Shopping in Gay BERLIN

Berlin offers an exceptional variety of shopping in large shopping centres, department stores, small shops and exclusive boutiques. Lovers of fine fashion, bargain hunters and trendsetters alike will find plenty of the latest fashions to choose from in the German capital.

Kurfurstendamm

Kurfurstendamm is one of Berlin’s most famous shopping streets!

the-mall-of-berlin

The Mall of Berlin offers great views overlooking the Bundesrat.

Designer Shopping Berlin

International Chains and designer boutiques can be found in the trendy Mitte district.

Flea Market Gay Berlin

Weekend markets Mauerpark in Prenzlauer Berg and Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain are worth a visit.

Kurfürstendamm, often called “Ku’damm” for short, and Tauentzienstraße are Berlin’s most famous shopping streets for tourists in the western part of the city. KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe, is located on Wittenbergplatz in Schöneberg, Lovers of luxury will find much more here than the wide range of and men’s fashion from international designer labels. The store offers six storeys of shopping heaven and the food hall is the absolute highlight of KaDeWe and is a must, and not just for tourists.

Shopaholics will also find a variety of international chains with shops on Tauentzienstraße, including Zara, H&M, and Benetton, as well as several meccas for sports fans such as Nike Town, Adidas, and adidas NEO.

Luxury Shopping

The western end of Kurfürstendamm tends to be home to exclusive designers like Lagerfeld, Lacoste, and Tommy Hilfiger. Luxury brands such as Bulgari, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Gucci line the boulevard between Uhlandstraße and Adenauerplatz, while the quieter side streets in either direction off Uhlandstraße also offer plenty of charm. High-end boutiques offer an exclusive range of fashion and design in grand houses from more than a century ago, with many chic cafés and restaurants in the neighbourhood offering perfect spots for a break.

After Kurfürstendamm, Friedrichstraße in Mitte is the second most important shopping destination in Berlin. It runs from Oranienburger Tor to Mehringplatz at Hallescher Tor in Kreuzberg.

Trendy Mitte

An interesting shopping destination is in trendy Mitte district in the area around Hackescher Markt. The small galleries and fashion boutiques in and around the Hackesche Höfe offer distinctive fashions, striking shoes, jewellery and accessories, colourful knick-knacks, and fun gift items from young designers from Berlin and around the world.

The trendy Berlin style and the latest trends can be found miles away from these major centres of luxury in such places as the district of Prenzlauer Berg around Schönhauser Allee and Kastanienallee or around Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain. Kreuzberg’s Bergmannstraße is a great place to shop for second-hand fashions, trendy accessories and urban sounds.

Meanwhile, the eastern districts of Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain have developed quite the reputation for being centres of fashion. Here, as in Mitte and Kreuzberg, there are many shops located in smaller side streets that are worth exploring.

The Flea Markets

Anyone lucky enough to be in Berlin on the weekend should definitely visit one of the flea and design markets. Recommended are those at the Mauerpark in Prenzlauer Berg or on Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain. Also popular are the new design markets Moderummel, Neuköllner Stoff, Nowkölln, and Katermarkt, the latter taking place at different locations.

  • Shopping Districts!

    Important for foreign shoppers: shopping in Berlin is a little different than what you might be used to from other German cities. Because of how the city grew neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood and its decade of division, there is no single city centre or pedestrian shopping zone as in Germany’s other large cities. Instead, in addition to the two most famous Kurfürstendamm and Friedrichstraße, there are many shopping areas across the city, which we present for the sake of simplicity as City West and City East.

  • An authentic Souvenir?

    Berlin stores have more mementos to offer more than the man in the hat from the city pedestrian crossings and pieces of the Berlin Wall. Everything on offer at ausberlin on Alexanderplatz is unmistakably and specifically designed and manufactured in Berlin. From biscuit (cookie) cutters in the shape of Berlin landmarks to Neuköllnisch Wasser (a kind of liqueur) to the Rütli shirt, the shop offers a wide range of unusual Berlin memories. The same applies to BoxoffBerlin: In addition to original travel souvenirs for Berlin lovers, BoB also offers a café and a gallery with changing exhibitions.

Shopping in Gay BERLIN

Berlin has great gay and gay friendly shops covering everything from fetish and leather wear to flea markets and designer clothing.

