Having silk shirts, dresses and cashmere coats tailor-made for a song is one of Shanghai’s great indulgences. This three-storey building, one of several fabric markets in the city, is conveniently located near the Yuyuan Bazaar. It’s a cheaper source of silk than many shops, with prices around ¥200 per metre.
There are many types of fabric here in addition to silk, from wool and velvet to synthetic, but the quality of the material varies, so shop around. Allow at least three days or more for orders, to give time for amendments to be made.