Fathomaway Compass

Berlin shops

Berlin is poor, but sexy.
– Klaus Wowereit 

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Apartment

  • Mitte, Boutique, $$$$ $$$
  • Memhardstrasse 8
  • Berlin, 10178
  • +49 30 280 42251
  • Website

Avant-garde obscure Berlin based clothing and accessories labels mixed with edgy international brands.

Best of Germany

  • Mitte, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • Rosa-Luxemburg Strasse 26
  • Berlin, 10178
  • +49 30 81 40 09 54
  • Website

Looking for a special souvenir to take home? This modern goods shop features up-and-coming homegrown brands.

Chelsea Farmers Club

  • Charlottenburg, Boutique, $$$$ $$$
  • Bleibtreustrasse 40
  • Berlin, 10623
  • +49 30 88727474
  • Website

Proper, jaunty Brit-wear (from cardigans to tuxedos), shop, and clubhouse. Hang around long enough and you may be invited to wear a smoking jacket and join a dinner party.

Do You Read Me?

  • Mitte, Bookstore, $$$$ $$
  • Auguststrasse 28
  • Berlin, 10117
  • +49 30 695 49 695
  • Website | Email

A magazine-phile dream. Super comprehensive magazine store. Floor-to-ceiling shelves of magazines, quarterly journals, small-run periodicals in fashion, photography, design. Hard-to-find monthlies, local newbies, with titles like Gentlewoman, Purple Fashion, 80*81, Pin-Up, Achtung, Granta, The Weekender. in English and German.

Erich Hamann Bittere Schokoladen

  • Charlottenburg, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • Brandenburgische Strasse 17
  • Berlin, 10707
  • +49 30 30 87 32 0 85 ‎
  • Website

Way old chocolate maker since 1912 chrome, glass, wood. beautiful setting for eating bitter chocolates.

Goldhahn & Sampson

  • Prenzlauer Berg, Food and Wine, $$$$ $$
  • Dunckerstrasse 9
  • Berlin, 10437
  • +49 30 41198366
  • Website

Specialty delicatessen and fancy foods shop where you can also pick up a hot coffee and loaf of breakfast bread. On a charming block in Prenzlauerberg overlooking a park.

Hardwax

  • Kreuzberg, Music and Movies, $$$$ $$
  • Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44
  • Berlin, 10999
  • +49 30 61130111
  • Website

Hard Wax is one of the most important records stores in the world for electronic music enthusiasts. It's known as a stalwart in Berlin's techno scene, but some of the city's biggest DJs, whose expertise spans dub, disco, house and ambience, have worked or are currently working behind the counter.

KaDeWe

  • Schöneberg, Department Store, $$$$ $$$
  • Tauentzienstrasse 21-24
  • Berlin, 10789
  • +49 30 2121 0
  • Website

Europe's largest department store is a century old and remains a wow-factor in the former West. German boutique brands splay out on multiple floors, so take your time, and make your way to the food hall filled with kiosks, bars, delis, and coffee shops. Merchandise displays pluck consumerist heart strings.

Kado

  • Kruezberg, Specialty, $$$$ $
  • Graefestrasse 20
  • Berlin, 10967
  • +49 30 690 416 38
  • Website | Email

A whole shop devoted licorice, that polarizing treat, with varying degrees of Salmiak (the savoriness that makes your face pucker). Clear glass jars of gummy treats are lined up according to region (Italy, Finland, etc.) and salt/sugar profile. There are super cool tins of nibs, antique scales, and one of those old-fashioned cash registers that crank.

Konk

  • Mitte, Boutique, $$$$ $$
  • Kleine Hamburger Strasse 15
  • Berlin, 10117
  • +49 30 28097839
  • Website

Sweet little boutique jutting off a very nice strolling stretch of Augustrasse offers the ladies drapey items (wraps, bubble sweaters, shapeless dresses) and affordable accessories from local designers.

LIV

  • Prenzlauer Berg, Specialty, $$$$ $$
  • Pappelallee 82
  • Berlin, 10437
  • +49 30 34627305
  • Website

Need souvenirs? Try this shop for colorful kitchenware (teapots, water jugs, canisters) from noteworthy European brands.

Manufactum

  • Charlottenburg, Specialty, $$$$ $$$
  • Hardenbergstrasse 4-5
  • Berlin, 10623
  • +49 30 24 03 38 44
  • Website

Labor intensive products using Old European standards, beautifully designed, durable, and functional (metal, glass, wood) displayed carefully. So that you covet a garden shovel and a rain coat with equal measure.

Mulakstrasse

  • Mitte, District, $$$$ $$$
  • Kleine Rosenthaler Strasse-Alte Schonhauser Strasse
  • Berlin, 10119

Mitte’s coolest stretch of independent boutiques raises the bar for design aesthetics. Check out number 34!

Pro QM

  • Mitte, Bookstore, $$$$ $$
  • Alte Schonhauser Strasse 48
  • Berlin, 10119
  • +49 30 2472 8520
  • Website

A fine bookstore inside an old butcher shop — lots of nice floor and wall tiles, big windows, and picture books.

Türkischer Markt

  • Kreuzberg, Market, $$$$ $
  • Maybachufer, at Landwehrkanal
  • Berlin, 10967
  • Website

A weekly Turkish market that stretches along a leafy canal. Shop for headscarves, produce, and pistacchio spread, then end with a tall beer at nearby Ankerklause bar.

Wolfen

  • Mitte, Boutique, $$$$ $$$
  • Auguststrasse 41
  • Berlin, 10119
  • +49 30 442 98 16
  • Website

Handsome little shop for sharp knitwear.

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