A great way to express your identity to the outside world is definitely clothing. Berlin’s community is extraordinarily supportive of people sporting clothes that are anything but appropriate, genuinely individual and often mocking the standards of what’s considered trendy. That’s why the capital is all excited for the Berlin Fashion Week starting on the 17th of January. Before you set out on what may become a crazy marathon between different shows and sales, get a little heads-up on where to shop the real Berlin Designers in our latest guide.
Apart from the permanent shops in our list we also recommend the Projekt Galerie designer sample sale that happens only during this special week and features a lot of local design treasures.
Esther Perbandt, who’s been a prominent part of Berlin’s scene featured on our blog ever since the year 2010 when she joined the Designer Scouts fashion show co-organized by us, has had a very successful fashion brand that’s been intriguing people with their unique approach to the, both male and female, androgyne silhouettes for over 10 years now. Don’t miss the big aftershow party on January 17th at 21h in Volksbühne that iHeartBerlin is co-hosting. You can shop Esther’s designs at her studio in Mitte.
Esther Perbandt, Almstadtstraße 3, 10119 Berlin
Open: Mon-Sat; 12h – 19h, phone: +49(0)30 88 53 67 91
photo: Esther Perbandt
The brand started out as a small enterprise in 2004, after the founder and chief designer Leyla Periyadesh had been inspired during a visit to a Prenzlauer Berg’s flea market to take up knitting for the fashion industry. Since then, Lala Berlin has established itself as a prosperous women’s brand expanding beyond knitwear and is now sold in more than 60 stores worldwide. You can take a look at the really cute and still quite affordable pieces in their store in Alte Schönhauser Straße 3.
Lala Berlin, Alte Schönhauser Straße 3
Open: Mo-Sat: 11h – 19h, tel: +49 (0) 30 20095363
Photo: Lala Berlin
Another shopping list entry for females who want to represent their town on an everyday basis, DSTM has a wide variety of both body wear and lingerie. Created using ecological and performance fabrics, the clothing is supposed to creatively expose the underwear. Most of the designs are really edgy, and this fact is definitely emphasized by the way they’re presented on the website – in truly captivating photographs that look like stills from a movie I’d definitely want to play the main role in. If that’s not the ultimate description of a clothing line appealing to the desires of a typical Berlin girl, I don’t know what is.
DSTM, Torstrasse 161, 10115 Berlin
Open: Mo – Fri: 12h – 20h, Sat: 13h-20h, tel: +49 (0)30 49203750
Founded by two German fashion designers who came to Berlin to attend ESMOD Berlin where they met each other, VEKTOR is a brand with female, male, and unisex designs. It’s been around since 2013, when the founders decided to focus their concept store, that previously featured also other newcomers like Dioralop, Dominic Knecht and CaroCora on their own projects.
VEKTOR, Gormannstraße 23, 10119 Berlin
Now it’s time for some sparkle in our guide! The jewellery designer Sabrina Dehoff celebrated 10 years of her brand in 2016. The luxurious designs feature playful pieces in irregular shapes that definitely grab attention, althought some in more obvious, others in a subtle way. You can shop the designs either online or in the elegant store in Torstrasse.
Sabrina Dehoff Schmuck Design, Torstraße 175, 10115 Berlin
Open: Mo-Fr: 12h – 19h, Sat: 12h – 18h, Tel: +49 030 93624680
photo: Sabrina Dehoff
The AA-collected is a store comprising a lot of interesting brands, like Blank Etiquette, HOWL by Maria Glück, Mies Nobis. What’s quite unique for them is that you actually have the chance to speak with some of the creators and get a better grasp of their work process. In the selection process, they’re focused on high-quality, and favor products that are hand-made and produced locally. The retail offer is not limited to only fashion: the items also span over categories like jewelry, art and home wares.
AA-collected, Skalitzer Straße 77, 10997 Berlin
Open: Wed – Sat, 11h – 19h
LNFA is an acronym for Live Network Fashion & Art. It’s a platform supporting young fashion designers, artists, and other creatives also in fields like retail, sales, marketing, consulting, and public relations. Thanks to this variety of different networking opportunities and having its own store, the LNFA is able to create an environment that’s fostering artists from different fields and helping them generate income. The list of brands they’re supporting is quite impressive in its length and you can check them out here. You can also see more pictures of the concept store on our blog here.
LNFA, 1. Obergeschoss, Budapesterstrasse 44, 10787 Berlin
Open: Mo – Sat: 10h – 20h, tel: 0049 30 54861658
The cosy little store is characteristic because of a a big choice of mostly German and quite a few Berlin brands such as Frisur, bergnerschmidt and Minga Berlin. The very elegant boutique also advertises itself as offering a matching outfit for every possible occasion and budget, and a friendly staff to help you choose it.
Adrett, Weinbergsweg 23, 10119 Berlin
Open: April till September:12h – 20h, October till March: 11h – 19h, tel: +49 30 47375127
This concept store should be your favorite shopping spot if you’re also passionate about supporting local independent designers, like Hanna Pordzik, Nico Sutor, Anntian and Idamari. The beautiful white interior is also often turned into an event venue.
KONK, Kleine Hamburger Straße 15, 10117 Berlin
Open: Mo-Fr: 12h – 19h, Sat: 12h – 18h, tel: +49 30 28097839
The thought-through, classic creations from designer Aurelia Paumelle emphasize her previous experience in the fashion industry in France. If you’re a fan of simple yet beautiful solutions in men’s fashion, you should definitely check out her ideas for T-shirts, pants, hoodies, jackets and coats. And what better location for aesthetic revelation than a shop located at Neukölln’s Schonleinstr!
Aurelia Paumelle, Sanderstr 4, Neukölln, Berlin
Open: Tue to Sat: 13h – 20h, tel: +4917677372232
photo: Aurelia Paumelle