The 5 best shopping areas in Berlin

The 5 best shopping areas in Berlin

When you visit a large capital like Berlin, obviously an afternoon of shopping is part of your planning. Shopping in a foreign country is always something special: Different shops, different prices and most of the time a different atmosphere. The good news is that Berlin is a great city to go shopping: You can combine many shopping areas with attractions, the prices are very reasonable and most of the shops are very easy to reach.

Because the shopping areas differ quite a lot from eachother it might be helpful to compare the different areas before you go shopping in Berlin. Below you find the 5 best shopping areas in Berlin in a list. Suggestions are always welcome.

1. Alexa

When is it cold weather, it is very pleasant to buy your clothes in an indoor shopping center. On walking distance of Alexanderplatz you can visit Alexa. In my opinion Alexa deserves the first place in this list because, when focusing on shopping-convenience, this is the best place to be shopping in Berlin. Of course things are different when you are a tourist and you want to see some of the beautiful streets and buildings: In that case you are better of with number 2,3 or 4 on this list.

But it is still a fact that Alexa scores high in terms of convenience because of its central location and because it has the largest amount of shops in Berlin. The mall possesses 180 different stores and is over 56.000 square meters large. Besides the normal shops you also can take a rest at the foodcourt and chose one of the 17 restaurants. On a normal Saturday Alexa can be quite crowded but fortunately the shopping mall is open from 10.00 till 21.00 so there will be enough time to go shopping. If you are looking for a effective afternoon of shopping in Berlin, Alexa is defenitely the place to be.

Website: www.alexacentre.com
How to reach Alexa
: It’s easiest to reach Alexa from station Alexanderplatz or Jannowitzbrucke. Both stations can be reached by S-bahn and U-bahn.
Shops
: Mediamarkt, Zara, Esprit, H&M, Tommy Hillfiger, Edeka, Bijou Brigitte, Billabong, Quicksilver, Northface, Vero Moda, Mango, Levi.
(Full list of shops in Alexa)

Alexa Shoppingcenter Berlin
Alexa Shopping Center Berlin
Shoppingcenter Alexa from both sides (click to enlarge)

2. Kurfürstendamm (KaDeWe)

In the west of Berlin, in the bezirk Charlottenburg, the famous and large street Kurfürstendamm can be found. This street has an impressive history but also offers many shops for tourists and habitants of Berlin. This area is mainly known because of the department stores KaDeWe and Peek and Cloppenburg. Besides that, you can find many delicious restaurants in the area around Kurfürstendamm and it is worth to visit the Memorial Church if you want to combine this location with a touristic attraction. The shopaholic will have a great time at Kurfürstendamm because there are over 100 shops to be found.

Kurfürstendamm is already worth a visit just because of the KaDeWe. Many department stores are big and impressive but the KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) is unique in his kind. With 60.000 square meters of shopping-paradise it might be worth some hours of your time. The products vary from cosmetics to clothing and from music to furniture. A must-see is also the sixth floor with its delicacies from all over the world.

KaDeWe Berlin
Berlin Gedachtniskirche
KaDeWe from inside and the Gedächtniskirche located at Kurfürstendamm

Website: www.kadewe.de (copyright left foto: www.mzo-wiki.de)
How to reach Kurfürstendamm: Want to go shopping in Berlin? You can  decide to travel to the KaDeWe (U-Bahn station Wittenbergplatz, U2 or U3) or travel with the U9 or U2 to station Zoologischer Garten.
Shops: KaDeWe, Peek&Cloppenburg, Karstadt, Fanshop Hertha Bsc, Nikeshop Berlin,  The body shop, Douglas, Timberland, C&A, H&M, Zara
(Full list of shops at Kufürstendamm)

3. Mall of Berlin

The newest area to go shopping in Berlin is the Mall of Berlin. This shopping center, which is located close to Potsdamer Platz, was opened in September 2014. The Mall of Berlin has more than 200.000 square meter of shops and obviously it all looks very shiny and new. With more than 270 shops and large brands like Guess, Hugo Boss, Armani, Replay, G-Star and Levi’s this is paradise for everybody who loves to go shopping in Berlin. Besides these brands you can also find the large department stores like H&M, C&A, Zara, Peek & Cloppenburg and Saturn. When you are planning to go shopping for a whole afternoon, you do not have to worry about food: The Mall of Berlin has the largest foodcourt of Berlin. If you want to see a full list of shops and restaurants, you can have a look at this website.

The Mall of Berlin is not “performing” as good as expected yet, but if you came to Berlin for shopping, you definitely have to visit this center. It is also great that you can combine this shopping center with visiting the Jewish Memorial, the Sony Center and even the Brandenburger Tor.

Website: www.mallofberlin.de
How to reach:
The easiest way to reach the Mall of Berlin is by U-Bahn. You can choose between station Potsdamer Platz or Mohrenstraße.
Shops: Esprit, H&M, C&A, Douglas, Mango, Peek & Cloppenburg, Guess, Hugo Boss, Armani, G-Star, Levi’s, Zara, Vans, Saturn, Replay, Pepe Jeans.

Shopping in Berlin Mall
Mall of Berlin Shopping
The Mall of Berlin Shoppingcenter

4. Hackescher Markt

In contrast with Kurfürstendamm and Friedrichstrasse, where many exclusive and luxury products can be found, the youth and students are normally better of to go shopping in Berlin at Hackescher Markt. There is a large area with some shops and restaurants straight at station Hackescher Markt. Here you can also find a supersmall fleamarket (see photo). Further north, around Rosenthaler Strasse and Munzstrasse a lot of clothingshops can be found. With shops like Diesel, Pepe Jeans and Adidas all the fashionable people can have a fun day of shopping in Berlin. Besides the splendid brands Hackescher Markt possesses another benefit: This area can be combined perfectly with some drinks or a dinner: Many cute, delicious and cheap restaurants are located on and around Hackescher Markt. If you cannot chose I can recommend a Vietnamese place called Manngo.

