Being open only Saturdays and located in the southern streets of Kreuzberg 61, visiting Simon&Me has to be more of a plan than one’s usual Mitte shopping stroll. But it’s definitely worth making your way over to this little concept store, where only things made in Germany are sold.
In case of interior design, trends might not come and go as fast as in the fashion world, but they definitely run the business – So Parkhaus, the beautiful interior store in one of Mitte’s prettiest streets, is accepting the change of style as a perk.
Once I discovered Mankii last week, I felt the vintage hunting spirit alive in me again and decided to visit another fairly new spot just around the corner: Townes.
I kind of lost track on vintage shopping in Berlin, maybe because I am not interested in that certain synthetic sweater with stonewashed jeans in weird proportions look sported in certain streets of Neukölln (as I’ve heard). Maybe because I found my favorites (Das Neue Schwarz, Garments, Rianna) and have not been able to find good stuff at the newcomers and thus lost interest? Anyhow, somehow my treasure-seeking spirit revived last week and I payed a visit to a store I’ve been passing by on my bike about 2 million times and never stopped before this one day last week: Mankii.
It’s actually embarrassing, that this blog post is written only now. It should’ve been written months ago, when this beauty of a little boutique opened. Considering I met Jen Gilpin, the owner and creative director of the label DSTM for the first time over six years ago and have followed her career ever since. Anyway, take a look into one of the prettiest boutiques of Mitte: DSTM.