Author: Mary Scherpe

Shop in Berlin: Civilist

Street wear and all its appendices is big in Berlin and there are several stores catering to the needs of those who only want to shop highly limited sneakers. Civilist is one of the more laid-back – it’s been created by the makers of Lodown Magazine and thus has a focus on skate culture.

At Home: Vladimir Karaleev

I must admit, there have been way too few people on this blog, that once started out with only people. But my travels, the store and many other exciting new things have kept me from taking portraits, somehow. This shall have an end now! And how better to restart than with an at home portrait I wanted to take for so long!

Shop in Berlin: International Wardrobe

While Berlin might have some work to do in terms of highly specialized and high quality food stores, the fashion landscape is already way ahead. And that this is still possible in Mitte, the district with the ridiculous new architecture, urban development plans and the rise in rents resulting from this, proofs this small new store called International Wardrobe in Almstadtstraße.

Shop in Berlin NOW: Lil Shop (closed)

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).

Guide: The best shops for Christmas gifts in Berlin

For some of you this little list might come way too late. For others, like myself, who just started to think about Christmas gifts this week, it might be a lot of help. Of course, there are loads of other options to get the perfect gift, it just happens that these are my favorits, the ones I rely on. Hope they’ll help you as much as they helped me. Have a merry holiday!