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Shopping for elegant evening attire?

Friedrichstrasse is home to some very exclusive boutiques of international designer brands.

Friedrichsstrasse – one of Berlin’s most vibrant shopping boulevards

F95 Store in Friedrichshain offers rare fashion labels, candles, books and even chocolate.

Alexanderplatz Square is a popular gathering place for locals to go shopping.

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Berlin – a Mecca for shopping

 

If you’ve had enough of sightseeing and relaxing, then shopping may be what you’d like to do next. Berlin offers endless shopping opportunities and, as you know, the bigger the choice, the harder it is to choose. 


In the past years, due to the establishment of the Berlin Fashion Week, Berlin has become home to a number of small and exclusive fashion labels, e.g. Lala Berlin, Fortschritt Berlin or Kaviar Gauche. Some of these young labels are represented in the side streets of Hackesche Hoefe. This area between Rosenthaler Square, Hackesche Markt and Sophienkirche, is one of Berlin’s best shopping quarters. Despite strolling through picturesque courtyards and little streets, you also find plenty of cafés and restaurants; just perfect for little breaks in between shopping. 

 

Kurfürstendamm (Ku’damm) and Friedrichstrasse on the other hand are two shopping boulevards in the centre of Berlin that are known for upscale and chic shopping. Expensive boutiques and labels such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Cerutti are to be found here. A mixture of charming boutiques, big-name flagship stores, numerous restaurants, bars and theatres add to the attractiveness of these boulevards. Friedrichstrasse, which is also one of the major arteries of the city, is home to the luxurious department store “Les Galeries Lafayette”. It is great to stroll around and be enchanted by the beautiful Art Deco design. Nearby, you find the “Quartier 206”, which is another prime address for beautiful shopping. Another well-known department store and a Berlin landmark when it comes to shopping is the KaDeWe (“Department Store of the West”). Locals love their KaDeWe and visitors will be impressed by the enormous size of this exclusive store, which is the second largest in Europe (only Harrods in London is bigger).


Potsdam Square as well as Alexanderplatz are much frequented areas for shopaholics. This is where you find shopping malls with an endless number of stores that represent popular international brands. Potsdam Square with its impressive Sony Center was once the heart of Berlin’s Roaring Twenties. Today impressive modern architecture, huge shopping arcades and the Berlinale Film Festival make this area a popular destination. 


If you like it a bit quieter and just want to stroll around, the up-to-date and urban quarter of Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuzberg is your place to be. Here, you find hip and stylish shops, vintage boutiques, galleries, parks and cafés.