Local handicrafts and artisanal items to pick up on your trip

Handbags

Tausche in Prenzlauer Berg uses sturdy polyester fabric to fashion trendy yet practical messenger-style bags in multiple colors and sizes. Each comes with exchangeable flaps to suit your mood or outfit. Raumerstraße 8 (Helmholtzplatz); tel. 49 30 4030 1770. www.tausche-berlin.de

Jewelry

Tiny workshop, big talent. Michaela Binder crafts fashion-forward rings, ear studs, and pendants in clean, basic shapes from brushed silver and gold. Each piece highlights not stones but inlays of felt available in a dozen colors. Gipsstr. 13; tel. 49 30 2838 4869. www.michaelabinder.de

Brooms and Brushes

Modern design meets traditional craftsmanship at the Imaginäre Manufaktur in Kreuzberg where blind and sight-impaired artisans make brushes wittily shaped like the Brandenburg Gate or the Berlin bear. Oranienstrasse 183; tel. 49 30 2588 6612. www.union-sozialer-einrichtungen.de

KPM Porcelain

Exquisite tableware and home accessories by Berlin’s royal porcelain maker. Purchase directly at gallery-like showroom inside the spectacularly converted historic production hall. Wegelystrasse 1. www.kpm-berlin.de

Old-Fashioned Sweets

Local chocolatier Erich Hamann has been making bitter bars and truffles since the 1920s; in the Scheunenviertel’s Bonbonmacherei two young Berliners craft delicious handmade candy right in their show kitchen. Oranienburger Strasse 32; tel. 49 30 4405 5243. www.bonbonmacherei.de

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