Must-see shopping in Germany

  • Crazy Jeans

    St Pauli & Reeperbahn

    Black is everything here, with leather studs and all manner of pirate motifs filling this St Pauli classic. A few brand names turn up from time to time,…

  • Flohmarkt Riem


    Play urban archaeologist and sift through heaps of junk to unearth the odd treasure at Bavaria's largest flea market. It's located outside the city centre…

  • Ars Japonica

    St Pauli & Reeperbahn

    Exquisite Japanese works of miniature and other art, as well as some homewares in the same vein; pieces adorned with Japanese calligraphy are a recurring…

  • Kreuzboerg Flowmarkt


    This small and relaxed flea market sets up in the leafy Prinzessinnengärten urban garden project and is a good place to source preloved clothing, music,…

  • Loden-Frey


    The famous cloth producer stocks a wide range of Bavarian wear and other top-end clothes. The Lederhosen and Dirndl outfits are a cut above the discount…

  • Frankfurter Fass

    Frankfurt am Main

    Pick up Apfelwein, as well as apple brandy, regional wines, vinegars, oils, spirits, salts, mustard and other local delicacies like Frankfurt bonbons…

  • Jana Nitsch


    Close to the eastern end of Glockenglesserstrasse is where you'll find all sorts of interesting little artist workshops and boutiques. This local…

  • Weinkauf St Georg


    This small but knowledgeable wine shop specialises in wines from Germany, France, Italy and Spain, although you might find the occasional bottle from…

  • 7 Himmel


    Couture cool-hunters will be in seventh heaven (a translation of the boutique's name) when browsing the assortment of fashions and accessories by indie…

  • Herrlich


    This convivial store stocks retro alarm clocks to futuristic espresso machines – there's even a walking stick with a hidden whisky flask – it’s all here…

  • Marc Cain Factory Outlet


    This German fashion label makes stylish clothing, shoes and accessories for grown-up women, sold at least at a 40% discount in its nicely designed factory…

  • Tobias Strauch Weinkontor


    Well-known Hamburg culinary celebrity Tobias Strauch knows what he's talking about when it comes to wine. His carefully chosen selection of mostly…

  • UVR Connected


    This local label designs urban fashions for people with a penchant for classic designs and subdued colours. All clothing is designed in Berlin and…

  • Alexa

    Museumsinsel & Alexanderplatz

    Power shoppers love this XXL mall, which cuts a rose-hued presence near Alexanderplatz and features the predictable range of high-street retailers. Good…

  • Kleidoskop

    Frankfurt am Main

    Women's clothes, shoes, handbags and belts by Frankfurt's young, up-and-coming designers are stocked at this stark, stylish boutique, along with a handful…

  • Hanse CD Im Hanse Viertel


    Not for music streamers: this exquisite little shop huddled amid some very posh brethren sells predominantly classical and jazz CDs and DVDs with rare and…

  • Wohnen und Spielen

    Frankfurt am Main

    A Frankfurt institution, this toy shop has been delighting kids for decades with handcrafted dolls, pull-along wooden toys, teddy bears and jigsaws as…

  • Krupka


    Stylish shoe heaven: rare brands of women's shoes plus Krupka's own designs are sold in this leather-scented shop. It's one of many alluring boutiques in…

  • L’Épicerie


    In a courtyard off Hauptstrasse, L’Épicerie is filled with luscious pralines, spices, oils and preserves, and accoutrements such as pepper mills, mortars…

  • Königsbau Passagen


    Overlooking Schlossplatz is the classical, colonnaded Königsbau, reborn as an upmarket shopping mall, the Königsbau Passagen.

  • Mayersche Buchhandlung


    Huge bookstore with a cafe, a good range of English-language books and an entire floor dedicated to children's books and toys, complete with carousel and…

  • Flohschanze

    St Pauli & Reeperbahn

    Hamburg's best flea market is nirvana for thrifty trinket hunters and vintage junkies, with hundreds of vendors holding forth outdoors in the hip…

  • Öz-Gida Supermarkt


    A culinary highlight on ho-hum Hauptstrasse is this huge Turkish supermarket known citywide for its olive selection, quality halal meats and fresh baked…

  • Schuster


    Get tooled up for the Alps at this sports megastore boasting seven shiny floors of equipment, including cycling, skiing, travel and camping paraphernalia.

  • Nowkoelln Flowmarkt


    This flea market sets up twice-monthly along the scenic Landwehrkanal and delivers secondhand bargains galore along with handmade threads and jewellery.

  • Kaufhaus Hamburg


    Fun Hamburg-themed souvenirs make shopping for a gift back home rather enjoyable. There's everything from stationery and homewares to games and food.

  • Words’ Worth Books


    You'll find tonnes of English-language books, from secondhand novels to the latest bestsellers, at this excellent and long-established bookstore.

  • Altmarkt Galerie


    Hiding behind historical facades, this is a vast modern shopping mall in the heart of Dresden, where you can but just about anything you need.

  • Gold Schmiede Krack

    German Wine Route

    Family-run for five generations, this goldsmith handcrafts beautiful rings, earrings, bracelets, brooches, necklaces and cufflinks on site.

  • Acne Studios


    The opening of the flagship store of Sweden’s cutting-edge fashion brand adds a further dose of hipness to gentrifying Potsdamer Strasse.

  • Hachez

    Bremen City

    A local purveyor of gourmet chocolates and specialities such as Kluten (peppermint sticks covered in dark chocolate).

  • Wochenmarkt

    Swabian Alps Region

    Am Markt springs to life with a farmers' market every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

  • Shokoladerie de Prie

    Coastal Mecklenburg – Western Pomerania

    Beneath the arches behind the Rathaus facade, this divine shop sells chocolates from across the coastal region.

  • Schau-Confiserie Heinzelmann

    The Black Forest

    You can watch chocolate being made and scoff delectable beer-filled pralines at Schau-Confiserie Heinzelmann.

  • Feinkost Böhm


    Böhm is a foodie one-stop shop with regional wine, beer, chocolate and preserves, and an appetising deli.

  • Poertgen Herder


    Fine selection of English books, as befits a university town.

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