South Bund Fabric Market

Top choice clothing in Shanghai Old City

This old building with more than 100 stalls is one of the best and easiest fabric markets for tourists as many of the stallholders speak a little English. Dresses and suits can be chosen from pattern books or copied from pictures and made up in a dizzying range of fabrics.

Cashmere and wool coats, curtains, suits and leather jackets can all be made to order for a fraction of the price you might spend elsewhere. Take your time when negotiating a price and examining the materials to make a good purchase. If you're not confident tackling the market alone, great shopping tours are available.