China Shopping Guide
Xujiahui is one of the four sub-centers of Shanghai. It's a great place for shopping and entertainment. Here you can find many big malls like Grandgate Mall, Metro City and Pacific Department Store. The history of this place dates back to 400 years ago when Xu Guangqi, a famous Ming Dynasty scientist, settled down here and wrote many great works.
Hours:Monday--Sunday 9:00 am--21:00pm
Address:No.2 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang Distict, Beijing, China
The carpet shop makes and sells exotic carpets and rugs. Cleaning and delivery service are available.
Address:Dongcheng District Chongwen street outside No. 3-5
Price:540 Yuan per person
Hours:6am to 4:30pm
Address:23 Dahongmen Lu
This textile market is located in Muxiyuan and covers about 12,000 sq. meters. It houses more than 400 stands selling cloth for any creation or occasion. Find comical cotton prints, material for bedding, buttons, zippers, cotton batting and much, much more. Skip this market during the holidays—none of the vendors are from Beijing, and they typically head home for about a month.
By now I hope you have guessed that Tailor & Costume Street in Chengdu is a great spot for tailor-made clothing and fun costume shopping. The rumor of the ability to buy cheap, but good quality suits, formal wear, etc in China is in fact true. Even travelers who don't speak a word of Chinese should not be worried about the language barrier.
Hours:Mon-Thu 9:30am-9:30pm;Fri-Sun 9:30am-10pm
Address:B1-18a, Joy City, 131 Xidan Beidajie.
This South Korea based chain is a great place for gifts ideas year-round. We love every cute and creative product on the shelves, from notebooks, desk accessories, albums and frames, to fridge posters, candlesticks, purse and shopping bag as well as cute gloves, stocks and slippers. Snapping up customized photo album is strongly recommended.
Address:No1618 Caoan Rd, shanghai
Caoan Rd Textile market specific for textile fabric making curtains, sofa cover and tablecloth. There are over 500 vendor in the market and supply for one stop service from fabric choosing to end products.
Spend only 20% of paying in your country price can get fabulous curtains with various Metairie fabric selection.
Address:4 Chongwenmen Dongdajie
This department store is stuck in the 1980s, where saleswomen wear blue uniforms and count with abacuses. Dafang has been around since 1979 and everything is the same as it was 30 years ago--décor, goods, pricees and standard Beijinghua. Old-timers come from as far as Tongzhou for bottles of six kuai skin cream.
Hours:Tue-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun-Mon 10am-6pm
Address:Rm 2207, Building 2, SOHO New Town
Based in Singapore, Daniel Rebecca tailor shop bespeaks dinner suits and evening wear, and also offers ready-to-wear clothing as well as made-to-measure and hand-made-off the peg clothes. Price ranges from RMB800 to 5,000. They also rent suits at RMB100 to 800.