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In store at Kiss The Inuit in Cologne


Cologne is developing a reputation as a hub of creativity and its local independent stores are one of the best examples of this. We met Katharina Partyka in her boutique Kiss the Inuit, one of the most interesting concept stores in the city, to discuss her individual approach to fashion and what she loves about Cologne

Hannah Lewis / © Katie Wilson-Ells
Hannah Lewis,

‘I am both the founder and owner of Kiss the Inuit. In our Cologne store, there is a team of five and all together, with the team in Bonn, our other branch, there are 10 people, myself included.

‘We are located in an area called Agnesviertel, near the central station. It is a small but lovely area with very nice and unique shops. It has certainly changed since we opened in 2011. In particular, there are more shops and galleries here than ever before.

‘We specialise in sustainable and organic fashion for both women and men. We want to show that organic fashion really is fashion! It can be just as stylish, and the conditions and the quality are so much better than you get with fast fashion.

‘Our store is a unique and friendly place. The interior was designed by the local artist Georg Wittwer and it’s very individual.

‘The New York Times listed our store as a hot spot in its article 36 Hours in Cologne, which is very exciting. We are proud that local VIPs like Charlotte Roche and other local artists come to shop here.

‘People in Cologne are very tolerant and open-minded. This way of living is just the best!’

Kiss the Inuit, Schillingstrasse 11, 50670 Cologne, +49 (0)221 2989 5486

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