Düsseldorf has a well-deserved reputation as a fashion metropolis. And so shoppers from all over the world flock here for the latest styles.
The first fashion fair was held in 1949 and since that time, Düsseldorf has become host of many other annual shopping extravaganzas. The International Show Fair is one of the main draws for designers and shoppers alike.
Düsseldorf Shopping Tip
Typical hours for Düsseldorf shops are open Monday to Fridays, from approximately 9 am until 8 pm, occasionally even until 10 pm. Saturdays have limited hours, with most stores closing their doors by 2 or 4 pm (occasionally by 8 pm). Hours are extended just before Christmas.
Also, don’t save your shopping trip for a Sunday: most will be closed for the day.
A Düsseldorf shopping day begins at the Königsallee. Known to locals (and fans) as “the Kö,” there are many designer and luxury shops here for those with big pocketbooks!
You can also find rare antiques and old books. But if your cash and credit is limited, you can still enjoy a stroll and some window shopping along this beautiful, picturesque boulevard.
There’re plenty of street cafes and restaurants on the Kö as well.
Altstadt (Old Town)
Not far from the Kö, you’ll find Düsseldorf’s Old Town. Düsseldorf shopping can also be found in this area. Being the world’s longest tavern, you will be delighted by the avant-garde styles and tiny boutiques in this town center.
This Düsseldorf shopping street is also connected to the Kö. If you’re in the market for some new outfits, then the Schadowstraße is a good bet. With a large assortment of department stores and clothing shops, you’re sure to find the latest in fashion at this location.
What would a German town be without its marketplaces? The most famous one here is held each Saturday at the Aachener Platz. If you can’t afford the high prices of the more luxurious shopping streets, you may find a good bargain here on Aachener Platz.