Whether you’re searching for the best souvenir, a unique vintage dress or the latest designer handbag, Saint Gallen has the perfect shop for you. Hunt for antiques, score some limited-edition trainers or sample local delicacies. Take a look at the list below and start planning your next shopping trip.
Ammann Interior Design
The store is filled with furniture and accessories sourced from around the world as well lovely products from creative locals.
Rorschacher Str. 179 | ammann-raumgestaltung.ch
The Baumgartner Kaffee is located in the old town and is very popular with locals and tourists. For over 200 years, this expert for coffee and tea exists in the heart of St. Gallen. In addition to the great coffee range, they also offer more than 200 different types of tea.
Multergasse 6 | baumgartnerkaffee.ch
Exclusive and extraordinary fashion from size 34 to 54 in good quality!
Kugelgasse 16 | boutiquebima.com
Blüten & Blatt
This is by far the best flower shop in the old town. Whether you need a birthday present or planning your own wedding, they have a variety of the highest quality plants and florals they can arrange for any occasion.
Schmiedgasse 26 | bluetenundblatt.ch
In the Boutique Späti, you’ll find a lot of different postcards, bags, notebooks and dishes and all kinds of gifts in all shapes and colors since 1983. Here is where you can find the perfect gift for friends and family members.
Spisergasse 20 | boutiquespaeti.ch
Since 1974, Roma stands for «Research of mastermind artists» and promotes a consistent selection of unique avant-garde designer brands from around the world. The products are often handmade, of high-quality, in limited quantities and available exclusively at Roma.
Neugasse 46 | boutique-roma.ch
Buchhandlung zur Rose
Wherever you are in the world, visiting a bookshop is always a treat. You can stay in this store for hours. In 2017, this bookstore was voted to be the best in Switzerland. Besides the books, the house is also very interesting: it unites various architectural epochs and dates back to 1574!
Gallusstrasse 18 | buchhandlungzurrose.ch
A shop with a large assortment of fair and environmentally friendly products.
Engelgasse 5 | clarosg.ch
Daniela Sabato is always looking for special objects for her stunning vintage shop. You can find cool and valuable things like mirrors, lamps, embroidery, design classics, antiques, curiosities, chairs, rarities and everything that attracts the collector’s heart.
Demutstrasse 3 | collage.sg
In this comic book store you’ll find almost every comic book or Japanese manga you’re looking for. A big part of the offering is also around world music: their specialty is the musical diversity of Africa and the Caribbean on vinyl and CDs.
Katharinengasse 20 | comedia-sg.ch
Since 1998, this is the best skate, snowboard and streetwear shop in St. Gallen.
Neugasse 35 | doodah.ch
The Domus Studio in the city center is a design center for the younger generations and those still young at heart. Here you will find unique designer furniture, lamps and accessories. They also sell the popular «Freitag» bags, made of old truck tarpaulins and used car seat belts.
Davidstrasse 24 | domusag.ch
With the purchase of a product in this shop, you support the work of the educational aid organization IBBO. They promote school education to give children a future and more opportunities.
Gallusstr. 18 | dreamcatcher.ibbo.ch
enoi belts & jewellery
Lovely shop hidden down the alleys of the old town in Saint Gallen. They offer lots of great hand-made jewelry crafted by Elia and Eva.
Hinterlauben 13 | enoi.ch
Fizzen does young, loud, distinct fashion, offering a range of small international brands. The «rework» collections are produced from handpicked secondhand clothing, re-cut and re-sewn into something New. They also have lovely decorative items.
Schmiedgasse 16 | fizzen.ch
St. Gallen’s first organic zero-waste shop, selling food, groceries and household products without packaging. Marion would love to see a cleaner, fairer society and her shop’s philosophy is to buy organic, seasonal, local, regional (where possible) and fair.
Demutstrasse 1 | ganz-ohni.ch
For over 30 years the owners have been searching for special and rare distillates from all over the world. The product range includes new and innovative bottlings, as well as classics, specialties and rarities from the areas of Whisk(e)y, Rum, Cognac, Grappa, Port, Sherry, Gin, Vodka, Brandy, among others.
Webergasse 7 | glenfahrn.com
You love vintage, second-hand, design, fashion, an individual look, quality and «savoir vivre»? Then you are exactly right in this boutique.
Schützengasse 6 | goldmarie.ch
If you enter this fabulous store, it is almost like stepping back in time to the year 1923. There are a lot of different hats, beanies and caps in almost every style. If you are a hat lover, you probably won’t leave without a purchase.
Poststrasse 25 | modes-holenstein.ch
This is the best place to buy the perfect jeans that suit your own style, whether they’re blue, white or black. A good pair of jeans can be worn all year in St. Gallen City – from cool summer nights to downright frigid wind.
Spisergasse 20 | jeanswerk.ch
This is a special kind of bookstore, offering lovely children’s books. The variety of books is fantastic and you can find the perfect story for any kid. I can recommend the stories of «Baski», a little wooden doll, which I loved as a kid.
Kugelgasse 10 | kibula.ch
Klang und Kleid
It was once an extraordinary shop and now it is a cult. A corner in the shop is dedicated to analog photography, in another, you find some curious costumes and clothes, books, postcards, accessories, movies, or vintage posters. In between, there are shelves full of vinyl records. Check out their online shop.
Kugelgasse 5 | klangundkleid.ch
This drugstore has a large number of house specialties, which they manufacture according to their own recipes.
Auf dem Damm 17 | klosterdrogerie.ch
Lighting is a big part of our everyday lives. Good lighting is important as it can affect how a room looks and feels, and ultimately affects how you look and feel. At Konigs, you can design your lamp. If you’re looking for a light bulb that nobody else has, this is your place.
Güterbahnhofstrasse 2 | konigs.ch
This shop sells noble designed items at reasonable prices. Full collection of toys, accessories, and gifts for girls, boys and babies. You can find a suitable present for anyone. They have a strong focus on local manufacturers, who produce their products with sustainable material.
Spisergasse 42 | lavka-lavka.ch
Le Soir Le Jour
Fashion enthusiasts find stylish, elegant, and trend-like designer labels here.
Oberer Graben 26 | lesoirlejour.ch
If you’re a Christmas fanatic like I am, then this is a must-see. It’s full of magical Christmas ornaments and lights. Across the Gallusplatz, you can find lots of lovely bits and pieces to put on your mantlepiece or on your Christmas tree. It’s a girls’ heaven in there.
Webergasse 26 | weihnachts-deko.ch
This is the oldest antique shop in Eastern Switzerland and a very lovely bookshop, existing since 1942.
Magnihalden 3 | antiquariat-luechinger.de
Vreni loves to collect, find and own rarities.
Lustgartenstr. 5 | lustgarten5.ch
The world of wine is rich! The fascinating diversity of its range of products allows them to provide you wine with heart and passion. This place is owned by superb people who care about what they do since 1876!
Poststr. 11 | martel.ch
Nanna bunte Küche
If you want to buy some spices, this is the perfect place. When you enter the colourful store, it smells deliciously of cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla and orange. Here you will find an extraordinary range of noble spices, spice mixes, cereals, rice and noodle mixes and sweets.
Burggraben 27 | nanna.ch
Newman & Paul
Not sure where to shop men’s clothing? Right here you’ll come to the right spot. This is a store for the man with fashionable demands. Excellent advice, service and top suits! Products that you buy will become your favourite pieces because they will suit you perfectly.
Schützengasse 6 | mrnewman.ch
This is the best place to buy glasses and frames in St. Gallen. They stock unique frames from different decades at such reasonable prices. The frames are so amazing, it can be hard to choose.
Vadianstr. 15 | platzhirsch.sg
It’s a really small shop in the middle of the city center where they sell a wide selection of seeds, plants and pet supplies.
Anna and Julie are twins and run their own boutique since 2016. Their atypical and extraordinary fashion is aimed at women between 30-65 years old and consists of carefully selected collections and manufacturers with high social and environmental standards.
Poststr. 4 | s-blue.ch
This stationery store sells a fabulous selection of greeting cards, pens, pencils, gifts and more since 1845. If you’re looking for some postcards or other little gifts, you can find a fine selection here. They also have their own bistro where they sell healthy and fresh food.
Marktgasse 5 | schiffchuchi.ch, schiff.ch
Späti Boutique In the «Späti Boutique» (since 1983) you’ll find a lot of different postcards, bags, notebooks and dishes and all kind of gifts in all shapes and colors. Here is where you can find the perfect gift for friends and family members.
Spisergasse 20 | boutiquespaeti.ch
Opened in 1832, this is the oldest Shoe Store in Switzerland. Today, the seventh generation runs the family business. They sell shoes and accessory for the whole family, from size 18 to 50.
Goliathgasse 5 | schneiderschuhe.ch
This is the city’s oldest healthy food store. They sell a wide range of fresh and regional organic products, including fruit and vegetables. The vegan options are extensive and they also carry fair-trade coffee from Central America. Try their Demeter wood-fired bread!
Katharinengasse 12 | stadtladen.ch
This place is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, because you’ll be speechless. Here you’ll find cool and high-quality clothes. Textiles have always been a big topic in St. Gallen and Tarzan is for sure one of the most interesting shops regarding streetwear.
Spisergasse 40 | tarzan.ch
Life’s too short to wear boring clothes. If you’re a fashion lover then this is a paradise to be in! They sell new clothes, shoes and accessories every month!
Marktplatz 24 | thecloset.ch
Trudy & Vinz
Here is a lot to discover in every corner. This shop is run by Bea and Stephan who are passionate about brocante and arts – for me, they are like modern treasure hunters. This is a cabinet of great curiosities and wonder – lots of trinkets for the magpie in your life.
Gallusstr. 33 | trudyundvinz.ch
In the Middle Ages, the city of St. Gallen was protected by a city wall with 7 big gates. This house is about 300 years old and you can still see the original city wall within the shop. You can purchase gifts, postcards, homemade sirup, jam or cake from Eva.
Zeughausgasse 14 | eva-appenzeller.ch
Swiss-made watches are filled with craftsmanship and century-long knowledge. There is a large assortment of Tissot, Certina, Calvin Klein and Swatch watches. Watches are not just a functional piece – you need to enjoy wearing it too.
Frongartenstr. 15 | watchshop-calan.ch
At the Wohnkiosk, you will find unique pieces with personality. Michaela, the owner, sells gentle handmade products or redesigned furniture. Get inspired by all the different styles of lamps, unique self-made posters, pillows, and everything you need for decorations.
Linsebühlstrasse 59 | wohnkiosk.ch
They work with many fantastic wineries and winemakers to import a variety of wines from all over the world: red, white, rosé, sparkling, port, saké – you get the idea.
Oberer Graben 46 | weinsteinwein.ch
Marianne is a passionate floral designer and creates wonderful flower- and wedding bouquets, which can be ordered.
Güterbahnhofstr. 7 | yeoon.ch
This store has a long history. It opened in 1856 and since then, ZolliBolli is the dreamland for every child. Here you will find a lot of toys, games, teddy bears, balloons and a lot more on several floors. They also offer a range of board games and classic card games.
Neumarkt | zollibolli.ch