Zürich Shopping

  • Coop
    Coop
    by leics
  • Hot food
    Hot food
    by leics
  • Duff beer (probably isn't!)
    Duff beer (probably isn't!)
    by leics

Most Recent Shopping in Zürich

  • TrendsetterME's Profile Photo

    Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jun 7, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
    4 more images

    Bahnhofstrasse is Zurich's main downtown street and one of the world's most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues.

    In 2011, a study has named the Bahnhofstrasse the most expensive street for retail property in Europe, and the third most expensive worldwide.

    What I like at the Bahnofstrasse is the easy atmosphere, no rush at all, u can do ur shopping, take a hot choco sip at the next cafe, see some culture shows etc, nice to enjoy the whole day ....

    What to buy: All kind of branded shops, textiles, chocolates and especially watches ....

    What to pay: A lot ...

    Related to:
    • Festivals
    • Food and Dining
    • Luxury Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • leics's Profile Photo

    Coop: If you must buy water.....

    by leics Updated Jun 3, 2013

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Coop
    3 more images

    ......or want to picnic on Uetliberg (or in your hotel room), or want a hot meal without paying a hug amount for it....

    .......and you are near Zurich's Hauptbahnhof.....

    ......go to the Coop.

    Whilst I'm told that it is not the cheapest of Swiss supermarkets, it is certainly worth a visit. Small bottles of water cost 0.6CHF, which is very reasonable indeed. There's the normal range of fruit & vegetables, cold meats, cheeses and so on....and serve-yourself takeaway salads and hot dishes (e.g. lasagne). If the weather had been better on my visit I might well have chosen to picnic in my hotel room (or at the lakeside, or on Uetliberg) with food from the Coop.

    They sell lots of other things too....plastic cutlery, paper plates, pens, stationery...all the usual supermarket stuff.

    It's open from 0700-2200.

    You'll find the Coop at the Hauptbahnhof end of the bridge which leads to Central tram/bus stop. There may be balloons. There may not be balloons.

    Oh..and you can buy Duff beer there as well. I've no idea if it's as rubbish as it's name suggests (to a Brit). :-)

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Seniors
    • Singles

    Was this review helpful?

  • Penelope4's Profile Photo

    Friemel AG: best shoes for your feet

    by Penelope4 Written Oct 23, 2011

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If you're looking for fashionable shoes, then don't read my review. If you care about your feet, want a personalized service, understand what size and shape of shoes are good for your feet, have a great pair of good-looking shoes for specific purpose(s), then go ahead and visit Friemel AG. Tram lines 2 and 3 stop right across this shop so it is very convenient.

    What to buy: Friemel AG Schuh-Fachgeschaeft Orthopaedie-Schuhtechnik offers the right shoe for every occasion for you (except for parties).

    What to pay: More than you pay for for shoes that look nice but hurts.

    Was this review helpful?

  • zschachwitz's Profile Photo

    Bucherer: Watches

    by zschachwitz Written Jul 2, 2011

    Buying a Swiss Watch

    Personally, I'd go to Bucherer (http://www.bucherer.com/en/home.html): I still have my dad's watch that he bought in Lucerne in 1963.

    IMO, for the best "authentic bought in Switzerland watch" he can't do better than the Swiss Railways Watch: http://www.mondaine.com/mondaine/ (Also available by Amazon, but one actually bought in Switzerland would be better - haven't looked at prices tho')

    Was this review helpful?

  • yumyum's Profile Photo

    Freitag: Freitag bags

    by yumyum Written Jun 27, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    look for the tower of shipping containers
    1 more image

    You or may not have seen a Freitag bag. They have become increasingly popular worldwide with now 350 stores.

    The story started here in Zurich when the two Freitag brothers wanted to have a messenger bag to be used on a bike. In 1993 they produced the first such waterproof bag out of the old used ingredients of a lorry tarpaulin, a seat belt from a car and a bicycle inner tube.

    The successful enterprise now employs 120 people.

    This is a Zurich fairy tale!

