Darklands is a concept store specializing in menswear, and its inventory is predominantly comprised of black garments. But what makes this space extra special is that the clothing included has been meticulously curated to include the work of legendary designers like Alexander Fielden, Geoffrey B. Small, Carol Christian Poell, Sandrine Philippe, and many more. After spending several years moving around, it’s now found a permanent space in an intriguingly ‘unconventional location.’
Located on Berlin’s trendiest shopping avenue, Kurfürstendamm, Hessnatur is an organic textile and clothing shop. Hessnatur goes to great lengths to ensure that all of their products are ethically sourced. Therefore, the shop invites consumers to stop and think about where their products are actually coming from in the midst of the shopping frenzy around them on Ku’damm. The aim of this endeavor is to help consumers reinvest in their relationships with producers. As part of the slow fashion movement, Hessnatur’s products are built to last. They also go to great lengths to ensure that the producers of their clothing are paid living wages, and that they have the right to collective bargaining.
IND/Stick & Stones
Located within the famed Bikini Berlin, IND/Stick & Stones presents an entirely new take on sustainability within the realm of fashion. To combat the excessive production and consumption of patterns surrounding the purchase of clothing, IND/Stick & Stones create a line of garments that can be worn in several different ways depending on the season and the occasion. A skirt, for example, can also be used as a bag or even a waistcoat. Plus, each item in the collection is handmade. Find these innovative clothing pieces and accessories in a multitude of different colors and styles at this pop-up shop until August 31st.
aesthetize Pop–Up Store @ Go–Mitte
In Berlin, we always love a new design concept store, and in the case of pop-ups, the more fleeting the opportunity to visit, the more exciting. From August 26th-28th, head to Mitte for a chance to check out aesthetize, a fashion label focused on minimalist street-wear styles. The guys behind the label add the prints to the items in the line themselves, which was actually an integral part in allowing them to get their brand off the ground in the first place. There will be bags, clothing, caps, and more up for sale. Of course, each item is made with high quality, fairly traded materials.
Boum is a café, boutique, and showroom in one. During the month of August they are opening their own pop-up near Gleisdreieck Park in Kreuzberg. This little pop-up is focused on selling ‘delicious goods’ and offering aesthetic pleasures to its customers. What’s more is that Berlin-based creatives make most of the items sold here, with something available for every budget. The shop essentially features various decorations, and edible treats from the best of Berlin’s creative talent. While it began as a pop-up, we’re not so sure Boum will be going anywhere anytime soon.