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Fashion Spotlight: Chi & Co

Fashion Spotlight: Chi & Co

Welcome to my Fashion Spotlight series. In these posts, I write about boutiques and fashion-driven stores that I find in Berlin and occasionally elsewhere. Each interview focuses on local designers and shopkeepers who discuss the inspiration behind their pieces and small businesses. If you are a designer or shop owner and want to be featured, please get in touch!


Chi & Co

One day while wandering the streets of Berlin's Mitte neighborhood, I stumbled into Chi & Co. The colorful clothing (and summer sale) in the store immediately caught my attention and I knew I wanted to talk to the owner.

That's when I met Chieko, a transplant from Japan who settled in Berlin and opened up her shop filled with one-of-a-kind pieces imported from Italy, Japan, and made here in Berlin. She was kind enough to sit down with me and talk about fashion in Berlin.

Chi & Co. Berlin Fashion Boutique

What made you want to open up a shop in Berlin?

Berlin is a more affordable city to live in compared to other European cities. I chose it knowing that it would be a lot more cost-efficient to open up here.

Describe the style of your clothing in three words/phrases.

1) Fun to wear 2) Unique 3) Good price & high-quality.

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What do you look for most when selecting pieces for Chi & Co?

Every new piece steals my heart. I choose the ones that speak to me the most.

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What inspires you most about Berlin fashion?

I like the way that Berliners use colors! I thought most people only wore black but, I've noticed lately that people use colors more these days. 

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What are some other boutiques that you like in Berlin?

Studio 183 and Walking the Cat.

How do you curate the styles of Chi & Co?

I look for inspiration on Instagram and also during fashion week in order to select pieces that are on-trend.

What are some of your favorite pieces?

I have this one piece which is an oversized backpack from Japan. I also really love the Berlin Made tees and sweatshirts which are store originals. A large number of pieces are shipped in from Italy.

 I got to try on one of Chi & Co's colorful jumpsuits. So pretty!

I got to try on one of Chi & Co's colorful jumpsuits. So pretty!

Are the clothes available for purchase online?

Not currently from this store directly, but you can shop for some of the pieces on Trouva.


Chi & Co, Linien Straße 40, 10119, Berlin | Gmail: chiandcoberlin@gmail.com | Instagram: @chiandco_berlin


Thanks for reading! More fashions to come soon. Stay tuned ;)

xx,

Steph

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