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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Lhasa

Dropenling

This impressive nonprofit enterprise aims to bolster traditional Tibetan handicrafts in the face of rising Chinese and Nepali imports. Products are unique and of high quality, and they are made using traditional tec…
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 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 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 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 Department Store in Kowloon

Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium

This five-storey behemoth is one of the few old-school Chinese department stores left in the city. Gets here include silk scarves, traditional Chinese baby clothes and embroidered slippers, jewellery both cheap and …
Top Choice Handicrafts in The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island

PMQ

The modernist building that was once the police married quarters is now one of the best places in Hong Kong to shop for pieces by local designers, jewellery makers and artisans, with dozens of shops and boutiques oc…
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 …