Who said Berlin is a place of only wars and walls, or just a place for charming nightlife? It may not be a shopping paradise like Dubai, but it is not at al a desert island when it comes to shop-a-holics. Berlin, being divided into two parts, has the dual benefit for shopping places and such. Berlin throws a sheer combination of both expensive temples of consumption and cheap markets for hippies. Berlin is truly a great place for shopping, in fact it has also proven to be so historically speaking. And you should not miss out on KaDeWe!
There is a large variety of choices, both in shopping arcades and shopping products. Shopping under one roof has been a trend that entails roaming around in an air-conditioned huge clusters and going through various door-to-door shops. Gone are the days when it was required to shop around in the burning sun, but the emergence of one roof shopping developed a new paradigm for shoppers.
Listed below are few shopping arcades that you may find pleasure to roam around in:
Potsdamer Platz Mall which is located at the heart of Berlin, it is a new shopping mall that has become the heartbeat of many. It is offering A to Z services from clothes to accessories and from electronics to groceries. Spread over a wide area it encompasses 100 stores distributed wisely on three floors. Roaming around in such a huge mall demands some energy, and your hunger may be quenched by the food court catering to hundreds of mouths visiting daily. It does not let you give a chance to think anything else apart from its beauty and modernization. The architectural paintings are well off to spend time with.
Friedrichstrasse is the place to be if you are seeking for a noble atmosphere with designer artistic work. It spills the beans thoroughly to attract the visitors and shoppers, providing a wide variety of stores. Spread out over three buildings it is well worth a visit, however, Lafayette is the most spectacular one.
Kurfuerstendamm and Tauentzienstrasse is the place to go if you are seeking diversity in style and fashion, it is in fact suitable for your whole family. The international cuisine and exclusive designer clothes invite tourists from all over the world to Wittenbergplatz. The traditional café ‘Kranzler’ is another attraction of Kranzler Eck which is situated in the corner of Kurfuerstendamn and Joachimstaler. There are branded stores like Gucci, Jil Sander, Tommy Hilfiger and Luis Vuitton – all very successful in attracting a lot of tourists. There are also many stores like Zara, United Colors of Bennelton and H&M in Europa Centre, which is basically visited by the younger generation.
Charlottenburg, Savignyplatz is an ideal place to be if you want to shop in a place where you can have some refreshments after all that tiresome shopping. It is surrounded by various kinds of restaurants. The junk jewelry, clothes and different variety of shoes is the main attraction here.
Hackescher Market is a formal blare of East Berlin. There are approximately 100 shops in which there are combinations of traditional and western clothes. You can also find exclusive shoes designed by young Berlin designers.
Second hand shops: there are numerous second hand shops to find and locate in Berlin. If you are looking for second hand clothes you should really visit Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Bergmannstrasse and Wuhilschstrasse – where sales on second hand clothes are often arranged and advertised.