From 1838 until 1847, Hans Christian Andersen was a resident of Hotel du Nord. In 1870, Theodor Wessel and Emil Vett opened their first modest Copenhagen clothing shop here. Nineteen years later, their Magasin du Nord store took over the entire building. In 1894, they replaced it with the gorgeous Magasin du Nord structure. Interesting, they maintained the name Hotel du Nord over the main entrance. If you enjoy history more than shopping, then take a look at their museum that opened in 2013. It traces the first 150 year history of the popular Danish department store chain.