Posts tagged Vega Zaishi Wang
Where to Shop in Beijing

Gone are the days when Beijing shopping meant traditional qipao garb and Louis Vuitton knockoffs. China's capital is now home to some of the most in-demand shops in the world, from European fast-fashion behemoths to Japanese couture houses. But the real draw is the sudden emergence of homegrown talents, whose designs reflect a burgeoning aesthetic unique to China.

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Shopping in Beijing: Gulou’s Best Boutiques

Gulou has long established itself as a shopping mecca – the “hipster” (read: younger, edgier and more affordable) alternative to Sanlitun and CBD’s luxury offerings. Since Nanluogu Xiang started marketing itself as “Beijing’s oldest hutong” and catering to tourists, all of the contiguous alleyways have benefited from the uptick in traffic. While NLGX has become oversaturated – no doubt a Starbucks opening is right around the corner – Gulou Dongdajie, Baochao, Wudaoying and Fangjia have begun drawing plentiful shops selling old and new (but mostly old) clothes, kitschy souvenirs, handmade jewelry and cutesy home accessories.

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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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