Isobel Gowdie, the Mitte-based shop founded by Dutch artist Iris Van Dongen in 2011, was named after a Scottish woman who famously confessed to witchcraft in the 17th century. In the tradition of ladies behaving badly, Van Dongen embraces the stylistic prowess of women’s couture in her self-owned store where you immediately feel the presence of the stylish and daring painter who passionately sources the pieces on offer. Isobel Gowdie presents a fantastic selection of designer vintage and resale clothing, while its new sister shop, Hotel Paris, promises to offer plenty of new selections from brands like Bellerose, Mes Demoiselles, Vanessa Bruno, and Les Coyotes de Paris, as well as designer objects and beauty products from La Brucket, Korres, Richard Hutten, and more. Check out the store’s Instagram for the newest items. (Text: Monica Salazar / Photos: Iris Van Dongen)
Originally from Texas, Monica Salazar has lived in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg since 2009. She is co-founder of Berlin Art Link online magazine, as well as BAL Productions, an arts-focused media and events agency.