Shopping in Switzerland: Your Guide to Department Stores, Outlets, and Tax-Free Shopping

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Shopping in Switzerland

Switzerland, renowned for its stunning landscapes, precision watches, and delicious chocolates, offers a unique shopping experience that blends luxury with local souvenirs.

If you enjoy shopping, this article covers everything you need to know about department stores, outlets, shopping malls, tax-free shopping, and suggestions for what to buy in Switzerland.

Shopping Guide to Switzerland

What to Buy in Switzerland

1. Chocolates

Shopping in Switzerland: chocolatesPhoto by Merve Aydın

The Swiss chocolates are world famous, and during your visit, you can’t miss trying and buying the delicious chocolates at excellent prices.

  • Where to Buy Swiss Chocolate in Zurich

2. Cheese

Shopping in Switzerland: cheesePhoto by angela pham

Swiss cheeses are also famous and you will find numerous options in supermarkets.

3. Watches

Shopping Guide to SwitzerlandPhoto by Frank Park

Swiss watches are another symbol of the country, famous Swiss watch brands include Rolex, Chopard, Breitling, Omega, Swatch, and others.

4. Souvenirs

swiss souvenirsPhoto by Hansjörg Keller

It is worth buying souvenirs of the destination such as mugs, key chains, postcards, T-shirts, and many other items, either as a gift or souvenir.

Department Stores in Switzerland

1. Bongénie Grieder

Bongénie GriederPhoto Credit: Bongénie Grieder – Department Store in Switzerland

Bongénie Grieder is a Swiss department store with stores in some of Switzerlands most beautiful and iconic locations such as Zurich, Basel, Geneva, Bern, Interlaken, Lucerne, Lausanne, and others.

You will find clothing and accessories from luxury brands such as Moncler, Gucci, Valentino, Versace, and beauty products.

Visit the official website to check the addresses of all the stores.

Website: www.bongenie-grieder.ch

2. Manor

ManorPhoto Credit: Manor – Department Store in Switzerland

Manor is another Swiss department store with stores in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Lugano, Thun, and other destinations.

In the Manor stores, you will find more economical clothing and accessory options including brands like Guess, Esprit, and Lacoste.

Visit the official website to check the addresses of all the stores.

Website: www.manor.ch

3. Globus

GlobusPhoto Credit: Globus – Department Store in Switzerland

Globus is a premium department store in Switzerland and has stores in Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Bern, St. Gallen, and Wallisellen.

Website: www.globus.ch

Outlets in Switzerland

1. Landquart Fashion Outlet

Landquart Fashion OutletPhoto Credit: Landquart Fashion Outlet – Outlet in Switzerland

Landquart is the gateway to internationally famous Swiss destinations such as St. Moritz, Davos, Klosters, Laax, and Bad Ragaz. By car, it is 60 minutes from Zurich.

The outlet has more than 160 brands and options for restaurants and cafes. It is the largest outlet serving the greater Zurich area.

Tardisstrasse 20a, 7302 Landquart, Switzerland

Website: landquartfashionoutlet.ch

Working Hours: Every day from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

2. Fashion Fish Outlet

Fashion Fish OutletPhoto Credit: Fashion Fish Outlet – Outlet in Switzerland

The Fashion Fish Outlet is an outlet in Schönenwerd that offers a variety of brands such as Diesel, Fila, Gant, Guess, Hallhuber, Max Mara, Nike, and Puma.

Parkstrasse 1, 5012 Schönenwerd, Switzerland

Website: fashionfish.ch

Working Hours: Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

List of Shopping Malls in Switzerland

Shopping Centers in Zurich

1. einkaufszentrum Letzipark

Baslerstrasse 50, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: www.letzipark.ch

Working Hours: Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

2. Europaallee

Europaallee, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: www.europaallee.ch

Working Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

3. Einkaufszentrum Glatt

Neue Winterthurerstrasse 99, 8304 Wallisellen, Switzerland

Website: www.glatt.ch

Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Shopping Centers in Geneva

1. Centre Commercial Planète Charmilles

Prom. de l’Europe 11, 1203 Geneva, Switzerland

Website: www.planete-charmilles.ch

Working Hours: Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

2. Les Cygnes Centre Commercial

Rue de Lausanne 16/20, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Website: www.lescygnes.ch

Working Hours: Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Shopping Centers in Lausanne

1. metropole Lausanne

Rue des Terreaux 25, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland

Website: www.mymetropole.ch

Working Hours: Monday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM, and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

2. Portes-St-François

Pl. Saint-François 1, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland

Website: www.portesstfrancois.ch

Working Hours: Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 9 pm and Saturday from 6:30 am to 8 pm.

Shopping Centers in Lucerne

1. Shopping-Center Schönbühl

Langensandstrasse 23, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland

Website: www.schoenbuehl-center.ch

Working Hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 7 pm, Friday from 8:30 am to 9 pm, and Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm.

2. Löwencenter Luzern

Zürichstrasse 5, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland

Website: www.loewencenter.ch

Working Hours: Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Thursday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Switzerland Tax-Free Information

1. Who is eligible to apply for a tax refund in Switzerland?

If you are not a resident of Switzerland, you are eligible to claim Tax-Free in some stores.

2. What is the minimum purchase amount to apply for Tax-Free?

The standard rate (VAT Rate) is 7.7% and the minimum spending amount to claim a refund is CHF 300.

On the Global Blue website, you will find a guide with the stores and also details on how to apply for a tax refund.

Featured Photo Credit: Landquart Fashion Outlet

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