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15 Berlin shops you should know about

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Like I promised in a previous post, I’m about to share my favorite shops of Berlin. Over the past few years I can almost say I became a bit of a Berlin local as well. Like I can dream about the underground stations, and I’m pretty sure I tasted every Berlin beer I came across to haha. When it comes to shopping, it’s no shock that Berlin hosts some of the best streetwear-, sneaker- and concept stores in Europe. But in a town that’s almost 4 times bigger than Amsterdam, it can be a bit difficult figuring out on where to go.

My advice: just wander around. For me it’s the best way to discover Berlin’s finest treasures, including stores, clubs, coffee bars, bookstores, cafés and galleries. But I can imagine if you planned on a short-stay trip maybe you don’t have time to wander around for hours. So I made a small list of 15 of my favorite shops which are definitely worth seeking out. Oh, and please take in mind most of them are menswear stores, but these are also the places I found some of my fave pieces or sneakers ever.

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Wood Wood

The Danish streetwear brand owns several shops in Denmark, and one in Berlin. Wood Wood has two shops in the same street, one is dedicated to the most appealing sneakers out there, the other one offers cool apparel from the brand itself and some other brands and designers as well like Jacquemus and Opening Ceremony. - Rochstraße 3

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Motto

Motto is a bookshop in Skalitzer Straße in Kreuzberg, and offers a quite distinguished collection. It’s a bit hidden, but when you find it you can expect some rare photography and art publications which you can’t see everywhere and most of them are printed in small editions. It can be a bit overwhelming in this small space packed with books, but they’ve managed to sort everything out quite well so take your time and maybe you’ll leave this shop with your new fave read. - Skalitzer Straße 68

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Above & Dost

The two friends Mike and Micha have a passion for beautiful things in life, and you can find a well curated reflection of this at the two stores Above and Dost. Located in the Prenzlauerberg district at Kastanienallee, a specialisation in fashion, contemporary interior design, accessories and sneakers all comes together (even for the girls!). - Kastanienallee 87 (Above) & Kastanienallee 22 (Dost)

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Firmament

This streetwear shop is an absolute fave of my boyfriend, and it even has a tree inside. Next to their own house label they stock brands like Dime, Acronym, Wtaps and Patta. Oh, and their window presentation is always on point including special Nike installations. - Linienstraße 40

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SOTO

SOTO opened its doors in 2010 on the busy Torstraße and presents a mix of American, European and Asian designers. A second store opened two years later right next to it, and both are now often stocked with a selection of hard-to-find brands like Barbour, BLK DNM, Dries Van Noten, Aspesi and Baxter of California. - Torstraße 72

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No. 74

No.74 is one of the low profile (lets say unknown) adidas-owned shops like No. 42 in Paris en No. 6 in London, with a sharp selection adidas and Y-3 footwear. You’re gonna pass out when you see all of the Raf Simons and Rick Owens collabo’s, so a little warning from my side. And, when you’re lucky, they’re hosting cool (release) parties as well. - Torstraße 74

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Solebox

Founded by Hikmet Sugoer, Solebox is one of the world’s premier sneaker boutiques, last year they re-opened the shop with a futuristic design including the Solebot. A robotarm that simply grabs your size. They have also released a notable line of collaborations over the years. And also good to know: today they opened a second store in München. - Nürnberger Straße 16

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Voo Store

Located in Kreuzberg, you can find Voo Store, a favorite of many locals and in-the-know visitors like us. Nestled in a former locksmith shop in a small allee at the crowded Oranienstraße (yes, another hidden gem), Voo can be marked as typical Berlin: concrete floors, industrial interior and loads of cool sneakers, magazines and designer clothing you’ve always wanted. From Acne, Carven and Kenzo to local heroes like Hien Le and Gabriel Urist. And make sure to visit the coffee shop Companion inside, a perfect place to enjoy your latest purchases and watch the fancy people coming in. - Oranienstraße 24

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Paul’s Boutique

Paul’s Boutique is a streetwear vintage/second-hand shop packed with sneakers, sneakers and sneakers. Oh and T-shirts and jeans and much more, but the first thing you’ll notice are thousands and thousands of left shoes of sneakers. Roughly organised (or better not organised at all), so it’s best to come with a little time and dig your way through the stuff. Maybe you’ll find a rare pair of Nike AM 95 or cool adidas Y3’s for a small price. - Oderbergerstraße 47

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Superconcious

Superconcious is a ‘non-concept’ store and won’t play along with the hyped neighborhood of Mitte. The minimalist interior designed by architect Plamen Botev sets off a sensible selection of brands that won’t hurt your wallet too much, including brands like Muttonhead and Hentsch Men. They also display an unique collection of womens streetwear alongside apparel and sneakers, grooming products and magazines. - Weinbergsweg 22

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Civilist

As a former gallery space, Civilist built their own skateshop slash street wear boutique, stocked with a good selection of brands like Nike Janoski’s, A Cut Above and aNYthing. It’s a place where art exhibitions are hosted, many party’s are thrown (especially during Fashion Week) and where different kind of people can meet. After two years they got the chance to take over the shop next door, and turned it into a Civilist x Nike SB store with lots of concrete, glass and white walls. Oh and sneakers. - Brunnenstraße 13

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Temporary Showroom

Other than the name suggests, this minimalist shop on Kastanienallee is actually a permanent store. Not only they offer a great assortment of clothing and accessories from local designers and international brands, think of Opening Ceremony, Y-3, MM6 and United Nude, but it’s also a fashion press agency and exhibit space. And don’t forget to take a look downstairs, where the sneaker treasures can be found. - Kastanienallee 36A

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Overkill

Overkill offers – of course – an overkill of sneakers, graffiti and streetwear straight from the heart of Berlin: Kreuzberg. From hosting limited edition releases to special events, they’ve managed to combine the flair of an exclusive boutique with the lifestyle of street style. They stock over more than 500 different sneakers so don’t get lost in this sneaker jungle and take your time to explore every one of them. - Köpenicker Straße 195A

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The Good Store

The Good Store is not like any old secondhand boutiques, this place is so lovely you may forget you’re browsing through past-season goods. Until you spot that Acne coat from last winter but actually never bought. They succeed in stocking a high-low mix that feels desirable and accessible at once. - Pannierstrasse 31

(Pictures are not made by me, but used from the internet)

  • http://WLF359.com/ WLF359

    I know it’s an old post, but… I’m visiting Berlin in two weeks so I’m really glad with these tips <3

    • http://www.un-cluttered.com Chloë Alyshea / Un-Cluttered

      Yay enjoy, stores are still existing so I guess this post can never be discovered too late! please let me know how your trip was! x