When the cpd fashion fair opens its doors two times a year, the international fashion scene gathers on the Rhine and imparts a creative overview of the styles for the upcoming season.
From a fashion standpoint, Düsseldorf is always way ahead and the fair´s catwalk extends every year onto Kaiserswerther Straße, which is full of the showrooms of well known labels.
Besides the international labels, lots of Düsseldorfer´s designers are naturally also a key part of the innovative happenings, including Optimist – made in Düsseldorf.
It´s no wonder because many up and coming designers learn their skills in Düsseldorf´s fashion colleges.
It´s all about combination and the exclusive labels that are mostly found on the legendary Königsallee boulevard, also known as "Kö,“ are complemented by many inidvidual boutiques.
Countless numbers of shoppers stream into the city from the surrounding region to shop and browse.
Düsseldorf is an especially popular shopping destination for people from the next-door Netherlands just before Christmas.
The elegant Kö-Galerie is among the top shopping and office centers in the city.
Just a stone´s throw away is Sevens, a modern shopping mall, which won a design award from the world´s biggest real estate trade fair MIPIM.
Nearby is the Schadow Arcade and the latest attraction, the Düsseldorf Arcade in Unterbilk. Other city districts should also not be overlooked for shopping.
Often you´ll find unusual and individual shopping possibilities such as Jolie Folie in Flingern or Fräulein Kleidsam´s two charming little shops.
Just as the fashion sector offers everything style-conscious shoppers could desire, you can also find the perfect design for your home or office in Düsseldorf.
There are shops for individualists filled with exotic furniture, such as Fischer´s Möbelhaus or Lothar Heubel.
Fans of the 1960s and 1970s can find true treasures from those eras in Rolf Buck´s Vaseline shop in a converted garage.
Düsseldorf has a rich variety of culinary offerings and it´s almost impossible to avoid local specialties such as the famous Löwensenf mustard or Killepitsch liqueur.
There are also many weekly markets that have been exuding their special atmosphere for ever.
The Carlsplatz market is the oldest and most well known in the city and worth a visit.
As a Düsseldorf newcomer, you will soon see that a shopping spree somewhere other than Köngisallee is very rewarding.