Those in the know have long been aware that Hamburg is not only one of Germany’s biggest cities but also one of its coolest. From speciality coffee shops to quirky concept stores, Hamburg has everything the trend-conscious traveller could need. Its well-deserved reputation as a cool, cosmopolitan destination means that Hamburg is constantly growing and its shopping scene gets bigger and better with every passing month. We’ve rounded up four of our favourite recent openings in the city.
Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply has opened in a historic building in Hamburg. This is its second store in Germany and its biggest in Europe. It features a wide selection of women’s and men’s clothing, accessories and premium denim. The brand’s unique approach to denim is evident throughout the store, mixing American heritage with bohemian and nautical styles. The result is a buzzing, youthful atmosphere, with denim rugs, vintage reclaimed furniture and wooden floors.
Denim & Supply, Mönckebergstrasse 7, 20095 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 3808 0660
Partners in time
July saw the launch of an exclusive Patek Philippe boutique in Hamburg. Opened in connection with fine jewellery and watch specialist Wempe, one of Germany’s most prestigious brands, the store represents the joint knowledge and experience of two world leaders in the field of fine timepieces. The two brands have worked closely since 1927, and in 2003 Swiss brand Patek Philippe even created a special watch to celebrate Wempe’s 125th anniversary. The showroom covers 100 square metres and displays a wide selection of Patek Philippe’s exemplary watches. As is always the case with Wempe, the members of staff are true watch experts and enthusiasts who are only too happy to help visitors find the perfect timepiece.
Patek Philippe, Neuer Wall 5, 20354 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 6360 76919
G-Star Raw’s flagship store, which opened in spring 2015 in the heart of Hamburg, offers three floors of innovative and diverse denim looks and fits. The shop extends over 400 square metres and presents the largest collection of G-Star Raw in north Germany. Founded in 1989, the Dutch fashion company has truly made a name for itself in the realm of casualwear. Its new store includes a denim wall that presents a wide range of styles: from skinny to tight, raw to distressed, dark or light, trend-led or classic. The Hamburg flagship provides a clean, streamlined experience, with knowledgeable brand ambassadors on hand to help find your perfect fit.
G-Star Raw, Bergstrasse 17, 20095 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 5330 2790
Presenting a wealth of botanical hair and skincare products, Hamburg’s first Aesop store opened in early 2015. It is set in a protected historic building in the stylish neighbourhood of ABC-Viertel and its interior design features natural materials such as untreated European oak shelves and blue stone flooring, resulting in a boutique as understated and stylish as one would expect from the Australian brand. Covering 112 square metres, the shop also contains the first Aesop facial treatment room in Europe. In this purpose-built space, clients can choose from six treatments given by in-house therapists. A perfect way to rejuvenate and nourish the skin, the facials last from 60 to 90 minutes.
Aesop, Poststrasse 22, 20354 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 3499 3636