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.
Mid-century modern furniture and lighting.
Mid-century modern furniture, cool objects such as vintage children's cars.
Film-buff heaven DVD shop, lots of obscure German stuff, organization by director.
Lingerie: the local equivalent of Kiki De Montparnasse.
Local fashion designers, crafty accessories.
Swiss art-book publisher, lots of cool stuff such as photo book curated by Kim Gordon.
Ooops, I've lost the contact on this one, but if you see it, it has cute clothes, knitwear.
Swiss desingers for housewares & hip, modern design.
Secondbag & Stelline
Girls clothing and local fashion designers.
Street Files Mini Mart
Urban stuff, t-shirts.
Local fashion design.
Zweierstrasse 25, +44 241 02 34
My favorite of the women's fashion labels. Colorful, comfy, chic skirts and dresses.