One of the last remaining market halls from the late 19th century, Markthalle Neun was saved from the clutches of commercial chains and resurrected once again into a bustling food-lovers' destination. Friday and Saturday see the weekly farmers' market offering primarily regional specialties, including fish and meat smokeries and an on-site craft brewery. At Street Food Thursday, go beyond to sample the cosmopolitan cuisines that have become city mainstays, such as American barbecue and warm Taiwanese warm buns stuffed with your choice of meat. The third Sunday of the month hosts the widely popular breakfast market that lets you taste what it's like to wake up around the globe, with dishes such as eggs Benedict and Vietnamese porridge. (Come early, before the line wraps around the block.) Once your belly is filled, shop around the stalls selling everything from cookbooks to porcelain teacups.
Eisenbahnstr. 42– 43. T: 030 61073473. www.markthalleneun.de
Modern fashion for the 21st- century man. The Berlin- based label uses only the highest- quality materials and ensures all work is done under fair working conditions. www.benweide.com. Mulackstr. 1. T: 030 40054048. U Weinmeisterstraße. F2
Bimba y Lola
Founded by two sisters, the Spanish label specializes in fashion and accessories – all designed by a team in their 20s – that combine modern flair with Spanish playfulness. www.bimbaylola.com. Weinmeisterstr. 9b. T: 030.28096770. U Weinmeisterstraße. F2; Mall of Berlin. T: 030.20644265. U Mohrenstraße. E3
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 195-196. T: 030.88921730. U Uhlandstraße. B4
The German luxury fashion brand is synonymous with elegance and caters to men, women and kids. www.hugoboss.com. BOSS: Kurfürstendamm 25. T: 030.88624614. U Kurfürstendamm. C4; BOSS: Friedrichstr. 165. T: 030.20613890. U Französische Straße. E3; HUGO: Rosenthaler Str. 49. T: 030.28884550. U Weinmeisterstraße. F2; BOSS: Mall of Berlin. U Mohrenstraße. E3