On Monday I went on a big thrift Safari in Copenhagen. I had envisioned coming across a treasure trove of Danish Modern goodness. I came away with absolutely zero treasure. Here’s why.
I visited two neighbourhoods —Nørrebro And Vesterbro. Both have a significant number of second hand shops. I went to Vesterbro first because If was in walking distance of my hotel. In retrospect, I should have gone to Nørrebro first because it had more shops and most were closing by the time I got there.
It is also home to the Red Cross Megastore, which had boundless MCM bounty, but nothing small enough to fit in my suitcase.
So back to the beginning of the day. I hit up a bunch of shops. One chain, called Prag, had a Kensington Market mix of true vintage, whimsical modern things like Tutus and African imports. There were also a bunch of carefully curated boutiques that didn’t have a lot of selection (and they seemed to favour the kitschy American version of mid century modern.Again at the charity shops (Red Cross, Top Genbrug), there wasn’t a lot of selection — especially for small s, which is what I was looking for.