With its central location, its cosy restaurants and the many interesting shops Hackischer Markt most defenitly belongs in this list of best places to go shopping in Berlin.

Hackischer Markt
Hackischer Markt
Hackescher Markt is one of the best shopping locations in Berlin (© www.youropi.com)
 

Website: www.hackesche-hoefe.com
How to reach:
Station Hackescher Markt can be easily reached with the S-bahn. The station is located just one stop from Alexanderplatz. If you prefer travelling with the U-bahn you can reach station Weinmeisterstrasse with the U8.
Shops: Scotch and Soda, Diesel, Energie, Pepe Jeans Paul Frank, Adidas, Mavi, Wesc, Strellson, Cos, Swatch, Fossil.

5. Friedrichstrasse

As a tourist, Friedrichstrasse is one of the nicest places to go shopping in Berlin. If you are a tourist, you might not only be interested in shops but also in the touristic attractions. Friedrichstrasse is closely related to the rich history of Berlin and the Second World War. During the shopping you can decide to have a small break at Checkpoint Charlie (U-Bahn station: Kochstrasse) or see pieces of the Berliner Wall.

Besides its history Friedrichstrasse is also famous for its exclusive shops in the higher price range. With shops like Gucci, Hugo Boss en Breitling, this part of Berlin is mainly interesting for the shoppers with a large budget. The fact that the prices are higher does not mean that Friedrichstrasse is not interesting for other visitors. Everybody likes to go to exclusive shops and dream a bit, right? Maybe just to see how rediculous high the prices are or to make a wishlist for the future. Fortunately you can also find a small amount of normal shops. For the fathers and boyfriends who hate shopping: This area also offers many car-showrooms so maybe shopping in Friedrichstrasse is not so bad after all.

Website: www.friedrichstrasse.de
How to reach Friedrichstrasse: With the S-bahn you can reach station Friedrichstrasse.
Shops: Hugo Boss, Galeries Lafayette, Escada, Gucci, Breitling, Emporio Armani, Dussman Kulturkaufhaus

Bugatti Showroom BerlinFor the men: Showroom of Bugatti

Bonus: 6. Schlossstrasse (Boulevard Berlin)

As the last name in the list of shopping areas in Berlin, the Schlossstrasse can not be missing. It is a bit of a bonus because this shopping area is located a little further from the center: the region Steglitz is 12,5km away from Alexanderplatz. But this does not mean that making the travel (30-45 minutes) to Steglitz is not worth your precious time. The Schlossstrasse offers many shops and as a highlight there is a large indoor shopping center named Berlin Boulevard. In Berlin Boulevard every fanatic shopper can have a afternoon of joy because all the famous brands can be found here. From G-Star to Mexx and from Zare to Hollister, all can be found in Berlin Boulevard.

A benefit of this shopping area in Berlin is the fact that you will not find so many tourists. The other locations in this list are more central and more closely located to touristic highlights, therefore it can be overly busy and uncomfortable to go there in the main touristic season. So when you really want to shopping in Berlin without much distraction, the Schlossstrasse might be a better alternative than Kurfürstendamm or Alexa.

Website: www.boulevardberlin.de
How to reach the Schlossstrasse:
With the U9 you can reach station Schlossstrasse in the south of Berlin.
Shops: G-Star, Levi’s, Zara, H&M, Mexx, Hollister, Only, Gerry Weber, Karstadt, Pandora, Desigual
(Full list of shop in Berlin Boulevard)

Berlin Boulevard
Berlin-Boulevard 2
Berlin Boulevard foodcourt and Shopping center (copyright www.boulevardberlin.de )

Summary

As you can see in the list above, there are many possibilities if you want to go shopping in Berlin. The most suitable location depends on your motivation: If you want to do some real shopping for a few hours I would advice to visit Alexa or Berlin Boulevard. But if you just want to see some shops in between all the attractions, you can better visit Friedrichsstrasse or Kurfürstendamm. Hackescher Markt has a bit of everything and is one of the best locations to have a drink and some food. If you want to bring home some souvenirs you can read my article about 10 great Berlin Souvenirs.

Hopefully this list will help you a bit when you want to go shopping in Berlin and if you have any questions you can always contact me. Below you can find the map with all the shopping areas in Berlin.



Job van Hardeveld
Written by Job van Hardeveld

My Name is Job and I moved to Berlin in January 2012. Since a couple of years I am writing about cool spots, great parties and awesome places in Berlin. Hope you like my blog, leave a comment if you have a question!

173 Comment responses

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    October 08, 2017

    Hi… Good recommendations!
    How about Flea markets? Are there any?

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      October 13, 2017

      Hi Hande,

      there are still flea markets in October but less than in the summer.

      You could have a look in Mauerpark or at the Rathaus in Schöneberg. But it is probably best to check their website out before you go, just to be sure!

      Cheers!

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    September 21, 2017

    Hi Job,

    I will be visiting Berlin from the 22nd October to the 25th October. I will be staying in the Kruezberg area at Suite Novotel Potzdamer. Could you pls let me know any cheap shopping areas near about that?
    Also, wanted to know would the weather be very cold there? What kind of woollens do you recommend?

