Holy Shit Shopping: “It used to be more trash”
Ulrike Kabyl’s Holy Shit Shopping has been a success for 16 years. This time the alternative Christmas market takes place virtually.
Berlin. In the beginning there was a crazy idea. “Or rather a beer idea,” says Ulrike Kabyl and laughs. 16 years ago, the Berliner and her friend Harriet Udroiu organized the first Holy Shit Shopping in Café Moscow on Karl-Marx-Allee. The idea: an alternative Christmas market. Urban, modern, with a DJ instead of contemplative music, a bar and, above all, with art and designer stands instead of holiday snacks. 4,000 people stood in front of the door straight away, years later in the power plant on Köpenicker Strasse even 19,000 came once. For Kabyl and Udroiu, the initial fun has now turned into a business with branches in Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart. But of course everything is different with Holy Shit Shopping this year.