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• Shanghai life - Shopping

◦ Shopping areas

Huaihai Zhong Lu

It's the famous and old shopping street, shops and stores spring along the street from Xizang Nan Lu (East) to Changshu Lu (West), with malls of Istean, Parkson, Pasific etc. Those small streets as Maomin Lu, Ruijin Er Lu, Chang Le Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu are also a part of shopping places.

Nanjing Xi Lu

Nanjing Xi Lu is the high scale shopping place, offering a number of high-end shopping malls like Plaza 66, CITIC Square and Westgate Mall, as well as a collection of brand name stores.

Nanjing Dong Lu

Near the Bund, it was the No.1 shopping street in this country,  now it's a pedestrian street and shopping place for tourists, daily visitors number around 1.5 million.


It's a newly renovated area of near Huaihai Zhong Lu, restored nongtang (alleys) and shikumen (stone-framed gate houses).  Besides an interesting glimpse into the past architecture of Shanghai, this area holds a host of boutiques selling international designer fashion, creative home furnishings, arts and crafts, as well as many trendy restaurants.


This is a hub of numbers of shopping malls including Grand Gateway, Oriental Shop etc, just next to Hengshan Lu bar street and an open public park nearby, many restaurants around here.

◦ Furniture & Decor

◦ Antiques

Antique furniture shopping is a major pass time among the expat community in Shanghai. You will find an amazing selection in the various shops and warehouse in the city. We advise you to visit a few different shops before purchasing so that you can get a sense of the style and variety of furniture they carry. Give you an opportunity to assess their skill and craftsmanship on refinishing the furniture.

Bargaining is part of buying antiques, especially in the street markets. There lots of great bargains but be aware of fakes, there are lots around.

If you plan to collect Chinese antiques you should understand the current laws regarding the export of antiques from China. Any item more than 40 years old will need to have a "red seal" before it can be exported. The red seal is your guarantee that you can take your purchase out of China. Keep all purchase receipts. Red seals can be affixed and appraisals carried out (for a fee) at the Culture Relics Bureau, prior to leaving China. You can arrange for an inspector to inspect your purchases and advise which articles need seals. The inspector can fix seals as appropriate. Many people prefer to have the seals affixed during the course of their stay rather than during the busy period just prior to departure. Those who already own Asia antiques should check to make sure they will not have any problems exporting them at the end of their assignment. Most antiques found in the street markets are from Qing Dynasty and are approximately 100-150 years old. Only antiques made after 1789 may be legally taken out of China.

Dongtai Lu Antique Market


Sprawling across Dong Tai and Liu He Kou roads (near Xintiandi), this outdoor market might overflow with fakes (some say less than 5% of the items are genuine), but it's a fun place to browse and rummage. Behind each stall is a larger shop with pricier items displayed under counters. Interesting buys include embroidered slippers for bound feet, Communist-era posters, Maoist memorabilia and black-and-white photos of old Shanghai. Take a look inside Chine Antiques, 38 Liu He Kou Lu, for beautifully restored Qing Dynasty wooden furniture.

Henry's Studio & Antique

  Address: 796 Suning Lu, by the end of Tianshan Xi Lu
  Tel: +86 21 5217 3833, 5219 4871
  Genuine Antique furniture from all over the country.

Shanxi Art

  Address: 239 Huaxing Lu, Minghang District
  Tel: +86 21 5227 0085
  Authentic furniture traces back to Ming & Qing dynasty.



ikea Address: 126 Caoxi Lu, by Shanghai Stadium
Tel: +86 21 5425 6060
This North European basis store makes an incredible success in Shanghai - It's teaching almost a half city how to make home a home. A full range of varieties of basic furniture and home appliances, with a reasonable low price on reasonable quality or styles.

B & Q


Pudong Branch
Address: 393 Yinxiao lu, Pudong
Tel: +86 21 5033 6611
Xuhui Branch
Address: 118 Longwu Lu, Xuhui
Tel: +86 21 6483 6611
Hutai Branch
Address: 1800, Hutai Lu, Putuo
Tel: +86 21 6634 6262
Yangpu Branch
Address: 1616, Huangxing Lu, Yangpu
Tel: +86 21 5505 6611
  B&Q offers a large and professional selection of tools and materials for home decoration work.

