shops in switzerland

Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:55 AM
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shops in switzerland

Hi,

Where can I buy cheap winter clothes in Montreux area or near there?

What store names are affordable and really good to go?

Thanks
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:07 AM
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The only things cheap in Switzerland are:
- flowers
- liquor (from the store)

And even thats not very cheap. We lived in Zurich for years and people regularly drive to Germany to buy their groceries because of the lower cost, so that may give you a feel for the prices.

For less expensive clothing, try H&M and COOP-City , St Olivier brand.

Good luck!
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:07 AM
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If you live in the US, where cheap clothes are available everywhere, I seriously doubt that you will find anything really low priced in CH.

You could look into second-hand stores...
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:46 AM
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Wait a minute. Yes, you can find good quality inexpensive clothes in Switzerland at Vogele. We've bought many things there; they're very well made, inexpensive and last for years. I still wear many of the tops I bought at Vogele for less than 10 euros each. My husband was in Basel last week-end and bought three shirts at the Vogele men's store for 12€ each.
And Vogele is a Swiss chain.
http://www.voegele-mode.com/corp/en/home_en

For women, the Bonita chain also sells good quality, inexpensive to moderate clothing. I bought a sweater at one of the Bonita stores this winter for 40€ and it's one of my favorite sweaters...I get loads of compliments on it.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 06:45 AM
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The first two posts are simply not correct. I have gotten great clothes at stores in The Forum in Montreux. It's a small shopping mall right in the center of Montreux, on the main drag thru town. Downstairs is a large and inexpensive clothes store. I am fairly sure it is the same name chain that BTilke mentions above.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 06:59 AM
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Hi swizz123,

In addition to suze's suggestion of the Forum, which has a lot of little stores, you could also go to the two big department stores in Vevey. These are across the street from the main station as you head toward the lake. I think one is a Manor, but I forget what the other one is --

Good luck!

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Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:03 AM
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And go to Switcher for sweatshirts and tee-shirts. Also Manor aka Placette has good deals while the sales are on.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:05 AM
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And of course, there's the FoxTown outlet mall in Villeneuve.
http://www.foxtown.ch/villeneuve/fr/welcome.html
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 07:13 AM
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Oh YES- In Vevey the Manor/Placette is a fantastic grocery store!!! It is pricier than the Migros but has amazing food (quiche, fresh squeeze juice, pastry wrapped pate, etc.)... and I did notice lots of shops within that mall too. Would be worth a trip (only 15 mins. from Montruex by train or bus).

I have also found cheap clothes around the streets of Vevey, don't have a specific store name but times when the shops pulled sale racks out onto the sidewalk (oops guess that won't help you much in winter!).
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 08:08 AM
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Okay!Thank you very much for all the advice!I will take note of them!
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 08:17 AM
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Oh, and does Vevey have h&m?
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 08:19 AM
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Hi swizz123,

According to the H&M site (www.hm.com, then pick "Switzerland"), no. There is one in Lausanne and in Nyon and in Neuchatel --

Have fun!

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Aug 7th, 2006, 01:31 AM
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Hi!Okay!!Thank you very much for all the information. I will take note.Thanks again
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swizz123:

Don't forget to check out a major MIGROS store: they also have inexpensive and good quality clothing.

Enjoy your trip

Phil.
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