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 if our store has grown constantly over the years, by far it cannot offer enough room for the huge music and fashion selection we supply at hhv.de. For the full assortment, we recommend the Store Pick-Up service: If you found an article online that you don’t want to wait for, we suggest you order it online and get it delivered to the Store. Most articles are available on the next business day and will be reserved for you at the Store for 7 days. All you have to do is to make your way to the back area of the Store and present your order number. That’s the home of the Store Pick-Up items where our qualified team members will hand you your new treasures. On that note: see you later!