1 – It was in 1907 that the Jewish venture KaDeWe und Eurocenter, an acronym for Kaufhaus des Westens, commenced its glorious journey through countless ups and downs that few would have imagined would last as long as this with no signs of terminating. Originally intended to cater to the needs of middle class segment in Berlin, currently this outlet is a shopper’s paradise wherein an avid shopper can easily spend hours on end.
2 – Friedrichstraße is one of those shopping streets that originated during the early decades of the twentieth century and soon evolved into one of the most vibrant areas. One of the major factors contributing towards the area’s popularity is its central location and another is its rich legacy. Today, it offers everything from American brands to French stylist trends not to mention exclusive boutiques and cafes where you can take break.
3 – If you are looking for global brands like Gucci and Chanel while in Berlin then it is Kurfürstendamm that you should be headed towards. Home to mostly upmarket labels and globally acclaimed brands, it is comparable to some of the most posh shopping districts in the world in terms of elegance and style.
4 – Flea and Antik Markets in Berlin are so many that you will be spoiled for choice. Unlike upscale shopping areas, these are located outdoors, thrive on bargaining power and offer everything from books and antiques to apparel and household items. From the shopper’s point of view, exploring these is a good opportunity to indulge in outdoor hunting, shaking everything prior to buying and recycling.
5 – Potsdamer Platz is one of the liveliest as also crowded locations in the city and hence is always bustling with people with something going on all the time. There are a number of reasons for anyone to visit this area, shopping being one of them, and while you are around you might as well inquire about future developments so as to prepare for your next visit.
6 – ‘Hof’ in German stands for courtyard and Hackesche Hofe comprises of eight of them linked together to form the largest enclosed area in the country. While a walk along the perimeter during the day enables a quick browse of shops and eating joints, during the evening the scenario transforms completely to feature one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in the city.
7 – Alex to locals, Alexanderplatz owes its name to a Russian Tsar named Alexander I who graced the square with a visit in 1805 when it was known as Ox market. Serving as a central point for Berliners, visitors must make it a point to include it in the itinerary just for the sake of appreciating the renovated and revamped look that it has been given.
8 – Shopping at Nikolaiviertel is diversity personified with everything ranging from priceless artworks to gourmet delights being readily available for purchase. When you wander through the 50 shops, you will have the pleasure of shopping in an environ that is not just comfortable but also carries a strong cultural and historic tinge.
9 – With two million square feet area dedicated to shopping, Schloßstraße Spandau ensures that you have an eventful and exciting day ahead of you every time you go there for a visit. From departmental stores to shops selling equipment for outdoor activities, you are likely to find everything here and when you are tired then grab a bite and settle down in one of the theaters.
10 – Spread over four floors, Wilmersdorfer is a shopping center which is akin to any contemporary shopping arcade in the world wherein each floor is dedicated to a particular niche. While you are there, it is possible to get a haircut, send letters to friends and also withdraw money from any of the ATMs’ in case you are on a shopping spree.