THE BEST: Shoe guru We made a snowy pilgrimage in early February to attend the party for Christian Louboutin at Berlin’s top boutique, the Corner. What a charmer.
Golden girl Sabrina Dehoff’s covetable golden braided bracelets are her trademark. She now has her own shop on Torstraße.
Ghetto goes glam 36 Boys, a former Turkish gang turned streetwear label, and international fashion school ESMOD showcased their urban-cool collaboration during Fashion Week this summer.
Jeans overload 7 for All Mankind’s dinky boutique in Galerie Lafayette and the massive Weekday store on Friedrichstraße are both new in town. If only we had more than one pair of legs.
Bash of the year Calvin Klein’s summer party at Die Münze during Fashion Week was a star-studded extravaganza (Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana and Kellan Lutz, to name a few) and the event of the season. One million dollars well spent, we say.
Oh my Gauche! One of our favourite Berlin labels Kaviar Gauche opened its first flagship store in Mitte this summer, so we now have a one-stop shop for sophisticated outfits, eye-catching accessories and dreamy bridal gowns.
Autumnal capes Really awkward to wear and provide no insulation, but desperately chic nonetheless.
Window shopping Department store Cabinet gets better and better and we cherish our weekly visits to coo over new stock from Isabel Marant, Opening Ceremony, Charlotte Olympia, and the list goes on…
H&M ♥ Lanvin Launched in November, the collaboration between the budget fashion chain and the exclusive prêt-à-porter label is a dream come true for those with more taste than money.
Shearling bomber jackets The way to stay cosy this winter. Burberry and Acne have the best selection.
THE WORST: Maxi-ed out The bohemian maxi dress was a flattering look in summer 2010, but after months of sweeping the streets and tripping over ourselves, we were glad to wave them goodbye.
Ubiquitous Wayfarers We want to (Ray) ban these boring frames.
Ed Hardy The Münzstrasse store opened in 2009 but is still an eyesore. Too late to protest?
Wellington boots Already worn by hipsters in New York and London, the trend was bound to make its way here. Repeat after me: okay on the farm, not in the city.
FINALLY: Aryan outfitters booted The Tønsberg shop owned by local neo-Nazis’ favourite label Thor Steinar (Tommy Hilfiger with a Nordic touch) is finally being evicted from their Mitte location in Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße. Too bad, the smashed window panes covered with red paint added edge to the otherwise dull shopping street.