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If you're ever in need of a well-fitted tux or a splendid suit, you should definitely give this St. Georg shop a try. Offering a range of gorgeous dinner jackets, tuxedos and suits, Policke Herrenkleidung has, for years, helped the good people of this neighborhood stay fashion forward in formals! Whether you're the birthday boy, the best man or the groom himself, there are several options to suit up for the occasion. The gracious and efficient staff here also chips in with brilliant suggestions and tips that will make you look your best without much damage to your bank balance.
You have to go downstairs to reach this shop's showroom in the Galleria shopping arcade, although one might perhaps rather expect a loft upstairs. Apart from the trendy clubwear available here, the place has got its own café, where you can take a break and consider extravagant purchases before strolling towards the counter. The majority of young customers who like Pepe or Daniel Poole's fashion make frequent use of this option.
Some people invest a lot of time and energy into model making. It takes great patience and skill to do it properly. Scheuer & Strüver offers many a challenge and a fiddly job for those passionate puzzle freaks. How about making a model of the Notre Dame, for example? Or you can have a go at that famous Pisa tower and Cheops´ pyramid. Models of Hamburg´s Michel are particularly popular.
Große Markt (Large Market) is a large wholesale market selling the freshest produce around. The market gets much of its produce from local farmers in order to help the local farming community. Since the market is open daily 24 hours a day, you will find whatever garden-picked produce you might need.
Grossmarkt Hamburg is a wholesale market that acts as a one-stop shop for all your grocery and other needs. The produce here is quite fresh and of the highest quality, with the best part being that the market is open all day and night, making it a good bet for some emergency supplies. The location is quite convenient too, and one can purchase exotic foods, fresh fruits and flowers, as well as bakery, milk products and wines from this place.
The choice of reading at the "Männerschwarm" bookshop is mainly but not exclusively directed at gay customers. Apart from a wide range of novels, comics, non-fiction and copiously illustrated books for men, there is also a variety of stationery articles on display, like timers and photo albums. Furthermore, you can purchase postcards, videos and CDs by mostly gay artists here. The friendly staff are always available to help you.
This St.Georg wine merchant´s belongs to the great insider tips among Hamburg´s wine lovers. Apart from Spanish, Italian and French wines, the shop also offers eco-wines and international brands like Californian Zinfandel, South African Chardonnays or Australian Sémillons. All of them are recommended. The special containers which you can see in the shop window are called glasdemijohns, by the way. They can hold 10 to 15 litres of wine and you can rent them for festive occasions.
Located on one of the city's nicest shopping streets, this store offers a fine selection of all paper products. The gay bookshop "Männerschwarm" has a branch here, and the range is mainly comprised of novels, detective stories and portfolios. Due to the limited space, only a selection of titles are on display, but any book can be ordered. In the main part of the shop there are art prints in all sizes, postcards and stationery. There are also standard and made to measure frames available in various designs.
An increasing number of people now want to eat safe and organically grown food, which is no surprise considering recent scandals. Food producers have reacted to this and there are now organic markets everywhere. Hamburg alone has 13 organic markets, two of which are in the city centre: one at Jakobikirchhof between Mönckebergstraße and Steinstraße and the other at Carl von Ossietzky Platz in the St.Georg district. The products range from fruit and vegetables to bread, eggs and cheese. Whatever you see at these markets can be trusted; it's just a little bit more expensive.
More and more people choose Buddhism as their religious denomination in Germany these days, and even more people are interested in Buddhist philosophy and their rituals. The crouching Buddha, a relaxing cup of tea and the typical joss-stick scents are particularly popular. The people of Tibet are known to be very religious. Unfortunately, the people is not yet independent from China. The products you can get at Tibetan Lama Art are all connected with Tibet and Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, despite the fact that the Dalai Lama himself lives in his Indian exile...
Four different services are available within the walls of this unusual institution. First of all, there is a popular hairdresser's shop at Lange Reihe 89. As there is only one seat, you had better make an appointment. And while your hair is being cut, you can look at the original garments on display, relax with a glass of bitter lemon or a coffee and decide whether one of the paintings at Lange Reihe 89's gallery might be suitable for your living-room walls. If so, you can purchase and take it with you straight away. A cool combination of little businesses!
St.Georg's Lange Reihe is definitely a good location to try out a new business concept, because it has a tolerant clientele which is open to new ideas. The Lagerhaus is a shop-in-shop store and follows the British business idea of combining two or more shops within the same walls. At the Lagerhaus there is a hairdresser and a pottery and china shop, so you can visit one or the other half of the store, or both, and buy a new breakfast plate before getting your hair cut. To make shopping decisions easier and pass the time under the hairdryer pleasantly, you can also get a cup of coffee here. You can also find a furniture shop, a wine shop, a women's boutique and a bistro, where you can have a bite to eat after so much shopping.