There are many familiar brands for visitors, such as Adidas, Birkenstock, Boss, Nivea, Mont Blanc, Villeroy &Boch and Meissen. With more choice of these brands, prices are not significantly cheaper than other European cities. Most cities have a local alternative quarter with a quota of independent boutiques and vintage outlets for local hipsters. There is also a wonderland of German crafts. Wooden toys are excellent. German honey, cheese, chocolates, sweets and houseware are good souvenirs.