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For the up-and-coming and the underground
Word to the wise: Vintage shop Trash Schick (Wühlischstraße 31) epitomises the punk attitude of the squatter underworld here, and partakes in the trend for old eastern nostalgia: 'ostalgie'.
Home to several individual boutiques that you can only find in Germany, Wühlischstrasse is a popular stalking street for the trendsetting cool kids that frequent Friedrichshain. The fashion-conscious visitor can find a few designs nobody else will have here, as well as enjoy the number of cafes and restaurants scattered around.
Stores like Prachtmaedchen
(no. 28) stock labels such as Tokyo Jane and Skunk Funk, whilst the dress-haven of Zartbitter (no. 27) has women from all over the city flocking inside for vintage and custom-made one-offs. Head up Gärtnerstrasse for cute gift shops, kitsch crafts and cafes.