To be honest, clothes shopping is not my preferred activity. But when I do it, I prefer small, independent shops that stock smaller labels, support fair trade and have no Hollywood stars on their posters.
Fishing for Complimenz is such a place: they stock dresses, shirts and jumpers for men and women from small German labels like rockamora, edited the label and ato berlin, the products they sell have been mainly produced in Europe, and their small, colourful shop on Luxemburger Strasse is literally miles away from the high street chains on Ehrenstrasse and Hohe Strasse. The friendly staff always has time for a coffee and a chat, and they also sell gift items and living accessories in line with the spirit of the store. Even I manage to buy a few things here if I pull myself together and don’t drink too much coffee, and that is truly an exception.