If you're looking for something extravagant or classic quality products, you'll certainly find the right thing on the roads that radiate from Gärtnerplatz in all directions. Insiders know that the Gärtnerplatzviertel is the stronghold of Munich’s gay scene. In addition to numerous gay and lesbian pubs you can find many extravagant stores. Fans of English goods can chat with the owner of Pomeroy & Winterbottom who moved from England to Munich many years ago.
You'll find plenty of pretty gifts and fine delicacies. If your feet are sore from walking around this trendy area, there are several shoe stores selling fashionable footwear as well as comfortable and foot friendly shoes. At the end of a long, tiring shopping spree, relax in a café on Gärtnerplatz or, should you find your purse completely empty once you've completed your tour of the Isarvorstadt, on one of the benches in the center of Gärtnerplatz, right across from the theater.
Shopping highlights in Isarvorstadt
7. Himmel & Schuhhimmel
Gentlemen’s shirts, jumpers, jackets and trousers, various labels. Ladies’ coats and trousers, plus a selection of hats, belts, even postcards. Chic originals. Next door you can find yourself in “Shoe Heaven.”
›› Glockenbachviertel, Hans-Sachs-Str. 17 und 18 (shoes), Tel. 26 70 53 und Tel. 26 02 31 50, www.siebterhimmel.com
A music store for children. The young customers are welcome to try the merchandise. Musical instruments and CDs with traditional nursery rhymes and radio plays in which music plays a prominent part. Music weeks with instrument presentations and little concerts.
›› Isarvorstadt, Reichenbachstr. 25, Tel. 20 24 49 00, www.allegretto-online.de
Beautiful paper, noble writing utensils and high-class bookbinding products, e.g. leatherbound photo albums, appointment calendars and notebooks. Plus Californian soap, scented candles, wine and champaign testing.
›› Isarvorstadt, Reichenbachstr. 41, Tel. 20 20 64 44, www.arte-faktur.de
Atelier Fusaro Shoes
Did you know that German model Heidi Klum and actor Til Schweiger have got their own line of shoes? Aside from these, this little shop mainly off-ers designer clogs, Birkenstock and other comfortable health shoes. Online shopping available.
›› Gärtnerplatz, Corneliusstr. 18, Tel. 2 01 45 00, www.fusaro.de
Pretty women’s clothes sold at normal prices, exclusive silver and trendy jewellery.
›› Glockenbach, Corneliusstr. 29, Tel. 2 01 45 16
Chocolate candy and cakes, jellies, pastries, hot chocolate, coffee. Chocolate makes people happy. Every chocoholic knows that. Priti Bröker e.g. offers chocolate that tastes like bread, butter or jam, plus handcrafted articles, such as lamps or bags made from printed paper.
›› Isarvorstadt, Jahnstr. 30, Tel. 23 88 73 74, www.goetterspeise-muenchen.de
Halloween Gore Store
Everything you need for a perfect Halloween party: spooky chinaware, masks, costumes and special effects makeup, gothic jewelry, colored contacts and fake teeth. Those who seek true horror can get a piercing in the back room.
›› Isarvorstadt, Müllerstr. 54, Tel. 26 02 52 85, www.horror-shop.de
Original to Munich, completely hand-made shoes, every-thing from brogues, riding and motorcycling boots to sandals. Also shoe horns really made from animal horns, original hunting rucksacks, belts and handmade suitcases, plus traditional Bavarian garb, e.g. high quality deerskin pants with elaborate embroidery.
›› City, Kohlstr. 3, Tel. 29 71 62, www.schuh-bertl.de