Not far from the Isator is a shop that’s quite surprising… The Item Shop has hidden treasure!
One of the things Mr. E3 and I have been quite surprised by is the lack of alternative and geeky shops in the middle of Munich. We’ve become quite partial to The Item Shop and not just because it doesn’t seem to have any competition!
The local Shop for every Geek, Fan, Nerd in Munich! | The Item Shop
For us, this is in easy walking distance of the centre of Munich but it’s not far from the Isator S-Bahn station either. Branded with pixelated artwork reminiscent of the old Zelda games on the Super Nintendo, the interior is bright and colourful. You’ll find things like game branded mugs (think Fallout and Portal), plushies, artwork and Funko Pops. There’s a fun selection of stickers and Item Shop branded accessories available too, if you’re in the market for a Mana Potion necklace! Pop in and you’ll no doubt find some reimagined game theme music playing in the background, from Plants vs Zombies to the aforementioned Zelda. It’s a relaxing, welcoming space to indulge your geeky side.
Head into the back room though and you’ll find a selection of imported American and Asian sugary goodies for sale! The range varies but the team at The Item Shop are quite social media friendly, so keep an eye on their Facebook and Twitter accounts to check for new arrivals. Not everything is announced, mind you – so if you’re passing, it’s always worth bobbing in for a quick look.
As an example of some of the kinds of things you might find available, this picture is some of what I found in stock about a month ago. Yes, I know! It’s taken me quite a while to get to writing this post! Bad blogger! I’ll give you prices where I can to help give a more rounded view of what’s on offer.
- Goldenberg’s Peanut Chew €2.95
- Hi-Chew – Various Flavours
- Mrs Freshleys – Cinnamon Rolls, Mini Donuts, Creme Filled Cakes
- Oreos – Birthday Cake and Peanut Butter
- Twinkies €1.60 each
- Pop Tarts – Various Flavours, 2 Biscuit Packs at €2.00 and Boxes at €6.80
- Rice Krispies Treats – Various Flavours
- Vimto Candy Floss
- Pechkeks – German Misfortune Cookies €1.50
- Item Shop Branded Geek Fortune Cookie €1.50
I actually couldn’t resist when I saw Item Shop branded fortune cookies. How many independent shops do you know that commission their own branded products?! I thought it was such a fun concept, I only managed to get a few feet outside the store before I just had to know what the fortune was going to be. Excuse the fingers!
The Item Shop seems to be based around a community of people as well as being a place to shop. They organise and host a variety of events throughout the year, as well as stocking products that are difficult to find in Munich. So whether geeky gamer culture’s your thing, or you’re just interested in treating yourself to those favourite snacks from back home, make a mental note to visit this lovely little store!
Location: Baaderstr. 1A, 80469 Munich
Opening Times: Currently 12:00 – 20:00, Monday – Saturday | This changes so please check first before going!
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