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.
Questa succursale del famoso grande magazzino parigino contribuisce a dare un tocco di mediterranea eleganza alla capitale tedesca generalmente abbastanza austera. Situato in Friedrichstadt-Passagen shopping center in Friedrichstraße, la prima via dello shopping nella Berlino est, il negozio offre le ultime tendenze dai disegnatori di culto come Yves Saint Laurent e Pierre Cardin. Il design dell'edificio, dall'interno soleggiato e l'attraente tetto di vetro sono abbastanza sfacciati. L'unico problema è che a volte pezzi di vetro cascano sul pavimento sottostante provocando l'allarme tra i pedoni e l'ira della polizia. Lo spazio ristoro al piano sottoterra non è dello stesso livello del leggendario settore cibo del KaDeWe ma rimane comunque un eccellente posto per mangiare un paio di ostriche fresche.
Friedrichstraße is Berlin's answer to the Champs Elysées, Oxford Street and Fifth Avenue, a vibrant melting pot where history, culture, entertainment and fashion meet. Before the fall of the Wall, the southern section of Friedrichstraße was located in the West, and the northern part in the East. Beginning at Mehringplatz in Kreuzberg, the three kilometer-long (1.86 miles) street leads through the heart of the city centre, past the former border crossing at Checkpoint Charlie, to Oranienburger Tor, Berlin's pulsating nightlife district. Historically, the area around Stadtmitte underground station used to be Berlin's premier shopping district. The crossroads at Leipziger Straße were lined with swanky boutiques before wartime bombs left their mark. The new shopping district is now centered around Französische Straße underground station, and includes the fabulous Galeries Lafayette, the exclusive Quartier 206 and the awe-inspiring Friedrichstadtpassagen shopping mall - three of Berlin's new architectural highlights. The northern section of the street leads into theater town. A magnet for theater-goers since the 19th century, visitors still pour into places like the Friedrichstadtpalast, Berliner Ensemble, Deutsches Theater and Kammerspiele.
Il Ring Center è stato uno dei primi centri commerciali a essere stato costruito nella Germania dell'Est dopo la caduta del Muro. Situato nella frequentatissima Frankfurter Allee, il centro commerciale offre tutto il necessario per trascorrere una giornata di shopping felice e di successo.
o21 Schöne Schuhe is a shoe boutique that stocks some of the most stylish designs that will make women go weak at the knees. Different collections such as FLY Summer Collection, Cafe Noir, KMB Winter Collection and Felmini are stocked here, consisting of an eclectic mix of dainty Mary Jane style shoes, classic pumps and ballerina flats to grungy ankle and knee length boots. The collection here is limited and gets sold out pretty quickly, so make sure you arrive early in the season.
At Red Wing Shoes, you will find rugged, rough and tough American style boots that were originally made for the robust worker but have since become a style statement. The store is on the wishlist of many, but the exorbitant prices make sure they stay put on the list. However, the price is well worth the quality as the shoes will last you a lifetime and come with excellent post-purchase services. In addition to Red Wing, they also stock collections from other brands such as Stetson, Filson, Hestra and Tanner.
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.
Kaufhof in Alexanderplatz è uno dei più antichi e più conosciuto grande magazzino. Diffuso su cinque piani, il negozio conta con un enorme selezione di prodotti simili a quelli di KaWeDe nella Berlino occidentale. I prezzi di Kaufhof sono generalmente più ragionevoli dei suoi rivali dell'occidente.
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.
Pro qm is a bookshop with focus on design, art, pop architecture together with books revolving around politics and economy. From it's opening in 1999, the bookshop has cooperated with art institutes and you can find small Pro qm bookshops on big art events and in museums throughout Berlin and Germany. With their big variety and knowledge, this shop is heaven on earth for book lovers and art enthusiasts. The shop offers a calm and quiet setting for leisurely surfing through books.
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.