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      September 21, 2017

      Hi Nam,

      the public transport in Berlin is awesome so you will be able to reach almost all shopping areas in this article within 15-30 minutes. The closest one would probably be Alexa.

      Regarding the weather: It can be quite cold in October so I would definitely take a solid jacket and some warm jumpers.

      Have fun!

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    September 07, 2017

    I am visiting Berlin from 5th to 8th October. I want to know more information about outlet malls for branded shopping. Also if I could get some guidance about the night life since i am travelling solo.

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      September 07, 2017

      Hi Amar,

      there are plenty of discounts in all shopping-areas described in the article. You can also visit the outlet in Spandau if you really want cheap things.

      About the nightlife: Check out our article with the best parties in Berlin. The events for next months will be online by the end of this month.

      Good luck!

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    July 30, 2017

    hi looking for big shopping stores in germany like walmart in america

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    July 08, 2017

    Hi,
    I’m looking for Berlin’s more highend and expensive stores, where would then be the best place to shop?

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      July 10, 2017

      Hi Seb,

      go to the area around Friedrichstraße, there are plenty of high-end stores.

      Have fun!

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      July 21, 2017

      Go to the KuDamm in W Berlin for a much better high end selection than Friedrichstrasse.

      Reply

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    May 30, 2017

    Hello!

    I’m looking for some cool decor shops in Berlin, like Flying Tiger or Ikea. Anyone mind sharing some places? Thanks!

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      May 31, 2017

      Hi Lemonade,

      There are several Ikea’s in Berlin. I am not sure where you are staying but you can find all of them on Google Maps.

      Good luck!

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      June 23, 2017

      You can find Flying Tiger at Alexanderplats next to Primark.

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    January 24, 2017

    Hi. Planning to visit Berlin this weekend. Do you think Winterschlussverkauf 2016/2017 will have already started? Or will that be too early? Many thanks!

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      January 25, 2017

      Hi Una,

      the real big discounts will start a bit later but you will definitely find some great discounts in Berlin.

      If you really want big discounts, you could also check The designer Outlet in Spandau.

      Have fun shopping in Berlin 🙂

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    January 23, 2017

    Seems all Bench stores in Berlin, Germany, are gone !!??!!
    The old one on Rosenthaler Strasse 50 is gone
    The one that (according to the Internet) is suppose to be in ALEXA shopping center – is not there

    Anybody who knows some real facts – please advice as to the whereabouts of Bench Berlin ???
    Please advise all and to me at ronnie@arr.email

    Thanks,
    Ronnie

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      January 25, 2017

      Hi Ronnie,

      There is only a Bench outlet close to Wustermark.

      Visit the website of Bench, go to the bottom and search for shops in Berlin.

      Good luck!

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    November 13, 2016

    Hi,

    When in your opinion will start Winterschlussverkauf 2016/2017, because on official site they suggest that from 30.01.2017 until half of Feburary. Is it “safe” from sales point of view go to Berlin on 4th-5th of Feburary.. it is not too late ?

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      November 14, 2016

      Hi Robert,

      I guess the best deals are already gone by then but you will probably still find some discounted articles.

      If you need pretty common sizes, it might be better to visit Berlin earlier.

      Good luck!

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    November 12, 2016

    Hi!very useful website,thanks!
    Planning first time to visit Berlin , when start Christmas sales like boxing days in UK?

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      November 14, 2016

      Hi Denis,

      there is no such thing as the Boxing Days but there are some sales in Berlin already.

      It all depends on the type of product you are looking for as well.

      Good luck!

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    October 11, 2016

    Hi Job!
    Im goin to visit Berlin in January and i want to shop schwibbogen. Is there any shopping center where they are selling those? In what shopping center it is good to make shoppings for the kids?

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      October 12, 2016

      Hi Karla,

      thats a tough question. I never bought these myself so am not sure where to buy them.

      You might find them in the KaDeWe, which is located at Kurfürstendamm. Other big department stores like Galaria Kaufhof might also have them.

      Shopping for the kids is probably best at Alexa or Mall of Berlin.

      Good luck!

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    October 03, 2016

    Hi i am to visit berlin in mid november.i wish to shop knitwears/sweaters for ladies and gents.is there any market which is not too expensive?german local designer shops/market.
    I am also looking for market from where youngsters buy clothes.thanks

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      October 05, 2016

      Hi Joe,

      for youngsters you are best off in The Mall of Berlin. There are some great shops for youngsters there.

      Your first question is a bit harder to answer, have you checked my article about the Designer-Outlet?

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    August 12, 2016

    Thanks for sharing a useful information and Nice Products.

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    August 06, 2016

    Hi, what a great website -Thank You! I am in Berlin mid October 2016 for a week and I hoping to find a ladies hat shop – any recommendations ? Thanks again X

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    July 27, 2016

    Hi

    I am going to Berlin October 2016 with my kids, 17 and 22 years old. They are interested in Vintage Shops. Where are the best area in Berlin for this ?

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      July 29, 2016

      Hi Grethe,

      there are Vintage Shops all over Berlin but you probably will have a great time around Boxhagener Platz or in the area near Hackescher Markt/Rosenthaler Platz.

      Good Luck!

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    July 22, 2016

    Hi

    I´m a foreigner student in Germany and will fly home in about two months. My flight is from Berlin, so i have to buy souvenirs there for relatives. Any suggestions of places to go? Since i´ve never been there

    Thanks before

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      July 22, 2016

      Hi Ahmed,

      have you seen the article about some great Berlin souvenirs?

      Furthermore you can go to the larger department stores (KaDeWe, Galeria Kaufhaus) or visit popular touristic spots like Alexanderplatz.

