It is, in all honesty, almost impossible not to love Made in Berlin. With two well-organised, brightly-lit floors, this popular spot caters to just about every taste. Although the store still has that distinct “vintage-y” smell of well-worn leather and faded suede (which I adore), Made in Berlin stands out for its well maintained and presented collection.
The entire collection has been arranged with trademark German efficiency, with garments and accessories sorted by type, material, and colour.
Another asset is Made in Berlin’s position; located near Hackesche Höfe and just a few minutes from the S-Bahn Station Hackescher Markt, Made in Berlin is ideally situated for a day of shopping.
Slight drawback: it’s edging towards being pricey. This is understandable considering its location on a shopping street with big brand stores including Nike, American Apparel, and Fred Perry. Case in point is the shop’s collection of Japanese summer robes: whereas these garments retail for between 20 and 30 euros in vintage stores in Japan and Taiwan, they are sold for about 70 euros at Made in Berlin. Of course, sourcing and import costs can add up, but that’s still a pretty substantial markup.
That being said, Made in Berlin is well worth a lengthy perusal. With beautiful displays, friendly staff, and such a great collection, it’s an absolute must-visit in Berlin.
Vintage Store Made in Berlin
Visited: January 10, 2017
Address: Neue Schönhauser Strasse 19, Berlin, Germany
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MadeinBerlinVintage
Open: Monday – Saturday from 12.00 to 20.00