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Many shoppers come to St. Gallen seeking embroideries. You can find real bargains when the local textile factories have clearance sales, usually in January and July. The tourist office can provide specifics.

Finally, Graphica Antiqua, Marktgasse 26 (tel. 071/223-50-16), is a real shopping find, selling an array of antique prints of Swiss landscapes, including the Alps and "Heidi meadows." Prints are available from all parts of Switzerland, and each region is clearly identified in the shop.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.