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City Shopping Guides

City Shopping Guides: Geneva

Known for its Alpine lake, breathtaking snow-capped mountains and some of the finest watch – and chocolate – making in the world, Geneva is Switzerland’s second largest city and ideal for exploring by foot.

Swiss-born fashion guru, Soraya Bakhtiar-Ghandour, boasts a transatlantic lifestyle hopping between Geneva, Dubai and Jeddah. Here, she shares where to find the best Swiss chocolate in Geneva, as well as places to shop vintage, high-end and homeware.  

Best area or street for shopping…

The Old Town of Geneva has some really cute shops and cafés. And visit Rue du Rhone to shop high-end, luxury brands.

Where can we find the best vintage shops? 

I love Flamant Rouge in the Old Town, they have a great selection of vintage and second-hand items. 



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One place only locals know about…

Inda Bar is a very modern-Indian fusion restaurant located in Eaux Vives, after dinner head across the street to Maison Balki for great cocktails and a nice vibe.

Your favourite local brands or boutiques?

Noa is my favourite shop, it has the best summer dresses. My Little Room and Mouflet are great concept stores for babies and children. Le Labo Geneva concept store has a great selection of eyewear and accessories and Bongenie, our local department store, carries all the brands I love. The third floor is my favourite.



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Souvenir to take home?

Some almond chocolates from Auer. Or head to the store of local brand, Mizensir Genève, for candles and home scents.

The best place to treat yourself is… 

The Guerlain Spa at the Woodward Hotel. Atelier Robuchon restaurant is also located there so you can make a day of it. 

Best store design?

Dôme has a great selection of interior products and all things related to home. It’s very eclectic, I can’t go into the shop without leaving with something.


Best pit stop for lunch or coffee?

I love La Bastide and its super cute courtyard in the back. Not a lot of people know about it. For lunch, I love Ferdi, it’s just like the one in Paris. Another favourite is Le Jardinier at the Woodward Hotel.



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