my favorite local store (burg & schild, berlin) managed to open the first "Red Wing - Lifestyle Heritage Store" worldwide just around the corner!
it seems red wing gave them full support, but also total freedom in creating & designing the shop (not a franchise, but a real red wing store, btw!).
they told me that, despite the common heritage collection, it will also feature boots made exclusively for the japanese market (e.g. suede engineer boot or black pecos)
the store also features some items from stetson, pendelton, filson, handmade wallets and matsu belts.
a website will follow, as far as i know - pretty exciting for berlin, imo!
hopefully this city improves even more, so that i am not forced to move to SF or LA, sooner or later!
here are some pics - impressive ...