Where to Shop in Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich may be Switzerland’s powerhouse city, but its infectious work-hard, play-hard energy is refreshingly offset by a love of nature and a healthy embrace of creative freedom.

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The shopfloor of a Freitag shop in Zurich
Photo credit: Kevin Faingnaert



The Swiss are ever loyal to this Nineties phenom, a bag and accessories brand that repurposes old lorry tarpaulins into totes, backpacks and messengers. This flagship store sits in a tower of shipping containers.


Geroldstrasse 17 8005

Jemoli, Zurich


On Running

On's distinctive running shoes have become a go-to among urbane walkers and serious athletes alike, and Zurich is where they were born. Before hitting the streets, don a pair of these stylish, cushioned sneakers; in town, luxury department store Jelmoli stocks an extensive range.



The bar at Turicum Distillery
Photo credit: Sarah Vonesch



Turicum was the ancient Roman name for Zurich, but there's nothing old-school about the city's very own gin, made from locally sourced and handpicked botanicals. Pick up a bottle or have a go at blending your own at the distillery's Gin Lab.


Albisriederstrasse 253, 8047

The Lowdown

Wondering where Zurich's creative community shops? Visit myswitzerland.com, or purchase Volume 37: Craft today and receive A Creative's Guide to Switzerland, an 80-page SUITCASE travel companion to Basel, Geneva, Lausanne and Montreux Riviera, and Zurich.