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North Bahnhofstrasse: Flagship and department stores

A street that claims that ‘Zürich lies on the Bahnhofstrasse’ certainly has confidence. It also has a great selection of one-stop-shopping department stores, where you will find everything from fashion and cosmetics, via furniture and electronics, to Swiss cheese and the fondue set to cook it in (should you wish to do so)

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Fiona Brutscher,

One of the oldest of the Zürich department stores offers upmarket men’s, women’s and children’s fashion departments, a well-stocked beauty floor, homewares, jewellery, watches and accessories on six floors. Locals, however, also flock to Globus for its excellent food hall and the top-floor restaurant, which offers a great view of the city.

Globus, Schweizergasse 11, 8001 Zürich, +41 (0) 58 578 11 11

The ‘House of Brands’ is the largest premium department store in Zürich, but the art nouveau glass architecture of the building is even more impressive than its sheer size. Visitors are greeted with guest relations booths at ground floor entrances, staffed by helpful assistants who can help visitors navigate its five floors and 1,000 or so brands.

Jelmoli, Seidengasse 1, 8001 Zürich, +41 (0)44 220 4411

The flagship of Switzerland’s largest chain of department stores caters to a broad clientele and offers several home-brand budget collections. The highlight is located on the lowest floor, where what they describe as ‘the biggest shoes and accessories paradise in the city’ displays covetable bags, shoes and other fashionable accoutrements.

Manor, Bahnhofstrasse 75, 8001 Zürich, +41 (0)44 229 5699

This gleaming shrine to Bally stands proudly on the street’s busiest intersection. The Swiss fashion brand, world-renowned for its premium leather accessories, has had a boutique in this location since 1927; the current building dates back to 1968 and houses all Bally’s clothing and accessories collections.

Bally, Bahnhofstrasse 66, 8001 Zürich, +41 (0)44 224 3939

Cleanse the shopping palate with a visit to Zürich’s very own Apple store. No unnecessary colours, frills or flourishes distract from the Macs, iPods, iPads and iPhones on display. A glass staircase leads downstairs to the Genius Bar and accessories boutique.

Apple Store, Bahnhofstrasse 77, 8001 Zürich, +41 (0)44 213 1800



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