365 Vintage Days: Shopping in Berlin

Today’s post is not so much about an outfit – as I have already presented this skirt and bolero set earlier – but more about a great shopping weekend in Berlin and sharing with all of you a couple of good addresses.
My husband and I went to Berlin ten days ago for a long weekend, seeing our friends and doing some vintage shopping. I had selected my outfits for these fours days around orange accessories: a belt, a purse, ballerinas and costume jewelry.

On Saturday our friends took us to the following shops:

Spitze: Suarezstrasse 53, 14057 Berlin-Wilmersdorf. I found a really nice bolero and sun dress set (to be presented later)

Glanzstücke: Sophienstrasse 7/Rosenhöfe, Berlin-Mitte. It’s a great costume jewelry shop and I came out with a really cool Renoir bracelet and earrings set

Glencheck: Joachim-Friedrichstrasse 34, Berlin-Charlottenburg/Wilmersdorf. A great vintage shop, also for men. I found a pair of deadstock winter shoes, a 50’s summer suit, a belt, deadstock summer shoes and socks for my husband.

Class of Berlin: Grosse Hamburger strasse 19 A, Berlin-Mitte. Repro on the first floor and great mens’ vintage in the basement (some for women too). I did not find anything for myself but my husband left with three really cool 50’s shirts and more deadstock socks.

On Sunday we went to a couple of flea markets:

Arkonaplatz: Arkonaplatz 1, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg. We got deadstock penny loafers and a purse.

Mauerpark: (entrance on Bernauerstrasse) Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg. A few good record stalls but we did not find any nice vintage.

On Monday we went to Mimi: Goltzstrasse 5, Berlin-Schöneberg. I tried on a really nice swimming suit but it was a little too tight for me.

We wanted to go to the Sorgenfrei café, Goltzstrasse 18, Berlin-Schöneberg but it was closed on monday. Sorgenfrei is both a café and a vintage homewear shop: you can buy the cup you just used and the chair you sat on and just about anything.

Tuesday was sightseeing day, with among others the House of World Cultures, which was designed by architect Hugh Stubbins in 1955, built as a Congress Hall in 1957 and then donated by the USA to Berlin. This buildings provided a great background for a couple of photos.

Enjoy shopping in Berlin!

365 Vintage Days

365 vintage days was a bet and a challenge. From March 2011 to March 2012, during 365 days, I published every day a new post with a different vintage outfit and had you witnessing the challenge. I have been buying and wearing 50’s clothing and accessories – most of it casual - for more than twenty years and I am still doing so. This blog now continues ...

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4 thoughts on “365 Vintage Days: Shopping in Berlin

  1. Laurence says:

    Je vois que ça bouge pas mal chez vous!
    Depuis le temps que je veux passer un we à Berlin… ça doit faire plus de 20 ans que je n’y ai plus mis les pieds! Cela vaut le coup?

  2. Bubble says:

    Thank you for good tips! I have spent time in Germany, but never vintage shopping. I hope that someday I get to shopping as well.

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