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“Friendly is an understatement!”

Friendly Society Berlin
Ranked #16 of 293 Shopping in Berlin
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Friendly Society is a little fashion, art & culture department store with a mini café in the city district Berlin-Mitte, close to Kastanienalllee/Zionskirchplatz. You will find paintings and sculptures of contemporary artist, ladies and men's fashion "Made in Germany" (approx. 20 design lines from casual to extravagant, made for the red carpet), accessories (jewellery, handbags, ties, bow ties, etc.) and hand-craft works (porcelain, glass objects, wooden pedestals/mounts, picture frames, etc.) on two floors. In our basement salon we have an extensive display of original fashion jewellery and handbags on sale, with emphasis on the 1950es and 1960es. Our art cabinet offers a wide spectrum (over 600 exhibits) of high quality works of art. Beside our monthly Sunday Salon (music, readings, performance) we organize approximately 6 thematic art exhibitions a year, and we also participate in the Berlin Fashion Week. It is possible that almost every article we have on sale can be made-to-measure fitting your needs. We will gladly help you find the correct matching frames, mounts, and glass for your pictures, and the ideal solution for the presentation of your sculptures, artefacts, or antiques. When you visit the Friendly Society please bring some time with you, because a professional, fair, individual consultation leads to excellent results. We are open: Sat. & Sun.: 12:00-6:00 pm, private Showroom Appointments: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 10pm We will be happy to great you personally in the Friendly Society. The Friendly Society was founded over 12 years ago, the middle of 2003 by Gregor Marvel-Wyrwich and Christian Heinrich. Until August of 2006 we were located in the Gipsstrasse 23, in Berlin Mitte. Since September of 2006 you can visit our little art department store now located in the Griebenowstrasse 23, close to Zionskirchplatz and Kastanienallee on the border to Prenzlauer Berg.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Located in a unique little boutique, this art showcase is a must-see! In addition to the attractive art, Christian and Gregor left a lasting impact on myself and friends as they welcomed us on an off day and not only provided superb lattes but gave us a long list of other exciting things to do in the city which certainly did not disappoint! Would highly recommend making a point of stopping in here.

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

These people are just great! If you are art-, design-, humour- and coffee-lovers, you really should visit this place.... We had really nice time there. Thank you:)

Thank bpodobska
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

What a breath of fresh air. Christian and Gregor have created a deliciously calm, peaceful and welcoming place for those seeking something new and inspiring in Berlin. Unique fashion for all shapes and sizes, excellent arts and gift items, but best of all - 2 fabulous German guys to swap ideas and hugs with. An expat's dream-come-true in this big village.
Thank you Gregory and Christian. You enrich us all with your kindness.

3  Thank dayna s
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Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Run by two amazing guys. Underground glam fashion, dazzling exhibits, concerts and excellent coffee. Must-See for every Berlin visitor.

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Whenever I am in Berlin I stop by the Friendly Society. There is always something new to see whether paintings, sculputures, or fashion; there is something for everyone. The owners, Gregor and Christian are always a pleasure to speak with and are extremely helpful in answering any questions one may have regarding the pieces that they sell. It is a great place to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts, or to stop in and have a cup of coffee and a slice of cheesecake and a chat.

2  Thank bkvf_de
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