With its two small windows and arched doorway flanked by elegant planters, this store looks positively modest. But don’t be fooled; an appearance of understated elegance may be what the French fashion house does best, but inside, luxury shopping awaits with womenswear, Baby Dior and Dior’s phones, watches and jewellery.
Christian Dior, Bahnhofstrasse 13, 8001 Zürich, +41 (0)44 215 6880
The Zeughaus building, erected in 1487, served as armoury for centuries. Today, Hermès displays its wares over 350 square metres in an imposing setting, complete with high ceilings, mosaic floors and a sweeping staircase. The French brand’s signature foulards are backlit to serve as wall art.
Hermès, Bahnhofstrasse 28A, 8001 Zürich, + 41 (0)44 211 4177
This clothing store with a long-standing tradition offers an excellent selection of international designer labels, all under one roof, like a Bahnhofstrasse in miniature. A concept store floor offers design and more. Zürich’s fashion-loving women round off a successful day’s shopping with a drink at the bar.
Grieder, Bahnhofstrasse 30, 8001 Zürich, +41 (0)44 224 3636
If it’s rainwear you’re after, the Burberry boutique is the place to be. The classic trench with signature check lining is still a timeless classic, but since creative director Christopher Bailey reinvented the brand as a Brit Cool fashion label, the Burberry Prorsum ready-to-wear collections are the real draw.
Burberry, Bahnhofstrasse 44, 8001 Zürich, +41 (0)44 221 0518
Zürich’s Chanel boutique is decorated in – what else – black and white. Naturally, Coco’s legendary little black dress, as reinvented by Karl Lagerfeld, is available, as are the little black (bouclé) jacket and quilted 2.55 Flap bag. The list of timeless Chanel classics goes on, so take your pick.
Chanel, Bahnhofstrasse 39, 8001 Zürich, +41 (0)44 211 1781