SHOP Articles

 

Let Them Eat Cake & Oh Mini I Am

Halway along Weserstrasse, in the middle of what has rapidly become Neukölln's must-see strip, the shop at number 164 has been quietly blooming. Today, t...

Shakespeare & Sons Friedrichshain

Berliners are spoilt for choice when it comes to English-language bookstores. From institutions like Kreuzberg's Another Country and Saint George's i...

Pro qm

Since 1999, Mitte bookstore Pro qm has been a haven for serious Berlin booklovers. With light from Almstadstraße flooding the room through the front windows,...

Apfelgalerie

How come Berliners always look so glum? Is it the interminable winters, the high unemployment – OR perhaps Berliners' joie de vivre has simply been worn ...

Voo Store

Hidden down a driveway from Oranienstraße’s hub of shwarma vendors and Indian tiki bars, VOO Store’s neon green sign has acted as a guiding light for Berlin’...

Silo Store

Meeting at a Berlin dinner party, three Spaniards – Cristina Schuttmann, Julieta Benito and Elena Nieto – got talking about a business idea inspired by memor...

Down By Retro / Bass Cadet Records

Championing good taste with effortless ease is something the French have a reputation for. I know they worked hard for it but I hope they know how lucky they...

Firmament

Streetwear is serious business. If you want to play the game you've got to put in the hard yards, waiting up all night in the cold to get the latest pair...

Motto

Like any self-respecting purveyor of books Motto Berlin is home to a store cat, sees every flat surface littered with books, and has staff so enthralled by t...

Static Shock Records

I've spent more hours at Static Shock than I have bought records from the man behind the counter. I feel bad about this because that man, Christian Iflan...

Rag and Bone Man

In 1851, British journalist Henry Mayhew reported that a rag-and-bone man was easily identified by the greasy bag slung over his back and spiked or hooked st...