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Hot Lemon is heaven for fans of trendy and up and coming labels. The ground floor caters to fashionable men and women who will soon feel at home on the first floor. The shop's decor is quirky, with chandeliers and Louis XV style furniture. Kenzo, Cavalli, Paul Smith, High, Antonio Marras, Gorgio Brato, and Missoni are only some of the brands sold. Whatever you buy here, you certainly won't be out of style. Hot Lemon also sells a good selection of footwear for both sexes. Naturally, style comes at at price but don't despair, the shop also has pieces from last season's collections.
Gübelin is no ordinary jewelry shop, these are professionals who know the inside and outside of all gems, precious stones, diamonds and jewels. Every item is produced in their labs in Lucerne under the most stringent quality control checks. Anything you pick from here will burn a hole in your pocket, however you can be assured of only the best quality. Gübelin's also appraises your watches and jewelry
The window of D'Souza bookshop, which is named after its owner, is full of the names of literary greats like Primo Levi, Osip Mandelstam, and Antoine de Saint Exupery. They exercise quality control on the books here as all the recommended books have been read by the owner. This shop's strength is literature, mainly in paperback, although bound volumes from the Manesse publishers are also available.
Wanna bring back something from Basel for a loved one? You'll do well at the Lackerli-Huus where they specialize in Basel's famous spiced biscuit. You'll find Lackerli on sale in most department stores, but the best by far is to be found here where they will gladly gift-wrap and even have it shipped for you. The shop also sells other sweets made of cream and Russian jellies. Check out the packaging museum.