Markor Furniture


Dongfang Branch
Address: 985 Dongfang Lu, Pudong
Tel: +86 21 5058 8337
Gubei Branch
Address: 1-3/F, 3723, Hongmei Lu, Hongqiao
Tel: +86 21 6465 0337
Huaihai Branch
Address: 1-3/F, 118 Xizhang NanLu
Tel: +86 21 6319 0055

Jisheng Wellborn

js Address: 75, Loushan Guan Lu, Hongqiao
Tel: +86 21 6209 4808

- Accessories

Shanghai Arts & Crafts Institute

  Address: 79 Fengyang Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6437 0509

Fuxing West

  Address: No.2, Lane 299 Fuxing Xi Lu, by Huashan Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6431 8019
  French taste meets old Shanghai impressions.

Torana House

  Address: Lane 180, Shanxi Nan Lu
  Tel: +86 21 5404 4886
  Tibetan and Chinese carpets, antique rugs and antique Tibetan furniture
◦ Book Store

Children's Bookstore

  Address: 772 Nanjing Xi Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6253 3467
  This store has a good selection of Chinese storybooks.

CNPIEC Bookstore

  Address: Unit 522, Citic Square, 1168 Nanjing Xi Lu
  Tel: +86 21 5292 5214
  Address: 5/F, Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6448 0977
  Address: Hilton Hotel, 250 Huashan Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6248 0000 ext 8504
  Address: C4, Green Sports & Leisure Center, 700 Lantian Lu, Pudong
  Tel: +86 21 5030 6879

Shanghai Book Mall

  Address: 465 Fuzhou Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6391 4778
  Address: 701 Huaihai Zhong Lu
  Tel: +86 21 5382 1243
  Address: 345 Nanjing Dong Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6322 1557
  The largest bookstore in Shanghai.

Shanghai Foreign Language Bookstore

  Address: 380 Fuzhou Lu, by Fujian Zhong Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6322 3200
  You can find a good selection of books for people who are learning English or Chinese here. These stores offer a good selection of classics and books on Chinese history, cuisine and architecture. A few best selling paperbacks are available.

Shanghai Music Bookstore

  Address: 365 Xizhang Zhong Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6322 3829
◦ Supermarkets

Carrefour Shopping Center


Gubei store
Address: 268 Shuicheng Lu, Hongqiao
Tel: +86 21 6278 1944
Jinqiao store
Address: 279 Biyun Lu, Jinqiao, Pudong
Tel: +86 21 5030 5498
  This department store type groceries offer a selection of international products and small electrical appliances. Delivery service available. Gubei and Jinqiao stores are more convenient and suitable for expatriates.

City Supermarket


Hong Mei Shop
Address: 3211 Hongmei Lu, Hongqiao
Tel: +86 21 6477 9671
Shanghai Centre Shop
Address: No.1376 Nanjing Xi Lu
Tel: +86 21 6279 8018
Riverside Shop
Address: 1F,West Side Citigrop Tower 33, Hua Yuan Shiqiao Rd, Pudong
Tel: +86 21 5047 8028

The retail locations stock a small selection of products, it's City Garden part provides self-produced fresh vegetable.

Delivery service available, call: 62150418, 62674248, 64779671



Pudong Shop
Address: 383 Baiyang Lu, Pudong
Tel: +86 21 6892 8888
Minhang Shop
Address: 80 Gudai Lu, Minhang District
Tel: +86 21 6480 8888
Putuo Shop
Address: 1425 Zhenbei Lu, Putuo District
Tel: +86 21 6265 8888
Warehouse style store similar to Costco, Sam's or Macro in the USA. It is a Germen JV that sells local and imported products as well as a large selection of wine, beer, and liquors. Membership is free and may be obtained on the spot if you have your green book with you. 

Lotus Super center


Super Brand Mall Store
Address: 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, Pudong
Tel: +86 21 5047 0648
  This warehouse style super center has more than 10 stores around the town, most in Pudong, try one nearby your home.



Pudong Store
Address: 252-262, Linyi Road North, Pudong
Tel: +86 21 5094 5881
  The biggest supermarket Walmart only has one store in Shanghai

- Food Services Specialist

Elders China

market Tel: +86 21 5046 0580, Mob: 15921766218
Australian premium meat, boutique wine and Coopers beer can be delivered direct to your home for free.
◦ Shopping Malls

Department stores and shopping malls sell normal items, you may find some interesting speciality vendors inside, name brands available in most of them. Each store normally has well organized grocery supermarket in B1/F.

