The urban boulevard of Königsallee in Düsseldorf, Germany, is considered by many to be so much more than just another shopping street. Instead, this retail paradise, which locals affectionately refer to as Ko, offers a level of luxury and exclusivity that has helped Düsseldorf to secure its reputation as being a major player in the global fashion industry.
With so many designer showrooms, flagship stores and luxury boutiques packed around Königsallee, it is no surprise that there are so many important trade shows held in the area each year. This sets the standards incredibly high when it comes to fashion, and you will find some of the finest designer stores in the world here, from the Chanel Boutique to Gucci to Giorgio Armani. Other boutiques worth visiting include Pio Okan Couture, Marina Renaldi, Stefano Ricci and Prada.
In addition to the fashion, there are many one-of-a-kind accessories that can be purchased at the stores around Königsallee, whether you are seeking an international brand or local German craftsmanship. For those who are hoping to pick up a new watch, Bucherer, a Swiss company that has a long tradition of fine watchmaking, can be found on Ko, while those looking for some classic jewelry can head to Tiffany & Co. Cartier can also be found here, as can Juwelier Fine Art, which sells some pieces that you simply would not be able to find anywhere else.
Being an area that is so highly involved in the fashion world, all of the interior stores on Ko stock the most stylish of products, each guaranteed to turn your home into a space worthy of a magazine spread. For those just looking for some classic basics, head to department store Galeria Kaufhof, while those seeking craftsmanship that dates back for over 250 years should pay a visit to Villeroy and Botch, where you will find everything from crystalware to ceramics. Another store here that is always popular with interior designers is Riviera Maison, whose products are themed around a French country style, with a product range that makes it easy to furnish and style your entire home from one store.
Sevens is a mall that has been around for a while, but was beautifully renovated in 2011, and is now one of the most popular spots in Königsallee. While a large portion of the center is dominated by two luxury labels that fill two storeys, Philipp Plein and Emporio Armani, Sevens is also home to a number of trendy new upcoming fashion labels, while the huge LED ball that hangs over the center of the mall is always a fantastic meeting place, and makes for a great talking point.
Whether you prefer to wear outfits designed by emerging designers, or would rather rock the latest collection from an established designer, Königsallee offers both of these and so much more. While the high-end luxury stores may dominate the area, there are still several high street brands to be found here, making it a shopping street that is able to appeal to just about everyone.