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Clothes shopping thread (Zurich and area)

This thread is being started by me, because there seems to demand for it, but nobody wants to start it.

This thread has rules. Please read this post or risk annoying the overworked mods.

The purpose of this thread is for people who have specific tips relating to shops their have discovered and want to share with other expats. Information on sales, hard to find items, something you've really been missing but have now found, etc are welcome.

This is not a commercial thread
. It's not a place to dump spam or copy/paste press releases. It's a place for honest and genuine advice. That doesn't mean you can't mention the shop or business of someone you know (or your own shop), but you should be honest about it. I know this should go without saying, but if you have a relationship to something you might be mentioning or promoting you should say so!

Stay on topic - this thread is about clothes shopping in Zurich. If you want to start one about another city, do so, but not here. Clothes shopping doesn't mean some latest gossip about who said what to whom, or a story about some really great cheesecake you ate during your shopping trip.

Where possible post useful information about your tip. For example the address, nearby parking, possible website.

Sorry if this seems like a lot of rules, but a thread like this can get out of control and turn into a spam fest. It may also attract users from outside (i.e. google) who think a forum is a chatroom. So the bottom line: use common sense.

Now we have that out of the way lets hear all your top shopping tips ladies (and men, but I guess there will be more ladies).
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Re: Clothes shopping thread (Zurich and area)

let the fun begin!
one of my favorites so far for jeans and casual is The Gloss - bumped into it in Luzern and hear they have one in Zurich (will look up the address shortly). they carry cool brands like Seven, Evisu, etc. and reduce them quite considerably (by 50%). plus they always have many other items on sale. also have large selection of Freitag bags, fun hats, sneakers.
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I found a good shop selling a decent range of Freitag bags, surfy clothing and hats etc called Cahuna (as in "Cahuna burgers?Ain't that the Hawaiian burger joint. I hear they got some tasty burgers." about 400m down Seefeldstr. A nice shop, mostly girly, but fresh bold prints and beach stuff. I was too hung-over to look too hard.
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Re: Clothes shopping thread (Zurich and area)

Can blokes post?

I like WE (one on bahnhofstrasse in Zurich, and there are others).
I was quite impressed for some reasonable priced shorts and tops.

But I get most clothes in the UK still...

H&M especially seems to be the Slim, Young and Vain tight-pink-top-with-mullet brigade
The rest, too expensive and poor choice.
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Zara (in Jelmoli) tend to be close to the cutting edge as their time from catwalk to knock-off to shop is a matter of weeks compared with 1yr+ of the mainstream stores.

Trendy stuff and cheap, but the shops are everywhere now, so its hardly exclusive. H+M are similar.

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Re: Clothes shopping thread (Zurich and area)

Dietlikon has a good retail park, not only clothes but supermarkets, DIY stores, a Swedish furniture store and other more. Good place to visit on a sat [plus it's close to the Glattzentrum]

Last edited by Lob; 26.09.2006 at 14:33. Reason: Deutlikon :eek: and cleanup and .... there isn't that much in the way of clothes there so I've added Glattzentrum reference too
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Re: Clothes shopping thread (Zurich and area)

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I like WE (one on bahnhofstrasse in Zurich, and there are others).
I was quite impressed for some reasonable priced shorts and tops.
I agree, WE has a good selection of stuff. They are also located at Letzipark and the other big shopping centre in Dietikon (not Dietlikon) I think it's called Tivoli.

The prices are very reasonable compared to the high price outlets and they even have decent kids clothes that won't rock the bank balance.
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Clothes shopping thread (Zurich and area)

Has anyone been to the 85% sale for Trois Pommes on Bahnhofstrasse Zurich? they are also selling all their shoes for 70Sfr!

Karen Millen is also a good English brand, in Storchengasse. Perfect for a special occasion without breaking the bank.(Disclaimer: I work there)

I would like to see good old Top shop/Top Man here, as it gives a nice alternative to H&M, and with Madonna now endorsing it ...... I dont want to go in and be 'part of her crew' I just think it cheapens the brand further and Not good for Maddona.

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The Gloss in Zurich is located in Hardstrasse 312, www.thegloss.ch

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Has anyone been to the 85% sale for Trois Pommes on Bahnhofstrasse Zurich? they are also selling all their shoes for 70Sfr!
zuricher, not sure I've seen it there? which number on Bahnhofstrasse?
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Re: Clothes shopping thread (Zurich and area)

Im sorry but i cant remember the number but it is at the start, Opposite to where the flea market is held, It has a large white 85% sign on the window. They said finished at the end of the month, so be quick. I went a bit mad and bought 4 pairs of shoes. I can try and find the address on my reciept if you wish?
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Old 26.09.2006, 16:37
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Re: Clothes shopping thread (Zurich and area)

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I found a good shop selling a decent range of Freitag bags, surfy clothing and hats etc called Cahuna...
Kahoona's right by tram stop Höschgasse. It's run by the same gang as Toto's, Yooji's, Iroquois, Bohemia etc. and just as pricey. Personally I find their clothes choice kinda thin; ok if you're into a CHF380 t-shirt with sequins (for boys) or 'limited edition' adidas, but, um, sorry, it's not my cuppa tea.

