Posts tagged Chinese designers
Dong Liang Studio in Central Park

Back in 2009, Charles Wang (see my interview from 2011 with him here) and his partner Nam Lang opened a tiny 20-square-meter shop to promote their friends’ designs. At the time, stocking exclusively Chinese designers was a revolutionary concept. There was little to no respect for domestic talent; most assumed a market for them didn’t exist. Dong Liang Studio was instrumental in shifting this attitude, and paving the way for other likeminded platforms. (Brand New China and other Chinese designer boutiques followed approximately two years later. Lane Crawford, too, only started carrying local labels – for a much higher price, might I add – after seeing how well they did at Dong Liang Studio.)

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Shopping in Beijing: Sanlitun's Best Boutiques

Happy Black Friday! Even though Beijing isn’t really participating in this American retail tradition, in the spirit of shopping, I have compiled a list of my top recommended boutiques in Sanlitun. This will be the first of my “Shopping in Beijing” series – Lido/798, CBD/Guomao and Gulou are next! If you want to see my original reviews on each store (previously published by the Beijinger), click on the embedded links below. 

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