Berlin is a shopping paradise. It literary hosts it all- from the big, luxurious department stores to the cute, little and not so little local shops and boutiques.

Naturally, they are all spread out throughout the neighborhoods, but there are some central streets and alleys that should be visited when on a shopping spree.

The most famous streets and shopping districts are Alexanderplatz, Kurfürstendamm and Tauentzienstraße, Mulackstraße and Alte Schönhauser, and Schönhauser Allee. These are districts where one can find international designers boutiques and shopping centers.

When looking for something special and unique, both Oranienstraße and Bergmannstraße will be able to  present that unique, unusual gift-vintage fashion, old records, rummage, book stores, original jewelry and accessories. Those two are my personal favorites.

Friedrichstraße, is one of the cities main shopping spots, with the big department stores located on one of the corners of the street, and the local, designers stores and many vintage second hand stores locate on the other.

Goltzstraße in Schöneberg is the best when looking for antiques and locally made jewelry and accessories. If you are interested in one of a kind, hand-made purse or a bag, then Goltzstraße is your choice. The prices vary from the different shops, but generally one can find well preserved antiques/accessories for a good price. Most of the shops are small,cute and proudly owned by Berliners. Every Wednesday and Friday, there is also a Farmer’s Market hosting various organic food-stands.


Hello Berlin explorers, I am Tia (short for Teodora, 28) and I am very excited to share my unique and local experience of this amazing city. I've lived all over the German capital and I am a big fan of each and every borough. I hope, through my reviews, you will get to experience the true Berlin and become a fan as well.