Go for convenience, accessibility, and selection. Those are the perks of Munich's best malls and shopping centers. You can get in and out quickly and see a ton of things. Loads of local shopping options include high-brow and low-brow stores, along with food offerings should you need a drink or a bite along the way. Check out the wide variety at places like Prada or City Center - Altstadt. Indoors or outdoors, there's a bounty to be had.
Set on the most fashionable street in Munich, this trendy designer has it all. Good selection and service complement the eye-catching designs. (89-2916-1341)
This chic store sells women's jackets, shirts, and dresses in bright colors and patterns. The attire is accentuated by quality craftsmanship and tailoring in an array of colors and patterns. The ultimate in Euro-chic styles. U-BAHN: Odeonsplatz (89-242-100-30)
J. G. Mayer
This men's clothier features a good selection of men's casual and business attire and is located in the walking district amid shopping and sightseeing. They carry leather jackets, an array of ties, shirts, and sweaters. This very fashionable shop is perfect for the business traveler on the go. (+49-(0)89-221-463)
Fun Fact: this distinguished fashion store was founded by Germany's Olympic downhill skiier Willy Bogner. Bogner showcases a fine assortment of men's and women's clothing and accessories for all seasons, but they are especially famous for their line of winter clothing. So if you're looking for some high quality ski gear, this classic department store is the place to go! (89-290-7040)
Peter Vogt – Antiquitäten Im Rathaus
This interesting antique shop is tucked away in the popular Marienplatz and features an assortment of 17th, 18th, and 19th century German plates, mugs, and steins. The pieces are accentuated by superb craftsmanship and are a good example of the changing styles of Germanic pottery and sculpture. The friendly service is a quality you will notice straightaway. U/S-BAHN: Marienplatz (89-294-132)
The name says it all. This internationally renowned designer of women's clothes and accessories is a must-have for the chic traveler. Brightly colored clothes are a great find but the real draw is handbags. Stylish, colorful, and immensely popular bags have women reaching for their wallets around the world. Pricey but oh-so-worth-it. (89-291-9240)
Max Joseph Platz
One of the city's most popular tourist spots, this area is a bastion of cultural activities, historic buildings, and shopping and dining establishments. Take the metro to the Odeonsplatz station and walk south along the Residenzstrasse to the platz (circle). Sites include the Cuvillies Theater, Residenz Theater, and National Theater. To soak in the entire region, continue south to the Maximilianstrasse and Marstallplatz, bringing your trip full-circle.
This hip and fashionable street off the Marienstrasse has the best Italian stores, cafés, bistros, and bars in the city. Spend an entire day shopping for Italian-designed clothes, sipping cappuccino, and people-watching or watching the great German cars that speed down the street.
This hip and chic section of the city offers visitors great dining and shopping experiences, as well as giving them the chance to see a display of great modern architecture. It is also one of the fast-growing sections of the city, attracting a young and vibrant population.
This hip neighborhood north of the city center is bordered to the west by the English garden and features great cafés and restaurants, shopping options, and nightlife venues. Italian, French, and ethnic restaurants abound. Young and vibrant locals make for a great people-watching excursion. For a nice tour, take the subway to the Münchener Freiheit and walk north on the Leopoldstraße.