We selected a sample from Vienna’s boutique landscape to get you through the summer.
When Franz Sturm founded the company in the 1970s he probably never thought that he’d be dressing todays dandies and hipsters. Thanks to the hard work of his successor Martin Sturm, the traditional work of a men’s tailor was fused with the demands of today’s city dwellers. If you get a suit at Sturm today it will still have all the key aspects expected for a somewhat gentleman. From the lapel and the cross-stitched buttons to the modern cuts and stylish Italian fabrics this is truly the unification of old and new.
For a good cause Sturm even recycles your old suits and donates them to the charity organization Volkshilfe. What a wonderful way to spruce up your karma and make 20 bucks.
1., Parkring 2
When Andreas Wall opened his store 15 years ago under the name Be A Good Girl it was one of the first locations in Vienna to offer high fashion and a hair salon under one roof. But as the glory days of weird concept stores are over, Andreas decided to go back to the roots and reinvent the shop. The new name is an homage to the store Kaufhaus Wall his mother owned in his hometown. It started with a new name, an altered interior design and a new focus on designers that interested him. These fashion designers are of course handpicked and range from the incredibly talented Esther Perbandt to the weird and gorgeous designs of Barbara i Gongini rounding it off with an exclusive selection of accessories, jewelry, books and skin care products.
7., Westbahnstraße 5A
The hot spot in town for DIY designs is celebrating its first anniversary. Die Buntique is a store that solely sells handmade designs, including a wide range of products from children’s toys and backpacks to illustrations and paper decorations. The three girlfriends, Judith, Katrin and Emöke, who opened up this charming store, sew, hammer, draw and paint everything themselves and they put their heart and soul into each product. With this quirky idea they fit in perfectly in the bohemian 7th district and even offer workshops for DIY enthusiasts. So next time you wonder how you would create a board game, just save yourself the hassle and let these pros teach you a thing or two.
7., Kirchengasse 26