This summer is about embracing life and indulging all the senses – following many long months of lockdown, Berlin is brimming with positive energy once again. BIKINI BERLIN is also bringing a breath of fresh air to the City West with new arrivals like cult German brand adidas, summery swimwear label Tropicalia Agency, unique jewellery label Lemon & Pink and premium-quality sustainable skincare by cosmetic brand Minimals. Fashion label Doublethewears is impressing with its sustainable fashion and JNBY with its “Just Naturally Be Yourself” philosophy. Plus, Lakrids by Bülow is opening their biggest flagship store in Europe with new summery liquorice flavours and Kantini is welcoming a new healthy lunch option with Wrapublic. You can also keep fit this summer with Lagoa Yoga Berlin’s yoga classes on the rooftop terrace or leave the stresses of everyday big-city life behind with yoga or meditation sessions at Tara Base. And the perfect way to end a balmy summer’s evening is with the radioeins “Summer on the Roof” event series.
The 600 m² pop-up adidas store on the first floor is set to become the City West’s meeting place for all sports enthusiasts and sneaker and lifestyle fans. Not only will motivated runners find all details about the upcoming digital “Run for the Ocean” event, but can also kit themselves out with new, innovative apparel and footwear. And after its official presentation, the new strip of local football club 1. FC Union Berlin will also be available from the store. While the branch on Tauentzienstrasse is being refurbished into one of the most state-of-the-art and sustainable stores in the world, sports fans can visit the adidas pop-up at BIKINI BERLIN until the end of September.
Pop-up box tenant Doublethewears is the place to come for sustainable and versatile fashion and its “own less, wear more” philosophy is the perfect fit for BIKINI BERLIN’s pop-up concept: after all, we don’t need overflowing wardrobes, but cleverly designed fashion pieces that offer unlimited styling and combination possibilities. “Fair eco fashion meets versatile fashion” here – all items of clothing at Doublethewears can be worn in at least two different ways. Hence the name Doublethewears, because you buy one garment but get double the wears out of it. You can visit the sustainable pop-up on the ground floor until the end of September.
Asian label JNBY stands for extravagant everyday fashion that is designed for elegant women who want to stand out from the crowd and express themselves through the clothes they wear. Colourful and stylish, the label appeals to confident women and brings an avant-garde touch to everyday wear. Standing still or moving too close to the mainstream are taboo in the JNBY design philosophy. And that’s exactly what the letters in the company name JNBY stand for – “Just Naturally Be Yourself”. From August, you can visit their store on the first floor of BIKINI BERLIN.
LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW
In their new premises at BIKINI BERLIN, LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW is opening their biggest flagship store in Europe. On an area of 115 m², customers can now enjoy a brand-new liquorice experience. As well as the popular signature flavours, you will also find the new BÆRRIES collection with the unique flavours SEA BUCKTHORN and WILD BLUEBERRY, which – like all LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW collections – are sold in tubs made from 100% recycled and reusable plastic. The heart of the spacious store, which is located on the ground floor at the entrance to Budapester Strasse, is the LAB. Here you will find everything that makes the premium Danish liquorice brand so unique. At special events, visitors can create their own liquorice with a variety of ingredients based on the very first recipe by the brand’s founder Johan Bülow. A particular highlight of the flagship is the bar area in the centre of the store.
LEMON & PINK
Lemon & Pink Design offers filigree hoop earrings with gemstones, chunky necklaces and bracelets and striking statement rings with Swarovski crystals. Made using natural materials, the pieces are elegant, high quality, flowery and light, which makes them perfect for the summer. This jewellery is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Founder Vivien Rahn is a jewellery designer with all her heart and soul and became well-known after selling her creations at design and jewellery markets. The pieces are handmade locally by Sergio Engel in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Lemon & Pink’s impressive creations are available to purchase at BIKINI BERLIN until the beginning of November.
