Berlin is a great place to shop, and we’re definitely not talking malls and chains. The city’s appetite for the individual manifests in small neighbourhood boutiques and buzzing markets that are a pleasure to explore. Shopping here is as much about visual stimulus as it is about actually spending your cash, no matter whether you're frugal or a power-shopper. Venture off the high street and into the Kieze (neighbourhoods), where you’ll discover a cosmopolitan cocktail of indie boutiques stirred by the city’s zest for life, envelope-pushing energy and entrepreneurial spirit. Each Kiez comes with its own flair, identity and mix of stores calibrated to the needs, tastes and bank accounts of local residents.