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The ultimate Swiss shopping guide – for style, fashion, events, markets and more…

The best Zurich shopping
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The best Zurich shopping

Discover retail highlights in the city

Lausanne's best boutiques and fashion stores
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Lausanne's best boutiques and fashion stores

From hip fashion stores, to food shops to glossy department stores, there is something for everyone in Lausanne.

Vintage and second-hand shopping in Geneva
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Vintage and second-hand shopping in Geneva

Dig deep and discover some great local bargains

Fresh and fly: Pret opens first Swiss branches at Zurich Airport
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Fresh and fly: Pret opens first Swiss branches at Zurich Airport

Not one, not two, not three, but four branches of fresh food chain Pret a Manger have just opened at the Swiss hub  – the very first in all of Switzerland. 

Zurich shops, events and markets

The best Zurich shopping
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The best Zurich shopping

Whether you like a handsome department store that caters for your every retail whim, a hip backstreet boutique or a fusty vintage store with a line in forgotten fashions, Zurich shopping has it all. 

Lux Plus
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Lux Plus

Often named as Zurich's best vintage and second hand shop, this store has hangers instead of piles. 

British Cheese Centre
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British Cheese Centre

British cheese has become unusually popular with the Swiss thanks to this haven of artisan cheese.  

Pretty and Pure
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Pretty and Pure

Natural, mostly vegan and a safe haven for the allergy-prone. 

Limited Stock
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Limited Stock

Specialising in the quirky, the extraordinary and - of course - the namesake limited stock

Orell Füssli
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Orell Füssli

Great local English-language bookshop in the city centre

Geneva shops, events and markets

Geneva's best designer shops
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Geneva's best designer shops

Geneva is not just about luxury watches and big brand names. There is much more to high end shopping in town than ladies who lunch tottering over the cobbles in Louboutins.

The best shopping in Geneva
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The best shopping in Geneva

We want to show you just how creative your shopping in Geneva can get – once you know where to go. 

Jim's British Market
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Jim's British Market

If you're a Brit living in Switzerland, or a Swiss person with a penchant for British goods, then Jim's British Market has it all. 

Ozone Design
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Ozone Design

Turn your back on the lake and hike up the hill towards Geneva’s upmarket Florissant quarter for hippy-dippy interior design shop Ozone. Inspired by 1960s London, it offers an affordable range of retro goodies – think bright Perspex vases, Warhol prints and quirky Quadrophenia-inspired mirrors. However, this is definitely '60s-lite and there’s a tendency to stick to the obvious, such as original framed photographs featuring big name icons Twiggy and Bardot. But take the trouble to wander further and you'll unearth some fascinating shots of unknowns, capturing the decade’s fashion on the street. As a nod to its posh neighbours walking their pampered pooches, Ozone now stocks a line of over-the-top doggy accessories.

De la Suite dans les Idées
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De la Suite dans les Idées

This lovely boutique and gift shop is a delight for anyone who likes retro style and patterned fabrics. Beautifully laid out, the shop has sourced fabric bags and scarves in funky prints, vintage telephones and handbags, jewellery, ceramic cups and teapots, patterned comforters and baby sleeping bags, bath salts, candles and frankly anything else that the team has deemed beautiful and original. Sewers can pick up fabrics, threads and beads, while aspiring creative-types can attend a workshop in dressmaking or beaded jewellery.

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Lausanne's best boutiques and fashion stores
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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 fashion stores like Annabelle Elégance, Madison and Bon Génie. But Lausanne isn't just about designer clothes. 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.

inthewhiteroom  • Basel
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inthewhiteroom • Basel

Part shop, part beauty salon and part aesthetic clinic, this is a destination for people who are serious about their appearance.

Riviera  • Basel
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Riviera • Basel

This shop should come with a warning, so we’re warning you: the well-cut pieces hanging from its rails are nothing short of irresistible thanks to their luxurious materials and modern and classic styles.

Aerni  • Bern
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Aerni • Bern

Fashion and beauty are united at Aerni, an innovative combination of day spa, hair salon and clothing boutique under one roof. 

Die Stiefväter  • Lucerne
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Die Stiefväter • Lucerne

Billing itself as 'your guardian for style, fashion and being different', this bijou concept store stocks clothes and accessories from urban brands such as Minkpink and Just Junkies, and Eviltwin. 

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LOOX Photostudio by Adriana Tripa • Zurich
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LOOX Photostudio by Adriana Tripa • Zurich

The international photographer, makeup artist and stylist offers photography with make-up and styling for men and women. Adriana makes you feel like a star. She is friendly and professional – as you’d expect, as she’s worked with celebrities including Uma Thurman, Sylvester Stallone, Cameron Diaz and Roger Federer.

Benjamin Zuber - 2B for Hair
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Benjamin Zuber - 2B for Hair

Little wonder that 2B for Hair, which is among Zurich’s top names in hairdressing, counts high profile sportspeople, musicians and fashion industry folk to its client list. Other nice touches include the indulgent products by Aveda and Benjamin’s own label 2B for Hair.

Pure Aveda • Basel
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Pure Aveda • Basel

Glossy décor and chic furnishings set the tone for the hair salon, while the spa interiors have an Eastern theme, subdued lighting and warm wood paneling conducive to intense relaxation.

Foound • Geneva
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Foound • Geneva

With a hairdresser’s corner, a tattoo parlor, a vintage clothing rack and an art gallery, this space is polyvalent and welcoming.

Le Bal des Créateurs • Geneva
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Le Bal des Créateurs • Geneva

Le Bal des Créateurs is a concept store devised by Geneva’s most famous hairdresser, Christophe Durand. Housed in an old art gallery, it features a bookshop, beauty room, hairdresser's and 150m2 gallery area.