HBL Analysis: 72 hours in Berlin - Kids' lifestyle focus

Thursday, 20 October 2011

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Berlin has long been an essential destination for style aficionados, who are drawn to its progressive, inspirational and creative energy. WGSN's Kids' Lifestyle team visited to report on the best locations for retail and vintage inspiration.

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The Arkonaplatz flea market is located in the Mitte district, and is popular with young, trendy Berlin locals. This is a fantastic place to find vintage gems from the 60s and 70s, as well as clothing, bric-a-brac and furniture. The Boxhagener Platz flea market, or "Boxi" as the locals call it, is a pleasant place to spend a Sunday afternoon. While not as fashion-minded as Arkonaplatz market, Boxi has various stalls that offer goods such as antiques, artwork, unique T-shirts and jewellery, secondhand clothes, books and vinyl. On Saturdays, a lovely farmers' market takes over Boxhagener Platz.

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The fashionable Mauerpark flea market is located next to the Mauerpark in Prenzlauer Berg. It is well-loved by locals and tourists and has plenty of interesting items up for grabs.

Subscribers can read the full report - including the most inspirational galleries, bookshops and museums to visit while you're in Berlin as well as edited retail, vintage and eats listings - here.