Great queer fetish shops you should know about

In Berlin, there are many great queer fetish shops catering to all preferences: from sportswear and leather, to rubber and BDSM. Place2be.Berlin writer Jeff Mannes shares his expertise and introduces six shops where you can find what you're looking for.

Beautiful to play with: Rubber outfits made to measure by Sven Appelt Rubber in Schöneberg.

Sven Appelt Rubber (SAR)

There are many fetish shops, but not all of them offer repairs. At Sven Appelt Rubber, however, that's no problem. Do you have a hole or a tear in your latex outfit? The repair service will mend everything for you. But above all, Sven Appelt Rubber offers outfits for diverse desires: from bondage and fisting, to watersports and puppy play, to skinwear and wrestling, among others.

Sven Appelt Rubber
Uhlanstraße 170, 10719 Berlin-Charlottenburg
U Uhlandstraße
Sven Appelt Rubber's website

Find the missing accessories for the evening here: "Boxer".

Boxer: accessories for every evening

If you're looking for accessories for the evening, you'll probably find them in the Boxer shop. You can recognise it from afar by the big, black dog statue at the entrance. There is a wealth of the usual, sexy, fetish brands on offer. If you're quick on the uptake, you're sure to be able to complete your outfit here - and you're in good company, by the way: Boxer even featured in the first German queer TV series, 'All You Need'!

Boxer Berlin
Eisenacher Straße 11, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
U Nollendorfplatz
Boxer's website

Doesn't only stand out at night: the shop of "GEAR" and "Rubaddiction".

GEAR and Rubaddiction

Have you already noticed them? They are the t-shirts that feature a unique term from the fetish scene and a distinctive arrow: for example, ‘Puppy’, ‘Owned’, or ‘Sneaks’, among others, are emblazoned on the front of the T-shirts. They all originate from the GEAR Shop in Schöneberg. Not only can you purchase T-shirts with your favourite kink printed on them, but also lots of fetish clothes and toys. On the upper floor there is a large leather selection, huge dildos showcased behind a large display case, as well as sportswear and sneakers. In the basement, you'll find Rubaddiction's extensive rubber department.

GEAR Berlin and Rubaddiction
Kalkreuthstraße 13, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
U Nollendorfplatz
GEAR Berlin's Website
Rubaddictions's Website

A mix of kinky and evening wear: creation by Hautnah

Hautnah: eccentric outfits for extraordinary evenings

You're dying to go to the famous 'CarneBall Bizarre' party at KitKatClub? Then treat yourself to an outfit at Hautnah! Here you can find really unusual and eccentric nightlife outfits for different genders. The collection is exciting because it offers a blend of kinky and elegant evening wear - and thus demonstrates how sexually appealing refined evening wear can be. I have also purchased my own outfits there: to name one, a kilt made of black cotton, latex and leather.

Hautnah Eccentric Fashion
Uhlandstraße 170, 10719 Berlin-Charlottenburg
U Uhlandstraße
Hautnah's Instagram account

Other Nature: fetish with a queer-feminist touch

In a way, Other Nature is the flagship of the queer-feminist scene in Berlin. This is because it is an alternative, vegan, and environmentally-friendly sex shop for all genders. The shop sells high-quality, ecologically sound sex products and toys, in contrast to the usual mass-produced merchandise. If you want to see why and how sex and activism have always been intertwined in Berlin, you shouldn’t miss Other Nature!

Other Nature
Mehringdamm 79, 10965 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Zwischen U Mehringdamm und U Platz der Luftbrücke
Other Nature's website

Special requests? No problem for the "Butcherei Lindinger" in Schöneberg.

Butcherei Lindinger: craftsmanship with passion

One of the best-known fetish shops in the gay Regenbogenkiez in Schöneberg is Butcherei Lindinger. It offers craftsmanship with a passion: the most unusual fetish clothes are made to measure in the in-house studio. The team also welcomes and implements special requests. For example, I find the chain mail fascinating, and it is on permanent display in the show window. The motto of Butcherei Lindinger is at all times: "Every body is special and we give your body the perfect covering."

Butcherei Lindinger
Motzstraße 18, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
U Nollendorfplatz
Butcherei Lindinger's website

Further information

Leather tailor and designer, Petra dos Santos, gives an insight to behind-the-scenes in a fetish workshop in the Place2be.Berlin podcast (in German language). Have a listen!

And this is how you get there: The Queer City Pass gives you a ticket for public transport - and on top of that a great discount with lots of partner companies!

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You can find a complete overview of all events for every single da on the event pages of SIEGESSÄULE, Berlin's famous queer city magazine.

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