Kurfürstendamm has been likened to Paris's Champs-Élysées for its cafés and couture. Founded over 300 years ago by Augustus the Strong himself, this was Europe’s first porcelain manufacturer. Visit their Berlin stores for their range of tableware, jewelry, artwork, and figurines, all identified by the signature crossed swords. www.meissen.com. Unter den Linden 39b. T: 030.22679028. U Französische Straße. E3; Kurfürstendamm 21. T: 030.88625085. U Kurfürstendamm. B3
The French brand produces fun and colorful household products, jewelry, accessories and office trinkets – many with zoomorphic themes –
This jewelry shop has its own manufactory and also carries luxurious brands like Bulgari, Utopia, Noor, and Meissen, as well as proprietary designs manufactured with gold and precious stones. www.leicht-jewellery.com. Unter den Linden 77. T: 030.2290212. S+U Friedrichstraße. E3
It is said that no wardrobe should be without a pair of Budapester shoes. The high- quality shoes with their unique features, such as the low heel, wingtips, and Lyra perforations, are an absolute classic. Many other high- end brands available. www.budapester.eu. Kurfürstendamm 43. T: 030.88624206. U Uhlandstraße. B4
One of the most famous shoe brands in Europe carries pumps, a variety of boots, evening shoes, and handbags. The Berlin stores also offer the latest trends in men’s shoes. www.buffalo- shop.de. Kantstr. 31. See website for locations.