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10 of the best vintage fashion stores in Berlin

Berlin’s secondhand shops are bustling with bargains and rare designer pieces, say Claudio Rimmele and Frank R Schroeder

• As featured in our Berlin city guide

This fine little boutique is in the heart of the newly hip area known as Kreuzkölln, which is located at the border between Kreuzberg and Neukölln along one of the canals of the river Spree. Sing Blackbird combines the pleasures of vintage shopping with a small cafe that caters specifically to vegan tastes. In the shop they have selected vintage clothes, accessories, jewellery and shoes, many of which are designer pieces, hence the price range, which is definitely above the average fleamarket bargain. The shop also organises a monthly fleamarket, as well as classic movie screenings and concerts.
Sanderstrasse 11, Kreuzkölln, no telephone, singblackbird.com. Open Mon-Sun 10.30am-8pm

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10 of the best shops in Berlin

Berlin style bloggers Mary Scherpe and Dario Natale pick the best places to buy fashion and accessories in a city famed for its eclectic residents and edgy concept stores

• As featured in our Berlin city guide

If you believe that fashion is supposed to make you happy, this is your shop: the owners of Happy Shop have devoted their concept to colour and fun, presenting a range of exaggerated and witty clothing from designers ranging from Bernhard Wilhelm and Kitsuné to Castelbajac. Located on busy Torstrasse in an eye-catching one-storey pavillion building by architects Fingerle&Woeste, the shop’s design is inspired by a jewellery box and is constructed for endless variation: the racks can be lifted up to the ceiling. The interior reflects the style of the clothes: bright and multicoloured, making you smile as soon as you enter.
Torstrasse 67, +49 1577 847 3620, happyshop.com. Open Mon-Sat 11am-8pm

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