The first thing on my list when moving to Frankfurt was to find cool clothing boutiques! Having lived in London for 10 years I had amazing shopping opportunities. I had choice and a lot of it! But Frankfur, well, it’s not what you call a leading city in the fashion world, it’s a bit more behind. But that’s not to say there aren't stylish people here, there are! Myriam owner and curator of Maria Frankfurt caters to the sleek and stylish crowd. Walk into her shop and its like walking into an uber cool gallery set in Mitte in Berlin. She knows her style and she knows her crowd. Myriam has a love for Scandinavian minimal design so you’ll find brands like Maska, Hope and Filippa K amongst her curated selection. Her selection is small but you’ll always find something beautiful. Let’s just say I can’t pass by too often because I always leave with something.
If you’re ever in Frankfurt, please be sure to stop in. Tell her I sent you!
Tell us about yourself. What is your background?
Studied economics, worked in an advertising acency for over 10 years, 2003 I opened “Lieblingsstücke” in Sachsenhausen, Brückenstrasse
When did you start Maria Frankfurt?
In February 2017
What is the concept behind Maria Frankfurt?
no concept, it is me: I like it pure, reduced, so that everything can have its own show; you can call it a museum-, or gallery-style
What inspires you when buying the new collections and arranging the shop for that current season?
I do not make a plan for a new season, no map where I collect photos or newspaper articles. I take what I get, as long as it is edgy, unique, special, long lasting, stylish
What are your favourite brands?
Most of them are from Scandinavia. It is not that I am looking for Scandinavian brands only, but at the end of the day, these brands have this clean and stylish attitude I love.
Who are your favourite artists?
It is not one, there are so many. And I am not sure, if this is the right question for me: is there a favourite artist or would it be better to speak of the favourite artwork or lifework. But if we speak about fashion maybe: Martin Margiela.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would this be?
Coco Chanel + Rei Kawakubo + Martin Margiela
What is your favourite thing to do in Frankfurt?
What is your favourite place in Frankfurt?
Münchner Strasse in the Bahnhofviertel. It is the only place where Frankfurt has a bit of a very big city.
What do you wish Frankfurt had? What is missing in Frankfurt?
Many more inhabitants, many more theaters, many more museums, many more bars and restaurants. Why is Frankfurt not New York?
Any tips or advice for newcomers to Frankfurt?
Frankfurt´s museums, especially the MMK and the Schirn have very fine Opening-Partys, maybe you will find new friends there.