The 0039 Italy womenswear label stands for everything that makes the Italian lifestyle so envied by the rest of the world: casual luxury and timeless style are the brand’s trademarks. Blouses are one of 0039 Italy’s specialties, from airy, cottony ones in casual prints to 100% silk ones that embody classic elegance. Expect a wide range of colors, prints, and flattering cuts. www.0039italy-shop.com. Schlüterstr. 51. T: 030 88708483. S Savignyplatz. C4
From evening gowns to everyday apparel to musthave accessories, BCBGMAXAZRIA makes it all with a fine eye for what makes a woman look and feel good. www.bcbg.com. Schlüterstr. 39. T: 030.88624770. S Savignyplatz, U Uhlandstraße. B4
Italian elegance for men. Specializes in highquality suits that are formal while also remaining comfortable, and also carries a sport casual collection. www.boggi.com. Kurfürstendamm 195196. T: 030.88921730. U Uhlandstraße, U Adenauerplatz. B4
This well-known British luxury fashion house carries classic clothing and fashion accessories. Its distinctive tartan pattern is famous worldwide, and the company is best known for its trench coat, deisgned by Thomas Burberry. www.burberry.com. Kurfürstendamm 183. T: 030.8854811. U Uhlandstraße. B/C4
French for “that’s all,” C’est Tout specializes in dresses. Their signature model is a simple, elegant, form-flattering frock made from soft fabrics such as silk and jersey. www.cesttout.de. Mulackstr. 26. T: 030.27595530. U Weinmeisterstraße. F2
Exquisite elegance for men and women defines this label, whose products are inspired by the Italian lifestyle and Mediterranean views. www.cinque.de. Rochstr. 1. T: 030.28099999. U Weinmeisterstraße.
She used to party with Bowie and Iggy Pop and transformed knitwear into high fashion. Skoda is one of the most famous Berlin designers and this beautiful new boutique houses her latest figurehugging ensembles. www.claudiaskoda.com. Mulackstr. 8 (check website for other locations). T: 030.40041884. U Weinmeisterstraße.
Evelin Brandt offers an urban, feminine look with a skilful mix of elegance, casualness and extravagance. The label’s distinctive designs highlight a woman’s individuality and personal charisma. Whether in beautiful jackets, flowing dresses, or accessories, customers will be strikingly well dressed. www.evelin-brandt.de. Friedrichstr. 153a. T: 030.2044444. S+U Friedrichstraße.
Relocating to a new space every few seasons, Darklands is a nomadic, multi-branded men’s fashion store. It stocks clothing by leaders in German avant-garde design with a strong preference for the darker end of the color spectrum. It’s hard to find, so check website for instructions. www.darklandsberlin.com. Heidestr. 46–52, Building 7. S Hauptbahnhof.
For more than 20 years, Dutch label G-Star RAW has been producing urban clothing inspired by military apparel made with raw denim. On the Ku’damm since 2013, the G-Star Raw flagship store responds to the label’s philosophy, combining their original designs and materials with friendly expert service. www.g-star.com. Kurfürstendamm 16. T: 030.88001973. U Uhlandstraße.
She gave the new generation of women the pantsuit - minimalist, timeless, but still feminine. Her brand is a symbol for exclusive simplicity. www.jilsander.com. Kurfürstendamm 185. T: 030.8867020. U Adenauerplatz.
Signature pieces fuse dynamic patchwork cuts and femininity, first realized in their classic Lamella bag. In the last few years, motivated by the success of their cocktail dresses, fashion designers Johanna Kühl and Alexandra Fischer-Röhler have also specialized in bridal wear. www.kaviargauche.com. Linienstr. 44. T: 030.28873562. U Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.
One of the few stores that stocks Berlin label collections by renowned designers such as C. Neoon and Anntian. Founded by fine art alumna Ettina Berrios-Negrón, Konk focuses on the interplay between fashion and art in her displays. www.konk-berlin.de. Kleine Hamburger Str. 15. T: 030.28097839. U Oranienburger Tor, U Weinmeisterstraße.
