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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 Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

Spin

High on creative flair, Spin offers a modern take on Chinese ceramics with oblong teacups, twisted sake sets and all manner of cool plates, chopstick holders and ‘kung fu’ vases. Pieces are never overbearing, but le…
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 Mall in Aberdeen & South Hong Kong Island

Horizon Plaza

Tucked away on the southern coast of Ap Lei Chau, this enormous outlet housed in a converted factory building contains 100 shops over 25 storeys. Most locals come here to buy furniture, but you’ll also find Alexande…
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 Food in Macau Peninsula

LCM Shop of Canned Macau

This beautiful shop carries dozens of canned seafood brands (representing hundreds of varieties) from Portugal, all labelled with details on the history of the maker and the product. You'll find not only excellent s…
Top Choice Books in Shēnzhèn

Old Heaven Books

A delicious bookshop specialising in cultural and academic titles, Old Heaven also doubles as a vinyl-music store, cafe, live venue and community creative hub. It's a great place to plug in and catch up on that trav…
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 Antiques in Central District

Wattis Fine Art

This upstairs gallery has an outstanding collection of antique maps, lithographs, photos and posters for sale. Rarely will you find such an extensive homage to Asian history, covering not just Hong Kong and Macau, b…
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…