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Duss­man – Das Kul­turkaufhaus

Ger­many’s big­gest se­lec­tion of English-lan­guage fic­tion, non-fic­tion, kids’ books, and au­dio books. With over two lev­els of wall-to-wall books, DVDs, and CDs, all gen­res are cov­ered. Open un­til mid­night Mon-Sat. www.kul­turkaufhaus.de. Friedrich­str. 90. T: 030.20251111. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

Record­store Ber­lin

This is a great store for record col­lec­tors. There is an abun­dance of pop­u­lar mu­sic and for­got­ten trea­sures rang­ing from the 1960s to to­day, and staff seem to be able to order just about any­thing you are look­ing for. Brun­nen­str. 186. T: 030.28444680. U Rosen­thaler Platz. E2

Shake­speare and Sons

Af­ter spend­ing 10 years sell­ing English and French books in the Czech Repub­lic, this cute lit­tle store has ex­panded to Ber­lin. www.shakes­books.de. Warschauer Str. 74. T: 030.40003685. S+U Warschauer Straße. G3

Hard­core shoppers love this mall for its sheer size, with over 180 stores spread over five lev­els. High­street re­tail­ers are well rep­re­sented, and there’s a large food court when hunger over­whelms your de­sire to shop. www.alex­a­c­en­tre.com. Gruner­str. 20. T: 030.269340121. S+U Alexan­der­platz. F3

BIKINI BER­LIN

Opened in April 2014, Bikini Ber­lin is an ex­tra­or­di­nary ur­ban mar­ket square com­bin­ing liv­ing with pub­lic spa­ces and com­mer­cial en­deav­ors. The cen­tral el­e­ment is a strik­ing rooftop the size of a foot­ball field, with sen­sa­tional views of Tier­garten and ac­cess to a plethora of restau­rants and shop­ping attractions. www.bikiniber­lin.de. Bu­dapester Str. 42-50. T: 030.55496425. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

Boule­vard Ber­lin

One of the big­gest shop­ping cen­ters in Ber­lin, with over 120 shops across 76,000 square me­ters. It is sit­u­ated on Schlossstrasse in Steglitz, the sec­ond most pop­u­lar shop­ping street in Ber­lin. www.boule­vard­ber­lin.de. Schloßstr. 10. T: 030.797423440. U Schloßs­traße, S Feuer­bach­straße. Off Map

Europa Cen­ter

This shop­ping mall on the Ku’damm of­fers a range of goods from over 70 shops. For some cul­ture in­stead, visit their per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion about the Ber­lin Wall or check out the in­ge­nious wa­ter clock de­signed by Bernard Git­ton in 1982. www.eu­ropacen­ter-ber­lin.de. Tauentzien­str. 9–12. T: 030.26497940. U Kur­fürs­ten­damm, U Wit­ten­berg­platz. C4

Mall of Ber­lin (Com­ing soon)

270 shops, 270 apart­ments, gyms, and pedes­trian ar­eas de­fine the new Mall of Ber­lin on Leipziger Platz, a world of shop­ping op­por­tu­ni­ties a stone’s throw from the city’s main tourist attractions. www. mallof­ber­lin.de. Leipziger Platz 12. S+U Pots­damer Platz E3

Pots­damer Platz Arkaden

This large shop­ping cen­ter of­fers more than 120 shops over three floors, stock­ing ev­ery­thing from clothes and ac­ces­sories to elec­tron­ics and gro­ceries. Its restau­rants and bars also make it a very pop­u­lar meet­ing spot. www.pots­damer-platzarkaden.de. Alte Pots­damer Str. 7. T: 030.2559270. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

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