Former MTV editor-turned-designer Leyla Piedayesh combines casual design and evening wear made with natural fabrics such as cashmere, silk, and cotton. Her logo-obsessed scarves have become one of Berlin’s most recognized products. www.lalaberlin.com. Mulackstr. 7. T: 030.25762924. U Weinmeisterstraße.
A worldwide premium brand for women’s fashion with its own production facility in Germany. Marc Cain effortlessly combines aesthetics and innovation in design and materials, making a declaration of love to women. www.marc-cain.com. Friedrichstr. 61 (check website for other locations). T: 030.20077219. U Stadtmitte.
For nearly five decades, Marc O’Polo has stayed true to its philosophy of authenticity, creating casual, wearable lifestyle clothing with an upscale feel. From womenswear and menswear to children’s clothing and home accessories, a visit to a Marc O’Polo boutique has plenty in store. www.marc-o-polo.de. Kurfürstendamm 220 (check website for other locations). T: 030.88923901. U Kurfürstendamm, U Uhlandstraße.
This German womenswear label stands for feelgood design and top-quality materials that are not only comfortable, they let the wearer’s personality shine through. Muted, earthy tones combine with
Asian-inspired silhouettes to make OSKA pieces elegant yet easy to wear on an everyday basis. Look for their second shop location at Lindenstr. 50 in Potsdam. www.oska.de. Oranienburger Str. 84. T: 030 20089791. S Hackescher Markt.
First-class men’s fashion. All of the suits, jackets, shirts, and knitwear exude the finest quality of materials and craftsmanship. In addition to clothing, they also offer a made-to-measure service and accessories such as belts, shoes, and colognes. www.palzileri.com. Kurfürstendamm 175–176. T: 030.88910700. U Adenauerplatz. B4
Among the most successful luxury brands in the fashion world, Patrick Hellmann stands for timelessness, elegant designs, quality materials, and extravagant details. There are also clothes by Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, and Dolce & Gabbana. www.patrick-hellmann.com. Kurfürstendamm 190–192. T: 030.88487711. U Adenauerplatz, U Uhlandstraße.
What began in a simple tailor’s shop in Turkey in 1944 has since grown into a luxury clothing label sold around the globe. Sarar, available exclusively in Berlin at the Quartier 206 department store in Friedrichstrasse, creates both womens- and menswear that stays true to the impeccable tailoring and quality that launched the company, with collections that include pieces for everyday elegance as well as formal black-tie wear. www. sarar.com.tr/de. Friedrichstr. 71. T: 030.20455104. U Stadtmitte.
One of Germany’s most important fashion designers, Dorothee Shumacher creates collections “for women who expect a lot from life, and who live and love passionately,” she says. www.dorothee-schumacher.com. Friedrichstr. 71. T: 030.20946099. U Stadtmitte.
This emporium sells a variety of luxury fashion brands for both the ladies and the gents, including Falke, Barbour, Windsor and Pretty Ballerinas. www.shop.soer-online.de. Bleibtreustr. 33. T: 030.88628222. U Uhlandstraße.
This Swiss company creates fashion for men who are on their way up or, as they say, for young men with big plans. Concentrating on clarity, the Strellson philosophy is based on clear cuts and top quality for their suits and other urban wears, as well as transparent values and work attitudes. www.strellson.com. Münzstr. 8. T: 030.24724042. U Weinmeisterstraße.
F2 The global American chain with its multi-label concept is now in Berlin, presenting brands such as Vagabond, Vivienne Westwood, and Stussy. Going back to their grassroots, they offer a 10% discount to students. www.urbanoutfitters.de. Kurfürstendamm 19. T: 030.88924930. U Kurfürstendamm.
Fancy evening ahead? Try on these Christian Louboutin pumps in gold, available from concept store The Corner (p. 20).