• Aura Berlin
  • Sometimes it pays to wander off the beaten track, where some of the most interesting finds can be one left turn off a main thoroughfare. This is the case for AURA, a sumptuous kimono boutique located in Berlin’s hippest vintage district, Neukoelln. Founded in 2012 by Amundra Gantoemoer, who became inspired by a kimono that a friend brought back as a gift from Japan, AURA showcases vintage kimonos dating from the 1920s to 1980s - all sourced from… More info
    Sanderstrasse 13, Berlin, 12047
  • R.s.v.p. Berlin
  • With their exquisite selection of paper products and writing materials, a visit to RSVP will have you wanting to pen a handwritten correspondence over typing out an email. Open since 2001 in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood, owner Meike Wander seeks out products from all over the world, filling her quaint shop with a unique stationery selection as well as writing instruments from Caran d'Ache, Ohto and Koh-I-Noor. Favoring handmade products by… More info
    Mulackstrasse 26, Berlin, 10119
  • Mankii Berlin
  • Mankii was established in 2009 by Jasmin and Rosali as an online shop, with a brick-and-mortar store swiftly following suit in spring 2012 due to the owners’ belief that “clothes and accessories need to be touched and not just looked at.” As fashion stylists, the founders advise their customers, who comprise actors, film crews and tourists of all ages, on finding the right piece for a special occasion. Having dressed stars for the red carpet as… More info
    Gormannstrasse 16, Berlin, 10119
  • Bass cadet records Berlin
  • Etienne Dauta opened Bass Cadet Records in 2013 with his friend Laura Le Marchand, who runs the vintage store Down By Retro that shares the same space. Originally from Paris, both have backgrounds in events and music production. Dauta sources the impressive collection of vinyls and tapes from jazz to electronica and any “danceable music” from underground distributors in his hometown. Together, Dauta and Le Marchand frequently organize events… More info
    Weserstrasse 189, Berlin, 12045
  • Down by retro Berlin
  • Nestled in Neukoelln’s trendy tree-lined Weserstrasse is the vibrant and effortlessly cool Down by Retro. Laura Le Marchand established the shop in 2013 in conjunction with Bass Cadet Records, which is housed in the same space. Both sections of the shop serve as a means to create a “meeting point” for Berlin’s local music and fashion communities. In Down by Retro’s section, you’ll find well-designed contemporary vintage clothing, quality brands… More info
    Weserstraße 189, Berlin, 12045
  • Re:surgo! Berlin
  • Walls adorned with incandescent canvasses and shelf installations stocked with select artist publications fill the space at Re:Surgo!, a studio and print shop established in 2008 by artists Anna Hellsgaard and Christian Gfellar. Re:Surgo! stocks pigment prints, magazines and sculptures in the combined bookshop and gallery that attracts all kinds of artistic types to the store, located in central Mitte. Both Hellsgaard and Gfellar produce their… More info
    Torstrasse 110, Berlin, 10119
  • 25 books Berlin
  • If ever there were a church for fascinating photography tomes, 25 Books would definitely be a contender for the title. Its founder Hannes Wanderer, who hails from a family of printers, opened the shop in 2009 in order to house the 850 titles that he had hand-picked from around the world. (His store, it should be noted, is the sole retailer in the entire city for some of the more special editions). Wanderer’s publishing house Peperoni Books, also… More info
    Brunnenstrasse 152, Berlin, 10115
  • Corvera vargas Berlin
  • Corvera Vargas is the vision of founder Maria Corvera Vargas, a designer who prioritizes “un-classical” women’s couture and upholstered vintage along with ethically sourced materials. The shop was established in 2008 under a different name, however its two locations in Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain have been operating as Covera Vargas since 2013. Born in South America, founder Covera Vargas values the importance of fair trade and high quality… More info
    Kopernikusstrasse 21, Berlin, 10245
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