      Good luck!

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    July 18, 2016

    Is it Abercrombie&fitch i Berlin? Tnx

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    July 15, 2016

    Hi…
    I’m planning on travel to Berlin next august.. I want to do some shopping but also would like to have an idea about how cheap/or expensive can be comparing with the USA , any opinion about it .. Thank you very much ur article is great !!

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      July 19, 2016

      Hi Rebe,

      the big brands will probably be about the same price but there are also a lot of smaller brands which sell nice pieces for a reasonable price.

      I am originally from the Netherlands and the clothes are about the same price there compared to Berlin.

      Good luck!

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    July 14, 2016

    Good day Job!

    I and husband will be travelling to Berlin this coming early October. where can I find the branded items outlet since we just have a limited time due to husband got all day conference meeting for 5days straight. Seems been a tough and difficulties to arrange time. appreciate your reply with many thanks 🙂

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      July 19, 2016

      Hi Liza,

      the best would probably be to visit the Outlet in Spandau, but if you do not have time for that I would suggest visiting a “normal” shopping-mall and enjoying the sales there. There will normally be some sale in the beginning of October.

      Good luck!

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    July 11, 2016

    Hi, there is a shop on Karl Liebknecht Strasse where are offered things to the kitchen, bathroom or even woman’s bag with a great and funny design. This shop is on the corner near to the Aquarium Berlin. Do you know what is the name of this shop? Thanks!

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    July 08, 2016

    Hi job! is there a PRADA outlet in Berlin? Thank you

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    July 03, 2016

    cheap cloths for kids where i can buy
    thanks

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    June 29, 2016

    Hi Job. Could you please help me find a store where I can buy commercial toys in Berlin?? It’s been difficult to find a place apart from Berlin Mall (I couldn’t find what I was looking for there). Many thanks!

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      June 29, 2016

      Hi Matthias,

      you can probably find some in the big department stores. Maybe visit Alexanderplatz and go into Galeria Kaufhof and if you cannot find something there try the top-floor of the Alexa.

      Hope that helps!

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    June 11, 2016

    Do you know the closest shopping place to the Freie university of Berlin?

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      June 22, 2016

      Hi Kate,

      sorry for the late reply, your comment was hidden somehow.

      The best place to go would be the Boulevard Berlin. It is mentioned in the article.

      Have fun!

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    May 08, 2016

    Hi are there any department stores next to Radisson Blu?

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      May 09, 2016

      Hi Sammy,

      you could walk to Alexanderplatz and visit the Galeria Kaufhof.

      Have fun!

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    April 16, 2016

    My daughter is going to Berlin with her university for 10 days from 1 July till 10 July. She is interested in cheap shopping places. Are there any good discount schemes during this period?

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      April 17, 2016

      Hallo Raza,

      in July the real discount-season has not started yet. The summer-Sale will start in the end of August/beginning of September. If you want sale anyway you could always check the the designer outlet in Spandau.

      Good luck!

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    April 01, 2016

    i am going to Berlin between 19th July to 12th August, will there be sales and where are the best sales’ destinations?!

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      April 04, 2016

      Hi Menna,

      the best sales-destinations is probably in Spandau but there might be some sales in the other shopping centers in Berlin as well. The big summer-sale start in September.

      Cheers!

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    December 23, 2015

    Hi,

    Thank you so much for helping people like myself in useful information. And I wish I had seen your post and most responses before embarking on my Europe tour. Next stop is Berlin. And it’s tomorrow. Trouble is am there for 3 days 23-26th. I can change my flight to add more more day if necessary so 27th. is there anything I can do to have a good time shopping/tours sightseeing am alone 35 female. Many thanks in advance.

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      December 23, 2015

      Hi Diz,

      In the article I mentioned the websites of the shopping malls. I would suggest that you check them out and see when they are opened because you are in Berlin during the Christmas period.

      Some of the christmas markets will also be open during the next couple of days so also have a look there.

      Have fun!

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    December 15, 2015

    Hi! Really loved your post, will definitely check these places out. I will be going to Berlin sometime this month and i would like to know if you knew around when the winter sales are starting? Is it before christmas? after christmas? before new years or after?

    also, do you know if there is a victorias secret located anywhere in Berlin?

    thanks in advance! Happy holidays 🙂

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      December 17, 2015

      Hi Macgirl,

      The real sale will start in January. There are some small sales now but the larger discounts can be found after the second week of January.

      Sorry, I cannot help you with a Victoria Secret Shop but Google will most likely know the answer 🙂

      Have fun shopping!

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    December 11, 2015

    Hi!

    We are visiting in Berlin 30.12- 05.01.2016 so right after Christmas! Could you tell me more about opening hours? 🙂 On 31.12 are the shops open for examle till 18:00 o clock or something? 🙂 Then 1.1.2016 I assume all the shops are closed but what about the sunday on 3.1.2016 ? Are all the shops closed or open? 🙂 Is there any places open on that sunday.

    Thank you alot!!

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      December 14, 2015

      Hello Marja,

      The shops are normally not open on Sundays and I do not expect them to be open on the 1st and 3rd of January.

      But I just read on the website of Mall of Berlin (Potdamer Platz) that the shopping Mall is open on the 31st of December (till 16.00) and also on the 3rd of January.

      Good luck!

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    December 06, 2015

    Hi
    Nice article.
    Thank you for this.
    I’ll be in Berlin on Christmas till after new year’s eve.
    was wondering , are there any good laser hair removal clinics there ?
    and also good places to shop for antiques and souvenirs?