    What to buy: Bags, backpacks, purses, iPad covers etc etc in different colours and shapes.

    Was this review helpful?

  • bleibtreu: fashion store and coffee

    by buebue Updated Apr 4, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    3 more images

    Treat yourself to a piece, that carries you with its true warmth over any obstacles every-day-life confronts you with. A piece, that is a ray of sunshine, a companion you can rely on.
    An element contributing to your everlasting happiness.

    In time with the seasons, our range of products changes and delights you with pieces, which will give you world peace, which will harmonize you with your environment, get you attention and let you (slightly smiling to yourself) take part in this new standard of living.

    So then:
    … keep your eyes open in the jungle of down town Zurich and drop in on at bleibtreu

    What to buy: women clothes, mens clothes, children clothes, bags and accessoires souvenirs and and and all from swiss designers... and coffee to drink... realy nice...

    What to pay: from CHF 2.00.- to CHF 250.-

    Related to:
    • Luxury Travel
    • Women's Travel
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • picek's Profile Photo

    Asiaway: place to buy asian products and vegetable

    by picek Written Mar 31, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If you fancy shopping for Asian products and food for decent (kind of non-Swiss) price, then one of the best places is Asiaway at Schwamendingenstrasse 10 - next to the restaurant.

    I am about to throw away the receipt with the adress and prices, so let me keep it on my site (and maybe it's useful to somewone, nevertheless).

    What to buy: Beers - including Beer Lao (1,95 CHF per 330 ml bottle).
    Sticky rice - 5 kg for 12,20.
    Noodles - instant or natural ones. Shirmp noodle instant - 0,60.
    Spices - dried and fresh. Indian, Thai, Vietnamese.
    Pastes.
    Dried and frozen meats and made foods.
    Fresh vegetable and fruit from Far East. Chilli 100 g - 1,65. Parsley 100 g - 1,65.
    Fresh and preserved bakery and gels.
    Snacks. Drinks. Baskets. Tool. Dishes. Woks. Bamboo baskets for sticky rice (2,95 per piece - the steaming one). Luck charms. Cds...

    Sometimes with discounts.

    Opens 9 am - 7 pm Mon - Fri.
    9 am - 6 pm Saturdays.

    What to pay: ABove prices were in 2010.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • barbskie's Profile Photo

    Im Viadukt: IM VIADUKT......Start with specialties

    by barbskie Updated Jan 5, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    4 more images

    The new shopping miles in Zurich opened almost a year now. It seems that it is quiet here nowadays but a visit is worthdoing. This is a unique shopping center built into the arches of one of Zurichs' historic, but still fully operational railway bridges. Just come, whether it is to shop or just to eat in the restaurant and soak up to a different atmosphere of outing. For kids, there is a large playground behind the arches. To those who prefer to have only a walk after a visit, just go up the steps between the arches and enjoy a pleasant stroll. Get ready with your travel gear, a capture of passing trains is a must.

    Let's start in the Markthalle, packed wall-to-wall with exclusive little stalls and shops stocked with carefully sourced fresh produce like English cheese and pies, fresh fruits from Camerun, Swiss specialties, fish vareity at the Austern Bar, beautiful flowers, fresh fine breads and pastries and so on.
    The best area inside located at the end of the hall is the Restaurant Markthalle where we could enjoy a cup of coffee with a fine piece of cake :) or stop for lunch or dinner or enjoy a drink at the Bar. This restaurant is unique because it boasts a menu developed weekly from fresh produce available in the market.

    Furthermore, are sport shops to trendy casual wears like Companys and Big, to elegant evening dresses, shirts and shoes, books, and even a Caritas and a secondhand shops.

    I'm glad, i found a new place to go now and then with my family and to meet friends.

    What to buy: We bought exotic fruits from Camerun, British cheese and freshly baked Paraform bread

    What to pay: reasonable to expensive

    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo

    Chocolate

    by Gili_S Updated Jan 1, 2011

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    1 more image

    Chocolate of course. Switzerland is famous for its chocolate industry and quality. The ‘Swiss’ brand, especially the white one is my favourite in the world. It is going very well with a dark Czech lager (by the way) :)

    Was this review helpful?

