This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.
Berlin conjures ideas of late-night, underground clubs, an edgy music scene, independent streetwear designers and more than a dash of punk. But despite its sometimes gritty, brutalist architecture and avant-garde tastes, the city is home to perfectly designed hotels, elegant local designers and of course, a quirky local flair that you’ll immediately fall for.
What to Pack
Transport your essentials in a minimalistic titanium suitcase from German brand Rimowa, which may include a trendy Acne Studios leather jacket with a fur-lined collar or a classic, yet versatile jean, like these from Grlfrnd.
Acne Studios Velocite jacket, $2,700, acnestudios.com
Grlfrnd Karolina cropped high-rise skinny jean, $245, modaoperandi.com
Rimowa essential trunk in gloss white, $980, Rimowa in New York, +1 212 758 1060, rimowa.com