Andreas Murkudis is a chic boutique for the fashion forward in Berlin. It features trendy clothing for men and women as well as an array of home decor, accessories, jewelry and unique gift items. The collection boasts top international brands like Jil Sander, Guidi and Giorgio Brato. A purchase guarantees a stylish addition to your wardrobe.
If reading magazines to you means catching up on Paris Hilton’s latest social misstep, then this might not be your kind of store. At do you read me?! you’ll find a carefully culled selection of some of the best magazines in the world for art, fashion, design and the likes. However, if you’re somewhat behind the cutting edge of cultural theory, as most are, there are still numerous photography and art magazines with loads of lovely pictures waiting for you on the shelves. The prices here are a bit steeper than at your average newsstand, but that’s just the going rate for the crème de la crème.
Kurfürstendamm dates back to the 16th Century when Electoral Prince Joachim II constructed a path connecting his palace on Unter den Linden with his hunting lodge in Grunewald forest. In the late 19th Century, Bismarck transformed the simple street into a prestigious boulevard lined by stunning town houses. Destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in the ensuing decades, 'Ku'damm,' as Berliners affectionately call it, is still a symbol of wealth and prosperity.
Located 30 kilometers west of Berlin, Designer Outlet B5 offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 40 designer and name-brand outlet stores. Some of the popular brands found within the premises include Ecko, Mango, Levi's/Dockers, Stefanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Mexx, Sketchers, Nike, Adidas, Lego Wear and many more.
This branch of the famous Parisian department store adds a touch of Mediterranean elegance to the German capital. Situated on Friedrichstraße, eastern Berlin's premier shopping street, the store offers the latest fashions from designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin. The design of the building, with its sunlit interior and glass roof, is stunning, another reason for a visit. The food hall in the basement is in the same league as KaDeWe's legendary food department and is a great place to come and sample a couple of fresh oysters.
The original Alexanderplatz, locally called 'Alex' by Berliners, was completely flattened during World War II. Its present day appearance is a prime example of East German town planning: a huge, windswept pedestrian area surrounded by 1960s high-rises. But those who are familiar with Alexanderplatz from Alfred Döblin's novel of the same name will find that none of the hustle and bustle of the square has disappeared. Alexanderplatz is still very much a commuters' thoroughfare and is regarded by locals as the true center of Berlin. Named after Russian Czar Alexander I who visited the Prussian capital in 1805, Alexanderplatz was at the center of the mass-demonstrations which brought the Berlin Wall tumbling down in November 1989.
If you're in search for something rare, gorgeous and vintage, your best bet in Berlin would be Made in Berlin. This vintage apparel store is located on Neue Schönhauser Strasse, in Mitte-Berlin. The merchandise here includes beautiful fur and leather jackets, dresses and even footwear that all originate from different decades. The ever-changing stock also sometimes includes rare pieces from luxury brands. For a truly rare and beautiful outfit, head to Made in Berlin.
The US-based label Cathartt has a history that began in 1889. Today however, Cathartt has presence in over 60 locations the world over. Known best for their stylish yet comfortable men's clothing, this Mitte outlet has a fantastic selection to offer the fashion forward gentleman. The shelves here feature suave designs and great fabrics in casual, semi-formal and vacation wear genres of apparel. Although the men's section is bigger than the women's, they have a small but gorgeous selection of jackets for the ladies.
A brainchild of the internationally acclaimed designer Katja Wills, C'est tout has garnered much fan base since its establishment in 2007. C'est tout's flagship store in Berlin is located on Mulackstraße, the Fifth Avenue equivalent of Berlin, flanked by many other designer boutiques and businesses. The boutique features a brilliant range of fashionable yet comfortable apparel for women. The colors used are distinctly organic and earthy whereas the designs are classy and suave; the end product is a line of gorgeous outfits that any girl would love!
This high-end boutique is the flagship store for the luxury brand Antonia Goy. Best known for their highly stylized, minimalist cuts and prints, Antonia Goy is easily one of the most popular luxury boutiques in Mitte. The shelves here are full of cutting edge yet earthy designs, that ooze elegance and modernism. Gorgeous fabrics and a blend of innovation and classic angles make Antonia Goy pieces exceedingly desirable commodities. Chic yet elegant, feminine yet statuesque describes much of Antonia Goy apparel.