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Whether you want to exercise your spending power in a glitzy department store or you’re seeking retail therapy of the more organic variety à la second hand shops and unique boutiques, Hamburg’s got a fix for every addict. Hit the Altstadt and Neustadt for recognizable brands, and the Karo and Schanze for more eclectic looks.

Shopping in Hamburg


Like a German Bloomingdales, Alsterhaus is Hamburg’s most upscale and famous department store. Shop for popular German and international brands in this multi-level space along the Binnenalster lake.

Jungfernsteig 16-20, 011-49-40-35-901-0,
Tags: shopping | expensive | department store

Andreas Linzner

Textile designer Andreas Linzner creates one-of-a-kind stuffed animals, throw pillows, bathrobes and sculptural art from vintage 1960s and 1970s bath towels. His atelier is located right inside this funky Karolinenviertel shop.

Marktstrasse 6, 011-49-40-43-343-5,
Tags: shopping | moderate | trendy | boutique

Anna Golightly

Designer Anna Jakob fashions funky baby accessories (bibs and pacifier leashes, for example), handbags and jewelry from colorful fabrics at this tiny shop in the Karolinenviertel. Also for sale are pretty journals by Stulle, a Berlin designer.

Markstrasse 147, 011-49-40-41-30-479-9
Tags: budget | shopping | boutique | accessories


An assemblage of Hamburg designers sell accessories and hip threads at this women’s wear shop in the Karolinenviertel. Look for vintage purses that have been revitalized with the help of dye and funky hardware.

Glashuttenstrasse 4, 011-49-40-63-94-851-7,
Tags: shopping | expensive | smart splurge | trendy | clothing | accessories


Moderately priced international brands from Esprit and H&M to Mango, populate Hamburg’s busiest shopping street, which stretches for several city blocks in the Neustadt. There are several inexpensive German department stores here, too.

Tags: shopping | moderate | department store

Neuer Wall

Hamburg’s most upscale shops can be found on this short but super-chichi street in the Neustadt. Among the big names in luxury clothing and jewelry here are Burberry, Beutin, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Bulgari and Wempe, Germany’s most revered jeweler.

Neuer Wall Strasse,
Tags: luxury | shopping | expensive

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