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Shopping in Zurich

Roam Schipfe's cobblestone lanes for local artists' creations. The Altstadt lures shoppers with Swiss-made crafts at Schweizer Heimatwerk, Art Deco porcelain at Time Tunnel, and gifts from cuckoo clocks to army knives at Teddy's Souvenir Shop. Find designer labels at Bon Génie Grieder and skiwear at Alprausch. Confiserie Sprüngli tempts with feather-light macaroons and fresh truffles. Trendsetters choose cult bags at Freitag in Zuri-West. Shops generally open Monday to Friday 10am-7pm (until 5pm Saturday).

Bürkliplatz Market, Zurich. © Zürcher Märkte
Time Tunnel, Zurich. © Time Tunnel
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Time Tunnel

Retro styles

With a retro shop at the front and a trendy hair salon at the back, Time Tunnel is a fashionable Altstadt boutique. Pick up anything from Art Deco figurines to 1970s handbags, vintage jeans and vibrant Murano glass dishes.



Opening Hours

Tue-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm

Address

7, Stussihofstatt, Zurich 8001

Telephone

+41 (0) 1 261 42 24

Transport

Rudolf-Brun-Brücke tram

Website

Time Tunnel Website

Teddy's Souvenir Shop, Zurich. © Teddy's Souvenir Shop
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Teddy's Souvenir Shop

Swiss-themed gifts

Family-run, riverside Teddy's Souvenir Shop is a haven for typically-Swiss objects in Zurich's Altstadt. Dating 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.



Opening Hours

May-Oct Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.30pm, Sat 8.30am-4.30pm, Sun 10am-5pm; Nov-Apr Mon-Fri 8.30am-8pm, Sat 8.30am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm

Address

34, Limmatquai, Zurich 8001

Telephone

+41 (0) 261 22 89

Transport

Limmatquai tram

Website

Teddy's Souvenir Shop Website

Freitag, Zurich. © Freitag
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Freitag

Retro bags

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.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11am-7.30pm, Sat 11am-6pm

Address

17, Geroldstrasse, Zurich 8005

Telephone

+41 (0) 43 366 95 20

Transport

Zürich Hardbrücke S-Bahn

Website

Freitag Website

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Bon Génie Grieder

Designer department store

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.



Opening Hours

Mon-Wed & Fri 9.30am-6.30pm, Thu 9.30am-8pm, Sat 9.30am-5pm

Address

30, Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich 8001

Telephone

+41 (0) 44 224 36 36

Transport

Paradeplatz tram

Website

Bon Génie Grieder Website

Alprausch, Zurich. © Alprausch
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Alprausch

Ski and urban fashion

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.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm

Address

4, Werdmühleplatz, Zurich 8001

Telephone

+41 (0) 44 497 32 00

Transport

Rudolf-Brun-Brücke tram

Website

Alprausch Website

Bürkliplatz Market, Zurich. © Zürcher Märkte
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Bürkliplatz Market

Lakeside grocery shopping

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.



Opening Hours

Tue & Fri 6am-11am

Address

Bürkliplatz, Zurich 8001

Transport

Bürkliplatz tram

Website

Zurich Markets Website

Confiserie Sprüngli, Zurich. © Confiserie Sprüngli
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Confiserie Sprüngli

Classic chocolate box

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.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 7.30am-6.30pm, Sat 8am-4pm

Address

Paradeplatz, 21, Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich 8001

Telephone

+41 (0) 44 224 47 11

Transport

Paradeplatz tram

Website

Confiserie Sprüngli Website

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Schweizer Heimatwerk

Swiss crafts

Since the 1930s, Schweizer Heimatwerk in the Altstadt has 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.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm

Address

1, Uraniastrasse, Zurich 8001

Telephone

+41 (0) 44 222 19 55

Transport

Rudolf-Brun-Brücke tram

Website

Schweizer Heimatwerk Website

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Beyer

Perfect timing

Beyer in Zurich's Altstadt has made Switzerland tick since 1760. Appealing to tourists keen to splash out on a genuine, quality Swiss watch, it sells sapphire crystal-embedded wristwatches and gold-plated pocket watches. Brands include Rolex, Chopard and Patek-Philippe.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9.30am-6.30pm, Sat 9am-4pm

Address

31, Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich 8001

Telephone

+41 (0) 43 344 63 63

Transport

Paradeplatz tram

Website

Beyer Website

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