This is a typical concept store you would see in London or New York. It specialises mostly in European brands, whether it be the Fashion + Accessories, Homewares or Gifts. It has a good mix of commercial Brands and a few insider tips! The people that work there were extremely friendly. They were able to give me a few tips and hints on what to do. Atmosphere was laid back. An all round great shopping experience! P.S. Don't forget to visit the change rooms!
What to buy: This store sells Fashion (more in the direction sophisticated street wear) and they seemed to have a lot of heritage brands. My favorite was a colorful leather hi-top from Alexander McQueen and Puma. I still regret not picking them up!
The store sold furniture and accessories from Kartell and also Missoni Home. They had great gift ideas and lots of odds and ends which surprisingly didn't cost the world! It was actually quite fun going through their book collection and the music they play is also really cool.
What to pay: What you can expect to spend differs in this store. There are retro metal wind up toys starting at €2 - but the sky is the limit if you are in a spending sort of mood.
The best shopping area is in the Bahnhofstrasse, the Kaiserstrasse, and Leutbhuel, with some good looking clothes shops, although as I wasn't in the market for fancy duds I can't comment on their prices - they looked expensive! I found just one souvenir shop, in Kaiserstrasse (the pedestrian precinct), which sold everything from cheap tat to decent quality items, plus a news kiosk by the lake just about opposite the Kunsthaus. Several other places sold postcards and pins. If you want to take home something really local, I recommend the Vorarlberger Kraft shop, which I think was in Rathausstrasse, which sells lovely items, all locally made, ranging from little wood carvings and embroideries to quality clothing, tableware and ornaments.
Probably the best shopping is along the main street. There is at least one souvenir place and a couple of little clothing and trinket shops. Even better, there is an excellent bakery. After 2:00 everything gets marked down half-off. I used to frequent them everyday where I would get a chocolate covered donut.
What to buy: I would get some Bregenz inspired souveirs-like a mug or something. Cheesy maybe-but where else are you going to find anything with the town's name on it?