We’ve all been there – Humana, the shop that looks like a charity but isn’t one (see page 22), can be found in nearly every Berlin neighbourhood. But this one, located in Prenzl’Berg is much smaller than most and has a collection that was separated from its second-hand counterparts without upping the prices. The front room sports women’s wear while the back has a selection for men.
The vintage that comes through Humana is generally fairly local – expect to find massive amounts of Nordic and Fair Isle patterns (sweaters €15-30, shirts €10-25), along with the less expected rack of colourful ski suits (€20-50) and a few Scandinavian designer pieces thrown in (dresses €20-40). A collarless off-white buttondown shirt adorned with big black polka dots (€25) was one of the many gems here, but don’t take your eyes off the prize: when we turned to look at the fur coats (€40-70) and came back, it was gone.