Cologne is a vibrant and creative city with a diverse shopping scene that includes big-name, high-end brands and the best of the high street, along with everything in between. We’ve picked five of the coolest concept stores in the city to help you find something a little bit different.
Far from your average fashion boutique, Atelier has one of the most interesting selections of merchandise in the city. Offering clothing, shoes, accessories, fragrance, body care and even magazines, the multi-brand concept store focuses on quality and longevity.
Atelier, Apostelnstrasse 24, 50667 Cologne, +49 (0)221 1692 0043
The vision at Heimat is to offer a collection of amazing pieces, relevant to the current evolution of fashion, with a focus on the silhouette. Co-founder Andreas Hoyer describes the Heimat customer as a person with the self-confidence to express themselves and who likes to dress as though every day is an occasion.
Heimat, Mauritiuswall 76-78, 50676 Cologne, +49 (0)221 946 1172
Simon und Renoldi
Located in an early 20th-century building in the heart of the trendy Belgian Quarter, Simon und Renoldi is a concept store based around the ideas of personality and individuality. Owners Olivia Zirkel and Leonie Stockmann want their store to reflect this in every way possible. Their wish is for customers to feel at home, which is why you can always find the duo in the boutique, on hand to offer expert advice.
Simon und Renoldi, Maastrichter Strasse 17, 50672 Cologne, +49 (0)221 9458 7031
Run by stylist Lena Terlutter and her partner Leonardo Dobroski, Boutique Belgique is a charming concept store located in the Belgian Quarter. The store offers women’s fashion items and accessories along with interior design and lifestyle products, with items ranging from modestly priced trinkets to the latest catwalk apparel.
Boutique Belgique, Brabanter Strasse 29, 50672 Cologne, +49 (0)221 7894 8569
Furnished with 1930s-style wallpaper, antique dressers and divans, creating the feel of a personal boudoir, Liebling is quite a find. It carries an eclectic mix of original designs from the 1930s onwards as well as new, vintage-inspired pieces including items from Lena Hoschek, Moschino Cheap & Chic and Mädchentraum.
Liebling, Limburger Strasse 2B, 50672 Cologne, +49 (0)221 7896 3058