CITIC Square

  Address: 1168 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Jiangning Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6218 0180

Grand Gateway Plaza

  Address: 1 Hongqiao Lu, Xujiahui
  Tel: +86 21 6407 0115
  The largest shopping mall in Shanghai.

Hongkong New World Department Store

  Address: 939 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Shannxi Nan Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6431 0118


  Address: 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Jiangning Lu
  Tel: 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu

Maison Mode

  Address: 1312 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Changshu Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6431 0100
  One of the oldest only department stores with selection of Western style clothing brands.

Next Age

  Address: 5101 Zhangyang Lu, Pudong
  Tel: +86 21 5830 1111
  One of the largest and most modern department stores in Shanghai.


  Address: 918 Huaihai Zhong Lu
  A local department store with a good selection of cosmetics and a grocery store in the basement.

Plaza 66

  Address: 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Shanxi Bei Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6279 0910
  The highest scale department store with collection of international name brands.

Pacific Department Store

  Address: 932 Hengshan lu, Xujiahui
  Tel: +86 21 6407 8888

Raffles City

  Address: 268 Xizang Zhong Lu, near People Square

Shanghai Orient Shopping Center

  Address: 8 Caoxi Lu, Xujiahui
  Tel: +86 21 6407 0000
  This store sells a wide variety of products including clothes, toys, groceries, furniture, fabcis and appliances.

Super Brand Mall

  Address: 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Yincheng Xi Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6887 7888

Westgate Mall

  Address: 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Jiangning Lu
  Tel: +86 21 6218 7878
◦ Local Markets

Dongjiadu Fabrics and Silk Market

  Address: 118 Dongjiadu Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
  A fabric market with more than 250 vendors, offering fabrics from silk, linen, cotton, to cashmere or leather, of all kinds. Most of the fabrics are the stocks from the factories, keep your eyes sharp to beware of fakes and bargain heavily, you can bring some great curtain materials for your home.
Or have a copy of your favorite suit made up for next,  every stall has a tailor. Take a Chinese speaker with you, few tailors speak English.

Dongtai Lu Antique Market

  Sprawling across Dong Tai and Liu He Kou roads (near Xintiandi), this outdoor market might overflow with fakes (some say less than 5% of the items are genuine), but it's a fun place to browse and rummage. Behind each stall is a larger shop with pricier items displayed under counters. Interesting buys include embroidered slippers for bound feet, Communist-era posters, Maoist memorabilia and black-and-white photos of old Shanghai. Take a look inside Chine Antiques, 38 Liu He Kou Lu, for beautifully restored Qing Dynasty wooden furniture.

Yuyuan Garden Arts & Crafts Market

  Address: Renmin Lu, by Hen'nan Zhong Lu
  Yuyuan Market found beside Yuyuan Garden is a bazaar of stores that sells traditional Chinese arts and crafts and souvenirs.
The stores sell a mish-mash of items including chopsticks, Chinese medicine, walking sticks, fans, silk umbrellas, bamboo and rattan furniture, goldfish, pottery, plus much more. Part of the market has also been transformed into an indoor mall.
Food is also a great temptation in Yuyuan Market with local delicacies such as xiao long bao, pigeon egg dumplings and spicy cold noodles from the street stalls or numerous restaurants.

Shanghai Xinyang Market

  Address: Underground of Metro Station of Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, Pudong
  Xinyang Market is a new dressing and gifts market born out of The Famous Xiangyang Market in downtown which was closed in 2006.
Shopping in this market give you similar fun with the old one, but obviously it's managed better.

Areas along Changle Lu, Maomin Lu

  Take a walk around Changle Lu, Maoming Nan Lu, it will not let you disappointed.

- Tailors

Tailor Wang

  Tel: +86 21 6464 3287
  Tailor Wang speaks good English and makes both men and women's clothing. He is great at copying your favorite article of clothing.

Tailor Zhu

  Tel: +86 130 0318 8035
  Tailor Zhu also speaks good English and good at copying, he is usually out with customers during the day so it is best to call him after 4 pm.



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