As for The Gloss, you can occassionally find some funky things there, but again it's more for the victims willing to pay CHF100+ for basics which American Apparel do so much better (Josefstrasse, off Langstrasse, opposite Cafe Gloria). Top quality togs.

Loads of 2nd hand stores around the Niederdorf, especially Razzo by Neumarkt. You won't find much subCHF25, but the kit they have is always 'now' and of excellent quality. You can pick up some great things there, mens and womenswear, as the ladies who run it have eyes like hawks and pass only about 30% of the customer offerings onto the shelves. Much in the way of 'labelled' stuff - yes, even LV - as well as chic retro stuff.

Also, Schaffhauserstrasse has some great, hidden shops in this up-and-coming neighbourhood, especially by Schaffhauserplatz (Trois Pommes, for example, plus numerous small boutiques for the weel-heeled)

Fancy that menswear store by the Oliver Twist, but it's outta my league
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Re: Clothes shopping thread (Zurich and area)

www.bahnhofstrasse-zuerich.ch/index_e.html could help you.
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Re: Clothes shopping thread (Zurich and area)

For kids, I always find something at Du pareil au même in Rennweg, near the Hotel Widder (i.e., towards the end of Rennweg when you come from Bahnhofstrasse). My nieces love their stuff, because it is colourful, not only pink for the girls, has cute details and good quality. And I like it because it is reasonably priced. They also have nice clothes for boys.
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Some Favourites when it comes to shopping in Zurich:
  • Our No.1 tip is the Massimo Dutti store in the Bahnhofstrasse between Paradeplatz and Coop.St Annahof. Good fashion (Spanish) for casual/leisure and work, with better quality than Zara, still affordable. The store is big (lot of choice), never really crowded and therefore for men an almost bearable shopping experience. And they have 2 couches where you can rest if you've had enough of shopping . A one-stop shop; go there and you're ready for any season.
  • Manor - has a good choice of clothes and other goods, despite the store not really being inviting from the outside imo.
  • Navyboot/Baggatt has good-quality shoes/leather goods for M/F.
  • Peek&Cloppenburg at the entrance of Sihlcity - have a good variety of different brands which don't break the bank.
  • Modissa (women only) , on the top floor (5th) have a good assortment of dresses for special occassions - the widest variety we've seen in Zurich.
Some other options Marco Polo (bit overpriced though)
Okay, Zürich has all the big global fashion brands (like Esprit, Mexx, Zara, etc etc) and the Globus & Jelmoli, but we haven't found really nice and inviting shops like there are in so many in for example Italy, and in Budapest and Amsterdam.

Non-favourites...Bernie's (for rich teenagers spending their parents' money), Grieder (for lottery winners, bankers without taste, and 100+ year old people who want to spend their fortunes), PkZ and Feldpausch for the big labels, in the Bahnhofstrasse...we never found anything there.

Personal Wishlist: A GAP shop, Jackpot, Cottonfield. And shops where they sell Nautica, North Sails, and an America Today store, and according to my girlfriend..an Intimissimo shop.

Anxious to hear your shopping favourites/tips in & around Zürich!

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There is, or a least used to be, a Gap concession in Jelmoli.
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Re: Clothes shopping thread (Zurich and area)

excellent post, Vince Massimo Dutti is a good store.

North Sails and Nautica I've seen in Manor, Glattzentrum - so Manor downtown might have these brands.
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There used to be a North Sails shop in the Niederdorf but no-one shopped there, so it became a Kappa store. Same went for Ted Baker, but it wasn't cheap enough for the kids and wasn't expensive enough for their parents (typical!)

As for American Apparel, it's not a fashion store (as Blue Dog claims: 'Fashion is a joke'), just no-fuss basics. The clothes are made in L.A. and not East Asia - it doesn't support sweat-shop conditions. This factor appeals to some, not to Nike wearers, though

For a 'normal' shoe shop, try Peter & Vreni's on Langstrasse: proper shoes, proper prices!
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Nice work Vince. Thanks for taking the time to format it nicely to make it easier to read for everyone.
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I found a good shop selling a decent range of Freitag bags, surfy clothing and hats etc called Cahuna (as in "Cahuna burgers?Ain't that the Hawaiian burger joint. I hear they got some tasty burgers." about 400m down Seefeldstr. A nice shop, mostly girly, but fresh bold prints and beach stuff. I was too hung-over to look too hard.
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Just wanted to ad: It's at the Hoeschgasse tram stop (trams 2,4). Can't miss it.
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Hello - a call for help on behalf of my fiancée :

Where can she find a beautiful evening dress, elegant, not-over-the-top expensive. The ones she found start at CHF 800 and are suitable for an Opera ball...which would be a bit too much .
For example the dresses on this online store in the UK : Coast's online store (nice dresses for around GBP 150 / CHF 300) ... not available in Switzerland/Zurich.

She tried ordering dresses online from Jelmoli, yet these have never been delivered.
FYI - She also already had a look in Esprit, Modissa, Jelmoli, Globus, and Schild ... without any luck. We even went to a special shop in Baden/Wettingen (Milojka) but found only over-the-top dresses.

Any tips and responses are much appreciated !

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