CON­CEPT STORES

Where Berlin - - SHOPPING -

Steiff Ga­lerie in Ber­lin

Founded in 1880 by Mar­garete Steiff, this stuffed-an­i­mal com­pany has de­vel­oped into an in­ter­na­tional brand of qual­ity cud­dles. The bear Steiff cre­ated for U.S. pres­i­dent Theodore “Teddy” Roo­sevelt in 1902 is the ori­gin of the term "teddy bear." www.steiff.de. Kur­fürs­ten­damm 38– 39. T: 030.88625006. U Uh­land­straße. B4

Depart­mentstore Quartier 206

This multi- brand store in­side the Quartier 206 lux­ury mall car­ries se­lect men’s and women’s fash­ion, beauty prod­ucts, books, art, and flow­ers. www.dsq206.com. Friedrich­str. 71. T: 030.20946500. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Her­rlich

Ger­many’s first con­cept store for men’s gifts of­fers unique trin­kets that beat socks any way, from an old-fash­ioned brush-and- blade shav­ing set to a minia­ture espresso ma­chine for en route. www.her­rlich- ber­lin.de. Bergmannstr. 2. T: 030.7845395. U Gneise­naus­traße. E5

Ga­leries Lafayette

The Ber­lin branch of the ex­clu­sive Parisian depart­ment store is de­vel­oped around an ex­tra­or­di­nary glass cone. The three cir­cu­lar floors rise up around this cen­ter­piece, packed with per­fumes, cloth­ing, and ac­ces­sories. The food counter of­fers a wide range of French spe­cial­ties and there’s a cor­ner selling teas from the famed French tea house Mariage Frères. www.ga­leries­lafayette.de. Friedrich­str. 76–78. T: 030.209480. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

KaDeWe

The big­gest and old­est depart­ment store in Ger­many sells only prod­ucts of the high­est qual­ity. If you're short on time, the leg­endary gourmet food hall on the 6th floor is not to be missed. www.kadewe.de. Tauentzien­str. 21–24. T: 030.21210. U Wit­ten­berg­platz. C4 plethora of restau­rants and shop­ping at­trac­tions. www.bikiniber­lin.de. Bu­dapester Str. 42-50. T: 030.55496425. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

De­signer Out­let Ber­lin

Your favourite de­signer brands with dis­counts up to 70 per­cent, at just 30 min­utes from the city cen­ter. Also fea­tures cafes and restau­rants, a chil­dren’s play area, free park­ing and more that 100 in­ter­na­tional brands. Shut­tle bus from cen­ter on Fri&Sat. Bring a copy of Where Ber­lin to the of­fice and get a fur­ther 10% off. Mon–Thu 10am–7pm, to 8pm Fri and Sat.www.de­signer­out­let­ber­lin.com. Al­ter Span­dauer Weg 1. T: 033234.9040. Take the re­gional train and get off at El­stal. Off Map

Europa Cen­ter

This shop­ping mall on the Ku’damm of­fers a range of goods from over 70 shops. Check out the in­ge­nious wa­ter clock de­signed by Bernard Git­ton in 1982. www.europa- cen­ter- ber­lin.de. Tauentzien­str. 9–12. T: 030.26497940. U Kur­fürs­ten­damm, U Wit­ten­berg­platz. C4

Mall of Ber­lin

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. U Mohren­straße. 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- platz-

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