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At Rheinfrank Antique & Vintage Jewellery, the tales of Georgian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras come alive through elegant and original ornaments from the 1750s to 1950s. The store interiors are minimalist with parquet flooring, white wall cabinets and glass displays. As you enter the showroom, the golden glint of ornate brooches, cufflinks, pendants and lockets catch the eye. Shop for earrings and bracelets made by stringing hundreds of seed pearls in swirly patterns and golden brooches with miniatures depicting Georgian women. Whether you are looking for heavy metallic pendants with European effigies, shimmering amethyst and diamond rings, or gold lockets with white swans, you are sure to find it here. Every jewel has a story behind it and the staff gladly narrates them to customers. No wonder then, that this is one of Berlin's best shops for English, French, German and Japanese vintage ornaments.
Situated amid the vaults and archways of the main railway station, a visit to this antique market is a must for any tourist. Boasting of approximately 35 sellers, the Berliner Antik und Flohmarkt's stalls are replete with old artworks, etchings, vintage dolls, soft toys, jewelry, watches, lamps and other home decor products. Patiently browse through the counters and discover knick-knacks, gifting items and memorabilia that will always preserve the memory of your visit to this fascinating German city. It also attracts locals looking for keepsakes of a bygone era. After an engaging round of shopping, visitors can lounge at one of the nearby restaurants.
Antiquitäten Breitenkamp is a gem of a store for anyone who is into antique furniture. At this large store, one can find antiques from the Baroque and Renaissance era, most of them well polished and in excellent condition. Elegant furnishings such as cabinets, desks, drawers and tables are available in rich woods such as birch, oak, walnut and mahogany. In addition, the store also has an extensive collection of crystal chandeliers, varnished clocks, pianos and mirrors, porcelain articles, rugs and carpets, as well as some artwork.
Give an oriental touch to your home with tasteful articles from Enishi, a store that stocks Japanese antiques. As you enter the store, you will feel like you're in a Japanese household, with everything displayed from glass and porcelain crockery, to wooden furniture and bags with Japanese motifs as well as a few traditional clothing items. The owner Maki Kawatsura has been living in Berlin since the last decade or so, and painstakingly updates the collection from time to time. Japanese artists residing in Berlin also have the chance to display their artworks at the store. The in-house cafe serves a mix of German coffees and Japanese teas.
Guru Shop is a furniture and home decor store that stocks a wide range of oriental and Middle-Eastern articles that are sure to spice up the look of your home or office space. Their collections include everything from Chinese lanterns, bed-sheets in Indian brocade prints, Thai style jewelry, Nepalese bags, Moroccan oils and a lot more that is bound to leave you spellbound. One can also find clothing items and accessories, as well as music from all over the world at this gem of a store.
The Berliner Trödelmarkt, one of Berlin's oldest flea markets, has become increasingly popular over the years, and prices have risen accordingly. However, if you are any good at haggling, you may be able to find a nice memento to take home with you at a bargain price. Most vendors are professional collectors and many stalls offer genuine antiques and real rarities. The range of goods on offer includes pretty much everything under the sun, with books, records, clothes, crockery, furniture, toys, East German nostalgia and Berlin memorabilia to choose from. The market stretches from Ernst-Reuter-Platz to Tiergarten S-Bahn station. At the adjacent crafts market you will find a plethora of fresh and creative pieces to choose from.