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Fashion, Lifestyle & Chocolate in St. Gallen

St. Gallen is the place to turn your moments in to memories. The centuries-old tradition of the textile Industry is deeply rooted in St. Gallen`s history. The beginnings of the textile industry in St. Gallen date back to the eighth century.

Documentations of the monastery (Stiftskirche) show that the farmers had to deliver there flax or linen to the church. The first height of the textile industry was in in the early 12th century due to the start of the international trading’s. Toward the end of the 13th century, the important cities around the lake Constance did built up there independent linen Industry.

Today the unique Stiftskirche and the Library of the Stiftskirche are part of the UNESCO World Heritage and are among the main attractions in the this part of Switzerland. .

Located around the corner to the Stiftskirche you will find the St. Gallen textile museum. In 1878, the museum was established as the industrial and commercial museum. In 1886 the museum moved in to the Vadianstrasse, which is until today the location of the famous textile museum.

Of the centuries the textile collection expanded by acquisitions, but above all by donations of private collectors and from archives of the textile industry. Today’s collections of the Textile Museum and his Library date back to the second half of the 19th century and follow the tradition of the of the European trade fairs and collections.

Over the past Century`s the high standard of the quality of the St. Gallen textile business was continuously developed over the past century`s by fashion designer and stylists and achieved worldwide fame. The luxury fashion label A-K-R-I-S is originated in St. Gallen. Today’s Star Designer “Albert Kriemler” creates fashion which are comparable with the exclusive labels of Dior, Channel and Hermes. At the Fashion Boutique “Modehaus Weber” which is located in heard of St. Gallen, in St. Leonhardstrasse you will find all those and many more luxury and exclusive labels

St Gallen also overs you a number of small, elegant fashion boutiques for example the boutique Notabene in the Metzgergasse, which offers labels like; Heartyness – Hemisphere – Le Tricot Perugia – Timeless and SWISS LABEL or the Boutique La Folie, in the Gallusstrasse with labels like Annette Görtz – René Lezard – Strenesse and Cambio offering, exclusive and trendy ladies fashion.

For today’s gentleman Adrian Baumann provides a wide range of very exclusive men’s wear, for the modern and/or classic gentleman.


The fashion boutique, Bernie’s Uomo & Donna, located in the Neugasse, offers first-class fashion for Ladies and Gentleman’s with top labels such as Etro – Fabian Filippi – Jacob Cohen – Moschino – Pal Zileri – Church’s – Boglioli or Artigiano ,

SAGMEISTER, the fantastic fashion house with boutiques in Bregenz, Dornbirn and Feldkirch (Austria) is only 15-20 minutes (by car from) away from St. Gallen.

Pamper yourself in Luxury Style and atmosphere with a visit of the well-known stylist and creative Director “IVAN SCHNIDER“.

At IVAN SCHNIDER you will be styled exclusively, with the luxury Japanese label “SUH UEMURA”

IVAN SCHNIDER lives his vision;

Beauty from Passion.

Driven by the passion for beauty, inspired by an environment that allows to deliver generosity and creativity. Having the vision, to combine aesthetics with the individuality of personality and life culture.

After you enjoyed the culture, fashion and the perfect styling, the pleasure should not be neglected. Like many Swiss regions, St Gallen has a long tradition of chocolate creations. The Praline shop Scherrer, is certainly the most exclusive (Sweet) address in the heart of St Gallen.

The chocolate manufactory Maestrani, which created the “Minor” and “Munzli” chocolate bars, popular with every woman / girl and every man / boy since generations, is part of the sweet history of the eastern part of switzerland. A visit to the new opened Chocolate Museum in the Village of Flawil gives insights into the production of the sweet temptations and is an enjoyment for children and adults alike.

The Hotel Oberwaid is the exclusive and luxury Hotel in St Gallen. The architectural masterpiece is located five minutes from the heart of St. Gallen. At the Oberwaid you can experience the exclusivity and the superior service for your perfect and relaxing stay. Please contact the Oberwaid team for your inquire and bookings. The team is looking forward to arrange your fashion / style and chocolate visit., +41 71 282 00 00, E-mail: