The Berlin shopping guide – insider tips for a fashion shopping weekend in Berlin
Fashionable variety and Zeitgeist – the best Department and concept stores
A few days in the capital worth especially for fashionistas. No wonder, because the metropolis of hip shops waiting, there are represented in a large number. A weekend is usually barely sufficient to really discover everything what has to offer Berlin shops. With clever planning, you can look for at least the main shops. The result is a rough overview about what happens here.
We start our tour through Berlin in Mitte. Even if it sounds perhaps cliché: in the central area there are still the most stores so it is worthwhile here to begin. Conveniently, most on foot is reachable, but even with the bike or the U – and S-Bahn is well on its way.
We want to start on the Friedrichstraße. Along with many trendy High Street chains such as All Saints, she has something to offer weekday and COS especially for the sophisticated taste. You can find luxury boutiques of well-known designer in the Galeries Lafayette. International top class such as Gucci, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Burberrry and Fendi combine there to a ultimate shopping indulgence of the extra class. In the immediate vicinity of Galeries Lafayette, he located on 2008 opened store of Louis Vuitton.
The neighboring Department goals Q206, also known as the Quartier 206 runs mainly young brands. French fashion designers and labels such as Isabel Marant and IRO , and denim-Brands from the United States and Current/Elliott or J brand are represented here. Even Berlin designers such as eight land and Odeeh, and the Belgian recording artist Dries van Noten offered here.
The subway takes you quickly to the next destination not to be missed during a weekend in the capital. There is talk of the stores that have settled around the Hackescher Markt . Include Berlin fashion designers like the brand C’est tout. Otherwise, as the name suggests, it is not a new French label. The former stylist for MTV Katja and Michael Will founded the label in 2007. Here they express their love to the Parisian fashion style.
The streets near Hackescher Markt waiting with many small boutiques, but also with cafés and good restaurants. One of the most famous stores is a real Berliner it girl, the bustling Bonnie strange and co-owner Lena walnut. In their the shit shop Racheal Street 10, the two mix young Berlin designers with international brands. Wildfox, Jeffrey Campbell and own label by Bonnie, the shit, be diced wild confused. It comes out as a crazy, funky look that often cited the 90s.
Closer in direction Friedrichstrasse, in the Rochstraße 4, the Danish label Wood Wood opened a store something. Wood Wood features popular Scandinavian style, which often athletic or girly is broken.
The Mauerpark flea market in the Bernauer Straße 63-64 is a real institution. Every Sunday you can snag failed at a low price. The market is full of life and it’s fun to work on just the hustle and bustle on my own. The location is one of the most historical places of the city, because here the death strip along the former Wall ran once. Of this no man’s land is today to see nothing and the Berliners have again revived the piece of Earth. Also the famous Bearpit Karaoke (aka Sunday karaoke) held there with Joe Hatchiban, where everyone about Joe BB´s sound system the mass may vocally delight.
Once you have in the area, you should look over at The Corner . You will find two shops in Markgrafenstraße 45 and in the Wielandstraße 29, as well as another branch on the Kurfürstendamm. The concept store offers clothing for women and men, which is always the latest trends and in doing so places great value on quality. For fashionable men there labels such as Rick Owens, Kenzo and Valentino, for the ladies of Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant , and Stella McCartney. Also design classics for your own four walls are in the shop with sells. Classic watches and occasional furniture by George Nelson belong to the range, as well as lamps of Joe Colombo.
You should miss on your visit to Berlin never Kreuzberg. Why not, because here known to be one of the most celebrated shops in the city is: the Voo Store Oranienstraße 24. The mix of labels, the Voo store offers is second to none. The team of the shop mixes different styles, combines luxury fashion Streetwear, new labels and long-established designer presented side by side. The result can be seen and proves that a playful mode creates an own look which temporary trend lasts long.
The KaDeWe department store is probably the historic department store of Berlin. The Department store of the West is located at the Ku’damm and waiting with a huge selection of clothing, shoes and accessories in the premium segment. Already in the basement, the designer Boulevard, visitors expect a variety of high-quality designer shops. Besides boutiques by Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Dior , there is here also the trendy designer bags by Celine.
