Quartier 205, luxury shopping mall in Berlin. Friedrichstrasse is one of the most legendary streets in the whole city, combining the tradition of the ‘Golden Twenties’ with the architecture of Berlin beyond 1989. In the ’20s, the 3.5 km long street was the place to be with cafés, theaters and Vaudevilles, such as the famous Wintergarten.  By 1997 Friedrichstraße was still an unattractive building site in the east part of Berlin. The traders of ‘City West’ were against the eastern development. Similar to the politics of the West-Side-Story gangs, this West vs. East story clashed until a German investor shockingly built a luxury shopping mall on this historic ground. The building, Quartier 206, created by New York based architect, I.M. Pei, was different, disgusting for the old-school-Berliners and (almost) impossible to rent at the time.  Now Friedrichstrasse 71 boasts an extravagant Art Déco style and is home to the boutiques of countless top designers, featuring more than 8,000 square meters of retail space filled with Mono-Brand-Stores like Gucci, Cerruti, La Perla, Akkesoir, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Brille 54, and more.  Quartier 205, 206, and 207  Friedrichstrasse 71, 10117 Berlin  Mon to Fri: 10:30AM-7:30PM, Sat: 10AM-6PM  For an exclusive shopping experience in Mitte try the Friedrichrichstadt Passagen and its 'Quartiers' shopping center, which is three shopping blocks full of marvelous designer shops, uniquely joined by underground passageways. You will feel as though you are stepping into the pages of a high-end fashion magazine at one of the most beautiful Art Deco venues in Berlin.  Quartier 206 is extremely extravagant, and the international fashion elite are completely at home here in their individual salons. Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Etro, Moschino, Vuitton, Cerruti, and Bottega Veneta are here, as is Anne Maria Jagdfeld’s stunning department store.  The French emporium Galeries Lafayette, in Quartier 207, is known for its stunning luminous glass cone in the entrance, and of course, many more stores abound, including abundant international specialties. Quartier 205 offers still more shopping and an array of cafe choices.