Yes, there is more to shopping in Prenzlauer Berg than vintage. Not everything is retro. There are plenty of contemporary new products too. The neighbourhood boasts brilliant concept stores specialising in cool ‘made in Berlin’ products from local graphic and product designers, visual artists, illustrators, and self-publishers.
Here are a few of my favourite stores to find Berlin designer souvenirs.
Berlin Designer Souvenirs
Local designers rent a display shelf or space within the shop to sell their creations, everything from kitsch plastic food mould earrings to souvenirs with a twist, such as the funky television tower fridge magnets, above.
www.luxus-international.de, Kastanienallee 101,
You’ll find books, magazines, cards, posters, prints, and more by visual artists, illustrators, writers, graphic designers, and self-publishers. The shop changes its exhibition space every six weeks and hosts workshops and events.
www.supalife.de, Raumerstr. 40
Kitsch and kooky gifts by local and foreign designers. The shop operates in a similar way to Luxus, with different designers displaying their stuff in their own spaces.
www.o3-berlin.de, Oderberger Straße 3
Clever, unique and unusual gifts and interior design products from local and international designers, with an emphasis on made in Berlin brands.
www.uhranus.de, Kastanienallee 31