You know you're in Denmark when... (Beds. Again!)

You know you're in Denmark when...

Last month, I wrote about the strange Danish phenomenon of putting two single duvets on one double bed.


Today I was out shopping with my Danish BFF, who was looking for a new duvet for her daughter.  Now, Denmark has been my home for 16 years.  So I know - and have learned to accept - that the cost of living here is pretty high.  But can anyone tell me why, oh why, Danish feather duvets are so dang expensive?  Something to do with a special tax on duckdown?  Answers on a postcard, please! ;)

As we perused the racks in the shop, I could tell right off that this particular one was going to be pricey...  I mean, just look - it comes in a shiny gold bag!  One single duvet, Ma'am?  That'll be DKR 2.500!  (Roughly £265 or USD $ 430.)


"The more you buy, the more you save!" What's not to love?!  Two single duvets for [gulp] only kr. 4.499 (about £479 or USD $780).


But wait just a minute.  Here's the bargain of the day.  One single duvet, normal price DKR 2.999 (roughly £319, USD $521), now a mere DKR 1.250 (roughly £133, USD $217).  Cheap at half the price!


And, no, before you even think it, we weren't shopping in a fancy, schmancy top end department store.  We were in Jysk Sengetøjslager ("Jutlandish Bedlinen Stockist") which - and let's be frank here - is a pretty cheap n' cheerful furniture and bedding store.

And my BFF?  Well, she wasn't tempted by today's bargains.  So back to (reasonably priced) IKEA it is, then!

Sleep tight!

Diane :)

2 comments:

Larissa Brunken said...

Wow I couldn't believe the cost of your beds there

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