaard are three Danish fashion labels that opened stores there last spring. Besides its own brand, the new Wood Wood store (which was designed by the brand’s creative director Karl-Oskar Olsen) stocks labels including Comme des Garçons, Nike and Jacquemus. It’s located at Gl. Kongevej. Meanwhile, Soulland, which will unveil a collaboration with Nike Skateboarding this week, has its new store located a stone’s throw away, at the corner of Gl. Kongevej and Tullinsgade, while Mads Nørgaard is on Tullinsgade.
Aesop also just opened its first boutique in Denmark in the area. It tapped Ilse Crawford to create it, marking the second time the Australian beauty brand has collaborated with the London-based designer.
Værnedamsvej 7, 1819 Copenhagen
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m-6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m-8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m-4 p.m.
Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
ILLUM ROOFTOP: Bar Jacobsen is the latest restaurant to open on the roof of department store Illum. The concept behind the restaurant, which opened last week, is a modern beer bistro and it offers 200 types of beer and such fare as charcuterie, fish and chips and roasted pork. Illum Rooftop already includes six restaurants, a coffee shop and a terrace overlooking Christiansborg Palace and central Copenhagen. There’s more to come at the store, which has undergone a transformation since 2014: Eataly is to open its first shop in Denmark this fall on the store’s lower ground floor. In addition to the selection of Italian food and drinks, Eataly will offer a selection of local Danish delicacies.
Østergade 52, 1100 Copenhagen
Entrance from Illum and by elevator directly from the corner of Købmagergade/Silkegade and from the corner of Købmagergade/Stroget
Kitchens at Illum rooftop open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday from 11 a.m-6 p.m.
LITTLE MERMAID: Frederik Bille Brahe, the man behind the popular Café Atelier September, recently opened Havfruen (Danish for ‘mermaid’), an oyster bar and seafood restaurant. For dessert, there’s chocolate cake with avocado ice cream and matcha. Meanwhile, at Café Atelier September, the thinly sliced avocado open-faced sandwich on rye bread and the yogurt granola with zucchini jam, matcha, basil and mint are good fuel for Copenhagen Fashion Week-goers. And yes, the restaurateur is the brother of Sophie Bille Brahe, the jewelry designer who collaborated with ready-to-wear label Sacai on a 10-piece collection of fine jewelry.
Nyhavn 39, 1051 Copenhagen
Hours: Every day, 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
Café Atelier September
Gothersgade 30, 1123 Copenhagen
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
NOMA OFFSPRING: Noma has topped the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants several times, though it sits at the number-five spot behind Italy’s Osteria Francescana, Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca, New York’s Eleven Madison Park and Peru’s Central. It now has a brand new sister restaurant: 108. Noma co-owner René Redzepi and head chef Kristian Baumann opened 108 on July 27 in the Christianshavn neighborhood, a bit off the city center. It features floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of the old canals and is done up in a traditional Danish design. The menu is à la carte and there are also family-style servings (a whole grilled fish, a shoulder of lamb braised in its own juices, or grilled vegetables with a variety of sauces). A small corner of the building dubbed The Corner was turned into a space for coffee and wine. Another not-to-be missed coffee shop in Christianshavn is Den Plettede Gris on Papirøen, which was opened by fashion designer Henrik Vibskov.
Strandgade 108, 1401 Copenhagen
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Bookings at 108.dk and without reservation at the walk-in table
Hours: Monday-Tuesday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday-Sunday, from 9 a.m.-midnight
Den Plettede Gris
Trangravsvej 5, 1436 Copenhagen
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
ILLUMINATED: Between 2012 and 2015, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located 25 miles north of Copenhagen, acquired 162 works by 71 artists through donations and purchases. The “Illumination” exhibition, on view through Sept. 11, presents a selection of 96 works by the likes of Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, Yoko Ono and Ai Weiwei, making it the biggest presentation of new works of art in the collection in the museum’s almost 60-year history. “Illumination” takes over two-thirds of the museum’s total exhibition space, or 32,420 square feet. Among the works that joined the museum’s permanent collection is the mirror-clad tower called “House to Watch the Sunset” by Swiss artist Not Vital. It was placed in the museum’s Sculpture Park.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark
Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed on Monday