Torstrasse is one of the main streets of the Mitte neighborhood and is one of the addresses with the coolest local shops in Berlin. Be forewarned: Torstrasse is not particularly pretty, nor glamourous, but it does have a few great surprises if you can look past the scruffy façades. If you are looking for mainstream shopping options, check out Friedrichstrasse (Mitte), Kurfürstendamm (Charlottenburg) or Schloßstrasse (Steglitz).
Also, before you walk down Torstrasse, check out the store opening hours (each store has a link to its main page) as they often open at irregular hours and usually after 12PM.
The “shopping mile” starts on Prenzlauer Allee and ends right at the crossing where Friedrichstrasse changes its name to Chausseestrasse. A fun fact about this shopping itinerary: halfway through, you will run into one of our favorite nightlife hubs: Rosenthaler Platz.
The 2 Km extension boulevard has a lot to offer if you want to fill up your lugagge before heading home. This is also a fun walk if you just want to feast your eyes and soak up some of Berlin’s style.
“The Berlin Shopping Guide – Torstrasse” was conceived with the route starting at Prenzlauerberg and moving towards Mitte. Of course, feel free to start hitting the shops from wherever is most convenient to you.
Additionally, we have created an interactive map to help you with your planning (end of the article). So knock yourself out and enjoy some of the best options for shopping in Mitte!
This concept store on steroids is one of the Berlin’s highlights when looking for a great shopping experience. Whether you are looking for fashion, music, design and books. You can also enjoy healthy and locally sourced food from the Store Kitchen. Take a seat at one of the big communal tables spread through the ample floorspace. The Store is located on the ground floor of Soho House, an exclusive hotel/private club. Good news is that you do not need to be a member to enjoy this fun shopping space!
Address: Torstrasse 1
Phone:+49 (0) 30 405 044 550
Side by side, these two shops promote a “luxury erotic lifestyle” and offer a huge selection of fetishist outfits, perfect for a night out at Kitkat or Berghain. Also, the leather goods are sure to make Liebskind’s designers blush!
Address: Torstrasse 3
Phone:+49 (0) 30 450 344 38 (Schwarzer Reiter) +49 30 228 001 80 (Tres Bonjour)
Tiny vintage shop next to the Rosa-Luxemburg metro station, with garments spilling out onto the sidewalk. Here you can find a great selection of foot, men’s and womenswear from the 1930’s to the 1990’s.
Address: Torstrasse 41
Phone:+49 (0) 30 773 250 50
This small shop offers select 20th century furniture, lamps and pottery. The products are carefully restored or brand new. Shop here for unique items certainly not found at mainstream shopping malls like Alexa or Mall of Berlin.
Address: Torstrasse 70
Phone: 49 (0) 30 247 276 50
Acronym for SOuth of TOrstrasse, the store was founded in 2010 and has one of the best selections of menswear around town. Soto caters to the stylish Berliner man, from the nordic staples of Norse Projects to the finest prints of Dries Van Noten.
Address: Torstrasse 72
Phone: 49 (0) 30 257 620 70
For almost 10 years, the first “adidas Select” store in the world, also hosts installations and limited edition collections. No 74 carries all the beloved adidas brands like Y-3 and adidas by Stella McCartney.
Address: Torstrasse 74
Phone: 49 (0) 30 530 625 3
Named after the timeless Beastie Boys album, this vintage shop chain is specialized in streetwear. Expect a huge range of Converse sneaker styles and Dr. Martens shoes. Why buy at Primark if you can pay the same for a unique stoned T-shirt?
Address: Torstrasse 76
Phone: 49 (0) 30 440 337 37
This Munich based German designer has also a womenswear shop around the corner, on Brunnenstrasse 6/7. The brand offers casual outfits, with a pinch of workwear, made with raw fabrics like linen.
Address: Torstrasse 109
Phone: 49 (0) 30 473 773 75
Beautiful shop where girls can find Isabel Marant, Carven, Marni, Tsumori Chisato, among other fine international womenswear designers. We dare say that this store offers a nice complement to the new womenswear floor at KaDeWe.
Address: Torstrasse 173
Phone: 49 (0) 30 288 738 68
Shop here if you are passionate about lamps, furniture and other design pieces from the 1950’s. It will be hard to leave this shop without taking something home with you!
Address: Torstrasse 172
Phone: 49 (0) 7 1 n 7229
Find the finest Scandinavian furniture and accesory design – made with subtle materials – at this Danish shop. Don’t miss their selection of hooks and hangers. You will definitely appreciate the beauty of Danish minimalism.
Address: Chausseestrasse 1
Phone:49 (0) 72 942 95 1
More more ideas on local designs and shops, check out our MADE IN BERLIN section. Check back often as we add more Berlin Shopping Guide streets.
**About the author: Domingos Lepores.
On his seven-year birthday, he won a terrestrial globe and shortly afterwards he knew by heart the name of (almost) all the capitals of the world’s countries. He lived in Paris for four years and since 2014 has been calling Berlin home. Really bad in sense of direction, he always ends up getting lost in the cross streets and finding that cafe or shop that you will only see indicated in the edition of a travel guide the next year. For more on Domingos, check his Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/domlepores/