The women’s fashion Department is also worth a look, because there young and trendy gather international brands. The latest collections of French brands are represented in addition to British high street fashion by Topshop , whistles or Zadig & Voltaire, Sandro and carving . Snag is the latest parts of the Berlin fashion designers such as Odeeh and dream parts of Scandinavian labels like acne also.
Around the Department store, there are a number of shops, which are strung along the dam of the elector. Here in particular, many high street chains can be found, already familiar from other cities: H & M, Zara and mango are strung. But also boutiques with clothing collections outside of mass taste can be found on the Ku’damm. The 14 oz store is one of these stores, you should have visited. He offers only carefully selected brands, whose Kollektionen impressively high quality. The main focus is on portable mode, where a major part of the range represents denim. The 14 oz store brand offers, including well-established producers are like Baracuta, Hunter and Levi’s vintage clothing. Even young labels such as Nudie, Japan Blue Jeans and shoes are represented here. Found another branch in Berlin Mitte, the new Schönhauser str. 13.
Another highlight is main. The shop at the Ku’damm offers the men’s collection, while the women’s collection in the Bleibtreustrasse in Charlottenburg is. Main is a concept store, the only international top designers sold and so combining them, which is a completely separate, distinctive look. The concept is not new, because main offers its selected clothing for 75 years with six boutiques in Berlin and Hamburg. The man boutique on the Ku’damm distributes labels such as Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and Saint Laurent and local brands such as Buttwrap Berlin. Fashion by Issa, J brand , and shoes from Jeffrey Campbell leads the women’s Boutique.
You got the latest Sneakertrends of Solebox, an additional hotspot on the Kurfürstendamm, which is worth a visit. There’s the trainers from Nike, adidas, Reebok, new balance and co. in all colors and shapes. Solebox often found just rare and limited edition models. And for men as well as for the lady who now combines the trendy sports shoes to the silk dress.
In Friedrichshain you can particularly relaxed shopping and discover new, well-stocked boutiques. The broke & beautiful store in Krossener Straße 9-10 is an example. The message of the stores is clear: the owners have made it his concerns, to present the latest trends from the catwalks and look good. So that we have to shell out a fortune for it. Are you like that? The shop offers mostly French labels, which rely on quality and style. In addition denim parts Cheap Monday and vagabond shoe creations and also for a customized look. The loving decor of the store makes pleasure to linger for hours in the business. Many Vintagemöbel and floral wallpaper exude a girlish flair. Another branch is also available in Berlin Center, in the old Schönhauser str. 35 near Hackesche market.
The Potsdamer Platz convinces with its upscale and modern ambiance, contribute a lot to the also the local boutiques. The Michalsky Gallery is one of them, which is absolutely worth a visit. No wonder, because fashion designer Michael Michalsky is an authentic Berlin institution. The new German Pope of fashion provides already since many years international it that Berlin has become one of the fashion capital of the world. The messages, which he transported with its fashion, go beyond but far more than mere aesthetics. in 2008 he teamed up with WMF and presented for the label creations, on which messages such as “nuclear power? No thanks!”and”No. blood for oil”resplendent. The store on Potsdamer Platz always sells the latest collections of the most famous Berlin Designer.
Also TK Maxx in the Potsdamer Platz arcades a new branch opened on 03.April 2014. At about 2,500 m ² is retail space and two floors there’s strike and be decisive for high-quality brands and designer labels in the fields of women’s, men’s, children, accessories and shoes and accessories. Especially contested Department will be as always, the gold label, where then are the most exclusive designer brands to find greatly reduced.
Not far from Potsdamer Platz you will find the renowned f95 store. It is located directly on the premises of the station Berlin, originated in Luckenwalder Straße 4-6. the innovative concept of the store during the international fashion fair premium, which also takes place. The f95 store is in typical Berlin and breaks through common range limits on combining designers and labels bold and wild with each other, which creates a completely new look. Who is looking for an own look, find a perfect playground for it. Designer collections are connected with avant-garde new products here, but there are also denim and sportswear in the failed concept store. There are even cosmetics, but also music, magazines and snacks for your own four walls. What represents especially the Berlin attitude to life, is the line on the subject of velo couture®, which can be found here exclusively in the store. Every Berliner loves his bike and would like to be on this however, fashionable and edgy on the road. The f95 therefore provides in this context of clothes and accessories which meet these requirements. No wonder, then, that the store represents a springboard for young designers with its innovative concepts. Various brand launches and shopping specials, but also presentations, readings and book launches round the offer off.
