Top Choice Antiques in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

Pānjiāyuán Market

Hands down the best place in Běijīng to shop for yìshù (arts), gōngyì (crafts) and gǔwán (antiques). Some stalls open every day, but the market is at its biggest and most lively on weekends, when you can find everyt…
Top Choice Clothing in Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North

Plastered 8

British-owned, this iconic Nanluogu Xiang T-shirt shop prints ironic takes on Chinese culture onto its good-quality T-shirts and tops (from ¥168). Also stocks decent smog masks (from ¥225).
Top Choice Jewellery in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

Shard Box Store

Using porcelain fragments from Ming- and Qing-dynasty vases that were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, this fascinating family-run store creates beautiful and unique shard boxes, bottles and jewellery. The …
Top Choice Tea in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Slow Lane

Secreted away down historic Shijia Hutong, this quietly seductive shop sells beautiful, handmade teaware and quality tea as well as elegant clothing, much of which is made from Tibetan yak wool. Tea sets starts from…
Market in Temple of Heaven Park & Dōngchéng South

Hóngqiáo Pearl Market

Besides a cosmos of clutter (shoes, clothing, cosmetics, electronics and bags), Hóngqiáo is home to more pearls than the South Sea. The range is huge (freshwater, seawater, white and black) and prices vary incredibl…
Mall in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

3.3 Shopping Centre

With its collection of trendy boutiques and accessories stores, as well as massage and manicure salons, this mall, sandwiched between the North and South blocks of the even trendier Sānlǐtún Village, caters for Běij…
Clothing in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

Alien’s Street Market

Located just north of Rìtán Park – and part of Běijīng's 'Little Moscow' precinct – this market is packed with a huge variety of clothing, as well as tonnes of accessories. You can find most things here and it’s pop…
Books in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Foreign Languages Bookstore

Stocks a good selection of English-language novels (ground floor) as well as lots of books on Chinese history, art and architecture. The kids' section (upstairs) is also decent. Has hundreds of Lonely Planet guides …
Shoes in Dashilar & Xīchéng South

Nèiliánshēng Shoe Shop

They say this is the oldest existing cloth shoe shop in China (opened in 1853) and Mao Zedong and other luminaries had their footwear made here. You too can pick up ornately embroidered shoes, or the simply styled c…
Mall in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Oriental Plaza

Vast, modern, hugely popular shopping mall filled with midrange and high-end clothing brands from Asia and the West, plus a range of food outlets and Western coffee shops.