There’s no denying that the German capital emits cool vibes complemented by just the right amount of edge. Musement shares five of the best spots for vintage shopping in Berlin.
From thoughtfully curated art galleries to a multitude of good eats, Berlin has so much going for it, coupling its singular hipness with a legendary underground culture. The city’s vibrant unparalleled cultural, intellectual and artistic life is enhanced by a unique street style characterized by vintage articles and normcore pieces with a sporty twist, perfect for the rambunctious clubbing scene. Besides visiting the magnificent museums, Berlin boasts plenty of places to explore, and it’s best to do so in style. So, on that note, here are five of the places for vintage shopping in Berlin.
1. Sing Blackbird
Slip dresses, platforms, designer clothes, animal prints, and all the ‘90s stuff you can possibly imagine. This vintage store dubs as a coffee shop, so it’s the perfect place to meet for your vintage lover friends—or even a date. After all, it’s important to know the tastes of the person you’re going out with, and, as they say, ‘couples who shop together stay together’! (11 Sanderstraße)
Denim, leather, interesting textures, and an Instagram account that shows them all off, grouped by categories and materials. At Repeater, you can find pieces by Cheap Monday, Monki and many more, perfect for creating a personal style as well as for being a beacon of fashion in the Berlin nights. (45 Pannierstraße)
3. Blank Vintage
The shop to visit if you’re on a budget but need that one piece that brings together the whole outfit. Blank Vintage features an extensive selection of clothes and accessories from the ‘80s and ‘90s at low prices. In fact, two days a year everything costs just 1 euro. It is located in Friedrichshain, a district along the Spree with a working-class vibe where you can also find the longest preserved section of the Berlin Wall, which local artists have decorated with paintings and murals. (29 Warschauer Strasse)
A shop for brave vintage lovers who aren’t going to let anything stand in their way. At Garage, the clothes are piled up everywhere, and those without a price tag are purchased by weight. The vintage T-shirts—especially men’s—are real gems spanning everything from bands to baseball teams to American high schools. Every Wednesday, from 11 am to 1 pm, everything is 30% off. (2 Ahornstraße)
Mauerpark is a green area that represents the rebirth of Berlin after German reunification. Located in what was the so-called ‘death strip’ on the border between East and West Germany, the park is still home to a 100-foot section of the Berlin Wall. Every Sunday, the park hosts an original flea market swarming with locals in search of both vintage clothing and furniture. (55 Gleimstraße)