I’ve been going to Hoshi for over eight years now; first in New York, then, once I finally moved here, I was ecstatic to find the same standard of excellence applied at their location on Garnisonkirchplatz, just on the other side of the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.
Even though e-readers are less and less of a rare sight on the U- and S-Bahn these days, actual, honest-to-goodness books are close to our heart here at Stil in Berlin. And the true value of visiting a bookseller becomes clear as soon as you walk into Dialogue‘s cozy Schönleinstrasse shop.
Winter is not exactly going easy on us this January, someone told me, that as of yet there’s only been one hour of sunshine. In addition to the winter guide with many tips, I need to recommend you some colorful and fun clothing.
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.
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.