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      December 07, 2015

      Hi Aemon,

      Great that you are visiting Berlin. There are a lot of souvenir-shops and also some spots which sell antiques.

      About the Hair-Removal Clinics: I have no clue about that, maybe have a look in Google?

      Best wishes!

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    November 17, 2015

    Great article and i also heard about designer outlet..is it worth the visit?

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    November 12, 2015

    Hi! We’re visiting Berlin 8 to 10 of December. Mostly for shopping. Staying at Schoneberg aerea. Are there nearby any malls or shops? Thanks!

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      November 13, 2015

      Hi Monica,

      Yes there are some shops in that area as well. But the public Transport in Berlin is great so you will also not have a hard time reaching the suggestions in this article.

      Best of luck!

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    November 09, 2015

    Hi, thank you for your article. I might be in Berlin for 1 or 2 week from 7. t0 20. August. I would like to ask, if it’s still the sale season in Berlin? And normally how many percent off?
    And which place would be the best place for me if I want to buy casual clothes like F21, H&M, Adidas etc.?
    Thank you.

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      November 10, 2015

      Hi Ngoc,

      Normally August is a good month for Sales. Some of them will be up to 50% off.

      Most shopping malls in Berlin will offer the brands you mentioned.

      Good luck!

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    November 07, 2015

    Hi, will be visiting berlin with my son, next week and will be staying at armano grand central hotel, do you know what is the nearest shopping area and what time do they normally close? Thanks, cheers angie

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      November 10, 2015

      Hi Angie,

      It will be quite easy to reach Friedrichstraße and Alexanderplatz by Public Transport. The shops normally close around 8pm.

      Good luck and have fun!

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    November 02, 2015

    Hi
    My boyfriend and I are traveling to Berlin from 17-20.december. We would like to experience the many Christmas markets like Berlin is so famous for. Do you have any tips that fits for two 21 year olds?

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      November 02, 2015

      Hi Elisabeth,

      You will probably like all of the markets but if I have to suggest one for young people I would say the one at Alexanderplatz next to Alexa.

      The cool thing is that you can combine three christmas-markets which are all located close to eachother there.

      Good luck!

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    October 04, 2015

    What sightseeing tour to see main attractions in Berlin would be recommended for two days and good restaurants such as Indian or others

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      October 19, 2015

      Hi Egill,

      It is probably easiest to start at Alexanderplatz and walk to Reichstag. You can see Berliner Dom and Brandenburger Tor on the way.

      Best wishes,

      Job

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    September 28, 2015

    Hello!

    I would like to inquire about the top sales of the year in Berlin. When I should come?

    Thank’s !

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    September 17, 2015

    Hi,
    i am planning to travel to Berlin for 4 days on 19th of January. There will be sales on the shops?

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      September 22, 2015

      Hi SS27,

      Yes, normally there will be a lot of sales after New-Years.

      Good luck!

      Reply

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    September 09, 2015

    Hi, do you know when are usual “sale periods” in Berlin? We were visiting Berlin in June and would like to come back in autumn/winter but in the period of sales :). Thank you very much!

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      September 10, 2015

      Hi Natalie,

      Thanks for your comment.

      The biggest sale can be found around January and August. In Autumn it will be a bit harder but you can still find plenty of discounts in the shopping centers mentioned in my article.

      Good luck!

      Reply

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    August 01, 2015

    Hi!

    Thanks for the article, it’s very exhaustive and useful. I just wanted to point out an error: I believe it’s Hackescher Markt, not Hackischer Markt

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    July 31, 2015

    Hi Berlin-Enjoy, We will be in Berlin tomorrow on August 1. 2015. Could you tell me what to do and where to go this coming Sunday?
    Best wishes
    Yanna

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      August 03, 2015

      Hi Yanna,

      Very sorry for the late reply. I was not at home the whole weekend so did not see your comment before now.

      Hope you found something interesting to do anyway!

      Reply

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    July 22, 2015

    Hey, i was wondering where can i buy braun products , drugstore makeup and jeans with affordable prices near konstanzer straße ?

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      July 27, 2015

      Hi Maria,

      Thanks for your reply. I am not sure where you can buy these products but shopping-malls like Alexa and Mall of Berlin should normally have these.

      Best wishes!

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    July 19, 2015

    Hey, i wanted to ask where I can find Urban Outfitters, American Apparel and Brandy Melville shops? Are they near centre of the city?

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      July 20, 2015

      Hi Adele,

      Urban Outfitters and American Apparel can both be found at Hackischer Markt. Unfortunately I have never heard of the last shop you mentioned.

      Good luck with shopping!

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    July 10, 2015

    Hi,
    Thanks for the article it is really good.
    I am now in berlin and I am looking for a shop that sell victorinox back bag and i could not find any. Do you know where can i find these bag shops. I am here only for tow more days.
    thanks a lot

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    June 13, 2015

    HI,
    I,m from Brasil and i will be in Berlin in November and I,d Like to Know where can I find stuffs from WW II?
    Thanks

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      June 15, 2015

      Hi Baeta,

      Thanks for your comment. I am not sure what kind of stuff from WW II you are looking for but it is probably best to look at touristic spots like Checkpoint Charlie.

      Best of luck!

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    June 12, 2015

    hi,i am in berlin,i am currently staying in hilton,please i would like to know where i can grab good bargains from specifically clothes,shoes and bags…is there any market or mall i can get luxury stuffs at a cheapr rate or on sale…thanks

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      June 15, 2015

      Hi Olar,

      From your location it is easy to reach Friedrichstraße and there are plenty of luxury-products for sale there.

      The biggest sale will be in August so I am not sure if you can get any big discounts.

