CON­CEPT STORES

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Tauentzien­str. 9–12. T: 030.26497940. U Kur­fürs­ten­damm, U Wit­ten­berg­platz. C4

Ga­le­ria Kaufhof

The for­mer East Ger­man de­part­ment store, ren­o­vated in 2006, show­cases more than 600 ex­clu­sive brands and an exquisite gourmet sec­tion cov­er­ing 35,000sq.m (377,000sq.ft) of space. www.ga­le­ria- kaufhof.de. Alexan­der­platz 9. T: 030.247430. S+U Alexan­der­platz. F3

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

Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) Mall of Ber­lin

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, both in­side and in sur­round­ing streets, also make it a very pop­u­lar meet­ing spot. www.pots­damer- platzarkaden.de. Alte Pots­damer Str. 7. T: 030.2559270. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3 The quiet Suarezs­traße in Char­lot­ten­burg is the place to go for an­tiques. 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 sixth floor is not to be missed. www.kadewe.de. Tauentzien­str. 21–24. T: 030.21210. U Wit­ten­berg­platz. C4 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

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 day, 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

Man­u­fac­tum

Their cat­a­logue en­joys an al­most cult-like sta­tus for its Ger­man lan­guage prow­ess, but ADVER TORI A L ADVER TORI A L

De­part­mentstore Quartier 206

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