There are endless options when it comes to Berlin shopping. From large department stores and boutiques offering the best in Berlin fashion, to outlets, small shops and craft markets, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Wander Kurfurstendamm for gorgeous Berlin fashion, or head to KaDeWe to find an almost overwhelming range of stores, cafes and restaurants. Bikini Berlin and the shopping districts of Mitte are also well deserving of some browsing time – you’ll have no trouble finding something to buy in Berlin! Just like the rest of the city, the shopping here is a beautiful fusion of old and new.
One of the most popular shopping districts in Berlin, Kurfurstendamm is the place to visit for bargains and the latest fashion. Stretching 3.5km along the western city centre, Kurfurstendamm is home to famous international labels, as well as boutique stores. The side streets are also well worth exploring for cafes and bookshops.
Known as Kaufhaus des Westens, or the ‘Department Store of the West’, KaDeWe is the largest department store in Europe. Across six storeys, you’ll find luxury brands such as Prada, Rolex and Cartier, fashion, beauty, homewares, and two entire floors dedicated to food and drink. KaDeWe is spread over 60,000m2, so put on some comfortable walking shoes before you begin shopping!
The Mitte shopping district is worthwhile seeking out, particularly for designer wares. Here you’ll find gorgeous small boutiques and independent labels, as well as numerous cafes when you need to refuel. Located in East Berlin, Mitte (‘the middle’) is also home to galleries and beautiful concept stores, so you’re sure to find something unique.
If you’re keen to check out Berlin markets, try Nowkoelln Flowmarkt for upcoming fashion and accessory trends. Grab a coffee and wander the many stalls here to find great gifts or fashion items. Vintage markets, such as Arkonaplatz, are perfect to browse for clothing, hats and accessories. You’ll also find beautiful (and affordable) Scandinavian furniture and homewares.
The first concept mall in Germany, Bikini Berlin is home to modern designs in both fashion and architecture. Overlooking the city and the zoo, you can dine in one of the many restaurants, browse the boutiques for beautiful fashion, and purchase something from emerging designers. Housing permanent and pop-up shops, there’s always something new to see at Bikini Berlin.