Berlin is such a huge city so it's important to do some research before embarking on your travels so you know where's worth visiting, and where it actually is. Luckily my super organised friend likes making lists and kindly put one together of all the shops we wanted to see during our trip including many vintage stores and bookstores - here are my favourite of the lot!
Fashion, clothes & vintage shops
Sing Blackbird - Sanderstraße 11
Sing Blackbird was everything I'd ever hope for in a vintage shop - beautiful decor, a lovely owner, vintage clothes galore, chilled background music AND a cafe serving hot and cold drinks - all in one, making for a totally enjoyable shopping experience. I bought a vintage Mango jacket (pictured above, yep, the photo where I have my eyes shut) but fell for many other things in the shop. They had a room at the back with even more vintage clothes from coats, to dresses to Levi jeans and flannel shirts. L-O-V-E!
Kaufladen - Friedelstraße 28, Neukölln
If you're after some unique jewellery, accessories or clothes, then Kaufladen is the place to go. Kaufladen supplies pieces from lots of different designers making each item special. I loved having a wander round this beautiful boutique and lusting after the gorgeous garments.
Kreuzberg Buyers Club - Friedelstrasse 38
Similarly to Sing Blackbird, Kreuzberg Buyers Club combines vintage clothing with a coffee shop. So before or after shopping you can take a chill out and enjoy a tea or coffee in the lovely interiors of Kreuzberg. The shop has a sweet shop feel with bright pink and blue pastels all around with the walls dripping with jewellery pieces and accessories. A shopaholics dream.
Books and 'Zines
Die gute Seite - Richardplatz 16
A cute little book store just a 2 minute walk away from our air b n b where you can get English books as well as of course, German and enjoy browsing over a hot or cold drink (apparently Berlin put cafés in all their shops?).
Soda - Weinbergsweg
If you're into magazines and the 'zine' then Soda will not disappoint. There's a magazine for everything from fashion to photography to tattoo art to travel and much more. They sell those one of a kind, hard to find zines that will inspire and look great on your coffee table.
Heisse Scheiben - Ohlauer Strasse 44
Music lovers will love Heisse Scheiben even more. Tucked away in Neukölln is this quaint record store with everything from vinyls to cd's and tapes. You can have a little listen of the record in store and while away some time here getting lost in the music (cheesy I know).
That's all for my guide on shopping in Berlin - next and last of the guide, where to eat in Berlin!