The finest fabrics and sleekest lines define Sander's clothing. There's an upscale price tag, but her minimalist fashions are classic. U-BAHN: Kurfürstendamm
When women want unique, stylish clothes, they head to Zenker. A minimalist interior of steel, stone and concrete provides the perfect backdrop for mix-and-match separates. Zenker carries everything from up-to-date casual wear to finer clothes for the dressiest occasions. Featured designer brands include Diane von Furstenberg, True Religion, Juicy Couture, Michael Stars and numerous others. U-BAHN: Uhlandstrasse
This fabulous shoe store in the heart of the city features a selection of styles from internationally renowned designers. Names include Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, and Miu Miu. The store also sells a signature brand and offers sale items next door. U-BAHN: Französische Strasse
Designer Lisa D employs a palette of unrestrained colors, elegant patterns and a touch of insanity. This clothing line exudes an avant-garde and 1960s feel. Lisa D is also often sought by the theater crowd for colorful and visual costuming. S-BAHN: Hackescher Markt
This hot store sells fashions from one of the biggest names in the business. You can select from a range of business and casual styles. Also retails accessories, including bags and shoes. The name says it all to the most experienced shoppers. U-BAHN: Stadtmitte or Französische Strasse
Merino, silk, cashmere and mohair are the fine threads favoured by designer Leyla Piedayesh to create this edgy knitwear label. Street fashions such as hooded jumpers and scarves are given a delicate re-working, while elegant wraps, cable-knits and cardigans are revived with a colour palette spanning fluorescent pinks to soft bone-greys. Recent summer collections have featured fabrics woven from bamboo. U-BAHN: Weinmeisterstrasse
Owner Anne-Cathrin Petzold formed the idea for Sexymama when she was pregnant and couldn't find anything to wear. Sick of heading to the 'tent-section' of her local department store, Petzold created Sexymama – catering to pregnant women who want to be comfortable and fashionable (and a little sexy, too). A plus is the local Berlin design labels who have adapted their collections especially for the shop. U-BAHN: Eberswalderstrasse.
Berlin's own fashion guru opened this shop to showcase her ready-to-wear line. A mixture of knit fabrics, Skoda's aprés line is sleek. U-BAHN: Weinmeisterstrasse
Lena Hoschek opened the Berlin branch of her store in 2010. The spacious shop, located in a very busy area of Mitte immediatly puts you in a different era. Lena Hoschek has always had an intense passion for movie stars from the '40s and '50s, as well as for pin-ups, and this love is clearly manifest in the clothing she sells.
Local Expert tip: Although her clothes have a distinct retro-look, Ms. Hoschek says that her seasonal collections are always inspired by the mood of the moment.