Furniture, Hardware and Appliance Shopping in Switzerland
Find out about the Swiss chain stores that supply the basic furniture, home furnishings, white goods, electrical appliances and DIY for your home...
What follows is a small selection of basic self-service furniture, appliance and DIY hardware chains stores in Switzerland. There is no guarantee that anyone will speak English, but once you have found what you need, little more than basic French or German should be necessary for the transaction.
- Look in the Yellow Pages or on the stores' own websites for the branch closest to you.
Hypermarkets, Supermarkets and Superstores
- Migros: Hypermarket for groceries, clothing, electrical appliances, garden equipment and furniture and toys
- Coop: A selection of items from kitchen utensils, electrical appliances, clothes, toys, plants and groceries
- Manor: Supermarkets for food, clothing, tools, electrical appliances, soft furnishings and beauty products
- Denner: Supermarket offering a range of low cost food products and a large selection of alcohols
- Lidl: Discount supermarket chain selling frozen foods, alcohol, bread, fresh fruit and vegetables. Has weekly promotions on food, clothing and home goods
- Spar: Supermarket offering a range of low cost food products and a large selection of alcohols
- Volg: Operates village shops selling fresh products in small areas in German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland.
Furniture and Appliance Shops
- Conforama: Chain of furniture stores in Switzerland. For furniture and home accessories. Goods include kitchens and bathrooms, beds and bedding, tables, chairs, cupboards and office furniture, also appliances (fridges, stoves, washing machines and dryers and so on) and audio visual goods (TVs, DVD players and sound systems)
- Fly: Inexpensive "fashionable" furniture and home accessories. Goods include beds and free standing cupboards, outdoor furniture, soft furnishings and bathroom and kitchen detail accessories
- IKEA: Swedish-owned furniture shop for all home and home office furniture, soft furnishings, home accessories, flooring, crockery and children's toys
- Pfister: Chain of furniture stores with a wide selection of furniture for the office, children's bedrooms, dining rooms, lounges as well as soft furnishings and accessories for the home: bed linen, table linen, rugs, curtains and lighting
- Beliani: Online furniture shop with a wide variety of items.
- Roche Bobois: Designer furniture for bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms. Also soft furnishings (curtains, cushions)
- Fust: Cookers, washing machines, dryers, televisions, refrigerators, freezers and vacuum cleaners
Building Material, Hardware and DIY
- Coop Brico & Loisirs: Self-service hardware and DIY articles for the home and garden: bathroom and kitchen fittings, lighting, shelves, garden tools and furniture
- Hornbach: DIY megastore and garden centre selling tiles, flooring, tools, wall paper, paint, bathroom fittings and garden products
- Jumbo: Self-service hardware and DIY store with basic domestic hardware and lighting, garden furniture, plants, bicycle accessories and children’s toys
- Migros: Self service DIY store chain selling floorings, paints, wallpapers, soft furnishings, tools and garden equipment
- Bauhaus: DIY store selling domestic hardware and lighting, garden furniture