BRILLENSCHATZ FOR VINTAGE SUNGLASSES — RECOMMENDED BY CEM SARI

BRILLENSCHATZ FOR VINTAGE SUNGLASSES — RECOMMENDED BY CEM SARI

As you enter the industrial courtyard on Potsdamer Straße it’s easy to miss Brillenschatz at first glance. But when you do locate this sunglasses shop, you will discover a treasure trove of shades. The shop is the passion project of Abdullah Demir, who’s been collecting vintage glasses for years. After running a stand on Sundays at the Mauerpark market, Abdullah decided to find a permanent location and opened his place in 2015. Among his collection of eyeglasses, you’ll find extravagant mens and womens frames including custom-made creations and unique pieces from the best fashion designers. Brands including Porsche, Christian Dior, Versace, Casanova, Chanel and Ray-Ban are all represented with exclusive vintage pieces. In 2017 Brillenschatz was named by The New York Times as one of Berlin’s “Five Places to go” though the shop is still very much an insider tip – not least because there is only one place in town with such a collection. (Text: Cem Sari / Photos: Brillenschatz, Erdem Akkaya & @pak_369)

Cem Sari, who came to Berlin from Istanbul at a young age, works as a sound engineer and is the owner of Sariton Records.

Brillenschatz, Potsdamer Str.79, 10785 Berlin–Schöneberg; map
Mon, Thu & Sat: 13–18h
@brillenschatz

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