For cheap deals and big savings buy porcelain, decorations and jewelry at the Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen factory outlet store in Frederiksberg in Copenhagen. The cheapest prices and best bargains are on out of season or slightly blemished designer items. These official factory outlet shops are easily reached on public transportation from central Copenhagen. Good deals on Royal Copenhagen porcelain and other Danish designers are often available from department and house ware store sales too.
Shop at the Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen Factory Outlet Store
Big savings and lower prices are possible on porcelain, jewelry, and silver design items at the factory outlet stores of Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen in Frederiksberg to the west of central Copenhagen. Here, at the former porcelain factory of Royal Copenhagen, overstocked and slightly imperfect items are sold at discount prices in official factory outlet shops.
Royal Copenhagen porcelain is sold on the lower floor of the factory outlet store. Georg Jensen, owned by Royal Copenhagen since 1972, has its factory outlet shop on the upper level.
Save at the Royal Copenhagen Factory Outlet Store
Low factory store outlet prices for Royal Copenhagen still do not make the famous white and blue Danish porcelain necessarily cheap. Prices are generally only around 10% or 20% below regular shop prices.
The best savings on Royal Copenhagen porcelain at the outlet stores are on discontinued and especially “second sorting” items – usually clearly marked with red “2. Sort.” Labels. These second quality items are porcelain with very small blemishes that the average buyers are unlikely to spot. (Items with more noticeable errors are destroyed.)
Save at the Georg Jensen Factory Outlet Store
The savings on Georg Jensen designs are often far more substantial than those offered on Royal Copenhagen porcelain. Everything in the factory store seems at least 20% below regular shop prices but discounts of 50% or even 75% are common too.
The best savings on Georg Jensen designs are usually on items clearly out of season and thus only offered in the factory outlet store and no longer in regular shops. For example, buying a golden Christmas bell engraved with “2015” in December 2016 could be a superb deal.
Opening Hours of the Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen Factory Outlet
The Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen factory outlet stores are open Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 15:00. The shops are usually closed on Sunday (but sometimes, e.g. in December open some Sundays from 11:00 to 15:00).
Tax Free shopping through the Global Blue system is available for foreign visitors who qualify. Value Added Tax (MOMS) in Denmark is a hefty 25% so it worth claiming some tax back when buying pricy items.
Transportation to the Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen Factory Outlet StoresGetting to the Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen factory outlet store at Søndre Fasanvej 9, 2000 Frederiksberg, tel. +45 3834 1004, is easy on public transportation from central Copenhagen. The simplest and fastest way is often via metro station Fasanvej, which is around two blocks walk from the stores. The metro takes only 5 minutes from Nørreport station on very frequent trains.
Bus 9A is another easy alternative, e.g. from the central station, Tivoli, Christiansborg, Christianshavn and Christiana. Use stop Fasanvej (Smallegade), which is just around the corner from the outlet
Bus 4A stops directly in front of the factory outlet store at stop Peter Bangs Vej (Søndre Fasanvej) but this line is less convenient for tourists from central Copenhagen. It is, however, useful to connect to the metro or from near Copenhagen Zoo.
Parking for drivers is limited but side streets nearby follow the Frederiksberg parking rule of free parking for two hours (if no other restriction is indicated).
Other Savings Options on Royal Copenhagen Porcelain
The factory outlet stores are not the only options to save on Royal Copenhagen porcelain or Georg Jensen designs. The flagship stores of these brands at Amagertorv on the Strøget (pedestrian street) in central Copenhagen are great for window shopping but sometimes have a few items on sale too – more likely at the back of the stores or on higher floors than at the front entrance.
Bargain hunters may also scout Copenhagen’s frequent flea markets or various second-hand shops but spectacular deals will be hard to get – the Danish know the value of quality porcelain.
However, other Copenhagen stores that also sell these brands, in addition to many other Danish and foreign designs, often have sales where the whole store, or the whole Royal Copenhagen range, are on sale for 20% off. These sales are most often over weekends – and sometimes not announced far in advance. Illums Bolighus – next to the Royal Copenhagen flagship store has a great range of designer items as do Magasin du Nord on Kongs Nytorv. The best deals are often at the kitchen and home decoration chain stores with branches throughout Denmark such as Imerco (e.g. at Købmagergade 9, Frederiksberg Center, Fisketorvet), Bahne, Inspiration, and Kop & Kande.