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Old 12.08.2011, 22:43
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France/Germany shopping center ideas

I have seen just a few posts about this topic, so I thought I could maybe get some better ideas. We are looking to shop over the border and are looking for a good mall or one stop destination. My wife, myself and our daughter are looking to buy clothes, shoes etc that seem to be hard to get easily here. We live in Thun, so I assume the best place to cross is Basel. Any suggestions on where to go would be most helpful.
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Re: France/Germany shopping center ideas

Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) is a very nice city to go. There are plenty of stores over there.

In Switzerland you could go to a C&A store, which is usually quite cheap (this store is also in Freiburg, even more cheap ).
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Old 16.08.2011, 21:27
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Re: France/Germany shopping center ideas

It's a long drive, but if you are planning to buy a lot of clothes it's worth the trip: Last weekend I went to Zweibrücken for clothes shopping. There is a huge outlet center and I know no comparable one in Switzerland: http://www.thestyleoutlets.de/

Some examples of the prices of the stuff I bought:

Quality Nike sport socks: 2.50 a pair (regular price in DE is 8 EUR and the wife bought the exact same pair in CH for 15 CHF!).

"Brax Golf" polo shirts: 20 EUR (Regular price was 99 EUR) and yes, they sell for 150 CHF a piece on CH high streets...

Brax golf pants: 30 EUR. No idea what they cost here, but more than the shirts...

Great "Strenesse" linen shirt for the office: 50 EUR (from 150...)

Casual Nike shorts: 12 EUR (from 60 EUR, I am sure they would not come cheaper than 90 CHF here)

Last but not least: The look on the Swiss customs guy realizing just how cheap your shopping was when controlling the receipes: Priceless.
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Re: France/Germany shopping center ideas

Maybe it is a quite far away, but I recommend you to go shopping in Munich.
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