Holly Golightly

Holly Golightly is a fashion retailer located in the heart of Copenhagen. This concepts tore features ready-to-wear from brands like Lemaire, Rosie Assoulin, Saks Potts, Dries Van Noten, The Vampire’s Wife and other labels, as well as a selection of leather goods, cosmetics (the impressive Buly 1803 shop-in-shop), fine jewellery and a finely curated selection of vintage items. The store also houses the dutch furniture brand Piet Hein Eek. The owner, Barbara Maj Husted Werner, strongly believes in personal and timeless style and aims to inspire her customers with a coalition between high-end luxury goods and hand-picked items from all around the world. The fashion retail scene in Copenhagen is truly exciting, and stores like Holly Golightly are clear reasons why. I mean, just take a look how fantastic this space is!

Borgergade 17B / Copenhagen

All photos by Edward Kanarecki.

 

Sonny

Sonny is the place where you will drink the Instagram-famous Golden Latte – which, in fact, is a combination of turmeric, lemon, ginger and chamomile. The taste can be described as some sort of spicy rhapsody. And the energy boost might be compared to a cup of good espresso! Other than that, Sonny is a daytime place, favoured by the Copenhagen locals. The menu contains regulars, like avocado toast, but not only. Try their signature Sonny Salad, full of vitamins from fresh and crispy ingredients. The Spicy Tuna is a semi-sandwich, which I found especially nutritious. The interior, which is quintessentially Copenhagen – beautiful details, lots of vintage furniture, cozy seatings – is a perfect backdrop for lunch.

Rådhusstræde 5 / Copenhagen

All photos by Edward Kanarecki.

Ganni in Copenhagen

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The mecca of Copenhagen’s fashion, Ganni, in brick-and-mortar format. Although I’m not the ultimate fan of the brand, its impressive what Ditte and Nicolaj Reffstrup achieved throughout the years. The label – known for floral dresses, chunky boots and big knits in relatively affordable prices – is not just internationally recognised, but beloved by women of different walks of life. The Copenhagen store, filled with Ana Kraš’ visuals, hand-picked vintage furniture and pastel tones, serves as a well-coordinated space that presents the brand’s new arrivals (note the beaded bucket bags and the  denim capsule line!).

Store Regnegade 12 / Copenhagen

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All photos by Edward Kanarecki.

Lot #29

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Lot #29 will definitely please those, who seek a truly unique selection of brands, and want to spend time in an equally eclectic interior. A very personal choice of labels – Cecilie Bahnsen, Missoni, Nina Ricci, Erdem – hangs on the racks, accompanied by refined leather goods and gorgeous jewellery (Tohum and lots of chic hair clips). Basically everything you lay your eyes in here is beautifully crafted, with heart. Lot #29 curates and sells special, tactile, functional and classic add-ons, which you won’t find in other multi brand boutiques (that sadly order the same stuff from the same labels). The place opened back in 2003, but it feels… ageless. Also, note the antique furniture and the old-fashioned cabinet that showcases the shiny goodies. Although it’s a store, it feels like at home.

Gothersgade 29 / Copenhagen

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All photos by Edward Kanarecki.

 

Copenhagen

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Before an actual trip to Copenhagen, I thought of this place in terms of an Instagram filter: one, everything’s extremely minimal, two, people are obsessed with Ganni. The first is a complete myth, the latter is a fact. The city itself stuns with gorgeous, classical architecture (see the Amalienborg, the palace of Danish Royal family) and a widespread fascination with Ancient sculpture – boutique and restaurant interiors clearly suggest that, while the permanent exhibition at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum (more about this incredible place soon) seems to be the main source of inspiration. So, the stereotypical, Scandinavian minimalism is only present in the newer architecture that can be spotted a few steps away from the city centre. Other than that, Copenhagen is full of roses (they grow in front of townhouses). Vintage is respected and cherished, as you can easily see lots and lots of old Danish porcelain standing in the window sills or sold in trendy concept stores. People here love a good matcha and fresh pastry (check Atelier September for that). And, yes – the locals dress insanely good, not just during Copenhagen fashion week. Their style is extremely distinct – it’s nothing like the ‘Parisian chic’ or ‘Berlin cool’. It’s about colour, polish, tactility, so many things simultaneously. I think that’s true eclecticism. Also, another observation: women from Copenhagen love their hometown brands. I was surprised to see so many faux fur Saks Potts coats and Ganni knits strolling down the postcard-ish Nyhavn street, worn so… naturally! The only thing that slightly terrified me was the number of stores selling hair clips. You know, the most kitschy ones, with rhinestones and all… at first I was repelled. But then, a Copenhagen person knows how to pull off one of those and look good. That’s an art.

More posts on my favourite addresses in Copenhagen coming up very soon!

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All photos by Edward Kanarecki.