Loath as we are to get into the hornets nest of hipsterdom, there appears to be two factions (among many) at opposing ends of the Berlin style spectrum. In the decidedly multicolour corner, you’ve got the vintage pixies and their joyous hand-me-down garbs. While at the other end, there are the avant guardians of the colour black. From a seemingly dystopian future, their Matrix reboot involves rags atop of rags, so much so, that you can no longer tell where one piece of clothing ends and the other begins.
To cut to the chase: xXx belongs to the latter, post-apocalyptic hipster camp. Though androgyny is positively encouraged in this brave new world, there are nominative menswear and womenswear sections sprinkled throughout this stunning loft space. Created with love by a small crew of Dutch implants, it’s a masterclass in stripped-back interior design, with artworks offsetting the stark black-and-white colour palette.
For lovers of all things black or those searching for some off-the-rack cool, xXx could be your new be-all-and-end-all boutique – granted the word ‘luxury’ doesn’t make you nor your bank manager wince. For the remaining hoi polloi, though well and truly hidden in a courtyard off Skalitzer Straße, the interior itself is still worth your most determined through-the-rabbit-hole efforts.