As much as we love the internet with all its possibilities, we do remember our analogue beginnings in Berlin Friedrichshain. The end of the 90s was a golden time for US Hip Hop – and a troublesome one for people who wanted to listen to it the way it was supposed to be: on vinyl. Shipping took forever and was expensive and even if you miss the good old times, the customs process was surely tiring.
HHV founder Tom took the challenge and developed a business idea. The Hip Hop Vinyl Store was born, circle of friends gathered around it – people who are part of the team until this day. Sneakers and streetwear completed the offer, and in 2002 the web shop hhv.de was launched. The path from a small record shop was far but meanwhile we are proud to occupy a space of 200 m² in Grünberger Straße 54 in Berlin. The store not only offers the opportunity to display the HHV Universe, it also hosts numerous events with musicians, brands and artists.
When you love music, your love is not restricted to one genre only – which is why our offer grew constantly over the course of the years. Our roots are Hip Hop for sure but in the meantime our choice of products developed into a tastemaker’s choice for various music styles. For the complete range, you can go crazy at hhv.de but at the Store we offer a selection of around 2,500 records in the genres Hip Hop, German Rap, Reggae/Dancehall, Organic Grooves/Soul, International, Jazz, Brazil/Latin, Afro, Electronic, Techno/House, Disco, Pop, and Rock. To make sure you take the right record home with you, we provide 6 listening stations. And because Vinyl goes hand in hand with the right equipment, you will find a vast range of needles, head phones, vinyl brushes and DJ supplies.
Vinyl is Vinyl but when it comes to clothing, it is better to take the pieces into one our changing room to immediately check if they fit. In the HHV Store, you will a find a selection of brands and designs from the HHV online shop. Women as well as men will get their money worth – finding everything the heart might desire from socks to winter jackets and merchandise items. The sneaker wall is particularly important – it features a vast selection of different brands and sneaker styles.
Even though our Store has grown more and more over the years, it still doesn’t have enough space for the huge selection of music and streetwear that we can offer at hhv.de. One service we offer you in Berlin is the HHV Store Pick-Up. If you have chosen a certain item online and don’t want to wait for the postman to ring, we recommend having it delivered to our Store. Most items are ready for pick-up the next working day and will be held in shop for you for up to 14 days. All you have to do is go to the back of the shop with the QR code we sent you and a photo ID. There, the pick-up counter and a knowledgeable person will be waiting to deliver your new treasure directly into your hands. With this in mind: see you later!