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Kurfürstendamm in Charlottenburg is certainly western Berlin’s most famous shopping boulevard. Local people call the street Ku’damm. It’s 3.5 km long from Breitscheidplatz to Rathenauplatz. Along this shopping paradise, you’ll find department stores, boutiques, restaurants and cafés. At the end of Tauentzienstraße, where it crosses Ku’damm, is mainland Europe’s largest department store, the famous seven-floor Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) with its giant selection of goods. The Mitte district also has a classy shopping street with Friedrichstraße. Here you’ll find the most exclusive fashions created by famous designers and the renowned Galeries Lafayette department store, which sells the latest Paris fashions and French specialities.
If you’re searching for something more unusual, you don’t have to leave Berlin Mitte. Trendy collections styled by younger fashion designers including many Berlin labels such as Lala Berlin or Thatchers are sold in the shops on Oranienburger Straße and at the Hackescher Markt in Alte and Neue Schönhauser Straße and Rosenthaler Straße. A shopping spree is just as varied and colorful in the next-door city district of Prenzlauer Berg. Most of the district’s shops are on Kastanienallee, but Schönhauser Allee and Oderberger Straße also have great stores where you can go on a spending splurge. The multicultural range of offerings in neighboring Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district makes a shopping stroll there into a real treasure hunt.