The Most Awesome Vintage Shops in Berlin

AURA, photo: Dress Me Guide Me

The vintage and 2nd hand scene in Berlin is a very diverse world covering some rare vintage from golden times, contemporary high end brands as well as thrift stores where you can buy per kilo. The criteria which makes the difference between all those types is the selection of garments itself. While vintage is the label for clothes that were distinctive to a specific era that’s at least 10-15 years in the past, 2nd hand generally just describes clothes that have been worn by someone before. This could be anything ranging from 2000er high street pieces or last season’s designer stuff. Especially vintage stores pride themselves with the originality of their selection of pieces, that are mostly stand-outs, clean and in good condition. Just like well-curated 2nd hand shops they are usually done with a lot of love and passion, therefore vintage is usually more expensive than your average 2nd hand or thrift store.

Regardless of your personal preference, whether you buy 2nd hand or vintage as a political statement, to get trendy or luxurious brands for cheap or because you are searching for the pearl in a pile of random stuff to get that triumphant feeling of a precious discovery – Berlin’s got you covered!

Our guest contributor Emilie from Dress Me Guide Me selected some of the most awesome shops for you!

on April 29th, 2016
in Charlottenburg, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Mitte, Neukölln, Prenzlauer Berg, Shops

A Shopping and Food Guide to Neukölln

photo: Gary Lafargue for Neukölln Shopping Nacht

From vintage to design, edgy brands to accessories or even records to food, Neukölln has become a multifaceted shopping district. We’ve checked out a bunch of them lately  to create a little guide to Neukölln for you guys because we hardly ever feature this youthful and blooming district of Berlin that especially the foreigners and expats love so much. So have a look at our selection of places in our Neukölln Guide after the jump. If you are looking for even more recommendations in Neukölln we recently published The Vintage Path Neukölln tour on our Friendly Berlin App with a great itinerary to spend a day in this beloved district in the name of vintage.

Frank by
on October 29th, 2014
in Neukölln, Shops

The Weekly Event & Party Guide

It’s Halloween this week and everybody is talking about what costume they will be wearing. Shame it’s right in the middle of the week, so a few parties have actually moved to the weekend. But still there is loads of scary stuff going on this Wednesday! This and other events after the jump.

Frank by
on October 29th, 2012
in Art, Fashion, Music, Party, Theater

The Weekly Event Guide

This week there is sooo much going on it’s going to be one of those where you plan on doing all of it and then end up doing none because there are just to many events to attend to. Well, still you shouldn’t miss the Planningtorock DJ set today, Artconnect anniversary event program on Thursday til Sunday, the Bodi Bill book launch and the anniversary party of Sing Blackbird. These and many more events after the jump.

Frank by
on August 7th, 2012
in Art, Movies, Party

The Weekly Event Guide

Hipster Olympiade, photo by Katrin Köbbert

This week everything seems to be back to normal in our weekly event guide. The summer is playing a nasty game with us, but what choice do we have other then making the best of it and hoping for some sunshine and less rain. Some highlights of this week are the concert of Hush Hush at the new club Chalet by the former Bar25 owners. The first Kiez Opera at Salon Zur Wilden Renate and the second Hipster Olympiade taking the crap out of some typical clichées about Berlin Hipsters. Have a look at our event recommendations after the jump.

Frank by
on July 16th, 2012
in Art, Fashion, Movies, Music, Party, Theater

The Weekly Event Guide


What’s up in Berlin this week? The DMY, that’s what’s up! And along with the big design festival at Tempelhof Airport come a truckload of satellite events all over the city. We also have some nice exhibition openings this week as well as a very awesome Berghain party with the hottest acts in town. These and more events after the jump.

Frank by
on June 4th, 2012
in Art, Fashion, Movies, Music, Party

The Weekly Event Guide

photo: Fumi Nagasaka

This week is dominated by awesome live music by New Look, Hush Hush, Super700 and more. We also have some fashion sales and events and a new dance/theatre play by Dorkypark. These and more events after the jump.

Frank by
on May 13th, 2012
in Fashion, Music, Party

The Weekly Event Guide


This week we have a couple of interesting readings (in German though), concerts by Digitalism and Heatstick, some promissing urban art exhibitions and the birthday Blitz party. This and much more after the jump.

Frank by
on November 7th, 2011
in Art, Fashion, Movies, Music, Party, Theater

The Weekly Event Guide

Zola Jesus

While lately most of the events we had in our little Monday guide were art events, this week is pretty mixed with openings, fashion events, movies, parties, workshops, concerts and for the first time: a very special sports event… Learn more about it and all the other events after the jump.

Frank by
on September 27th, 2011
in Art, Fashion, Music, Party

The Weekly Event Guide

artwork by Hara Katsiki

Even though we are still in London I have still manages to select the finest events for this week, including some wonderful exhibitions, movie screenings, readings, album release parties and the Social Media Week. Take a look at our recommendations after the jump.

Frank by
on September 19th, 2011
in Art, Movies, Music, Party