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  • AP Plaza

    • Address
      Inside Metro Line 2, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, 2000 Shiji Da Dao, near Yingchun Lu
      地铁2号线上海科技馆站内, 世纪大道2000号, 近迎春路
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    AP Plaza is Pudong's biggest "fake market", located underground in Metro Line 2's Science & Technology Museum station. The northern half of AP Plaza, called Xinyang, is a collection of stalls, touts, and greedy salespeople out to rip-off unsuspecting tourists with... Read more

  • Xiaomi Store

    • Address
      3/F, 198 Xizang Bei Lu, near Qufu Lu
      西藏北路198号上海大悦城3层, 近曲阜路
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      3368 5788

    Xiaomi's only official physical retail location in Shanghai is located in the Joy City mall. Just about every Xiaomi gadget is available for purchase on the spot -- TVs, phones, laptops, household appliances, and accessories -- although new releases may be in short... Read more

  • South Bund Fabric Market

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      399 Lujiabang Lu, near Nancang Jie
      陆家浜路399号, 近南仓街
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    The famous Shanghai "Fabric Market" is home to hundereds of tailors and seamstresses, and is the city's prime destination for bespoke clothing garments. If it can be stitched and sewn, they can do it for you at the South Bund Fabric Market. Payment is mostly in... Read more

  • Qipu Lu Clothing Market

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      168 Qipu Lu, near Henan Bei Lu
      七浦路168号, 近河南北路
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    Qipu Lu -- "cheap" street -- is a series of malls crammed, jammed, and stuffed full of cheap, cheap, cheap clothes, with some fakes for good measure. It's ground zero for young local shoppers, and pretty much hell for everyone else. Aggressive touts, swarms of... Read more

  • Yasmine's (Xuhui)

    • Address
      93 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu
      襄阳北路93号, 近长乐路
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      6418 1138

    This butcher shop has been on Xiangyang Lu for years, and in Spring 2016, they did some major renovations, doubling the size and adding a full-on restaurant and bar with a patio overlooking the street. So you can grab steaks to cook at home, or eat them in the... Read more

  • Woo Scarf & Shawl

    • Address
      Tianzifang, Lane 210 Taikang Lu, near Sinan Lu
      田子坊泰康路210弄, 近思南路
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      6473 8287

    Boutique store that has a variety of shawls and scarves in different colors, patterns, textures and sizes including wool, silk and cashmere. Read more

  • The Cannery

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    • Address
      1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
      愚园路1107号, 近江苏路
    • Phone
      5276 0599

    Beautiful lounge with great food at good prices. This one is by the same team as popular Rockbund venue The Nest, but located far west of there on mellow and historic Yuyuan Lu. One of the main themes here is the sea, so fresh seafood is all over the menu. Go for the... Read more

  • Shanghai Foreign Language Book Store (Fuzhou Lu)

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      390 Fuzhou Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
      福州路390号, 近山西南路
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      2320 4994

    The no-nonsense Foreign Language Book Store is the closest thing you'll find to whatever mega bookstore you know from your home country. The entire building is dedicated to English-language books, so they've got everything from business texts, classics, romance... Read more

  • Avocado Lady

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      274 Wulumuqi Lu, near Wuyuan Lu
      乌鲁木齐路274号, 近五原辂
    • Phone
      6432 7381

    The Avocado Lady is not an urban myth, but to many expats is one of Shanghai's urban legends. Her store is ever gaining in size and produce, what she doesn't have she can order. Her store is regularly stocked with fresh mints, herbs, tropical fruits, cheese, olive... Read more

  • GREEN & SAFE (Xuhui)

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      6 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      东平路6号, 近衡山路
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      5465 1288

    Green & Safe is a chain of specialty grocers and restaurants by the same folks who own organic hotpot chain Qimin. The retail side of the operation sells produce and meats grown and raised at the company's organic farm in nearby Kunshan as well as specialty items... Read more

