Hamburg’s answer to Barneys, this contemporary, upscale department store is housed inside a grand warehouse building dating to 1912 that faces onto Lake Alster. Here you will find all of the expected luxury brands arrayed over five floors and 250,000 square feet of retail space.
This minimalist boutique in the well-heeled suburb of Eppendorf displays glamorous womenswear, handbags and shoes from the eponymous designer as well as pieces from Jil Sander, Helmut Lang and Nili Lotan.
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APROPOS The Concept Store
Having worked for exclusive fashion houses as Valentino and Armani, Hamburg-born Bettina Schoenbach has a keen eye for style and how to accentuate the female figure in a sophisticated, demure way. Her beautifully designed apparel ranges from satin blouses and a classic woolcrepe coat to elegant evening wear. She is also the chief adviser and designer for German Prime Minister Angela Merkel.
Brahmfeld and Gutruf
The oldest German jewelry company, which dates back to 1743, Brahmfeld and Gutruf occupies a prominent storefront on Neuerwall. Although no longer owned by the same family, the store still sells the impressive handmade watches as well as glittering gems and precious pieces from fabled jewelers.
Chi Chi Fan
Chi Chi Fan displays beautifully made leather satchels, briefcases, purses and accessories in a rainbow of colors and finished with elegant hardware.
This chic, airy shop carries the German brand’s own high quality denim, soft t-shirts and cozy knits for men and women.
This contemporary women’s shop in Schanzenviertel stocks airy blouses and tailored jackets, alongside cute leather accessories and bold, geometric jewelry. The aesthetic is decidedly Scandinavian-inspired and youthful.
A Hamburg jewelry institution on the most exclusive shopping street in the city, H. Spliedt carries gorgeous watches – both vintage and new – from Ulysee Nardin, Uhren and Cyrus, as well as exquisite jewelry from renowned German brands like Jochen Pohl. There is also a location on Sylt.
Herr Von Eden
Kauf Dich Glucklich
This beloved concept store (the name translates to “Buy Happy”) is laid out a bit like an apartment, with little rooms holding racks of chic womenswear. The front foyer has cool concept store products – think chic jewelry, coffee-table books, vintage postcards and woolen accessories.
This adorable collective in Eppendorf contains seven mini-shops in one with a variety of wares – from leather goods to jewelry to cult homewares. Francoise Henrichs has a colorful edit of homewares and little souvenirs that are perfect for gifts. Beautiful ceramic bowls, glass spoons of all sizes and shades, woven Mexican baskets and pouches made from out of recycled sails are just some of the treasures to be found.
Down a leafy path in the St. George neighborhood, this complex holds several artisanal workshops where you can see craftsmen creating wares in their studios. Don’t miss the beautiful wooden pens at Stefan Fink, couture hats at Teresa Gaschler and necklaces of gold and precious stones at Dorothee Eymes.
Ladage & Oelke
Little Department Store