16 Best Places to Shop in Zürich, Switzerland

Christmas markets

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The main train station, Zürich Hauptbahnhof, and Niederdorfstrasse each host a Christmas market starting in early December. The newer Bellevue Christmas Market on Sechseläutenplatz features original Swiss designs, ice skating, fondue houses, and food trucks.


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This cozy indie bookstore with a bar and coffee counter stocks a great selection of international magazines and features a stage for regular readings and literary discussions.


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AHA sells hypnotic optical-illusion gifts in styles and sizes to suit all ages.

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The antiquarian bookstores in the upper streets of the Niederdorf area are rich with discoveries—and most have selections of books in English. Biblion specializes in antique books and bindings.


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There's a flea market from 7 to 5 every Saturday from May to October on the lake end of Bahnofstrasse.

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Bürklipl., Zürich, Zurich, 8001, Switzerland


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Popular with locals, this flagship COOP is cheap and cheerful. It offers the best value for cheese (often shrink-wrapped and luggage-ready) and chocolate.

En Soie

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This boutique stocks sometimes gleaming, sometimes raw-textured silks. Although the fabrics are sophisticated, there's still an element of whimsy.

EOS Buchantiquariat Benz

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This is a superb general bookstore spread over two storefronts. Both sell secondhand books as well as antiquarian tomes.


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Globus sells designer clothes and housewares. There is also a pricey but irresistible delicatessen in the basement.


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Zürich's most elegant department store, Grieder carries designs by Armani and Zegna, among others.


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Switzerland's biggest department store, Jelmoli has top-notch brand-name merchandise and swarms of staffers. Don't miss the extensive food and wine section on the lower level.


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This eclectic store sells books, music, and replicas of medieval artifacts, including reproduction medieval shoes, jewelry, and water bottles.


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For high-quality vintage clothing, go to the place where Zürich's well-heeled ladies sell their "old" things.


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There's a curio market on the Rosenhof every Thursday from 10 to 8 and Saturday from 10 to 5 between March and October.

Niederdorfstr. and Marktg., Zürich, Zurich, 8001, Switzerland


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Teuscher is as famous for its extravagantly wrapped packages as it is for its amazing chocolates and candies. There are two other locations in town.

Trois Pommes

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Trois Pommes is the central boutique of a series of designer shops scattered through the Storchengasse area. The racks are heavily stacked with such high-profile international designers as Jil Sander, Versace, Donna Karan, and Dolce & Gabbana. There are locations throughout Switzerland, including several others within Zürich.