Düsseldorf has many districts and events dedicated to fashion. The order days for the CPD fashion fair and the GDS footwear fair, which are attended by world-famous designers, guarantee international fashion flair and ensure that the very latest trends are on display in the windows. Düsseldorf is also the city where the stars of the future learn their trade. Several fashion schools in the city are engaged in transferring the necessary skills to the creative people who will determine what we’ll be wearing in years to come.
The Düsseldorf Altstadt has many faces. It is home to the Rhine metropolis’s traditions and history. But during the day, the Altstadt is also the perfect place to shop. From owner-run boutiques to unusual casual wear to second-hand items, jewellery, delicatessen, lifestyle and beauty shops, every street and lane contains something to discover.
Some buy their first expensive watch, others enjoy the first espresso of the day: Königsallee – affectionately known by its fans as the “Kö” – is at the heart of Düsseldorf city centre. It is a catwalk for fashionistas, the perfect place for connoisseurs to stroll and a paradise for luxury shopping, all rolled into one.
Schadowstraße in the city centre is Düsseldorf’s longest shopping street and one of its most popular. Hardly surprising, given that you’ll find virtually everything here, with something to suit every budget. With around 200 shops, Schadowstraße will fulfil just about every wish. You’ll find plenty of trendy shops in Unterbilk, on Lorettostraße and in Bilk. Located directly beside the popular MedienHafen, small streets lined with pretty trees and lovingly restored old buildings create a distinctive atmosphere. Shopping in the vibrant and lively Flingern district is far more than shopping at trendsetting fashion, jewellery, art and lifestyle outlets. You will be immersed in a truly colourful area whose history ranges from suburban village, to the squatters of the 1980s, to development into one of Germany’s street-art hotspots.
Pempelfort is a diverting mix: surrounded by greenery yet vibrantly urban. This makes it one of Düsseldorf’s most attractive districts. The big-name chain supermarkets are in place, alongside a large number of small shops, galleries and studios that add extra charm and shopping fun. Düsseldorf’s antique markets are the perfect places to browse, shop and haggle. Books, old records, curios, second-hand items, handicrafts and much more are on sale here.