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beauty with el­e­gance and qual­ity. Con­tem­po­rary and glam­orous, prac­ti­cal yet pro­fes­sional, Liu Jo’s col­lec­tion ranges from cloth­ing to shoes to beach­wear, in­clud­ing se­lec­tions for men and chil­dren. www.li­ujo.com. Mall of Ber­lin. T: 030.20624744. U Mohren­straße. E3

Marc Cain

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. See web­site for more lo­ca­tions. T: 030.20077219. U Stadt­mitte. E3

MaxMara

One of the old­est and most pres­ti­gious Ital­ian fash­ion houses, known for its qual­ity crafts­man­ship and ready-to-wear cloth­ing. See web­site for more lo­ca­tions. www.maxmara.com. Kur­fürs­ten­damm 178. T: 030.8852545. U Ade­nauer­platz. B4

Michael Kors

The New York- based de­signer Michael Kors is known for his ready-to-wear fash­ion and lux­ury ac­ces­sories – bags, watches, jew­elry, shoes, and other award-win­ning de­signs. www.michaelkors. com. Kur­fürs­ten­damm 219. T: 030.81825760. U Uh­land­straße. C4; Rosen­thaler Str. 37. T: 030.24088690. U Wein­meis­ter­straße. F2

Pa­trick Hell­mann

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. B4

Pen­ny­black

The pop­u­lar Ital­ian brand dresses a woman for ev­ery hour of the day. The "black" la­bel is for so­phis­ti­ca­tion, the "grey" la­bel for a more ca­sual style, and the "pink" for ro­man­tic, spe­cial mo­ments. www.pen­ny­black.com. Mall of Ber­lin. T: 030.20644346. U Mohren­straße. E4

Spor­talm Kitzbühel

Sport meets fash­ion in a con­glom­er­a­tion of el­e­gance and cool­ness. This Aus­trian brand spe­cial­izes in clothes that en­hance the sporty char­ac­ter of fem­i­nine el­e­gance. www.spor­talm.at. Mall of Ber­lin. T: 030.30329261. U Mohren­straße. E3

Strell­son

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

UNIQLO

Orig­i­nally a chain of road­side stores in sub­ur­ban Ja­pan, this brand quickly be­came an Asian sen­sa­tion and has now ex­panded to trendy ur­ban hubs around the globe. Their Ber­lin flag­ship store has three floors of qual­ity ba­sics and fash­ion for women, men, and chil­dren. www.uniqlo.com. Tauentzien­str. 7. T: 030 29028260. U Wit­ten­berg­platz. C4

Worm­land

This men’s bou­tique car­ries the best Ger­man and in­ter­na­tional brands, cater­ing to a de­mand­ing man and of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety of styles, from classy to ca­sual, from busi­ness to sporty. Brands in­clude Calvin Klein, Black Kaviar, Lee Jeans, and Hugo Boss. www.worm­land.de. Mall of Ber­lin. Di­rect en­trance from Voßs­traße. T: 030.229088200. U Mohren­straße. E3

Fass­ben­der & Rausch

This is Ber­lin’s undis­puted tem­ple of cho­co­late. As if the long­est cho­co­late counter in the world weren’t enough, the shop also fea­tures eye­pop­ping dis­plays of cho­co­late mas­ter­pieces, like a model of the Re­ich­stag made from 300kg (661lb) of dark cho­co­late. www.fass­ben­der-rausch.de. Char­lot­ten­str. 60. T: 20458443. U Stadt­mitte. E3

Marheineke Mark­thalle

One of the key mar­ket halls over 100 years ago con­tin­ues to be a culi­nary high­light to­day. Meats, cheese, deli items, baked goods, fruit and veg­eta­bles, juices, and flow­ers – ev­ery­thing is of ex­quis­ite qual­ity and much of it pro­duced or­gan­i­cally and re­gion­ally. Round­ing off the of­fer­ings are crafts, art ex­hi­bi­tions, and guided culi­nary tours that in­clude a history of the city's mar­ket halls and sam­ples from ven­dors. www.meine-mark­thalle.de. Marheineke­platz 15. T: 030 61286146. U Gneise­naus­traße. E5

Mark­thalle Neun

Built in 1891 and one of only three his­toric mar­ket halls re­main­ing in Ber­lin, Mark­thalle Neun has un­der­gone a re­vival in re­cent years,

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