On Thursday I took a bus to Berlin to spend some days with an old friend of mine. Since I knew that Katharina lives in Berlin as well, I contacted her and we managed to go fabric shopping together on Friday. First we checked out Hüco-Stoffe, which is basically a wholesale company that has also a direct sale. Wow, they had a big selection. The prices were okay, not as cheap as Zanderino but in a range between 10 and 20 €. I guess if you had a specific garment in mind and were looking for the fabric, you could definitely find it there. As I had no real plan on what to buy, I was a bit overwhelmed by the selection. In the end I bought a Gabardine with a bit of Elasthane in a snake print, that I will turn into a skirt.
Next we headed to the Humana Shop at Frankfurter Tor. This is a second-hand store with 4 levels. We were very lucky because they had a special summer sale going on, selling every item for a maximum of 1,50€. It was very crowded and I guess the best bits were already gone, but we found some great stuff anyway. I bought an orange Blazer which is 100% wool, which will be great for fall and a silk skirt with a lovely A-line shape.
In the shop we met my friend and together we then went to the Maybachufer where every Friday a turkish market takes place and besides vegetables and bric-a-brac they also sell fabric. Most of it is 2 to 5 € per metre and so it's a great place to fill your stash. I got three fabrics,one plain black jersey, one fun shoe print chiffon-type and a polyester with blue dots. In total I paid for 5 m fabric 11,50 €.
After all the exhausting shopping we did in the heat ( it was around 30°C on that day), we stopped at a small cafe and had some cool drinks.