Author(s): Angelika Taschen
Go traipsing through Berlin and be sure to catch all the most trendy, original, and traditional shops with this guide to the best the city's shops have to offer. Whether you're a fan of avant-garde fashion or old-fashioned handmade items - or both - we've got all your bases covered. As always, we also suggest perfect places to grab a bite or relax with a refreshing drink while on your shopping spree. Highlights include: Adidas Originals Store; DIM, 130-year-old, wickerwork and brush shop where products are made by physically and mentally handicapped people; Steiff famous German teddy bears, company founded in 1877; Original Erzgebirgskunst, decorative wooden items from a famous German region of traditional crafts; KPM (Konigliche Porzellan Manufaktur) German Royal Porcelain founded in 1763 where you can buy vases designed by famous architect Karl-Friedrich Schinkel; Junemanns Pantoffel-Eck, handmade felt slippers; Ausberlin, souvenirs made in and about Berlin such as books or candles shaped like the Brandenburger Tor; Andreas Murkudis, avant-garde fashion, impressive selection of cutting-edge labels and young Berlin brands; Chocolatier Erich Hamann, scrumptious chocolate made in Berlin in a shop designed by Bauhaus icon Johannes Itten in 1928; and, KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens), opened in 1907, it is Europe's largest department store with an outrageous delicatessen department. Special features include: exclusive hand-illustrated cover; exclusive hand-illustrated map for each area; information such as opening hours, history, and signature dishes; hand-illustrated tear-out postcard; and, softcover with a study PVC jacket.
The editor and author: Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has published numerous titles on the themes of architecture, photography, design, contemporary art, interiors, and travel. The photographer: Berlin-based photographer Thorsten Klapsch has published his works in various magazines, among them wallpaper*, DIE ZEIT, and quest. He has collaborated on different book projects and works for architects, designers and advertising campaigns.