      Best of luck!

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    June 02, 2015

    Hi,
    I am from India. new student in Heidelberg, plan to visit Berlin next week. I want to buy few unique good clothes. Can you please suggest me any place. Thank you, so much.

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      June 05, 2015

      Hi Shai,

      Thanks for your comment. If you are looking for high-quality clothing you can best go to Friedrichstraße.

      If you need more information you have to give me a bit more details.

      Good luck!

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    June 01, 2015

    Hi,

    I will be in Berlin from 4th July for a week or so…can you recommend good shopping spots that are reasonably priced near Hotel Novotel Berlin am Tiergarten? (General shopping, jeans, shoes etc.)
    Are the malls closed on Sunday?
    Also, what is the weather like during this period of the year?

    Your help is much appreciated.

    Thanks,

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      June 05, 2015

      Hi Supriti,

      Thanks for your comment. From Tiergarten you can easily reach Alexanderplatz but also almost walk to Kurfurstendamm.
      Most shops are closed on Sunday, there are special days on which they are open.

      The weather is great right now. Around 30 degrees.

      Best wishes and have fun!

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    May 27, 2015

    Thank you, very much. I want to buy a warm down jacket , waterproof, that covers until my knees and keep me away from the cold. North face can be a good idea. Congratulations for the great website.

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    May 26, 2015

    Hi,
    Do you know where there are some good toy shops for 3-10 year olds?
    Thanks
    Justin

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      May 26, 2015

      Hi Justin,

      There is one in the Alexa on the top-floor. I guess you will find something cool there.

      Best of luck!

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    May 25, 2015

    Hi. I am from Brazil. I will be in Berlin next winter and I am worried about the cold weather. Please, where can I find very, very warm clothes? I don’t mind to pay for the warmest coat. What are the best places to find it? Thank you, so much.

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      May 26, 2015

      Hi Cristina,

      Depends on the style you want. There is a Quicksilver and Nortface-shop in the Alexa but there are also plenty of good brands in the Mall of Berlin.

      Good luck!

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    May 13, 2015

    Hi, I’ll be at Berlin this weekend, wonder if Alexa and KadeWe open on Sunday?

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      May 13, 2015

      Hi Ivan, thanks for your comment.

      Most shops in Berlin are closed on Sunday. The KadeWe is closed and in Alexa only the Foodcourt is open…

      Have fun in Berlin!

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    April 27, 2015

    Hey ! Will be staying at Anholter Strasse 8-9, what shopping centre nearby would you recommend ?

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      May 07, 2015

      It would be best for you to go to the shopping center Berlin Boulevard.

      Good luck!

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    April 21, 2015

    Hi there !
    My husband is in Berlin right now
    He need to buy suites from Boss where do you recommand?

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      May 07, 2015

      Hi Aida,

      You will probably find some in the shopping-centers Mall of Berlin and Alexa. KaDeWe might also sell them.

      Good luck!

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    April 14, 2015

    hy hallo,.. i want to go to Kadewe this week ,. how i can reach from alexander platz to kadewe with train or bus? ,. thanks for your answer 😉

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      April 16, 2015

      Hi Nia,

      From Alexanderplatz it is probably easy if you take the U2 to Wittenbergplatz.

      Have fun!

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    April 05, 2015

    Hi there!
    I am right niw in berlin and i was wonderi g if there is zara outlet located in berlin?
    Thanks?

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      April 07, 2015

      Hi Ardita,

      Thanks for your comment. There is a Zara in the shopping center Alexa and also one in Mall of Berlin and Kurfurstendamm.

      Good luck!

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    March 31, 2015

    Hello,

    I’ve just moved to Berlin for a few days and currently living in Marzahn. I want to find a nearby place that sell cheap baby products like clothes, cribs, strollers, baby and mother care products and so on. Could you suggest any place?
    Thank you.

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      March 31, 2015

      Hi Kinkin,

      Welcome to Berlin! Unfortunately I am not very familiar with the are Marzahn so I will not be very helpful in this case.

      Maybe you can check on Google directly? Or use the Public Transport to reach one of the centers in this article?

      Good luck!

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    March 25, 2015

    Hi
    I want to travel on 5.4.2015 to Berlin and want to know where i have to visit to have good remain on berlin in this 3 days.
    I am with my family .
    Thanks

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      March 26, 2015

      Hi Alan, thanks for the comment.

      Berlin has a very good public transport system. I live here for more than 3 years now and never had to wait for a train or subway longer than 5-6 minutes.

      Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg are probably areas you would have a good time with your family.

      Best wishes!

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    March 24, 2015

    Hi,

    I will be in Berlin on the 24th and 25th of April … I will be staying in the Heart oft he City East Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg .. can you recommend good shopping spots that are reasonably priced? (General shopping, jeans shoes etc.)

    Also, what is the weather like during this period of the year?

    Your help is much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Leesha

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      March 26, 2015

      Hi Leesha,

      The weather should be fine in the end of April. It has been good the last couple of weeks already so normally that should be fine.

      There are no big discounts around that time of the year. But you could easily get to shopping centers like Alexa and the new Mall of Berlin.

      Good luck!

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    March 06, 2015

    Hi, I will be in Berlin on march. Is there any clothes shopping center with sales and discounts in this time?
    Thanks in advance.

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      March 26, 2015

      Hi Eli,

      The biggest sale is in January/February and after the summer but there will probably still be some discounts in the big shopping-malls.

      Check the new Mall of Berlin out, there are 300 shops.

      Good luck!

