The Berlin fashion scene has an avant-garde reputation and the city boasts many independent boutiques which cater to its love of cutting-edge brands. Take inspiration from Berliners’ individual style and head to Voo Store. Located just off Kreuzberg’s Oranienstrasse, Voo Store is a great place to pick up unique, original gifts. Stocking brands such as Opening Ceremony, Cheap Monday and Dr Martens, it’s the ideal destination to stock up on presents for those who love upscale streetwear and lesser-known brands.
Voo Store, Oranienstrasse 24, 10999 Berlin, +49 (0)30 6165 1119
Luxury French department store chain Galeries Lafayette offers a truly impressive inventory of clothing and accessories. Browse collections from Berlin’s hottest design talent as well as premium international brands. The beauty department is an essential port of call for those looking for the best beauty gifts this Christmas – it stocks fragrances from specialists as well as global designer names.
Galeries Lafayette, Friedrichstrasse 76-78, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 209480
For those looking to treat a loved one to some classic German design, we recommend Montblanc. Renowned for generations for its sophisticated writing instruments and timepieces, it is synonymous with style and sophistication and is the ultimate place to invest in top-quality pieces this Christmas.
Montblanc, Friedrichstrasse 80, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2038 8350
Jewellery is always an incredibly popular gift for Christmas and Berlin has a number of exciting jewellery stores. We recommend heading to Thomas Sabo for a selection of beautiful charms and pendants, perfect for stocking fillers or to mark a special occasion. Thomas Sabo’s lines are inspired by fashion and pop culture and the brand is a popular choice with those looking for on-trend jewellery.
Thomas Sabo, Friedrichstrasse 180-184, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2045 4515
For home and interior lovers, a visit to one-stop-shop Stilwerk is a real must. With 54 brands represented across the department store, Stilwerk offers customers one of the very best selections of diverse and exciting homewares. Shop for everything from home furnishings, including lighting and cool seating, to stunning Christmas decorations and gifts.
Stilwerk, Kantstrasse 17, 10623 Berlin, +49 (0)30 315150