Cologne is a popular shopping destination, but most people congregate in the pedestrian area around the Cathedral where the likes of H&M, Zara and Mango are located. However, it’s well worth venturing a bit further into Cologne’s trendy Belgian quarter and the student district to find small boutiques that stock the latest fashion items from trendy European designers. Here are nine of the hippest boutiques.
Kauf Dich Glücklich
Kauf Dich Glücklich originated in Berlin a few years ago and since has made its way to 11 German cities. The concept store offers men’s and women’s fashion and jewellery mixed with CDs, books and home accessories. Hip clothes from well-known and smaller brands, including their in-house label, are on sale with the primary focus on Scandinavian style.
Kauf Dich Glücklich, Ehrenstrasse 48, Cologne, Germany, +49 (0) 221 2806 9903
Kauf Dich Glücklich, Neue Langgasse 2, Cologne, Germany, +49 (0) 221 2774 8020
The beautiful women’s boutique only opened in August 2016, but is already a favourite among fashion lovers. Decked out in a Scandinavian-inspired interior Keep Loving… presents items from EDITED, Saint Tropez, Le Specs and other favourite brands, as well as vintage designer bags and modern accessories.
Keep Loving, Severinstrasse 47, Cologne, Germany, +49 (0) 221 1689 5776
Since Cologne fashion blogger Lena Terlutter opened Boutique Belgique in 2010, it has established itself as one of the hippest addresses in town. Here, you find carefully selected trend pieces from Maison Scotch, Vila, Selected and more on the clothes racks. The boutique also hosts fashion shows, exhibitions and flea markets throughout the year. Her other shop BB Loves is just next door and combines the best of young fashion and interiors.
Boutique Belgique, Brabanter Strasse 29, Cologne, Germany, +49 (0) 221 7894 8569
At the heart of Cologne’s trendy Belgian quarter, Magasin Populaire is a top address to browse for the latest items of modern Scandinavian brands such as Sessùn and Mbym, as well as for items from upcoming German designers. The women’s fashion store also stocks a vast range of accessories, shoes and jewellery.
Magasin Populaire, Brüsseler Platz 8, Cologne, Germany, +49 (0) 221 5949 704
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Right around the corner of Magasin Populaire, its owners opened the men’s pendant, Monsieur Courbet. The popular Groove Attack record store cleared the shop area and moved into the basement of the building. On the ground floor, men now find the highlights from the latest Armed Angels, Forvert, Dr Denim and other collections on the clothes racks.
Monsieur Courbet, Maastrichter Strasse 49, Cologne, Germany, +49 (0) 221 1791 5425
The cute shop in central Cologne is always worth a stop. Anna Wolfers and her team try everything to create a feel-good shopping experience for their customers. Men and women come to Goldig to browse casual and fancy trends from Nümph, Fever and Selected Femme. Don’t miss out on the basement where you can find selected second-hand items.
Goldig, Friesenwall 32/36, Cologne, Germany, +49 (0) 221 1687 1242
Tausend Fliegende Fische
Nearly 20 years ago, the Tausend Fliegende Fische opened its doors in Cologne’s student district. Since then, the fashion on sale has evolved with the trends of the time. The expertise of boutique owner Anette Kamps finds expression in the carefully selected fashion items from Maison Scotch, Sessùn and Object that find their way onto the clothes racks.
Tausend Fliegende Fische, Roonstraße 16, Cologne, +49 (0) 221 2400 233
The centrally located boutique presents trendy and affordable fashion from Dutch and German designers. Next to clothes from Pen & Ink, Opus and others, Stilvoll has chic accessories from Cowboysbag & Belt and Codello in store. The concept for success does not only rest on a great selection of brands, but also the fact that Karin Kiebusch sets great value upon giving individualistic advice to her customers.
Stilvoll, Hahnenstraße 20, Cologne, Germany, +49 (0) 221 2806 9528
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Environmentally conscious shoppers get their money’s worth at Green Guerillas. The boutique store’s stylish trends are all organic and fair trade that do away with the dusty image of eco-friendly fashion. The latest items by Armed Angels, Portocolonia and Wakabunt are available, plus cool bags, purses and belts by Cologne label Firewear, which create their products from recycled fire hoses.