  • Xing Guang Photography Equipment Center

    • Address
      288 Luban Lu, near Xietu Lu
      鲁班路288号, 近斜土路
    • Phone
      6301 8248

    The six-story market is the place in Shanghai for all your photography needs, whether you're a novice or a pro. The first two floors are packed with shops selling big brand names, the other floors are good for second hand cameras, specialist equipment, accessories,... Read more

  • Yu Garden

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      137 Anren Jie, near Fuyou Lu
      豫园, 安仁街137号, 近福佑路
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      6326 0830

    Tourist destination with markets selling everything from tea, antiques, Chinese seals, souvenirs and toys to everyday items and clothing. Toys, Christmas decorations and random weirdness can be found in two of the buidlings surrounding the main Yu Garden. Read more

  • ALDI (Jing'an)

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      Jing'An Sports Center, 1/F, 428 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu
      江宁路428号1楼, 近武定路
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    ALDI is an international retailer with German roots, 100 year history and more than 10,000 stores around the world. In China, they carry a range of products spanning across 15 categories, including both locally sourced and imported products. Categories include Wine &... Read more

  • Shanghai Vape (Jing'an)

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      549-3 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Xinzha Lu
      陕西北路549-3号, 近新闸路
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      5208 0003

    The store is stacked with shelves and glass counters of e-liquids and e-cigs. The liquids are all imports from the US, New Zealand, and the UK. You can walk in and try just about any flavor they have on offer. The owner, Sean, speaks English and Chinese, knows his... Read more

  • Hongqiao New World Pearl Market

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      3721 Hongmei Lu, near Yan'an Lu
      虹梅路3721号, 近延安路
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    Find jewelry including pearls and other precious stones and costume jewelry for sale on the 2-3/F. 1/F has all the amenities of a typical fake market including bags, scarves, and souvenirs. Read more

  • Rye & Co

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      6-7/F, Xintiandi Plaza, 333 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      淮海中路333号新天地广场6-7楼, 近黄陂南路
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      6339 1993

    The third venue from the people behind Cannery and Nest, downstairs it's a bakery and/or bistro decked out in browns and golds. It's got an all-day menu, baked goods, and a section dedicated to smørrebrød, a kind of open-faced Danish sandwiches on rye bread. Some... Read more

  • V Spot

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      5/F, 218 Xinle Lu, near Donghu Lu
      新乐路218号5楼, 近东湖路
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      3424 9003

    Described as a sex-positive adult toy store, it's also a wine bar, a dance studio and an art gallery. Read more

  • Nike House Of Innovation (Shimao Festival City)

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      Shimao Festival City, 829 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Xizang Zhong Lu
      南京东路829号,近西藏中路
    • Phone
      6333 2888

    Nike's 4-story sneaker city. Normal shopping can be done here, but the main theme is customization. The Nike By You counter serves those looking to buy kicks that are completely unique. The first floor has products exclusive to Shanghai, and there is also a super... Read more

  • City Shop (Shanghai Centre)

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      Shanghai Centre, B/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南京西路1376号, 上海商城B楼, 近西康路
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      6215 0418

    This vast supermarket stocks pricey reminders of home. Stock up here on good-quality meat and bread, plus imported goods from cereal to sweats and candy. Some of the stuff takes a 400% markup -- cereal is particularly killing -- but the vegetables (grown on the... Read more

  • Spin Ceramics (Hutai Zhi Lu)

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      1/F, Bldg D2, 5i Center II, Lane 538 Hutai Zhi Lu, near Jiacheng Lu
      沪太支路538号飞马旅二期D2幢1楼, 近交城路
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      6279 2545

    Spin is an industrial chic shop selling contemporary ceramics of their own design. The aesthetic is often Japanese -- fitting, as Spin was spun off of the Shintori restaurant group. The modern designs, made in China's ancient ceramics capital, Jingdezhen, make great... Read more