As a city known for its culture of experimentation and originality, it makes sense that Berlin’s concept stores are some of the most remarkable in the world. While their contents are varied, each offers high-quality goods that reflect facets of Berlin’s distinctly self-possessed standard of style. These unpretentious shops are ripe for exploration by anyone willing to seek them out.
In their beautiful old third-story apartment in Prenzlauer Berg, Bless is one of the more innovative and imaginative concept stores in the city. Draped with linens, knickknacks, and decorations at every turn, Bless conjures the feeling of wandering through the apartment of your coolest and most stylish friend. In fact, Berlin-based designer Mira Schröder actually lives here. This arrangement works well for the brand, because what makes Bless so intriguing is its authenticity. As for the merch itself, Bless’ repertoire hovers between the realms of fashion and home décor. To visit Bless, simply ring the bell and Mira will let you in, make a pot of tea, and show you around.
Oderberger Str. 60, Berlin, Germany, +49 (0)30 27596566
When a Berlin label does lingerie, it only makes sense that it comes with an edge. DSTM strikes the perfect balance between wearable street wear and seductive intimates that draw inspiration from Berlin’s fetish scene. Virtually everything comes in black or beige and both leather and silk are common materials found throughout each collection. These creative garments are cut to flatter the body and offer support, making them simultaneously comfortable and sophisticated. The interior of the boutique itself perfectly matches the ‘strong, sexy, and elegant’ allure of this brand.
Torstraße 161, Berlin, Germany, +49 (0)30 49237050