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Berlin Street Style: The hippies, the hipsters and those who couldn’t care less

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In our efforts to keep our European Summer escape productive fashion-wise, we ventured to get some sartorial inspiration from two entirely different, yet both equally exciting German cities – Berlin and Munich.

Our first stop was the German capital, where we stayed at two amazing hotels – the contemporary Radisson Blu Berlin right by the famous Museum Island and the Ritz Carlton Berlin, situated in an ultra-posh area next to Potsdamer Platz. We made sure to visit what all fashion folk have first on their must-see lists – the shopping district. In Berlin, Friedrichstraße is the street to be on if serious shopping must be done.


Berlin, being one of the most happening cities in Europe at the moment, is surrounded by a highly cosmopolitan aura. Everyone’s busy and running late for something. As we went people-watching to soak in Berlin’s prevalent fashion statements, we started to see subgroups and were able to break them down into a few familiar styles – the hippie look, the hipster look, and the couldn’t-care-less-so-I’m-just-gonna-throw-on-whatever’s-clean look.

Check out the most interesting styles we saw in Berlin in the gallery above. As Scott Schuman says, our finds don’t necessarily have to be terribly chic or on-trend, but there’s something about them that caught our eyes. Hopefully you’ll find one or two useful for when you’re experiencing the dreaded fashionista’s block.

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Where to stay: Want contemporary accommodation with a tourist attraction right in the middle of the hotel lobby? Radisson Blu Berlin is your best bet. Located just a stone’s throw away from the city’s cultural and shopping districts, Radisson Blu boasts the Aquadom, the world’s largest freestanding cylindrical aquarium in the hotel’s atrium.

For those who want the classic hotel with an old-world aesthetic and divine guest service, The Ritz-Carlton Berlin at the Potsdamer Platz is the go-to option for fine holidaymakers. A five-minute walk from hotel leads to many of Berlin’s most glorious spots, including the Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate).

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