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Time Tunnel, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
A fashionable Altstadt boutique. Pick up anything from Art Deco figurines to 1970s handbags, vintage jeans and vibrant Murano glass dishes.
Artisan Capital - Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland Holiday Trip
The quaint artisan town of Carouge has a bohemian charm, provides fascinating book and antique restorers and artisans from watchmakers to glassblowers, hatters, bag makers and clothes designers.
Teddy's Souvenir Shop, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
A haven for typically-Swiss objects in Zurich's Altstadt. Back to the early 19th century, it is crammed with kitsch and cool gifts like cowbells, edelweiss neckerchiefs, army knives and cutesy St Bernard dogs.
Globus Department Store, Geneva, Switzerland Holiday Trip
Located on the main shopping drag in the Old Town, Globus is Geneva's smartest department store. For 30 years, its five floors have sold everything from fashion to toys.
Plaine de Plainpalais, Geneva, Switzerland Holiday Trip
Stalls are piled high with bric-a-brac, vintage clothes, records, books and occasionally genuine antiques. There are many bargains to be had, and souvenirs to gather.
Bucherer, Geneva, Switzerland Holiday Trip
A temple to luxury since 1888, a precision Rolex wristwatch, a diamond necklace or a cuckoo clock, everything here displays fine Swiss craftsmanship.
Philippe Pascoët, Geneva, Switzerland Holiday Trip
An award-winning chocolatier who lures the sweet-toothed with his unusual confectionery. Locals visit for cocoa-rich pralines and truffles infused with fresh thyme, basil, star anis, tobacco, tea or saffron.
Parfumerie Theodora, Geneva, Switzerland Holiday Trip
A whiff of nostalgia pervades Parfumerie Theodora, hidden in the cobbled lanes of Geneva's Old Town. The chandelier-lit perfumery captures the romance of the past with signature fragrances like rose-scented Rosine perfumes and Santa Maria Novella eaux de cologne.
Bürkliplatz Market, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
Swiss cheese, stone-oven bread, fish and organic fruit and flowers can be found at the twice-weekly Bürkliplatz Market in the Altstadt. Affording striking views across Lake Zurich to the Alps, it's an attractive place to stock up on picnic goodies.
Confiserie Sprüngli, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
Famous for its melt-in-the-mouth Luxemburgerli macaroons, 1859 Confiserie Sprüngli sells exquisite confectionery. The Altstadt chocolatier, with dark wood-pannelling and marble floor, lures sweet-toothed locals to glass counters full of tempting specialities. Try the Grand Cru chocolate made with fresh cream.
Freitag, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
Occupying an industrial crate tower, Freitag's flagship store lures trendsetters to Zuri-West. In 1993, graphic designers Markus and Daniel Freitag created a waterproof, durable bag from recycled truck tarpaulin and seat belts. Check out their range of functional, retro-style bags.
Anita Smaga, Geneva, Switzerland Holiday Trip
Haute couture cravings at the stylish Anita Smaga boutique on Geneva's Left Bank. Prêt-à-porter fashion includes designer garb by Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Chloe and Christian Lacroix. It's well known for credit card-melting sprees.
Schweizer Heimatwerk, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
Since the 1930s, its been devoted to Swiss crafts. Those with an eye for design hunt for innovative gifts like rainbow-coloured wooden toys and contemporary music boxes, fondue sets, ceramics, jewellery and glassware.
Bon Génie Grieder, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
Housed in a neo-Gothic building in the Altstadt, Bon Génie Grieder is one of Switzerland's plushest department stores. The ultra-modern store showcases ready-to-wear and couture by designers like Gucci, Miu-Miu and Armani. Rest shop-weary feet on the lounge bar terrace.
Beyer, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
Since 1760, a quality Swiss watch, it sells sapphire crystal-embedded wristwatches and gold-plated pocket watches. Brands include Rolex, Chopard and Patek-Philippe.
Alprausch, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
Snow-white walls, stacks of logs and a resident St Bernard define the Swiss chalet meets 21st-century design of Alprausch in Zurich's Altstadt. The flagship store showcases sportswear and urban streetwear, from retro-style bikinis to knitted hats and ski jackets.
Bahnhofstrasse, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
Switzerland's most famous shopping mile, Bahnhofstrasse stretches all the way from the train station to Lake Zürich. Come here for elegant fashion boutiques, upmarket department stores and everything from cosy traditional cafés to Starbucks.
Scot & Scotch, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
Situated in the charming Schipfe district of Zurich's old town, a hive of workshops and custom-made crafts, the cosy Scot & Scotch whisky shop offers 850 different kinds of malt and runs a popular series of nosing and tasting sessions.
Amok, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
A boutique offers more than 50 different kinds of men's skirt for all seasons.
Pastorini Spielzeug, Zürich, Switzerland Holiday Trip
A five floors and just a few minutes from the stores on Paradeplatz, the gigantic Pastorini Spielzeug toy shop is brimming with original wooden toys and unique gifts for babies and children of all ages.
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