The best known and most popular shopping street in Berlin runs from Breitscheidplatz to Halensee and is home to multiple department stores and shops for major chains. As you move west towards Halensee, the boutiques become classier and the window displays more luxurious. Stroll past the showcases of international fashion designers such as Armani, Chanel, and Yves Saint Laurent and be inspired by the latest trends. Behind Breitscheidplatz is the newest and most original shopping centre in the city, the Bikini Berlin. This stylish building from the 1950s combines trendy shops and temporary pop-up stores.
Stroll in the other direction along Tauentzienstraße to Wittenbergplatz and you'll come upon Berlin's largest department store, KaDeWe. KaDeWe offers six storeys of designer fashion, accessories, beauty, design, and everything else your heart could desire. The gourmet department on the sixth floor offers the finest foods from around the world to take home to your kitchen or to enjoy right there.
While shopping Kurfürstendamm, also make sure to check out the side streets. Small streets like Knesebeckstraße, Bleibtreustraße, and Fasanenstraße offer many upper middle-class townhouses dating back more than a century that now house many fine boutiques and cafés. If you take a detour towards Kantstraße at Uhlandstraße, you'll come the home furnishings store stilwerk and numerous other furniture and design shops.