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Kaufhof on Alexanderplatz is one of East Berlin's oldest and best-known department stores. Spread over five floors, the store has an enormous selection of goods similar to those in KaDeWe in West Berlin. Kaufhof's prices are generally more reasonable than its western rival. You are sure to find anything and everything, that you would require in kitchen, garden, home or office. Be it fresh groceries or daily essentials, everything at Kaufhof has a moderate price and good quality.
Garments Vintage is the go to store for those involved in the TV and film industry of Berlin. At this tiny store, one can find a whole range of exclusive designer picks, boasting of big names such as Burberry, YSL, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs and several others, as well as cheap tidbits from unknown brands. One can find vintage garments as well as accessories such as bags, shoes and necklaces at this eclectic store, and costume rentals are also available for stylists. View website for details.
This large clothing store offers four floors of secondhand and vintage clothes, and is a true heaven for bargain hunters. Jackets, trousers, dresses, shoes and more formal wear are displayed in one of the old communist buildings on Karl-Marx-Allee. The top floor is reserved for clothing styles from the 1950s, 1960s and 1980s. The Humana stores are known throughout Germany, and they have several shops in Berlin, alone. This one at Frankfurter Tor is their biggest location. Check their website for other shops.
Gesundbrunnencenter is located near the railway station and is easily accessible. This urban mall looks like a luxury cruise liner and indeed a great place for retail therapy. With over 100 speciality stores, this massive shopping center also has many choices for dining. It is definitely a hotspot for shoppers.
The 'Garage' is Berlin's biggest second-hand shops, with an enormous selection of jeans, evening dresses, shoes, shirts, blouses, skirts and hats, etc. The unique thing about this shop is in keeping with the tradition of the bygone days, the clothes here are priced by weight. For all the fans of the the 60's, 70's and the 80's, the Garage also has clothes from that era so that you can delve into those happy nostalgic years. This Garage of clothes definatly merits a visit for all those looking to buy cheap and retro style clothes.