A MALL WITH A ZOO VIEW
Even if you did fit enough sweaters into your suitcase, there’s something about the cold that makes you want to buy more. Whether you need a new winter hat or want to outfit yourself like the effortlessly chic creative types you’ll see throughout the city, the brand-new Bikini Berlin Mall (Budapester Str. 38-50, www.bikiniberlin.de) will have what you didn’t even know you were looking for. As the world’s first “concept mall,” the Bikini Berlin complex includes offices, a cinema, a large window overlooking the baboon enclosure in the zoo, and, obviously, retail outlets. The highlight is a series of modular boxes where up-and-coming and international designers can introduce their looks to Berlin. When you’re all shopped out, escape to the rooftop terrace for an ice-skating break and a hot chocolate.