BEST SHOPPING AREAS / DISTRICTS
Label hunters will find all the big brands along Kurfürstendamm (or ‘Ku’damm’ to locals), the historic heart of Berlin shopping and home to the mammoth KaDeWe.
Chic boutiques nestle in its side streets, with the richest pickings on Fasanenstrasse and Bleibtreustrasse. Friedrichstrasse is Ku’damm’s eastern counterpart, with department stores Galeries Lafayette and Quartier 206 taking center stage. Just north of Hackescher Markt in Mitte are the charming Hackesche Höfe, a maze of courtyards teeming with trendy shops and bijou cafés. For antique treasures and a real Berlin experience, browse the weekend Trödel Markt flea market on Strasse des 17 Juni.