Hamburg’s fashion scene is as exciting and diverse as the city’s distinctive neighborhoods. From exclusive fashion boutiques to young local labels and hip second hand stores, these are some of the best Hamburg addresses for fashion lovers.
In the heart of the fashion boutique hotspot that is the Karoviertel district, you’ll find the store of local fashion designer Annette Rufeger. The feminine attire, designed and tailored in Hamburg, is defined by its quality fabrics, plush colors and crisp graphic lines. The collections are a mix of classical styles and current trends that can easily be mixed and matched. Comfort for the wearer, distinctive style, high quality and sustainability are among the main values of this gorgeous fashion boutique.
Across the street from Annette Rufuger lies a must for fashionable gentlemen – Herr von Eden. The label of the famous designer Bent Angelo Jensen specializes in elegant suits with an avant-garde, dandy flair, and combines them with one-of-a-kind accessories. His extravagant, often provocative styles are equally esteemed by grooms and hipsters, artists and celebrities. Famous wearers include musicians Pete Doherty and Jan Delay, as well as the members of electronic rock group Depeche Mode.
Located next to the Karoviertel, the Sternschanze district is known for its exceptional boutiques. Among them is Kauf Dich Glücklich – literally: buy yourself happy. The store’s bright, inviting rooms and its wide selection of different items certainly make this easy. The fashion here is Scandinavian-style, designed in Berlin and produced in Europe. A similar chic minimalist design also characterizes the various kitchen items, home accessories and textiles available to buy. The KDG house brand presents an ever-changing collection of unique clothing for great prices.
On the bustling main shopping street of the affluent Eppendorf district lies the luxury fashion boutique Anita Hass. The spacious and elegant store carries such high-fashion labels as Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Missoni and more. The designer’s own self-named label is distinguished by classical and elegant clothing items, as well as quirky posters and stylish iPhone cases. The store’s handpicked collection includes clothing, shoes, accessories, and selected home interior items.
A stroll along the streets of Hamburg’s Neustadt district near Lake Alster is a must for lovers of exclusive labels and luxury items. Here you’ll find Petra Teufel, one of the city’s best addresses for curated high fashion for almost 30 years. The store’s unique feature is its distinctive mix of high-end labels and young, edgy designers from across the globe. The customer list of this fashion boutique includes affluent Hamburg residents and international city guests, as well as a few celebrities.
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Across Lake Alster, in the queer and multicultural district of St. Georg lies Cream, a concept store for young and urban fashion. Displayed on stacked wooden pallets is an eclectic-yet-stylish mix of casual and fine clothing, a wide selection of shoes and sneakers, as well as accessories and grooming products. Although the store also caters for ladies, it’s the lads who won’t be able to leave empty-handed. No matter if you’re looking for a pair of high quality sneakers, sportswear, a fancy jacket or a hip weekend bag, Cream is the place to go.
Although better known for its red-light district and party flair, the side streets of the St. Pauli neighborhood are home to numerous small shops and boutiques. Here you can find creative designs, local labels, and vintage items. A must-visit for every vintage and second-hand fashion lover is Hip Cats. Enjoy the cosy atmosphere while you peruse one-of-a-kind items from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, along with extravagant accessories from shoes and purses to gloves and feather boas.
Back downtown in Hamburg’s luxury shopping district lies a quite different second-hand store: Rudolf Beaufays. The ambience here is quintessentially English, the clothes are tailor-made, timelessly stylish, high quality, and carry the names of the world’s most famous designers. This eccentric boutique predominantly caters to gentlemen who will certainly find exclusive vintage items in Mr. Beaufays’ carefully curated collection, maybe even ones with a story to tell.
Every outfit needs a matching pair of shoes, and the Karoviertel boutique of Inga Thomas is a place to find the perfect pair. The designer learned her craft in Milan and London, and now delights even the most demanding clients in her small shoe manufacturing studio. The customers can choose their preferred color and material, the height of the heel, and more. Every shoe is masterfully handmade and completely vegan, as Ms. Thomas uses only exclusive leather substitutes and textiles made in Italy.