If you are moving house to Switzerland, you will want to know about all the wonderful things there are to do here once your removals are complete. If you love shopping and are relocating to Zurich, the good news is that you will be spoilt for choice as the city has everything from up-market boutiques to high street names. To steer you in the right direction, this article looks at some of the most popular retail establishments, from designer shops, department stores, to shopping centres.
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From the catwalks of Milan, to Paris, London, New York and Tokyo, many of the latest designs can be found here in Zurich, Switzerland. For the very best choice in anything from jewellery to watches, hats, coats, scarves, dresses, suits, casual wear, evening wear and lingerie, pay a visit to Bahnhofstrasse and Dörfli, the older part of Zurich. Also, look out for Niederdorfstrasse and Oberdorfstrasse and the area from Bellevue to Bahnhofbrücke; if you are searching for something out of the ordinary and don’t mind spending that bit more to get it, you’ll find it all here.
The list of famous names is seemingly endless. Hermès, Gucci, Boss, Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton line up alongside some perhaps lesser known, but still absolutely fabulous names like Freitag, Lyn May Dessous, Acood, Beige, Bogen33 and many others.
If you are looking for something different, you will definitely find it here: Freitag create unique and very stylish handbags using such things as recycled seatbelts and tyre inner tubes; Lyn May Dessous is where you’ll find Evelyne Huber’s exquisitely detailed, custom-fitted lingerie; Acood showcases Anka Lehmann's clothing and bridal collections; Beige links fashion and computers as it offers clothing designs created with a CAD programme, and Bogen33 offer vintage furniture and home accessories.
Department Store Shopping
Zurich is big on department stores. Chief among them are Jelmoli on Seidengasse, Manor on Bahnhofstrasse and Globus on Schweizergasse. Others include Galaxus AG on Pfingstweidstrasse, Rosenhof on Weingasse and the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS) on Birmensdorferstrasse.
Jelmoli’s strap line is “The House of Brands” and if its brands you’re after, this is the place for you. Founded more than 150 years ago, it is Switzerland’s largest department store and is something of an institution. Arranged over eight floors, it displays the wares of more than a thousand of the world's leading brands.
Manor is the largest of the department store chains in Switzerland. Its focus is on young, casual fashion mainly selling own brand items. Its separate departments include beauty, sports, household goods and home electronics. With a self-service restaurant on the top floor, you are invited to really make a day of it.
Globus mixes quality own brand with designer labels. It presents four floors of contemporary shopping, featuring quality own brand items alongside designer labels. The cafe/bar on the ground floor serves as a great pre-shopping meeting place, or for something a little more substantial, head for their restaurant on the fifth (top) floor.
The Einkaufszentrum Glatt is Switzerland’s largest shopping centre and is an experience in itself. It gets very busy, especially on Saturday afternoons, so best advice is to go early on a weekday. Nearly 100 shops, including two department stores, cater for all kinds of fashionatas and its nine restaurants mean you’ll never go hungry.
If you're into modern architecture, glitz and glamour, you'll love it at Silhcity. The complex, once an old paper mill, is now a shopper‘s paradise with more than 80 stores, restaurants, a hotel and a multiplex cinema.
The Bahnhof Stadelhofen is more than just a railway station. Some twenty or more shops, including a large grocery store and several boutiques, restaurants and coffee houses occupy the site which caters for your travel requirements and provides home essentials.
The Europaallee Passage, located next to the main railway station, might have been designed with the travel adventurer in mind. Aside from a grocery store, it is mainly activity based and has shops selling outdoor clothing, bikes and cycle equipment, hiking and travel goods.
Arranged over three floors, The Letzipark is located just outside the city centre and has 66 shops including a DIY store and a garden centre. There are three coffee bars, two restaurants and a number of takeaway and fast food outlets.
ShopVille-RailCity is open 365 days a year. It has over 130 shops of all types as well as several restaurants, fast food outlets and takeaways. It is not aimed at highbrow shopping but instead offers products for your everyday needs.
Bridging the gap between mall and market is Im Viadukt with 30 plus shops and a market hall. Located under the arches of an old railway viaduct, it’s not your typical shopping mall. The emphasis here is on the smaller, edgy trends. Its market hall features more than 30 stalls selling fresh food and cured meats.
At Hamiltons Removals we are aware that every move is unique and different in its requirements. That’s why we adopt a flexible approach to your removal. Whatever your needs, whether you require road haulage or shipping or airfreight, we can take care of it for you. For your peace of mind, we are members of the British Association of Removers (BAR) and the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and we are British Standards BS EN ISO 9001:2000 registered.
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