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Top 11 Extraordinary shops in Berlin

Cool shops for alternative shopping

Shopping in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin
Shopping in Prenzlauer Berg © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

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

Interior of the Perlenbar with glass showcases, necklaces and earrings
Interior of the Perlenbar with Jewellery in Charlottenburg © visitBerlin, Foto: Mo Wüstenhagen

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

Perlenbar berlin

Tip 2: Die Imaginäre Manufaktur - alternative gift shopping

Das Geschäft ist geöffnet
Open shop © GettyImages, Foto: Leonardo Patrizi

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

Die Imaginäre Manufaktur

Tip 3: Aufschnitt Berlin - a cool shop with cuddly saussages

Meat counter Sausage counter made of fabric cushions
Aufschnitt Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

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

Shopping at boxhagener platz

Tip 4: Nautilus

Eine Frau öffnet ein Geschenk
© gettyimages, Foto: agrobacter

Be enchanted by the whimsical and fantastic shapes and colours that nature produces. At Nautilus you will find crystals and gemstones in raw and cut form as well as processed into pieces of jewellery. Dreamlike shells and resins will immerse you in a world of wonder. Whether you believe in the healing powers of crystals or simply find them beautiful, a visit is worthwhile.

Where: Sredzkistraße 24, Pankow

Shopping at Schönhauser Allee

Tip 5: Knopf & Schnalle - alternative shopping for DIY-Fans

Two women looking through a shop window in Berlin
Window shopping © GettyImages, Foto: Tom Werner

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

Shopping at Kurfürstendamm

Tip 6: Die Fachfrau - a quirky and individual shop concept

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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

Flea markets in Berlin

Tip 7: PICKNWEIGHT - one of the best second hand shops in Berlin

Vintage & Second Hand Shopping: Two girls look into the jewellery showcase
Two girls are vintage & second hand shopping © gettyimages, Foto: Joos Mind

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

Design Shop Hallesches Haus pictured from inside
Design Shop Hallesches Haus pictured from inside © Simone Hawlisch

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

Hallesches Haus

Tip 9: Winterfeldt Schokoladen - seduce yourself on your shopping trip in Berlin

Das Geschäft Winterfeldt Schokoladen in Berlin: Innenraum
Winterfeldt Schokoladen in Schöneberg © visitBerlin, Foto: Mo Wüstenhagen

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

Winterfeldt Schokoladen

Tip 10: Captn-Crop - shop for fancy hats in Berlin

Exterior view Captn-Crop in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Melanie Stutterich

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

sustainable fashion

Tip 11: PLATTE.Berlin - the alternative fashion store
© Chris Abatzis

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