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(Zurich): Where to buy ugly Xmas sweaters or things to make your own design?

We're doing a "secret santa" style ugly Christmas sweater day on the 13th December.

I have some time tomorrow but most likely I'll go Monday evening to buy things and throw together a "good" ugly sweater.

Where could I go to buy things, we have a max of 30 CHF to spend
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Re: (Zurich): Where to buy ugly Xmas sweaters or things to make your own design?

I saw some in the window of H & M. I think they were trying to sell them as serious clothing attire but I remember thinking as I walked by, "hmm, that would be perfect for an Ugly Xmas Sweater party.
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Re: (Zurich): Where to buy ugly Xmas sweaters or things to make your own design?

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We're doing a "secret santa" style ugly Christmas sweater day on the 13th December.

I have some time tomorrow but most likely I'll go Monday evening to buy things and throw together a "good" ugly sweater.

Where could I go to buy things, we have a max of 30 CHF to spend
Don't wish to rain on your merrymaking but I will anyway: if we all stopped buying useless junk the world would be a better place. Could you not print out some lame image and pin it to a sweater which you already own, which shows more imagination and style?

I despair over the waste of resources and the damage to the environment all the Christmas baloney causes. Not, may I virtue signal, the spirit of Christmas IMO.

Hope you have a fun day with your work mates in any case. (You'll be) Glad I'm not invited
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Don't wish to rain on your merrymaking but I will anyway: if we all stopped buying useless junk the world would be a better place. Could you not print out some lame image and pin it to a sweater which you already own, which shows more imagination and style?

I despair over the waste of resources and the damage to the environment all the Christmas baloney causes. Not, may I virtue signal, the spirit of Christmas IMO.

Hope you have a fun day with your work mates in any case. (You'll be) Glad I'm not invited
Well, you will appreciate this kind of party then. The whole point of an Ugly Christmas Sweater party is to go raid your parents' or nerdy uncle's closet and find the most obnoxious Christmas sweater from the 1980's. These parties are TOTALLY about recycling.

However, in Switzerland, I would imagine the pickings are very, very slim. Hence my suggestion to the OP to go to H&M and buy one.
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Re: (Zurich): Where to buy ugly Xmas sweaters or things to make your own design?

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We're doing a "secret santa" style ugly Christmas sweater day on the 13th December.

I have some time tomorrow but most likely I'll go Monday evening to buy things and throw together a "good" ugly sweater.

Where could I go to buy things, we have a max of 30 CHF to spend
C&A also has lots of things that might qualify for your ugly sweater party...I'm sure they already put on sale the leftovers of the last year Christmas theme collection.
Enjoy!
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Re: (Zurich): Where to buy ugly Xmas sweaters or things to make your own design?

Just perhaps they're not sold here ironically so you can use your purchase after the party too!
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Re: (Zurich): Where to buy ugly Xmas sweaters or things to make your own design?

Galaxus has a small collection: https://www.galaxus.ch/en/s3/page/if...-of-these-6337
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Re: (Zurich): Where to buy ugly Xmas sweaters or things to make your own design?

Take a solid color old sweater, or buy one at a Brocki (proceeds to charity). Perhaps have it cleaned.

Buy some red, green, white felt at any hobby or Bastel store. Cut felt into shapes of reindeer, Santa, candy canes, christmas trees, holly, snowmen, mistletoe, letters to make a hallmarky cringeworthy slogan, etc. Blanket stitch or glue the felt decorations onto the sweater in the silliest, corniest, combination you can imagine.

Ta da, a low(er) environmental impact ugly Christmas sweater.


(If you loosely blanket stitch, you can pull the corny decorations off later and continue using the sweater.)
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