Shopping in Canton of Zürich

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    Freitag

    The Freitag brothers recycle colourful truck tarps into water-resistant messenger bags in their factory. Every item, from purses to laptop bags, is original. Their outlet is pure whimsy – a pile of shipping containers that's been dubbed Kreis 5’s first skyscraper. Shoppers can climb to the rooftop terrace for spectacular city views.

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    Max Chocolatier

    Of all of Zürich's tempting chocolatiers, Max has the edge. This chic Old Town boutique has a fabulous array of beautifully packaged bars, truffles and pralines, made with 100% natural Swiss ingredients. Keep an eye out for seasonal one-offs such as Alpine hay, cassis and violets, elderflower, white peach and green pepper. Check the website for details on tasting workshops.

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    Michelle's Cupcakes

    Inspired by cupcake shops in London, Michelle’s has evolved from a market stall to a full-blown bakery selling freshly made cakes that range in flavours from chocolate to chai-spice. Visitors can indulge without remorse, as most ingredients are organic and locally sourced.

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    Rrrevolve Concept Store

    This sustainable-living concept store sells a sizable selection of organic, ecofriendly and Fairtrade products such as bags made from recycled materials and reusable water bottles. A second shop at Niederdorfstrasse 17 focuses solely on sustainable fashion.

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    Zürcher Brockenhaus

    A treasure trove for lovers of everything retro or vintage, this thrift store has three floors of furniture, homeware, bicycles, records, toys and clothing. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore this maze of antiques and secondhand goodies.

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    Fizzen

    Emerging Swiss brands share the racks with vintage clothes, up-cycled accessories and bits and bobs for the home at this nifty lifestyle boutique.

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    Im Viadukt

    In a city enamoured with reinvention and repurposing, Im Viadukt stands proud. Once a down-at-heel storage facility under stone railway bridges, it's recently been reborn into a humming complex of numerous locally owned shops (selling clothes, furniture etc), restaurants, cafes and artisan food markets. Stroll the viaduct's three-block length between Limmatstrasse and Geroldstrasse and see what catches your eye.

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    Berg und Tal

    Swiss-sourced food and drink specialities from small producers fill the shelves at this artisan grocery. You'll find honey from Zürich, sausages from French Switzerland, wood-fired bread from Appenzell, polenta from Ticino, nut tarts from Val Müstair, and plenty of other tempting treats. It's at the eastern end of the Im Viadukt shopping strip.

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    Bogen 33

    With its sprawling interior and industrial courtyard crammed full of antique furniture, homeware and knick-knacks, this funky home-design store below the railroad tracks is a fun place to browse. Walk northeast from Hardbrücke train station and watch for the sailboat marooned in mid-air surrounded by vintage lawn furniture.

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    Uhren Atelier Rindermarkt

    In a land famous for its watches, there are bound to be a few used ones, and that's precisely the focus at this hole-in-the-wall shop. Owners Anton Beal and Theodor Wachtel stock a dazzling array of vintage timepieces, along with multiple brands of new watches. A repair service is also available.

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    Andrea Hinnen

    Brilliant colours and bold patterns distinguish the work of Swiss-born, New York–trained clothing designer Andrea Hinnen. Chat with the artist herself while browsing the full range of her creations, which include shirts, dresses and other items for men, women and babies.

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    Foifi

    If only every neighbourhood had such an ethically minded cafe-store as Foifi. Zero waste is the concept – bring your own bags and fill up with organic, local groceries and specialities, then refuel with home-made cakes, snacks and fresh juices at the cafe.

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    Flohmarkt Kanzlei

    Sort the treasures from the tat at Switzerland's biggest flea market, with some 300 stands selling everything from designer vintage clothes to vinyl, porcelain and rare collectables. Snack stands stave off hunger.

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    Tiger Fink

    Parents – as well as travellers searching for a perfect imported baby gift – will love the huge, colourful selection of kids' clothing, books and toys at this Zürich original.

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    Landolt-Arbenz

    In business since 1882, this distinguished old stationery shop displays a mind-boggling collection of fine pens, inks and art supplies across its two well-stocked floors.

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    Bürkliplatz Flea Market

    Rummage to your heart's content for everything from second-hand jewellery, records, clothes and ceramics to rare antiques at the city's leading flea market.

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    Rosenhof Crafts Market

    The Rosenhof crafts market springs to life at the beginning of March, transforming this charming and bright Old Town square into a bohemian trash and treasure wonderland. Browse finds from exotic foreign curios to Swiss handicrafts, hip handmade clothes, jewellery and ceramics. There's also a variety of tasty snacks on offer – from local sausages to freshly made cakes.

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    Fabrikat

    An offshoot of the graphic-design shop next door, this quirky boutique is as much about fun as functionality. You'll find everything from art supplies to vintage dressmaking shears, pepper grinders to leather tool aprons, all displayed with an flawless eye for aesthetics.

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    Einzelstück

    As reflected in its German name (rough translation: 'one-of-a-kind pieces'), Einzelstück specialises in artsy objects imported from 30 countries around the world; expect everything from belts, scarves and French handbags to soap, postcards and jewellery.

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    Golden Carrot

    Aficionados of Italian- and Spanish-designed footwear (men's and women's) will love the carefully chosen selection at this stylish boutique near the eastern edge of the lake.