Lausanne's best boutiques and fashion stores
Thanks to a number of hip local boutiques Lausanne is a magnet for the area's bright young things. With a vibrant student population happily rubbing shoulders with bankers in lakeshore mansions, it’s a city with a fascinating mix of cash and credit cards, alternative designers and established brands. The key to savvy shopping in this stylish cathedral city? Catch the metro up from Ouchy or the train station to the shopping hub of Place St Francois to browse a number of fashion stores But search a little further and you'll come across quirky independent gift shops like the wonderful De la Suite Dans les Idees, luxury food stores and even a shop dedicated to all things cupcake.