Shopping is not St Pauli's strong suit, although you'll find a few places to spend your money, especially beyond Reeperbahn.

In the areas of Schanzenviertel and Karolinenviertel, Hamburg’s countercultural scene has retro and vintage clothing and music shops, particularly along Marktstrasse, where you’ll find everything from '70s sportswear to Bollywood fashions. Bartelsstrasse is another good bet for unusual wares.