The first thing you might notice about Cache Coeur is the endearing chaos, reigned over by eccentric owner Gerlinde’s artistic moods and nonlinear working methods. While half the clothes are on a rack and half are in boxes lining the floor, there is the opportunity for treasures everywhere – and they are there, so dive right in.
For Berliners used to rummaging through dress piles, this will be a familiar shopping experience – just replace old H&M with Prada and Pucci! With many pieces bought from auctions and warehouse sales, you can expect to find flawless, original-condition silk and leather gloves, strappy sandals and elegant pumps, bowlers hats, satin purses and leather bags (all €10-200).
The pieces have been picked for their quality and condition. With a wonderful mixture of haute couture labels like Alexander McQueen (the owner is a huge fan) and lesser-known, though still exquisite, pieces by no one in particular, the items range widely in price and the stockpiles of coats and designer dresses (€100-400) are seemingly infinite.