Beauty brand Minimals offers the perfect lightweight skincare for high temperatures. Here you will find high-quality cosmetics that aren’t just produced sustainably, but also sold sustainably: without unnecessary packaging, in sustainably made bottles or refilled in your own containers. By doing something good for your body and the planet, ‘skincare that cares’ is the approach here. Cleaning and caring for your skin with products that pollute the planet? The two founders Klaudia Redzisz-Alam and Anna Auerbach knew that there had to be another option. All their products are vegan, fair, local and therefore fit in perfectly with the idea behind the BIKINI BERLIN concept shopping mall, where they will be available to buy until the end of October. For the head to toe (or head to hand?) Minimals experience, come and stock up on everything from shampoo and conditioner to body lotion and handwash. Cosmetics with a conscience – for your body and the planet.
For woman only – an oasis of calm amid the hustle and bustle of the hectic city. A place where you feel at ease and can take some time out for yourself. With TARA Base, coach and speaker Tina K., who is also the founder of non-profit association “I am Jonny”, has created such a place at BIKINI BERLIN. Until autumn 2021, she will be giving workshops here on topics such as responsibility, sustainability, diversity, courage, rights and digitalisation. Tina K. offers individual and group learning spaces, which can also be used for yoga and meditation. Because if you feel at ease in a place, you’ll want to go back. Participants can also look forward to fascinating talks with Laura Malina Seiler, Lena Gercke, Palina Rojinski, Sara Nuru and other superwomen.
Inspired by the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian label Tropicalia Agency is bringing the summer across the Atlantic to Berlin. In the new summer collection with the invigorating name “Breeze”, you will find flattering bikinis and swimsuits, as well as a gorgeous ready-to-wear collection of striking dresses and floaty blouses. And what better match for BIKINI BERLIN than a swimwear brand that not only combines unique styles with expressive colours, but also produces its fabrics in an eco-friendly way? The brand’s USP is its hybrid function of label and agency, which was founded by fashion curator Joy Fagundes. In addition to her own designs, she also gives other creatives like Angela Brito the chance to showcase their creations. Angela Brito has created a gorgeous homage to Brazilian artist Samuel D’Saboia with her summer dress, which is the perfect outfit for a sundowner on the concept shopping mall’s rooftop terrace. The Tropicalia Agency Box will be at BIKINI BERLIN until the end of August.
KANTINI is welcoming a new taste experience from this August. Hungry visitors can look forward to Wrapublic’s fresh vegetables and salad, warm, yufka flatbread wraps and a neverending array of fillings – for freshness that you can not only see, but also taste! With a lot of love and dedication, a food concept has been developed that promises the highest quality while also offering full transparency when it comes to the preparation. With choices such as the “President’s Beef Wrap” or the “Vegan Peace Minister’s Chick-Peas Wrap”, Wrapublic caters to every taste with a wide choice of ingredients.
ROOFTOP SUMMER EVENT TIPS RADIOEINS
From August until September, radioeins will once again be broadcasting live and open-air from the BIKINI BERLIN rooftop terrace and celebrating the summer by bringing Berlin culture vultures on stage with renowned talk guests. radioeins will cover the most fascinating city culture topics under the Berlin evening sky – of course always in adherence with the latest guidelines to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The area on the rooftop terrace will be transformed into a summery feel-good oasis and together with the listeners, local bands, artists, writers and many more, you can enjoy the relaxing nights of summer over chilled drinks.
LAGOA YOGA BERLIN
Women’s-only yoga studio Lagoa Yoga Berlin is offering a place for relaxation and movement and the chance to stay flexible and fit this summer. From a range of challenging, but still easy to learn classes, you’re bound to find an option that suits you. Whether you’re a beginner or at a more advanced level, budding yogis can choose from Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yin, Pilates, Deep Work and Ballet Barre. At the outdoor sessions led by inspiring, dedicated teachers on BIKINI BERLIN’s greenery-filled rooftop terrace you will soon forget the stresses of everyday life and reclaim a sense of balance for your body and mind.