This is a short guide for visitors who love shopping. There are many places you can go in Shanghai to buy stuff, from small fashion stores on some hidden streets, to large shopping malls. This article only focus on the later.
268 Xi Zhang Middle Road
I used to work there (the office building behind the Raffles City). It has Singapore flavor (as implied from the name and Capital Land, the developer).
1376 Nanjing West Road
This is maybe the headquarter building for American companies. The Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel is in the middle tower, and office buildings on the west and east wings, and many shops and airlines on the lower shopping mall. Australia visa office is also there. They have nice acrobatic show in the Theater.
Super Brand Mall
168 Lujiazui West Road
One of the few big shopping malls in Pudong Area. There are many super market centric shopping areas – like those around Carefour, or Lotus, but not too much complex like the Super Brand Mall – with a lot of restaurants, theater, and shops.
Times Square – Pudong
500 Zhangyang Road
Times Square – Puxi
149 Huaihai Road
Xin Tian Di
123 Xing Ye Road
Besides the bar area, they also have a shopping mall on the south side of it, featuring post-modern small gifts, and toys.
1038 Nanjing West Road
1312 Huaihai Middle Road
The flagship for fashion cloths. It has the reputation to be one of the most expensive cloth shopping malls in Shanghai.
1266 Nanjing West Road
The party place for big names like LV.
1168 Nanjing West Road
100 Zunyi Road
No 1, Hongqiao Road
This is huge!
Parkson Shopping Mall
Something in Common?
There are something in common in all these shopping malls – expensive. Be prepared.
In the shopping malls what kind of brands do they sell?
All kinds of brands, from international to local. Most of them are famous brand. For goods with good quality but no brand, they can be found in smaller markets.
“This is a short guide for visitors who love shopping.”
We’re talking about women right? Women don’t need guides for shopping. They can find shopping places by instinct or by some kind of female jungle telegraph!
It would be really helpful if you could provide a list of nearby bookstores, coffee shops, or even just comfortable mall chairs and benches where exhausted and bored husbands and boyfriends can wait for their shopping-crazy women.
good bookstores aren’t as common in China as overseas, but I guarantee you, near these shopping malls (if not inside them) there is at least 1 starbucks and, in most cases 3 or 4!
That warning deserves to be repeated: these malls are EXPENSIVE!
From what I have seen, prices are significantly higher than in the United States. If shopping with the intent of actually buying things, Shanghai is not the way to go. Also, malls in Shanghai are eerily empty compared to the jam-packed ones in the States. Perhaps it’s because the target demographic of these upscale shopping centres is not very large yet.
Thanks but I am more into bargain, lower end shopping expeditions. ” It is not what you wear but how you wear it” as C. Channel once said… Any good addresses ? Also, does Shanghai have stores that sell used cameras, electronic dictionaries etc ?
In Thailand we have a place name “Money Melting Alley” place in the middle of Silom, a commercial and business center district. There are many luxury shops around it. But you can buy nearly same or the same as products, you find in luxury shop, by paying more cheaper in the Money Melting Alley shops. The reason why it is call “Money Melting Alley” because you will shop untill you forget leaving money in your pocket.
Yes, I’ve seen many of these while living in Shanghai; I’d also like to know where the best bargains can be found, from a local standpoint…..now that the Xingyang market is closed…..
How about the Toy and hobby things like action figure?
Are there any place in Shanghai like Japan’s akihabara (Otaku’s heaven)?
Thanks a lot!!!
good day my firend i whant information about all shoping gift in china thanks regards
how about OUTLET MALLS?? which is better, the ZhaoXiang Outlets or the FOxtown Outlets? And which is nearer to the Pudong Area/ city proper of shanghai??
You have a point. Very insightful. A nice different perspective.