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Top Choice Ceramics in Jìng’ān

Spin

High on creative flair, Spin brings Chinese ceramics up to speed with oblong teacups, twisted sake sets and all manner of cool plates, chopstick holders and ‘kung fu’ vases. Pieces are never overbearing, but trendil…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Old Town

Old Street

This renovated Qing dynasty stretch of Middle Fangbang Rd is lined with specialist tourist shops, spilling forth with shadow puppets, jade jewellery, embroidered fabrics, kites, horn combs, chopsticks, zǐshā teapots…
Top Choice Homewares in Jìng’ān

Design Commune

Run by esteemed interior-design duo Neri & Hu – the last word on everything tasteful in Shanghai – Design Republic has set up this multilevel showroom displaying products from acclaimed local and international d…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in The Bund & People's Square

Shànghǎi Museum Art Store

Attached to the Shànghǎi Museum and entered from East Yan’an Rd, this shop offers a refreshing change from the usual tourist tat. Apart from the excellent range of books on Chinese art and architecture (including ma…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in French Concession

Dòng Liáng

For an up-to-the-minute look at what's hot in local fashion, head to this beautiful boutique housed in a converted villa. Showcasing new Chinese design talent, pieces don't come cheap. The offerings are some of the …
Top Choice Food in The Bund & People's Square

Shànghǎi No 1 Food Store

Brave the crowds to check out the amazing variety of dried meats, mushrooms, ginseng, chicken feet and sea cucumber, as well as more tempting snacks including sunflower seeds, nuts, dried fruit, moon cakes and tea. …
Top Choice Shoes in French Concession

Culture Matters

Sneaker freaks should stop by this small Dongping Rd shop to ogle its fine selection of cool Feiyue and Warrior trainers (originating in Shànghǎi in the 1920s as martial arts shoes). There are a few branches around …
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in The Bund & People's Square

Sūzhōu Cobblers

Right off the Bund, this cute boutique sells exquisite hand-embroidered silk slippers, bags, hats and clothing. Patterns and colours are based on the fashions of the 1930s, and as far as the owner, Huang 'Denise' Me…
Top Choice Ceramics in The Bund & People's Square

Blue Shànghǎi White

Just off the Bund, this little boutique is a great place to browse for a contemporary take on a traditional art form. It sells a tasteful selection of hand-painted Jǐngdézhèn porcelain teacups (from ¥150), teapots a…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in The Bund & People's Square

Annabel Lee

This elegant shop sells a range of soft-coloured accessories in silk, linen and cashmere, many of which feature delicate and stylish embroidery. Peruse the collection of shawls, scarves, cushion covers, table runner…