Train station Zoo and Zoo
Outside of the mainstream can be found Zoo and the Zoo around the station the one or the other boutique, which offers a range of far-reaching and very unusual. Typical of Berlin is that most stores well beyond the function of a mere sale of trendy clothing. Bikini Berlin is one of these stores, which convinces with its own innovative concept. First of all, because the company deploys sustainably for the cityscape of Berlin and its conservation. Together with the Bavarian House construction, Bikini Berlin has acquired 2002 the historic Arch of the Zoo from an urban market place to be now. The complex includes the eponymous Bikinihaus, which is located opposite the Memorial Church. Also the corner building on the Hardenbergplatz is part of the historic Gebäudeensambles what should be rebuilt. The Zoo Palace and the small high-rise Ebendalls to be renovated, and a parking garage with more than 220 parking spaces will be built.
The marketplace to accommodate not only young label from Berlin and around the world, but bikini Berlin distribute the own label. The motto of the brand is to live differently. Intelligent consumption as well is the focus such as sustainable growth and vitality. You can buy T-Shirts and bags already in place and about the online-shop of the label. The concept Mall opens on April 03, a hotel and office space to follow.
At the gates of the capital
Berlin is not only famous for its well-stocked Department and concept stores, but also for its outlets. This Designer Outlet Berlin is probably the largest and most popular. It is approximately 30 minutes from Berlin and is located directly on the B5, to the old chip time route 1, 14641 Wustermark. By the s-Bahn station Spandau, you need 20 minutes by taxi and bus and train approximately 50 minutes from Potsdamer Platz. The outlet sells brands such as diesel, Hugo Boss, Strenesse, Escada, Bogner, bags and accessories from Liebeskind Berlin, fashion from Michael Kors and cosmetics from The Body Shop.
Cool hotels in Berlin
Of course, you need a hip hotel, in which you you really can let it go after your shopping trip. Above all hotels offer an ideal starting point for a Berlin trip in middle. The Circus Hotel is predestined. It is located in the Rosenthaler Straße, just around the corner from the Hackesche market. The rooms are trendy and comply with all the comforts. 60 single – and double rooms, as well as apartments and junior suites are available. Also, even a restaurant located in the building, the “f.”, which offers a modern and fresh German cuisine.
The linen Hotel in the Eberswalder Straße 35, near Schönhauser Allee, is a delightful design hotel that has been very progressive. Here, it feels like home, because no matter when you check in, you will be always personally greeted.
You can also easily stay directly on the Kurfürstendamm – and one is directly to the source, if you are looking for the latest fashion. At Hotel Q you will receive friendly and rooms, deliver what they promise. Trendy rooms, a cool bar and still a family atmosphere – so lets to keep it in the capital. Even a small spa area is available and breakfast is very tasty and versatile.
In the Middle, between the Kurfürstendamm, the station is the Zoo and the KaDeWe department store Ellington Hotel. It is located in a monumental building, what’s already come from outside, as aesthetic. It was built in the roaring twenties, which contributes to the upscale atmosphere. This design hotel has over 285 stylishly furnished rooms. It is pleasant that you can sleep very long and must check out at an early stage. Just on Sunday, this is beneficial.
FRIEDRICHSHAIN is a popular place to enjoy a relaxing stay after a tiring round through the city. Especially hotels located directly on the river Spree, are very popular with guests from all over the world. The nhow Berlin at Stralauer Allee 3 provides this comfort. Despite its quiet location, it is never boring, because it’s the first music hotel in Europe, which was opened in the crane cab. The proximity to the scene districts of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg ensures that it is surrounded by many bars and clubs. Each room also has a modern entertainment center that has the whole 100 music channels. A meeting room completes the concept.
Who’s on party and evening anything but sleep wants, which is the generator hostel on the right address. The hostel is suitable on Prenzlauer Berg and due to its reasonable prices especially for groups. A smaller offshoot of the hostels can be found also in the middle. Whopping 890 beds available at the Prenzel! A bar that Sky Sports broadcasts, as well as nightly battles of Beatboxing sweeten the stay.
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We wish you much fun in the discovery tour through Berlin – if you have new insider tips, but like to leave a comment.