Pristine Copenahagen, famed for its ancient canals and post-modern architecture (not to mention Tivoli, the most spectacular amusement park I have ever visited—and I'm a connoisseur), has added another series of tourist attractions—an array of cool fashion designers, many of whom have shown at Copenhagen Fashion Week. The town is insistent that one day soon it will be considered, after Paris, Rome, Milan, and New York, as the fifth fashion capitol. Here is where to find some of the leaders of the pack:
Ivan Grundahl: I am a huge fan of this designer’s work, which favors tutu skirts, capacious coats, other efforts that evince an almost Japanese sensibility. Their large boutique is delightful.
Bruun’s Bazaar: This vast collection (they've held fashion shows in the state art museum) features a ton of ultra-wearable sportswear with an edge—a Scandinavian version of Club Monaco with a soupçon of J.Crew. There are four stores in Copenhagen.
Designers Remix: This line, designed by Charlotte Eskildsen and with two shops in the city, offers frisky, feminine fashion with a Marni-ish air.
Henrik Vibskov: The beloved bad boy of Copenhagen fashion (he even plays drums at his warehouse fashion shows), offers multi-colored striped cardigans, sexy jumpsuits, and other club-worthy ensembles. There are two boutiques in town.
Lynn Yaeger is a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure.