23.04.2020 – Trends & Shopping | Favourite spots

These specialist stores have now moved online

Are you on the hunt for a page-turner, a gift for your best friend, or sustainable wool for your next handicraft project? No worries – these specialist Zurich shops can still supply what you need despite the coronavirus.

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Onoda

At Onoda, Ena Onoda sells fashions, perfumes and home accessories from her home country, Japan. The shop on Predigergasse is closed but her goods are still available online. You can have them mailed to you or pick them up at the store.

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Fabrikat

Since 2014, Fabrikat has been selling all the items you would expect to find in a normal stationery shop – only more beautiful. Manager Franziska Browar describes the products as ‘working goods’. The Fabrikat team has shifted to ‘pick-up mode’, meaning you can order your pens and other stationery by email or phone and then pick them up at one of the branches.

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Sphères

Sphères houses a bookstore, café and stage all under one roof. Sphères is delivering books to customers during the current closure. And over the Easter weekend it opened as a takeaway, offering lunch from Tuesday to Friday and coffee, cake and sorbet on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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Never Stop Reading

Nora Schwyn and Denise Zumbrunnen run a bookshop specialising in art, architecture, design and photography in the heart of the old town. Never Stop Reading has been closed since mid-April but you can still order books. They are mailed to you free of charge or you can pick them up at the shop.

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Anna & Juan

From workshops to sustainable wool, Josefina Eliggi and Luzius Schnellmann have everything for the keen knitter at Anna & Juan. The shop is closed at the moment, but all the products can be ordered online. You also have the option of picking them up from Anna & Juan’s mailbox.

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Fein & Dein

At Fein & Dein in district 3, Ayal Haneman sells furniture that he has restored himself. But that’s not all – he also sells fine foods and other bits and pieces that he has discovered on his travels. Ayal has now moved his showroom online. You can order furniture at Fein & Dein Design or go to Fein & Dein for everything food-related.

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Honig Kuchen

At Honig Kuchen, Anet Strusinksi and Anna Hochreuter sell the kind of homemade goodies and products that they would like to buy themselves. Anet and Anna can’t open their shop at the moment, so they have put together a selection of gift packages to order online.

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Einzelstück

In her Einzelstück shops, Susanne Schmid sells unique new and vintage pieces from all over the world. Her shops are currently closed but you can still shop online for ‘Scout’ products – the store’s own fair-trade label. The range includes jewellery, stationery and children’s items.

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Ting

In Denmark, ‘ting’ means ‘thing’, but in district 5 it’s a shop that sells all kinds of things, including toys, clothing, accessories and household goods. Daniela Geisser will be closing Ting at the end of June, but until then her range is available online.

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