Established brands meet with eye-catching pop-up stores – Berlin is the capital of fashion. The array of fashion in the metropolis ranges from exclusive shops at Kurfürstendamm through to urban second hand fashion in the east of the city.
Accessible shopping centres in Berlin
The accessible construction of many shopping centres such as Potsdamer Platz Arkaden, Galeria Kaufhof at Alexanderplatz or KaDeWe at Wittenbergplatz, makes shopping a pleasure for all visitors to Berlin. ALEXA at Alexanderplatz also invites you to indulge in a relaxed shopping session over four floors with its wide aisles and lifts.
Kurfürstendamm is where you will find the stores of major fashion brands. The further west you go, the more upmarket the stores become. Similarly exclusive stores can be found along Friedrichstraße.
Accessible shopping in Berlin’s neighbourhoods
Whereas those of you looking for an unusual gift or designer pieces are in exactly the right place in the shopping districts of Berlin’s neighbourhoods, such as on Kastanienallee in Prenzlauer Berg.
Keep an eye on the shops that are marked with “Berlin barrier-free”. Thanks to an EU project in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, a particularly large number of shopkeepers in this district on Bergmannstraße or Oranienstraße, place great value on extra-wide doors and step-free interior design. Find out more about this project at www.barrierefreieseinkaufen.de (in German only).
Berlin fashion for wheelchair users
The Berlin label Rollitex has specialised in the needs for people sitting in a wheelchair. Here, wheelchair users can find fashionable and yet comfortable clothing to suit any occasion.
For additional tips about accessible shopping, please contact our service centre.