Zurich – From luxury to international brands, traditional businesses and urban Zurich labels – shopping in Zurich inspires both the fashion conscious and lovers of exclusive things. “Lädele” is what the people of Zurich call strolling through the diverse districts of the city to shop. They are particularly impressed when handmade wares are combined with good design, such as can be seen at the new Fabrikat store in the trendy Aussersihl quarter. In this rustic shop, which harks back to times gone by, practical office furniture stands side by side with home-made soaps, backpacks and paintbrushes; many of the items are one-off specimens. In Schipfe – the city’s oldest quarter – too, the focus is placed on first-rate artisan products. Schweizer Heimatwerk has a branch here, selling exclusively top-quality traditional handicraft made in Switzerland. One door further along, Marktlücke Zürich offers unemployed women the opportunity to reintegrate themselves into working life by making all kinds of beautiful handcrafted products and selling them in the store.