A hub of creativity and innovation, Berlin is one of the coolest places to shop in Europe. This exciting and diverse city presents a wealth of retail opportunities, from big-name international design houses to independent boutiques. The latter often provide some of the best shopping in the capital, offering unique gift and souvenir ideas as well as tempting options for those wanting to invest in innovative design. Many of these local boutiques are specialist stores. They have a strong appeal to those wanting to fine-tune their retail experience, and the Mitte district in the heart of former East Berlin is one of the most interesting districts in which to discover them. Whether you are looking for the best denim, perfume or accessories, these are seven of the top specialist stores in Berlin.