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Ruifuxiang Store 瑞蚨祥丝绸店 , ruìfúxiáng sīchóudiàn 5 Dazhalan Lu, off Qianmen Dajie
010 63035313, ; Qianmen subway (line 2); map . Silk and cotton fabrics
and a good selection of shirts and dresses, with a tailor specializing in made-to-measure
qipaos . You should aim to barter a little off the quoted price. Daily 9.30am-8.30pm.
Shanghai Tang 上海滩 , shànghǎi tān B1 Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1 Dongchang'an Jie 010
85187228, ; Wangfujing subway (line 1); map . This renowned Chinese
designer label offers brightly coloured luxury chinoiserie. Nice bags and cufflinks, as well as
cushions, purses, robes and neo-Mao jackets, though it's all a bit pricey. It's straight down the
steps from the Hyatt lobby. Daily 10am-9.30pm.
Sheng Xifu Hat Store 盛锡福帽店 , shèngxīfú màodiàn 196 Wangfujing Dajie 010
65130620; Wangfujing subway (line 1); map . China's most famous hat brand, with a display
in the store of headwear worn by luminaries. A cap of cotton is 128, rabbit fur 680. Daily
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art 尤伦斯当代艺术中心 , yóulúnsī dāngdài
yìshùzhōngxīn 798 Art District 010 64386675, ; map . The shop connected
to this excellent gallery sells limited-edition fashions by local designers for around 1000
and handwoven bags for 300. Tues-Sun 10am-7pm.
AliensStreetMarket 老番街 , lǎofān jiē Yabao Lu, north of Ritan Park; Chaoyangmen sub-
way (lines 2 & 6); map . This bustling warren of stalls is where the Russian expats come en
masse, though there's a refreshing lack of hassle from the vendors. A vast range of (cheap)
goods are on offer, but it's particularly worth picking over for clothes and accessories; take a
close look at the stitching before you hand over your cash. Daily 9.30am-7pm.
Beijing Zoo Market 动物园服装批发市场 , dòngwùyuán fúzhuāng pīfā shìchǎng Xizhim-
enwai Nanlu; Beijing Zoo subway (line 4); map . This giant, hectic indoor market is full of
stalls selling very cheap non-branded clothes, shoes and accessories to locals in the know.
Almost everything has a price tag so you won't have to bargain. Note that there won't be
anything in large sizes. Daily 8am-5pm.
Silk Market 秀水市场 , xìushùǐ shìchǎng Off Jianguomenwai Dajie ;
Yong'anli subway (line 1); map . This huge six-storey mall for tourists has electronics, jew-
ellery and souvenirs, but its main purpose is to profit through flouting international copyright
laws, with hundreds of stalls selling fake designer labels. You'll need to haggle hard. There
are also a few tailors - pick out your material, then bargain, and you can get a suit made in
24hr for 800 or so. It's incredibly busy, attracting over 50,000 visitors a day on weekends,
and vendors are tiresomely pushy. There is a huge toy market on the third floor, a branch of
the Tongrentang Pharmacy on the fourth floor, and a Quanjude roast duck restaurant on the
sixth. Daily 9.30am-9pm.
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