Switzerland is currently my favorite country – beautiful scenery, lots of chocolate and lots of stationery 🙂
These are my favorite Swiss stationery stores – be prepared for lots and lots of photos in this post!
This was my favorite stationery shop! Set over multiple levels I visited the one in Bern and liked it so much I went to another one in Zurich. This shop had planners, pens, cute notebooks and art supplies.
My favorite stationery section in a department store. Manor had a wall of colorful discbound style notebooks with plastic sleeves similar to the ARC notebook = <3. It was only 7.90 CHF for an A4 size (only came in A4 size not A5 size). The stationery section in the Zurich store was bigger than in Lucerne.
Manor had some very nice ‘own brand’ products such as ombre notebooks (I also saw matching luggage in the store)
Sidenote: If you like chocolate the Manor department store in Lucerne had chocolate in the basement level with 2 really good chocolate brands – swiss alps and golden alps. I was extremely disappointed that the Manor store in Zurich did not have a chocolate section 🙁
Coop City was a department store with just about everything – plus it was affordable. There was a small stationery section where I found Discbound style notebook in a brand called ‘Doc’ – was in A5 and A4 page size. 5.50 CHF for A5 page size. Of course I purchased one! I didn’t see any punches if you wanted to use printables with the notebook however I did see refill paper packs.
Coop City in Bern
More expensive then Manor and Coop City but had a large range of cute washi tape, paper clips, magnets and notebooks.
Also had lots of gift boxes, gift tags, wrapping paper and wedding supplies.
Globus in Bern
Rainbow folders <3
So much space for pen testing <3
Brush pens I hadn’t seen before! They had silver and gold. The gold was more of a copper color so I ended up just getting the silver instead – it looks really nice on black paper.
MC Paper land
For all the usual stationery – pens, highlighters, sticky notes etc.
Bookbinders was a very nicely presented store but also very expensive. It had notebooks your could customise for weddings and the like. The shop also had Le Pen sold individually.
I didn’t have much time in Berne and Office World shut 10 minutes before I got there 🙁 I could see a large pen display when I peered in the window. This shop reminded me of Officeworks in Australia.
I found Stabilo 2 in 1 pens from Migros in Zermatt – it had a supermarket on the upper levels and assorted things on the lower level including a small stationery section!
Migros Do it Yourself
The Do It Yourself Migros had a small craft section
Expensive department store but it did have the leuchtturm notebooks.
I wouldn’t go out of your way to go to this shop – it had the usual pens, highlighters and washi tape.
This tiny shop sure crammed a lot in – stationery, semikolon notebook brand, filofax, mt washi tape, some hand lettering books and brush pens
Another shop I wouldn’t especially go for, but if you see it in passing may as well pop in. It had filofax and pens (the same stock as most of the other stores on this list)
I was very surprised to see a stationery shop in Zermatt! The opening hours on Sunday in Zermatt are a bit weird and I didn’t get a chance to pop into the shop 🙁
I did however, get a chance to visit Perren-Barberini which had some stationery
I picked up a Fibralo pen. I wanted the brush pen but accidentally chose the marker pen (the pens looked the same). Still a good pen though.
So this isn’t a stationery shop but it was a super cute homewares / fabric / craft supplies shop on the main street in Switzerland’s capital, Bern (Gerechtigkeitsgasse, at the Bear Park end of town).
Sometimes supermarkets have cheap stationery but Switzerland being Switzerland… everything was expensive. The supermarkets didn’t really have a decent stationery aisle – just basic pens, sticky tape and boring notebooks.
More planner shopping:
- Bunbougu Pen Haul & Review (online Australian planner pen shop)
- Smiggle Stationery Haul (worth the cost?)
- Typo Pen Haul (are their pens worth the cost?
- Favorite Places to Buy Planner Supplies in Australia
- Favorite London Stationery shops for planner supplies
- How to use functional icon planner stickers
- Monthly blog post planning using sticky notes (my 6 step process)
- How to color code bill paying in your planner (7 different ways)
- The ‘Create your own planner kit’
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