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If you don’t already know about these brands which showed at the Copenhagen fair, it’s time you did.

Carin Wester

This contemporary womenswear label caught our attention with its latest range, which is full of textured bomber jackets, carpet-print silks and jodhpurs with stirrups, as well as peplum dresses with plunging backs and a great selection of wool coats – all new for autumn 12. The range has just the right amount of interest to keep things fresh.

Prices: 30 to 150 Euros (£25 to £125)

Contact: 00 46 70 26 58 816

Cathrine Hammel

After success in its native Norway, Cathrine Hammel is turning its attention further afield for autumn 12 and caught Drapers eye with a sophisticated collection of merino and angora wool knits. New for autumn 12 is a metallic cable-knit cardigan and a collarless wool jacket. Also look out for the punchy orange knitted shift dress.

Prices: 65 to 120 Euros (£54 to £99)

Contact: 00 47 22 54 66 75

Dico Copenhagen

Footwear brand Dico offers trend-led men’s and women’s styles that take functional footwear and give it a Danish swirl. The brand is stocked in Urban Outfitters in the UK but is looking to add indies. A Goodyear-welted men’s black leather monk shoe caught the eye, as did a platform wedge with crêpe sole and sheepskin lining.

Prices: 50 to 150 Euros (£42 to £124)

Contact: 00 45 27 29 33 33

Decadent Copenhagen

This Danish accessories brand is huge in its homeland and it’s easy to see why with its 1960s and 1970s-inspired handbags and purses. It started life six years ago and is now looking to take the Decadent approach overseas. Particularly strong are the leather tote bags which use colour to bring classic shapes to life, while the pièce de résistance is a black holdall, new for autumn 12.

Prices: 140 to 250 Euros (£116 to £207)

Contact: 00 45 41 67 70 80


Swedish brand Minimarket began life as an indie store, later developing its own brand. Autumn 12 looks particularly strong, with a cohesive and contemporary collection that’s trend-led enough to give a point of difference. A snakeskin-print bomber jacket and trench coat in addition to a watercolour-print shirt are the standout pieces.

Prices: 37 to 195 Euros (£31 to £163)

Contact: 00 46 70 97 51 315


After being tested in a few local shops in the past few months, Rains, a Danish manufacturer of simple rainwear, is new on the show circuit for autumn 12. It began with waterproof ponchos but has moved on to rubberised rain macs and duffle and barrel bags. Look out for it expanding into accessories such as tablet cases and iPhone covers soon.

Prices: 16.50 to 33.75 Euros (£14 to £28)

Contact: 00 45 35 42 41 43

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