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    March 04, 2015

    Hello,

    I am travelling to Berlin in 2 weeks, I would like to visit stores where I can find scented candles like Yankee candles. Ideally, I would like to visit a variety of gift and home deco stores, department stores but also garden centres. Could you suggest a few retailers in the town centre and/or around Berlin?

    Many thanks!

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      March 26, 2015

      Hi Carolina,

      Sorry for my late reply, I have been away for a while.
      That is a difficult question: There is a large garden-center close to station Ostbahnhof. Maybe have a look over there?

      Best wishes and good luck!

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    February 20, 2015

    Hi , Im from Adidas India. My team and I are travelling to Berlin to do some key store visits of Adidas Sports Performance, Adidas Originals & Neo . Could you recommend the biggest stores of the same.
    Thanks in advance. 🙂

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      February 20, 2015

      Hi Akansksha,

      Thanks for your comment. There is a big adidas-store close to Hackischer Markt.

      Good luck!

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    February 16, 2015

    Hi! I am going to H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz with my class in april. We will stay for 4 days. Are there some places near by that we should visit? And where can we find shops like Zara, H&M, Urban outfitters, Mac cosmetics, Mango and Victorias secret (if those shops are in berlin) ? 🙂

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      February 20, 2015

      Hi Pia,

      Alexanderplatz is very central and you will be able to visit a lot of cool attractions. The Fernsehturm is probably the first one 🙂

      I do not know about all these shops but there is a shopping center close to Alexanderplatz: It is called Alexa.

      Good luck!

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    February 08, 2015

    Hi, i will be in Germany during April,
    where can i find sports direct shop, and Primark ?
    Thanks.

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      February 10, 2015

      Hi Maya,
      There is a Primark on Alexanderplatz now. Across the street is Alexa and there are plenty of sport-shops.
      Have a good time!

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    January 21, 2015

    Hi,
    Thank you very much for the article.
    I will be in Berlin during 10-15 March 2015. Is there any sale that time?
    where can I buy reasonable price clothes, electronics, cosmetics and kitchen staff?

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      January 28, 2015

      Hi Nara,

      If you are going to be in Berlin for 5 days you can see several shopping centers.

      There will not be a big sale, that one is going on as we speak. But there will be enough discounts I guess.

      Good luck!

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    January 13, 2015

    Hello there,
    Please can you tell me where is the biggest Vero Moda store in Berlin?
    Many thanks!

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      January 28, 2015

      Hi Olga,

      I am not completely sure, I do not shop in Vero Moda that often 😉

      But i guess there should be a large one in the Mall of Berlin.

      Cheers!

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    December 10, 2014

    Hi,
    Between 25-29/12 what dates are shopping centers closed for holiday?

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      December 10, 2014

      It depends on the shopping center Tal. But during christmas most shops are closed. After christmas you will be able to shop till 20.00 in most case.

      You can also check the websites which can be found in this article.

      Good luck!

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    December 02, 2014

    Hello, I’m Mint and I come from Phuket, Thailand

    Thank you for your article!
    Can I know when and where is the sale will be in berlin?

    Thanks in advance! :’)

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      December 02, 2014

      Hi Mint,

      The biggest sale will start in the end of January.

      Good luck!

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    November 24, 2014

    Hi all. could you please help me to know about near shopping center to the address; Friedrichstraße 151, 10117 Berlin . I will be there in 26th of November. and is this sale time in Berlin?

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      November 25, 2014

      Hi Narina,

      The nearest shopping center is the one in Friedrichstraße. It will be very close to your accomodation.

      But from station Friedrichstraße you will be also able to reach Hackischer Markt (1 stop with S-Bahn) Shopping-Mall Alexa (two stops with s-bahn) very easily.

      Good luck!

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    November 09, 2014

    Hello,
    I’am living in Bernburg(Saale) and I planned to visit Berlin in December. Indeed, I would like to know the most important historical places and museums there and if 2 days iare enough or no, also I would like to know if there is any sale at that period and which are the suitable mall or shops .

    Thanks

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      November 13, 2014

      Hi Moufida,

      Normally there is no large sale in December but some shops will have some minor promotions. In this article you can read about shopping-malls in Berlin.

      Two days will be hard if you want to do shopping and see some nice attractions but it is possible if you get up early and use a tight schedule.

      Good luck!

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    November 01, 2014

    Hey, I’m planning to visit Berlin in January with my wife and kid. We are coming from Norway, and this article really helped us to plan some shopping. Would like to know if there is any specific sales during January.

    Thanks!

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      November 13, 2014

      Hi Chaminda,

      In January I expect some after christmas-sales. It depends on the week in January though.

      Hope you have a great time!

      Cheers!

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    October 15, 2014

    Hallo,

    I will be coming to visit Berlin 2nd week of November. I am from South Africa and I’m addicted to shoes, perfumes and hand bags. Where can I shop for them and what time do shops close?

    Thanks.

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      October 20, 2014

      Hi Nandi,

      Shops are open till 20.00 most of the time. Alexa would be a great location and there is also a new shopping Mall close to Potsdamer Platz. I will update this article soon with that location.

      Hope you can find what you need!

      Cheers, Job

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    September 29, 2014

    Hello, me and my Girlfriend are coming to Berlin from the UK for NYE! We arrive on the 30th and we’re staying until the 4th! Can you recommend any where for Trainers, more Adidas Originals?

    Thanks in advance! 🙂

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      September 29, 2014

      Hi Rowan,

      Great that you coming to Berlin. There is an Adidas Shop at Hackischer Markt.

      Good luck!

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    September 10, 2014

    Hi!

