Without a shopping experience, I never get a complete feel of a place. Mostly, I pick up statement pieces that are unique and large in size. I went ahead to explore Stroget,the longest pedestrian shopping street, where the biggest stores of some of the major Danish brands such as George Jensen, Royal Copenhagen and Illum’s Bplighus are located. Shopkeepers are warm, greet you with a smile, a hue and singsong Danish. When I respond in English, they are quick to say “oh, sorry!”. If a store doesn’t have a size, they will not insist with a ‘this will fit you’ or ‘you’re looking perfect in it’ line. Instead, they will direct you to the next store.
Stroget is the longest shopping street in Europe. Danish urban planner and architect, Jan Gehl was instrumental in the formation of this 100,000 sq.m of area. Along with the shopping, the street is also visited to experience some local music and performing arts.