4Hunks

4Hunks

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4Hunks is one of the best known fetish and club wear brand in Berlin and is a supporter of key gay events such as Pride.
SlingKing

Sling King

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Slingking is the home of Berlin´s original slings, fetishwear and clubwear, known for their infamous promotions throughout the city. Watch out for their slings and bears!
Leathers Berlin

Leathers

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Leathers offers custom leather clothing all hand made in Berlin. Custom designs can be made to order to your exact specifications.
Clone Zone

Clone Zone

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Clone Zone Berlin is the German outpost of the UK clothing chain, with all the latest fetish and clubbing wear plus famous gay brands.
Rubber Factory

Rubber Factory

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Rubber Factory is one of Berlin´s oldest and famous fetish wear designer, offering custom tailored outfits as well a regular outfits.
RubAddiction

RubAddiction Berlin

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RubAddiction specialises in handcrafted German-made fetish gear. The shop offers an extensive range of latex and heavy rubber gear for men.
Young Action Berlin

Young Action Berlin

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Supplier of stylish, cutting edge and highly versatile latex and rubber fetish gear for the young at heart. Rental, repair and washing services available.
Frontplay Berlin

Frontplay Berlin

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Frontplay Berlin sells brands popular with the gay skin community and more, with top names such as Lonsdale and Fred Perry, Get the look here!
Wagner Berlin

Wagner Berlin

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Wagner Berlin offers a wide range of club and neoprene wear with special ranges and a diverse collection of brands and fetishwear.
Military Store Berlin

Military Store

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The Military Store in Berlin stocks authentic military-wear with a wide range of boots, cammos and more, perfect for your next fetish party!
Connection Berlin

Connection Shop Berlin

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Connection Shop Berlin is part of the Connection Club, and was recently remodeled with 3 floors of shopping and cruising complete with Cinema.
Butcherei Lindinger

Butcherei Lindinger

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Butcherei Lindinger is a leather and rubber shop offers tailor made cloths and accessories, everything from a handmade jacket to a rubber outfit.
Brunos Berlin

Brunos Berlin

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Brunos Berlin has been one of the mainstays of the gay Berlin shopping scene over the past two decades and has a flagship store with the latest brands.
Boyz-r-us

Boyz-r-us

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Boyz-r-us stock a wide range of well known fashion brands, from Addicted to G Star. Check out their special offers.
BlackStyle Berlin

BlackStyle Berlin

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BlackStyle Berlin offers made-to-measure custom latex and rubber outfits, perfect for the next Folsom of BLF leather party in gay Berlin.
R&Co Berlin

R&Co Berlin

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R&Co Berlin is home to some of the hottest in leather and fetish wear in Berlin with a wide range of brands and leatherwear.
BOXER BERLIN

BOXER BERLIN

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Boxer Berlin comes direct from Barcelona offering the very best in clothing from club wear to fetish wear! Everything you need to look your best!
Gear Berlin

Gear Berlin

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Gear Berlin is one of the city's best know club, fetish and menswear brand, with a great collection of clothing right in the heart of the city.
Mister B

Mister B

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Mister B, Berlin brings you the very best leather, fetish and club wear direct from Amsterdam to Berlin. Great range of gear.
Prinz Eisenherz

Prinz Eisenherz Bookstore

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Prinz Eisenherz is one of the longest running gay book stores in Berlin and has a large English section and helpful staff.

Recommended Hotels in Berlin

We recommend that you stay in the Tempelhof-Schöneberg districts where possible. Its close to everything – all the gay bars and clubs and the city’s main attractions. Here are the top trending hotels in the area based on our reader feedback.

Axel Hotel
Gay Favourite

Axel Hotel Berlin

This hotel in Berlin’s gay area offers designer rooms, a rooftop bar with panoramic views, and a modern spa. Gay Owned.

Toms Hotel Berlin
Charming & Gay

Toms Hotel Berlin

This gay hotel is located in Berlin’s Schöneberg district, a 4-minute walk from Nollendorfplatz Underground Station.

RIU Plaza Berlin
Modern Luxury

Riu Plaza Berlin

This hotel is set in a modern 18-story building and close to KaDeWe department store and the gay bars in the city.

Art Hotel Connection
Gay owned

Art hotel Connection Berlin

This hotel is set in a modern 18-storey building and close to KaDeWe department store and the gay bars in the city.

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