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.
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!
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.
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.
Hats of all shapes and sizes including the 'Kofferhütte' (foldable travel hats!) are on offer. You would also find elegant hats for weddings. You can of course try before you buy, admire the more outlandish creations and ask the shop assistants for advice. There is an in-house millinery where Maria Hiepler and her staff make hats themselves and you can gain a unique insight about how hat making works. Hat boxes are also sold and Chapeau also has a range of scarves and other accessories.
Ever wondered what people in the last century used to play within an age without video games and battery operated toys? Then head down to Zur Puppenfee where you can take a walk down time in this cute little shop filled with bears, dolls and antique toys from the old times. Puppet shows and workshops are held here sometimes, so do have a look if you are in Basel, this time around.
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.
Suitably located in the touristy old town center of Basel, Classic Herrenmode has been around since 1885 and is almost like an instituion in itself. Men can find everything they need under this roof: hats, caps, blazers, jackets, belts, shoes, suits, flannel trousers and to top it all, an efficient set of female staff who help you arrive at an informed decision. The prices are well matched to the quality you are assured from a shop of this repute.
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.