FunkyForty Favourite Shops March’21 Update

Hi Everyone,

For those of you new to FunkyForty the Favourite shops page is a  concept set up last year to showcase special and favourite shops of mine.

Participating stores are updated each month. A monthly summary blog post will also be published highlighting new additions and seasonal highlights of existing stores.

The FunkyForty Favourite shops page came about in an effort to support small businesses during this difficult time. Going forward this will continue to be an easy and interesting way for you to discover new creations and stores.

Keep reading for more about “FunkyForty Favourite Shops March’21 Update”.


FunkyForty Favourite Shops March’21 Update

New this month:

So happy to have this fabulous exclusive stationary store now in the FunkyForty Favourite Shop Family. Landolt-Arbenz is an exclusive pen and stationary shop. Unique within the whole of Switzerland. A magical world of writing instruments, leather goods and stationary unfolds before your very eyes as you enter the store.

For many years Landolt-Arbenz used to be down Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse. I always loved walking past and looking at the pretty shop window. A couple of years ago Landolt-Arbenz then moved to being next to the Savoy Hotel, opposite the Gucci store in Zurich.

Find out more about their fabulous pens, leather goods and stationary here.



A clever woman buys her diamonds from Baunat!

BAUNAT is a digital native online platform. Hence the usual operational costs of running a beautiful store are eliminated, and BAUNAT  can sell diamonds at their true value.

Not to worry if you don’t like to buy a diamond purely online. There are a few showrooms for customers. See here for a location near you. 


Updates from existing Favourite Shops:
La Tienda

My March love at La Tienda has got to be the super pretty collection of Spring dresses. The one I am wearing above is available online here.


Golden Carrot Shoes

Golden Carrot shoes has the cutest collection of Spring skirts in store right now. Plus still fabulous boots and plenty of colourful sandals – perfect for this Summer which I promise you is going to be a colourful one!

Check out the online store here. (nb: the booties sale is still on!)


Caroline Dechamby

If you like art then having one of Caroline Dechamby’s bags is almost a must have as it quite simply is the same as having a piece of art on your arm.

This months favourite is her tulip collection. Painted from tulips out of her own garden.

See here for the full collection of art and bags.


Vanessa Martinelli

Moving along to my current candy jewellery love. Check out Vanessa Martinelli’s online store for the cutest collection of candy jewellery. Dress them up for out or wear at home. Not to forget her super cute matching silk garments.


Marcus Marienfeld

Marcus Marienfeld’s glasses that are completely handmade in Switzerland are super special. The one place you can get bespoke glasses especially designed for you!

I am so in love with my carbon glasses – super light and the quality is truly something well above any glasses previously owned. See more information here.


Atelier Avanzar

Atelier Avanzar remains one of my Favourite shops. New adorable pastel bags are coming in for Spring. However my current love is the fabulous blue shopper in photo above.

New 15% off with discount code FUNKYFORTYFRIENDS

Check out the website here.



At a time when there is so much uncertainty around the pandemic and the weather is cold with plenty of grey days it’s more important than ever to help your body with good quality supplements.

Formetta, created by Australian born Vanessa, is truly the best collagen supplement you can buy on the market. She designed it for herself so that is almost proof enough – however read more here.

Plus use the code:


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International shipping!


Suenia Zurich

The hot tip with Easter coming up would have to be Suenia Zurich jewellery. Such a cute brand set up by two Spanish sisters. Why not buy a little piece for your bestie instead of chocolate– smile! Check out the online shop here.


Orlando Maroquinier

I already mentioned in my previous blog post that everyone needs a blue bag – smile. Orlando Maroquinier has the absolute best in Zurich. Not only can you hand pick the leather your bag is made from, you can also have it made especially according to your own design.I have the above bag in mint blue and love wearing it with winter white. Check out the online store for premed bags too.

That’s it for March. Stay tuned for more and new shops in April!


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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

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  1. very nice I love your shops sounds very inspiring and interesting thank you very much for your blog

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