Any shopping trip to Geneva should, and inevitably will, feature this busy department store at some point. There are reasons to hang out here at all points in the day, not least for the food and drink. You can have a cuppa with the leisurely coffee set, lunch with city workers and a delicious (but pricey) deli dinner until 10pm in the fabulous food hall. Fashionwise, the selection has become more adventurous in recent years and now includes edgy, contemporary brands from the likes of hipster favourite Maje and Sandro, while the vast lingerie department stocks every “it” brand from Elle Macpherson to Hanky Panky. The cosmetics hall has had a recent update too and is easily the best in town with Mac, Laurent Mercier, and all the traditional brands. The homeware department is also worth a peek, especially around Christmas time when it's packed with creative festive baubles and alpine frills. Frankly, it's a challenge to leave empty-handed.