Mitte’s rough Brunnenstraße is under constant construction, shops open, then they close, noodle bars open as do pink jewelry shops, while Spätis turn into giant late-night-entertainment-shops. One of the gems is now leaving, Lil’ Shop, the successor of the renown Comme des Garcons guerilla pop-up-stores (back in the days when this title still meant something).
Pro qm is probably the best (non-fiction) bookstore in Berlin. This has a simple reason (explained in more than one line): With a focus on urban development, politics, pop culture, Ökonomiekritik, architecture, arts and design, their selection of books and magazines is outstanding and always up-to-date.
At Das Neue Schwarz two of Berlin’s smartest connoisseurs of vintage and second season clothing joined forces.
First things first, this flea market is not even close to being an insider’s tip. In fact this one might be in every Berlin guide and on every must-do list one can find. On top of that, the offered goods are rather expensive. So why post it, you might ask.