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Monocle’s new Zurich Kiosk
Our first Monocle Kiosk at Zurich’s Jelmoli department store is open for business, the latest of our spaces designed to elevate the media experience for print enthusiasts. Our Kiosk offers a fine collection of books and magazines to peruse, a buzzing coffee shop for refreshments and quality wares for sale. We hope to see you there.
Japanese gift-wrapping: Lesson 6
If you wish for a steady stride to navigate the challenges of the coming year, the Bally curling boot might help to get the message across. This heritage footwear design comes in an equally elegant box. Affirm your gratitude by wrapping it in a beautiful fabric square, known as furoshiki.Find your perfect gift at The Monocle Shop.
Japanese gift-wrapping: Lesson 5
If you’re looking to up your wrap game this year, we recommend furoshiki – a Japanese approach that’s stood the test of time for centuries. This cotton square is especially handy when wrapping soft or oddly shaped gifts. For an indulgent bundle, we suggest Arpenteur wool jacket, soft corduroy De Bonne Facture trousers and a cosy beanie from Organics Basics. Your loved ones deserve a treat.Find your perfect gift at The Monocle Shop.
Japanese gift-wrapping: Lesson 4
Christmas is best enjoyed through a child’s eyes, so remember to add a touch of cheer and enchantment among those practical gifts. This original Viennese snow globe, with Monocle’s mascot Monochan at its centre, will do the job nicely. Let it snow.Find your perfect gift at The Monocle Shop.
Japanese gift-wrapping: Lesson 3
No other country has refined the ritual of gift-giving as much as Japan. Get inspired with our nifty wrapping tricks to deliver ‘The Monocle Book of Japan’ in style. This beautiful tome unpacks the nation in a multitude of ways: from design and hospitality to transport and business.Find your perfect gift at The Monocle Shop.
Japanese gift-wrapping: Lesson 2
Our notebook collection produced in collaboration with German fine stationery purveyor Leuchtturm1917 comes in a variety of sizes, colours and styles. Stop by Dufourstrasse 90, our Zürich headquarters, to adorn the pretty linen covers with gold embossing – a thoughtful touch that’s sure to delight the new owner.Find your perfect gift at The Monocle Shop.
Japanese gift-wrapping: Lesson 1
Many of us are planning to stay closer to home this Christmas, so make sure your loved ones have plenty of reading material. A Monocle magazine subscription and the inaugural issue of our stylish sister publication ‘Konfekt’ will keep you entertained and inspired well after the holiday season.Find your perfect gift at The Monocle Shop.
Off-the-grid fashion retail
We walk the extra mile to meet shopkeepers who’ve gone off the beaten track to give their customers a different experience.
The Monocle Guide to Shops, Kiosks and Markets
Retail, we’re told, is in big trouble. But shops and markets have been bringing people together for centuries and we resolutely believe that they are here to stay. Turn to our insightful book to see why.Available now at The Monocle Shop
The secret to putting on perfume
In our ‘Secret to...’ series we look at the best way to wear a fragrance with Frances Shoemack, founder of Abel perfumes.
Paris retail: La Grande Epicerie
The newly opened La Grande Epicerie on the Parisian rive droite celebrates the importance of physical retail. Monocle Films pays a visit to admire the heritage brands and tasty produce.
Christmas shopping in Helsinki
We head to Santa's homeland to stock up on some Christmas stocking fillers, from fashion and homeware to books and toys.Published by Gestalten, The Monocle Travel Guide to Helsinki is available now at The Monocle Shop.
Speciality retail: Verona
This Italian city has a long tradition of typography – and the business still has a story to tell. Letterpress workshop-cum-store Lino’s & Co updates old machines with 3D-printed movable type.
Speciality retail: Prague
Prague butcher Naše maso has married traditional know-how with contemporary design to create a culinary destination in the Czech capital. This month’s specialist retailer tells us about his special cuts and meaty passions.