Alsterhaus has been an important fixture in Hamburg’s shopping scene for more than a century. The impressive department store is a must-visit for those looking to shop for leading international designer labels under one – very plush – roof. Recently renovated, the store is now even more impressive, with a new luxury hall designed in neoclassical style with maritime influences. Discerning visitors can browse through a who’s who of designer labels, from Bucherer to Saint Laurent and Balenciaga, as well as German labels such as Montblanc. Beauty lovers should also pay a visit to the store as the new beauty department offers plenty of exciting launches from labels and niche brands including Frederic Malle and Kilian. Be sure to book in for one of the beauty services, which range from brow shaping to blow dries.
Alsterhaus, Jungfernstieg 16-20, 20354 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 359010
Nivea is one of the most recognised skincare brands in the world, with over 100 years of expertise, but many people may not know that Nivea actually started out from a laboratory in Hamburg. Jungfernstieg is home to the world’s first Nivea Haus store, a huge flagship that offers all of the brand’s skincare and bodycare lines alongside massages and spa experiences. Its moisturiser, in the classic blue tin with white font, is one of the most popular hydrating cremes in the world and would make a lovely souvenir from Hamburg.
Nivea, Jungfernstieg 51, 20345 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 8222 4740
The Apropos multi-brand concept store on Hamburg’s Jungfernstieg is surely one of the most chic places to shop in the city. Designed by Paris-based architect Rodolphe Parente, its blend of textures and soft hues makes it a must-visit for fans of interior design as well as fashion lovers. The sleek setting is the perfect place to shop a prestigious fashion edit, with brands including Off-White, Saint Laurent, Gucci and Lanvin. With the menswear store adjacent to the womenswear store, this is the perfect place for couples to shop some of the most exclusive brands in the city.
Apropos, Neuer Jungfernstieg 16, 20354 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 2800 87750
For more than 135 years, Wempe has stood for the utmost expertise in the art of timepieces and jewellery. Housing some of the world’s foremost watch manufacturers, Wempe is the place to go for those looking for the finest watches and striking jewellery. Its Jungfernstieg store is spread across two floors and experienced watchmakers, gemologists, and goldsmiths are on hand to talk through your requirements. With renowned watch brands from Switzerland and Germany, this is a truly special place that combines beauty and craftsmanship.
Wempe, Jungfernstieg 8, 20354 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 3344 8824
Founded in 1983, Swiss brand Swatch is famous for creating fashion-forward watch styles with a sportswear edge. Creating vibrant new series and special wristwatches every season, Swatch has a high brand profile in the field of extreme sports as well as among those looking for affordable, playful watch designs. Head in store to discover the latest collections, with recent additions including the Mediterranean Views collection, a chic range of marine-themed watches, and Skin Irony, with larger, slim styles designed to take you from the office to the mountains.
Swatch, Jungfernstieg 7, 20354 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 3252 5923