Berlin is not Paris, London, or Milan. But that’s fine: Berlin has its own distinct style. Our favourite finds of the week are all about the colours of the German flag. But make it fashion.
Berlin is a fashion capital – for men, too. With the likes of Ivanman and Frank Leder there are plenty of interesting labels focused on male style to be found. And since the opening of HNTA’s store last year, there is now finally also a place to shop. Owners Daniel Blechmann (he used to run the label Sopopular) and Raphael Weinberg are on the hunt for avant garde labels such as Komakino, Juun.J, and athleisure creator Cottweiler. Favourite colour: Black.
Address: Torstr. 178, Mitte | Mon-Sat 12pm-7pm
Directions: U-Bahn station Rosenthaler Platz
Florian Holdener has run a shop at Uhlandpassage for over two years – but the Swissman’s most recent collection just arrived and is definitely worth a look. Klaesi Holdener’s minimalistic yet refined collection for men is still made in Italy.
Address: Uhlandstr. 170, Charlottenburg | Wed-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Directions: U-Bahn station Uhlandstraße
Every season, Jérome Berg releases a new bag. This spring season’s first model comes in statement red, with lining in navy and bold gold detailing. The colours beige, black, and mahogany will follow. The nappa leather bags are made in Germany and only sold through their own online shop – where you can also buy the big and practical Sash tote bag from last autumn.
The Danish designers Julius and Victor Juul have truly conquered the fashion world: superstars such as Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, and Playboi Carti are fans, and so are all the hype blogs. Now you can buy their Heliot Emil label at Galeries Lafayette, too.
Address: Französische Str. 23, Mitte |
Directions: U-Bahn station Französische Straße
All that glitters is gold
Jewellery manufacturer Niessing looks back on a long history. In 1873 they started with Christian devotional objects, in the 1950s Niessing was Germany’s prime address for wedding bands, and today the company is one of the leading jewellery designers in Germany. Recently they opened their own 160-sqm shop near West Berlin’s famous Ku’damm to cater to all your sparkly magpie needs.
Address: Schlüterstr. 39, Charlottenburg | Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm
Directions: U-Bahn station Schlüterstraße