German shoppers will be soon be able to select from an unusual new fashion range after the country’s foreign intelligence service decided to open a store selling its own-brand men’s apparel.

Lingerie, scarves and T-shirts carrying the service’s BND motif will be among the host of items available at the Berlin outlet next summer.

The garments had previously only been sold to BND employees with the new line - which has been released to boost the agency’s image – featuring various related messages such as "top secret".