DE­PART­MENT STORES & MALLS

Where Berlin - - SHOPPING -

Alexa

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

BIKINI BER­LIN

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

Europa Cen­ter

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. 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)

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

Mall of Ber­lin

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 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- platz-arkaden.de. Alte Pots­damer Str. 7. T: 030.2559270. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Bar­bour & Bar­bour Her­itage Store

Show­cas­ing its col­lec­tion for women, men, and chil­dren, this Bri­tish la­bel has a trendy, rugged look. Cus­tomers can also en­joy a shop­ping break with tea and cof­fee on cozy Ch­ester­field so­fas up­stairs. www.bar­bour.com. Kur­fürs­ten­damm 26a.T: 030.88001773. U Uh­land­straße, U Kur­fürs­ten­damm. C4 Alte Schön­hauser Str. 39. 030.23456828. U Wein­meis­ter Straße. F2 With a fam­ily story that is now in its sixth gen­er­a­tion, Yves Delorme car­ries a com­plete col­lec­tion of high- qual­ity bed, bath, and kitchen tex­tiles. Their de­signs are im­bued with qual­ity and at­ten­tion to de­tail, such as an in­tri­cate ar­range­ment of win­try gar­den mo­tifs, the sub­tle tex­ture of a bou­quet of roses, hand-painted geo­met­ric forms evok­ing a mas­cu­line wardrobe, or the milky white, lux­u­ri­ous plumage of their sig­na­ture swan. Nightwear, dec­o­ra­tive ac­ces­sories, and home fra­grances with the lat­est de­signs round out the of­fer­ing. Kur­fürs­ten­damm 51. T: 030 88724777. www.yves­de­lormeparis.com

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