Vintage Shopping: Vintage Berlin

An unassuming table of shoes. The backdrop: Berlin. Three fashion-hungry girls and one quite fabulous shoe designer are on a journey to find the best and brightest shoes Germany has to offer. Our first stop was here, Calypso, a haven of all things vintage footwear…

Read on to hear more about our vintage shopping discoveries, and our day with Ty from Jeffery Campbell!

Now, we can’t claim credit for finding this jaw-dropping gem. Ty, shoe expert extraordinaire from ModCloth BFF Jeffrey Campbell was nice enough to let us tag along on his quest for new inspiration for JC. When we walked in the door, we were greeted with a kaleidoscope of different boots, heels, flats, brogues, wedges, and so much more in every color imaginable! After we stopped hyperventilating, the shopping commenced! An hour and a half and a couple of hundred Euros later, we had the bases of some beautiful vintage looks to come. But what to wear?

Just a short stroll down the street found us at O.F.T., an incredible vintage boutique. Owned by a set and costume designer, her collection has been painstakingly built over years and years – and by way of the store, she’s passing her finds on to the vintage-obsessed of Berlin. The hat collection alone is worth the trip.

A few stores and a handful of shopping bags later, we were ready to retire to our rooms. But on our way back to the U-bahn station, we stumbled across this vintage furniture store. I didn’t catch the name, but I was able to snap a few shots of the treasures inside. Any one of these pieces would make my retro-centric house that much more stylish.

I think Susan, Sari and I can all agree that Berlin deserves an A+ for quality retro threads. What cities are your favorite for the vintage hunt? Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!


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    Ashley B. 07/16/2009 at 9:22 am #

    oh vintage shopping in berlin is the best – i scored myself the most beautiful boots at calypso! *sigh*

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    Julie 07/16/2009 at 11:48 am #

    you went vintage shoe shoppin with JC’s designer? shut the f up!

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    Angela 07/18/2009 at 1:50 pm #

    Sooooooooo jealous!

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    ddeebarkz 07/19/2009 at 2:20 pm #

    those calypso boots with the star are just…perfection.

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    roxanne rosenbaum 07/20/2009 at 12:04 pm #

    phhh my gosh how cool!

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    fodder 08/06/2009 at 12:54 am #

    I’m going to Berlin soon, and sooo want to check these places out!

    Do you know the addresses of these stores??



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