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The Fashionable Guide to Berlin

Whether you’re passing through for a quick weekend getaway or you’re lucky enough to have a longer visit, Berlin has everything you could ask for: art, history, fashion, delicious food and a plethora of nightlife.
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Where To Shop? 

The Store

It seems like everything creative director Alex Eagle touches turns to gold. Her immaculate vision of the world, from her aesthetic eye to her delicate taste, finds its way into each of her endeavors and this project is no different. Spread out over two floors of Berlin’s Soho House, The Store is located in the fashionable Mitte district of the city. According to Eagle, she wanted to create a place in which people could spend the whole day: shopping, working, eating, drinking or just having a good time. Just about everything about the place makes you feel at home—and just about everything you see is for sale. From the burning candles in every room, the plates on which you eat to the sofas on which you lounge…you like it? You can buy it. Not to mention that The Row, Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler, Rosetta Getty, and Junya Watanabe are just a couple of the brands living under this same roof.

 

Tortstrasse 1, 10119 Berlin. Also worth visiting: Voo Store, Darklands, Andreas Murkudis, Superconscious and K Studio.

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Where To Stay? 

Das Stue

Having taken over the former Danish Embassy, the luxurious Das Stue Hotel is strategically located in one of the most beautiful areas of Berlin. That being said, the hotel’s interiors are just as impressive. With décor courtesy of Patricios Urquiolos and a kitchen under the control of 4-Michelin Star chef Paco Perez, guests can enjoy a 25-course tasting dinner and consequently retreat to one of 78 rooms with high ceilings, parquet floors, and balconies overlooking the Tiergarten Park. Moreover, Das Stue’s spa is one of the best in the city.

 

Drakestrasse 1, 10787 Berlin. Also worth your stay: Soho House, Zoo, Gorki Apartments and Sir Sevigny.

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Where To Eat? 

Katz Orange

Katz Orange has been one of the most popular and fashionable Berliner restaurants for quite some time. The interior – about as random as its name (German for “orange cat”)—is a mix of exposed brick, antique furniture, and South American motifs. The food, however, is carefully, responsibly, and deliciously made from local products. The whole restaurant’s philosophy is based on a passion for food, wine, life, and people.

 

Bergstrasse 22, 10115 Berlin. Also worth your taste buds: Grill Royal, Pauly Hall, Panama, Cecconi’s, Lode & Stijn and Nobelhart & Schmutzig.

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Who To Stalk? 

Veronika Heilbrunner 

Veronika Heilbrunner, one of Europe’s biggest street style stars, has the ability to combine seemingly incompatible things. Whether she’s paring Converse with Erdem, Nike with Chloé or Adidas with Valentino, this woman has mastered refined sporty-romanticism. The former fashion model and editor is now the brains behind a popular digital content website, Hey Woman! By the way, Das Stue’s spa is one of Heilbrunner’s favorite places in Berlin so there’s a good chance you’ll run into her there.

 

Also worth stalking: Caroline Daur, Maja, Emilia Schuele, Viktoria Rader, Annette Weber, and Marie von Behrens.

Who To Dress You? 

Gembalies

In 2013, two buddies (Franke Gembalies and Ekhatarina Iliadis) decided to create a clothing brand dedicated to rigorous silhouettes, premium fabrics, exclusive embroidery techniques, soft leather, and handmade Italian cashmere. That is the story of Gembalies. The designers also make it a point to communicate directly with their customers, making each experience exclusive and personal.

 

Visit Gembalies.com. Also worth exploring: Jil Sander, Kost Murkud and Pré Studios.

What To See? 

Boros Bunker

Where To Drink? Victoria Bar

Sure, Victoria Bar is inching up to its 20th year of existence but that certainly hasn’t stopped it from being relevant. The classic style bar, whose walls are scattered with framed prints and contemporary works of art, also houses Victoria’s famous mixology lecture series (using only the finest alcohol, of course). These ‘lectures’ are as informative as they are incredibly entertaining and delicious, we can assure you.

 

Potsdamer Strasse 102, 10785 Berlin. Also worth quenching your thirst: Berghain, Paloma Bar, Neue Odessa Bar, and Monkey Bar.

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