Aesop’s New Store in Berlin

Cosmetics brand Aesop is opening a new store in Berlin. This will be Aesop’s second store in the German capital, having already established itself in other international hubs like Frankfurt, London, Tokyo, New York, and Los Angeles. The Australian company’s...

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COMME des GARCONS Berlin BLACK Shop & POCKET Shop

COMME des GARCONS Berlin BLACK Shop & POCKET Shop

Japanese label COMME des GARCONS has opened two new shops side-by-side in Berlin. Rei Kawakubo looks to fuse the brand and the city’s longstanding heritage, allowing the two shop setup to merge with its surroundings in a lively residential area. The BLACK SHOP appropriately sells the brand’s BLACK line, while the POCKET SHOP next door sells more accessories including perfumes and wallets. Mimicking a convenience store, the shop sells permanent products and ever-changing limited edition items. More looks at both shops below. (via frameweb)

Firmament 5th Anniversary Video

Firmament 5th Anniversary Video

During Berlin Fashion Week, Firmament — the city’s premiere high street menswear retailer — will be celebrating their 5-year anniversary and to mark this occasion, the shop will be hosting a 5-day extravaganza that’s set to last through this season’s BFW from July 5th to July 9th.

Introducing | Lunettes Kollektion Eyewear, Berlin

Introducing | Lunettes Kollektion Eyewear, Berlin

For the past four years, the Lunettes boutique in Berlin has been a great source for 20th Century unworn vintage eyewear. The Lunettes Kollektion is the famed shop’s in-house brand which features shapes and designs reminiscent of vintage frames with a generous dab of the very individual sub-culture that defines Berlin style. Each design is carefully produced by small family-run factories in Italy and Austria, using traditional methods of frame production. All frames come in exclusive packaging inspired by soap and chocolate boxes of the roaring 1920s.

Uta Geyer, head of Lunettes, tells us her and her team are extremely environmentally conscious as well, so to reduce their carbon footprint while supporting their local communities, Lunettes works with small local firms instead of mass production facilities. Berlin book bindery Ernst Lies (Est. 1869) creates the handcrafted cases that accompany each frame.

Autumn/Winter 2009: Frank Leder

F/W 2009: Frank Leder

Berlin-based designer Frank Leder is due to release his fall 2009 collection to the masses in the coming weeks, but he’s already released some shots of his work. The line takes much influence from Leder’s home of Germany, and his patriotism is certified as materials were sourced from there while keeping production there as well.

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Super RSF [Bread and Butter Berlin Edition]

Super RSF Bread and Butter Berlin Edition

The fine folks at StyleCrave have given us a glimpse at Super’s latest creation — The RSF Bread and Butter Berlin Edition. “One of my top frame choices this year has got to be the Super RSF Bread & Butter Berlin Edition with straight top frames in a nice butterscotch shade. Clear lenses by Zeiss combine forces with that drool-worthy Italian construction and tortoiseshell effect. Mmmm… vintage-y, with 180 made and individual numbering.”

Only 180 of these hand-made beauties will ever see the light of day, each with individual numbering.

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