Monday, May 24, 2010

Zurich Indie Shopping

The neighborhood Kreis 4 east of the Sihl River and south of the train tracks in Zurich is supposedly the Red Light district, though we saw no signs of it in the January cold—instead, it looked like a great neighborhood to go on a shopping wander. There was an impressive density of small, indie-designer boutiques, little cafes and yoga centers, and no big-box, big-brand commercialism. I loved it.

Bord
Badenerstrasse 123a,
Mid-century modern furniture and lighting.

Elastique
GrĂ¼ngasse 19
Mid-century modern furniture, cool objects such as vintage children's cars.

Lazer Zone

Backerstrasse 20
Film-buff heaven DVD shop, lots of obscure German stuff, organization by director.

Lyn May
Schrinerstrasse 42
Lingerie: the local equivalent of Kiki De Montparnasse.

Making Things

Grungasse 20
Local fashion designers, crafty accessories.

Nieves
Ankerstrasse 20
Swiss art-book publisher, lots of cool stuff such as photo book curated by Kim Gordon.

No-be
Ooops, I've lost the contact on this one, but if you see it, it has cute clothes, knitwear.

Sascha's
15 Backerstrasse
Import sneakers.

Saus-Braus
14 Ankerstrasse
Swiss desingers for housewares & hip, modern design.

Secondbag & Stelline
Freyastrasse 21
Girls clothing and local fashion designers.

Street Files Mini Mart
Badenerstrasse 129
Urban stuff, t-shirts.

Suede
Grungasse 10
Local fashion design.

Zwei 25
Zweierstrasse 25, +44 241 02 34
My favorite of the women's fashion labels. Colorful, comfy, chic skirts and dresses.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this. We're going to Zurich mid next year.

    Kyla
    Hotels Sydney

    ReplyDelete