DEPARTMENT STORES & MALLS
Hardcore shoppers love this mall for its sheer size, with over 180 stores spread over five levels. Highstreet retailers are well represented, and a large food court obliges when hunger overwhelms your desire to shop. www.alexacentre.com. Grunerstr. 20. T: 030.269340121. S+U Alexanderplatz. F3
Opened in April 2014, BIKINI BERLIN is an extraordinary urban market square that exemplifies the idea of mixed- use space. Amid the mixture of public and commercial endeavors, the striking rooftop the size of a football field offers sensational views of Tiergarten and access to a 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 favorite 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 to the office and get a further 10% off. Mon–Thu 10am–7pm, Fri and Sat to 8pm. www.designeroutletberlin.com. Alter Spandauer Weg 1. T: 033234.9040. Take the regional train to Elstal. Off Map
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. Ever since 1904, when Albert Krigler launched his line of artisanal perfumes, the Krigler brand has been synonymous with unique luxury fragrances made with the finest ingredients sourced around the world. In 1905, Krigler's original shop on Unter den Linden witnessed the flourishing of Berlin's legendary music and cabaret scene, and in 1909 his scents went abroad when he opened a new boutique in the south of France, where he became the perfumer of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Picasso. Over the years, his fragrances have been appreciated by celebrities such as John F. Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Coco Chanel. After more than a century, Ben Krigler, Albert's fifth- generation descendant, brought the Krigler storied legacy back to Berlin with a perfume boutique right on Unter den Linden, where it all began. Krigler, Hotel Adlon. Unter den Linden 77. T: 030 80494144. www.krigler.eu.