    My husband stay in Berlin now and he needs buy things for babies, toys of Fisher Price and accesories of Avent. People recommended Kadewe.. Do you think that is the best place for buy? Will He find all things there?

    Thanks!

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      September 16, 2014

      Hi Malena,

      The Kadewe is defenitely a great suggestion. Also Galeria Kaufhof at ALexanderplatz has a lot of products for babies. Across the street you can find shopping mall Alexa for more shops.

      Good luck!

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    September 07, 2014

    Hi, Thanks for the article

    Its my first time to visit berlin, Where do you recommand me to stay in which area ?
    A place in the middle of the city where everything is down and near , clubs, bars and shopping streets ?

    thank you

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      September 09, 2014

      Hi Joseph,

      This all depends a lot on your preferences. How much do you want to spend and what are your plans?

      Most people like Friedrichshain because there are many great clubs and the area is very “alive”. The great thing about Berlin is that you can reach every corner of the city in about 30 minutes with public transport. So in general I anything in Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg or Mitte is fine. Good luck!

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    August 31, 2014

    Hi,

    I am planning to travel to Berlin 20th Sept.
    I have been in Berlin twice but have never found a shopping street like other European countries, where there is many shops and no cars.
    Can you recoomend the one in Berlin.

    Thanks a lot

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      September 05, 2014

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for your comment.

      The suggestions in this article are some great spots to do shopping in Berlin. I agree that many other big cities have their shops more centrally together but a shopping-mall like Alexa will give you a few hours of shopping-fun for sue.

      Good luck!

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    August 19, 2014

    Hi, I am in Berlin Aug 31- Sep 4 and i am hoping to do some Shopping. I am staying in Mitte will it be easy to get to Kurfürstendamm and Friedrichstrasse from my Hotel? Also looking to go to Hard Rock Cafe

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      August 19, 2014

      Hi Charlotte, thanks for your comment.

      Yes it will not be difficult. You can take the S-Bahn to Zoologischer Garten and this will take you about 15-20 minutes. From there it is about 5 minutes walk.
      The Hard Rock Cafe is located in at Kürfurstendamm so it should be quite easy to combine that with some shopping!

      Have fun!

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    August 17, 2014

    Hey,, I’m from Australia and was just wondering where a good spot or best shop is for street wear, eg skate wear, indi button ups and surf wear .. Thanks

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      August 19, 2014

      Hi Matt,

      I know that there are a few cool shops on the topfloor of the Alexa. One is Quicksilver and I think also a Northface and one other shop which sells that kind of clothing.
      Maybe have a look in the full list of shops in the article.

      Good luck man!

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    July 22, 2014

    Hi, could you recommend any good skateboarding shops in Berlin and maybe their address if possible.

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      July 23, 2014

      Titus is one of the most famous ones. It is located at the Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 9.

      Good Luck!

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    July 20, 2014

    I am in the United States and would like to purchase a gift card for the Gerry Weber store in Berlin for a friend who live in Berlin. I cannot read German so have been unsuccessful in doing a search on line for this service. Any help would be appreciatd.

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      July 23, 2014

      Hi Mary,

      I would suggest typing “Gerry Weber gutschein karte kaufen” in Google and pressing at the House of Gerry Weber link. Than you can just put the Gift Card in your “Warenkorb” and pay.

      You can also put a full URL in Google-Translate and it will translate a whole website for you.

      Good luck!

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    June 30, 2014

    Hi..

    I am in Berlin at the end of the week and looking to do some street shopping for casual clothes. Where would I find the big Puma store. Also would there be places on sale around Mitte.
    Thanks
    V

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      June 30, 2014

      Hi Vee,

      Thanks for your comment.

      There is sale in many shops in Berlin at the moment. If you really want to shop and not much more I would suggest you visit Alexa: Three floor full of shops and many interesting brands.

      There are three puma-stores in Berlin but none of them is close to my suggestions. Maybe visit the one at Alte Potsdamer Straße 7, it is not far from Mitte by public transport.

      Good luck!

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    June 26, 2014

    Hi!

    I booked flight to Berlin in the beginning of August. Being male in ~30 years, I am surprisingly tough in shopping clothes, shame on me 😀 Anyways, what do you think of this so called outlet area outside Berlin? Have you been there, is it worth it? (good discounts etc.)

    I mean this one:
    http://www.mcarthurglen.com/de/designer-outlet-berlin/en/

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      June 26, 2014

      Hi Timo!
      That outlet is quite cool but in August you will find a lot of Sale in Berlin anyway. Maybe you should visit some of the places in this article and if you do not find what you are looking for you can always visit the Outlet. It is a bit out of the city and not so easy to reach.

      Good luck!

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    May 28, 2014

    Hello can I know when is the sale will be in berlin?

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      May 29, 2014

      Hi! Thanks for your comment. The sale will probably start during this month and will continue till the end of August.

      Good luck!

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    February 26, 2014

    Thanks for your article! It helps me a lot. 🙂
    Would you recommend some shopping areas for baby and kid’s clothing plz?

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      May 13, 2014

      Hi Eunjee,

      Your comment got stuck in the spambox, my apologies for the late reply.

      I would sugesst you visit Alexa or Boulevard Berlin. You will defenitely find some baby-shops there. Good luck!!!

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    September 06, 2013

    Hi.I will be in berlin in oct.I am from Iran.Would you plz help me to find a shopping center with reasonable prices?
    Thanks in advance

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      September 18, 2013

      Hi Sara, thanks for your comment! What kind of products do you want to buy?

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        August 31, 2014

        Hello its there any city mall shopping near icc kaiserdam. I will be there tomorrow

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