Tonja is a fashion boutique owned by Tonja Dimov. It was opened to be a women’s clothing store but gradually, it introduced accessories and other products. Some of the brands found here include Guess, Repeat, DTLM, Seventh Sense and Marco Polo. Its exquisite jewelry designs, are sure to make you pick more than one. The store maintains only high quality products that are going to suit your needs.
SET&SEKT is a clothing and accessory store founded in the year 2007. It has a careful selection of the best products by well-known fashion designers. All its products are of high-quality that guarantees durability. The ambiance of the store is stylish that gives you a modern and a classy feel. So whether it is jewelry, leather goods, books, magazines, formal wear or informal wear, they have it all.
Bally is a name to be reckoned with for its leather shoes, upscale clothing, bags and accessories. Their range for men and women features the latest collection as well as classics that will bowl you over. Each item displayed is unique and has a class to it that has made this Swiss label a popular one among fashionistas. Designer bags, belts, sneakers, belts and more showcase utmost craftsmanship.
Freie Strasse is a shopping street that means Free Street in English. This place has a number of shops where you can buy some trendy items for yourself or your loved ones. This street also has quite a few restaurants where you can relax after spending a whole day shopping. During the Middle Ages, people were allowed to transport goods on this street for free. Today, it has become a well-known shopping destination. The street leads to Aeschenvorstadt, Gerbergasse and Marktplatz.
The Basler Market along the Marktplatz is open 6 days a week and a great place to spend a day if you would like to sample some authentic Swiss fare like croissants, steaming hot chocolate, roast chicken and of course red wine. The vendors bring out all they have for sale: clothes, boots, souvenirs, frangipaani, scented flowers, marinated olives, blue cheese, honey, fresh organic produce and even home ware. Even if you don't want to pick up anything, come here for the sheer experience as the atmosphere is matchless and truly local!
Situated right across the main street in the bustling old town center of Basel, Spinnler & Schweizer spells authenticity and high quality craftsmanship to the highest degree. That top brands like Tissot, Rolex, Rado and TAG Haueur prefer to exhibit their watches here, is testament to the reliability of this grand establishment. The sales staff are efficient enough to help you make a guided decision based on your tastes and budget.
St. Peter's Square or Peterplatz is famous area that currently plays host to many markets; periodically or weekly. The site has a rich history first serving as a playground, then being used my the military, and then providing space for socio-cultural activities like games and competitions. Over a period of time old buildings were demolished and newer and finer structures constructed around the area which enhances the popularity of the place. Petersplatz is now known more for the markets that take place within it rather than the beautiful structures.
This toy shop on the Andreasplatz is perfect for children and those that have never quite grown up. Spielbrett stocks everything from puzzles and mind-games for adults to teddy bears and kites, as well as children's books and baby rattles. All products sold are high on quality, with the motto being lots of wood and not so much plastic. Everyone's favourite board games can be found here and there is a good selection of chess boards and figurines. Even if you don't intend to buy anything you can still pass a rainy afternoon here; with or without the kids!. The 3D puzzles and other unusual games that stimulate the mind are extremely popular and lots of the locals buy birthday presents here.
This shop is definitely a deli. All of the delicious goods here are organically grown and customers can buy fresh fruit and veg (usually grown locally) as well dairy products and meat. Höheners also stocks fine oils and vinegars, anti-pasti, herbs and spices, cereals and a world of other things which will enrich your culinary adventures. Wine buffs also flock to the shop to buy reasonably priced organic wines.
The 70's are experiencing a renaissance, particularly at Kangaroo, the second hand clothing store. Hideous meets extravagant meets cool here. Garments from other periods are also available. You don't even have to buy anything. It's often enough just to see yourself in a pair of flares and you're cured from the wish to add such garments from a different age to your wardrobe. It is possible to find nice clothes here, depending on your taste. With a little bit of luck you'll find something from Fifth Avenue or some other mundane area. It's also rumoured that many of Basel trends actually begin in this very shop.
The name Bio Andreas doesn't say much, really. After you've shopped there, they'll be synonymous with the words bakery and cafe. They use a wood oven and at certain times you can watch the logs being dragged indoors between sips of coffee. What is important, though, is the sale of bread of all kinds: olive dough cakes, Speckbrot (bread with fat), etc. The fruit cakes and other sweet treats are also delicious. Although they may seem expensive, they are well worth the money. Come, eat and enjoy.