  • WStat's Profile Photo

    Louis VUITTON: Too precious to touch !!

    by WStat Updated Mar 13, 2010
    Incarcerated handbags
    1 more image

    As you can see in the photo, Louis Vuitton's luxury goods are so precious and high-priced, that they can be displayed only with the dual-custody of cages!
    I do not know, whether the shopowners ever free the handbags, shoes and suitcases!

    What to buy: Definitely not Louis Vuitton-products, but rather chocolade, watches and cheese !

    Related to:
    • Luxury Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • draguza's Profile Photo

    Bahnhof Strasse: Bahnhof Strasse

    by draguza Updated Oct 15, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Bahnhofstrasse

    Bahnhofstrasse, Zürich (shopping avenue) starting at main train station
    It is very similar to any major shopping street in Europe

    What to buy: The main advantage of this street is quantity of luxury shops. In this street you may found the shops of well known fashion brands (Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hugo Boss etc.), many jeweller's shops, sweetshops and other more or less expensive shops. With the exception of this the street is nothing special. In the middle of Banhofstrasse there are tram way and at full length of the street there are many tram stations

    Related to:
    • Beer Tasting
    • Luxury Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo

    Lindt Chocolate

    by HORSCHECK Updated Aug 31, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lindt Chocolats advertising

    Lindt chocolate is probably one of the most famous Swiss brands which is known all over the world.

    The company was founded in 1845 and their headquarter is situated in Kilchberg in the canton of Zurich.

    Nowadays their premium chocolate and confectionery are produced in six factories, mainly in Europe but also in the United States.

    In Switzerland the Lindt chocolate products are available in a wide variety in almost every shop from small souvenir shops to big supermarkets and department stores, like Coop and Manor.

    Lindt: http://www.lindt.com/

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Trains
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo

    Marinello

    by HORSCHECK Updated Aug 31, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Marinello - ShopVille, Rail City
    1 more image

    Marinello is a grocer's delicatessen shop, which offers a wide range of fresh groceries like fruits, vegetables and especially Swiss cheese.

    In addition you find many other Swiss products here, such as chocolates and wines as well as convenience and take away products.

    Directions:
    Marinello has 5 shops in Zurich; the most central one is probably located in the ShopVille - Rail City of the Main Train Station.

    So before you leave Zurich by train, Marinello is well worth a visit to buy some Swiss products to take home.

    Address: Marinello, ShopVille-RailCity, 8001 Zürich

    Website: http://www.marinello.ch/

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Trains

    Was this review helpful?

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo

    Marinello: Cheese

    by german_eagle Updated Jun 13, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Marinello has several shops all over and around Zürich. They are specialised in delicious food like freshest fruit/vegetables, yummy bread, wine, fish etc.

    Opening hours:
    Mon-Sat 6 am to 9 pm
    Sun 8 am - 8 pm

    The picture was taken by VT member "yumyum". Big thanks!

    What to buy: I bought a ton of cheese, LOL. Literally. I bought cheese for a friend, too. The cheese is (mostly) organic, from the mountains around Zurich. The guy who sold it (really, 'salesperson' doesn't do justice to him) was very knowledgeable, asked for my preferences, let me (and anyone in my company) taste the cheese, wasn't disappointed whenever one of the cheeses wasn't after our liking. Just great.

    What to pay: I'd say about 2-3 Sfr per 100 g. Or slightly more for the best cheese. It's definitely worth the money.

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • barbskie's Profile Photo

    Many shops/Limmatquai: Diverses

    by barbskie Updated Apr 27, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    2 more images

    The area is lined with shops and boutiques and restaurants. Every one love this place. You'll find almost everything. Just explore and have patience. The small shops and narrow streets reminds you of a real old town atmosphere.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Zürich

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

110 travelers online now

Comments

Zürich Shopping

Reviews and photos of Zürich shopping posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Zürich sightseeing.

View all Zürich hotels