Much like the Champs-Élysées in Paris, Kurfürstendamm, often nicknamed Ku’damm, is Berlin‘s premier street for fashion commerce. Shops range from high-end, globally recognized designers like Cartier and Chanel, to versatile and affordable staples in European apparel including Zara and H&M. The street is also home to multiple major shopping complexes like the famous KaDeWe, which garners thousands of visitors each day. Ku’damm, combined with its extension street Tauentzienstraße, truly holds something for everyone.
Hermès Berlin Kudamm
Kurfürstendamm is a shopping street that promises something for everyone, and that includes apparel for those who are willing to pay for the top brand names out there today. Since its foundation in 1837 at a small workshop in Paris, Hermès has crafted a variety of other types of apparel for men and women. They have since become one of the globe’s most successful fashion brands. Hermès Berlin Kudamm offers a curated selection items from their designer label, including an array of Hermès trademark leather products such as bags, belts, and home décor. Additionally, shoppers can find other products like watches and jewelry. Of course, all things are made with astounding quality and attention to detail.
Kurfürstendamm is where the world’s top fashion brands set up shop in Berlin. No shopping street that boasts to be a fixture in the city’s realm of haute couture would be complete without a VALENTINO Boutique, one of the most reputable designers of its kind. The Ku’damm location offers an exclusive selection of womenswear and accessories from the latest collection, which is always kept up to date based on the seasons. Garments in the Valentino Boutique’s repertoire are as unique as they are elegant, which will make anyone who wears them stand out in the best way possible. Valentino on Kurfürstendamm also takes appointments in advance for shopping in the boutique. Open Monday–Saturday: 10am–7pm
Another major fixture in the global haute fashion scene is Chanel, arguably the most iconic high fashion brand in the world. Naturally, Kurfürstendamm holds one such boutique as well. The items on display from this illustrious French brand range from luxury womenswear, accessories, footwear, perfumes, accessories, and more. These creations have repeatedly impacted the global fashion scene in groundbreaking ways, and have since become classics. No fashion-conscious person would be without at least one Chanel piece in his or her wardrobe.
While Kurfürstendamm is home to plenty of designer labels, there are more affordable and accessible options on the street as well, a testament to the versatility and variety of shops available in Berlin’s primary shopping area. Indeed, Europa Center, which is a conglomerate of 70 different shops, holds something for every taste and budget. Some popular brands housed within the Europa Center include names like Adidas and Camp David. Plus, Europa Center also contains multiple restaurants as well as select stores that sell electronics and art supplies, too. Opening times vary depending on the shop.
Zara is basically bread-and-butter fashion for most trendy Europeans. The ever-changing array of affordable, practical, and stylish clothing available at this sprawling shop make it a dream for people of all senses of style. Find the latest summer and autumn trends for both men and women at Zara’s location on Ku’damm. We can vouch that there is always a top notch selection of this store’s best items. Open Monday–Saturday: 10am–8pm
In equal measure to Zara, H&M is another staple in most of our wardrobes. Their ability to strike the perfect balance between cheap and chic leaves shoppers with countless options. It’s almost impossible to leave H&M without something, from wearable basics to quirky sale items. Need a slip for beneath your sophisticated new top by Chanel? Having an H&M on Kurfürstendamm makes shopping for the perfect outfit easy because they have plenty of simple things that will complement your existing clothing in addition to continually varying patterns and prints of their own.
Open Monday–Thursday: 10-8; Friday-Saturday: 10am-9pm
Kaufhaus des Westens, known as KaDeWe for short, is Berlin’s most iconic department store. Not to mention, it is the largest of its kind in Europe. Spanning over 60,000 square meters, across eight floors, the shop specializes in luxury and high-end goods. In fact, this place is so highly sought-after that as many as 50,000 people visit KaDeWe each day. Some shops located in KaDeWe include, Yves Saint Laurent, Miu Miu, Mont Blanc, Cartier, Burberry, Rolex, Tiffany & Co., Prada, and many more. In addition to clothing and products for the home, the store contains multiple salons, restaurants, and a gorgeous rooftop garden atrium. Open Monday–Thursday: 10am–8pm; Friday: 10am–9pm; Saturday: 9:30am–8pm
Another department store on Kurfürstendamm worth visiting is Peek & Cloppenburg. While not unique to Berlin like KaDeWe, Peek & Cloppenburg is one of Europe’s premier retail chains. It is now located in a newly expanded and renovated glass building on the eastern end of the street. Here, shoppers can find brands like Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren, making it equally as reputable if not a bit more affordable than the selection at KaDeWe. Peek & Cloppenburg also sells apparel by their own brand.