Shopping with a difference! In Berlin there are unusual, unique and crazy stores to discover. Whether you want urban design, beautiful buttons, jumble or a cuddly sausage. Here are our fun & quriky shopping tips with a difference.
Tip 1: The alternative for jewlery-fans: Perlenbar
Pearls everywhere: gemstones of all colours and shapes sparkle and glisten from the boxes at Perlenbar. If you want to make your own jewellery they have the perfect facilities as well as useful tips here.
Where: Uhlandstraße 156, Wilmersdorf
Tip 2: Die Imaginäre Manufaktur - alternative gift shopping
On an antique shelf on the wall which dates back to 1889 and has a conservation order you can find handcrafted products like shaving brushes, wooden toys or notebooks. They were produced by people with and without disabilities and are sold here in the Imaginären Manufaktur. There is also an in-house Patisserie at the shop in Oranienstrasse where you can enjoy a coffee after your rummage.
Where: Oranienstraße 26, Kreuzberg
Tip 3: Aufschnitt Berlin - a cool shop with cuddly saussages
Today, I'm going to relax on a Bierwurst (smoked sausage)! or a chicken leg. Or a pepper salami. This sounds strange but at Aufschnitt Berlin it is a cuddly reality: here you can buy seat cushions, neck or nursing cushions shaped like cuts of meat or sausages. The Aufschnitt designs are also available for those on the go as pieces of jewellery like the tongue backpack, a sausage necklace or the sausage brooch.
Where: Boxhagener Str. 32, Friedrichshain
Tip 4: 3DyourBody Berlin - a quirky and personal gift idea
Have you always wanted to see yourself as a miniature? Then you've come to the right place! Whether as a personal gift or a unique souvenir - the modern technology of the 3D printer makes it possible to create detailed images of real people or animals. The accuracy goes down to the smallest detail, including all accessories.
Wo: Chodowieckistraße 21, Prenzlauer Berg
Tip 5: Knopf & Schnalle - alternative shopping for DIY-Fans
Haberdashery such as buckles, laces and trims, fabric flowers lie in stylish showcases, ready for eager seamstresses and tailors. At the heart is the wall full of buttons, large ones and small ones, made of delicate pearl, glittering rhinestones, colourful plastic or genuine horn, leather or wood.
Where: Uhlandstraße 56, Wilmersdorf
Tip 6: Die Fachfrau - a quirky and individual shop concept
Berlin is famous for its fantastic and creative art and flea markets. And the trend of rummaging and recycling extends into the shops: at Fachfrau you can rent boxes for setting out & selling your jumble or pieces of art for example. Therefore, each individual box is like a lucky bag filled to the brim with illustrations, books, homemade creations, photographs, hats, children's toys and many other treasures - the ideal place to find a special gift!
Where: Bötzowstr. 37, Prenzlauer Berg
Tip 7: PICKNWEIGHT - one of the best second hand shops in Berlin
At the Pick n Weight vintage store, shopping is done in the same way as vegetables at a market - here items are sold by weight. Far from the familiar 08/15 sales strategy, Pick n Weight has a colourful range of clothing and accessories from decades past. The store is not only a classic among the second-hand shops in Berlin, there are also venues in Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, and London. By now, there are three Pick n Weight Vintage Stores shops in Berlin. But watch out: One of them is not so easy to find! To enter the store in Bergmannstraße, you have to cross a little courtyard entrance before you find the entrance to Shopping Paradies in the backyard.
Where: Alte Schönhauser Straße 30 and Münzstraße 19 in Mitte, Bergmannstraße 102 in Kreuzberg
Tip 8: Hallesches Haus - Shop for cool & trendy treasures
If you are looking for trend treasures, stylish decorating ideas and creative inspiration you can strike gold at the Hallesches Haus. The repertoire of the General Store consists of unusual items like shimmering, golden shells to fold yourself, a stylish watering can, exquisite prints, unique designer lamps and much more. You can also eat at the Hallesches Haus too.
Where: Hallesches Haus, Tempelhofer Ufer 1, Kreuzberg
Tip 9: Winterfeldt Schokoladen - seduce yourself on your shopping trip in Berlin
Selected chocolates from all over the world await you in the listed pharmacy. With countless flavours, chocolates and gift ideas, Winterfeldt Schokoladen is looking forward to your visit. Afterwards, you can enjoy a coffee and a piece of cake in the café area.
Where: Goltzstraße 23, Schöneberg
Tip 10: Captn-Crop - shop for fancy hats in Berlin
Kudos to Moritz, the founder of Captn-Crop. Since 2009, he has made fancy hats and headdresses in his shop in the Reuterkiez. Customers rummage between the wooden shelves like in an old prop store. The best thing: Captn Crop understands upcycling and uses substances and materials from his neighbours' discarded jumble or the from the flea market.
Where: Reuterstraße 52, Neukölln
Tip 11: PLATTE.Berlin - the alternative fashion store
PLATTE.Berlin is anything but an ordinary fashion store: exhibitions, workshops and pop-up events, among other things, take place on 2000 square metres of space. The focus is on innovation and sustainable fashion. The store reflects Berlin through its diversity and creativity and creates an open house for justice and equality with barrier-free events and fashion in all sizes.
Where: Memhardstraße 8, Mitte