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
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
This is Forever 21's first store in Shanghai, a huge, four-floor, 8000sq.-meter fashion retailer aimed at the young and hip. For those not familiar with the brand, it's American and they focus on women's fashion, but have men's and children's departments, too. Read more
This is actually a Hong Kong brand, but it draws on an olde Shanghai aesthetic. Shanghai Tang was founded in 1994 and is one of the most successful early luxury brands from China. This is their lavish Xintiandi store. Head in for pricy fashion in bright colors. Read more
High-end, high-concept fashion store newly launched in China after rolling out in Seoul and Tokyo. Multibrand mens and womenswear in a lifestyle-experience environment that includes books, magazines, a cafe, a bar, an in-house tailor and an Italian restaurant. Go... Read more
For the classic wardrobe staples, work and weekend wear, Zara is ever-reliable and not going to break the budget. Popular European designer gear at (more) affordable pieces. Read more
The flagship for the Japanese ready to wear fashion chain Uniqlo. Read more
This is Adidas's largest store in Shanghai, with five floors of trainers, sportswear, hoodies and jeans, plus a floor given over to their non-sporty lines, Adidas Silver and Y-3. Read more
796 Huaihai Lu is set to become one of Shanghai's choice lifestyle destinations. Representing a new generation in luxury retail, the twin villasâ€™ four occupants - Vacheron Constantin, Alfred Dunhill, KEE Club (a fine dining and exclusive drinking establishment),... Read more
Department store with Parkson Supermarket in the basement, fashion assessories, kitchenware, beauty products etc. Read more
Located at the epicenter of Xujiahui (and its namesake metro stop), Grand Gateway hosts shopping malls including luxury brands, restaurants, a movie theatre and office tower. Read more
Hand-made Chinese silk embroidered slippers and clothing. Read more
This is Nike's newest concept shop in the city, stocking only limited editions or the newest designs to come out of the company. It's all about stark interiors and exclusivity here. There's also a second floor event space for Nike brand events and gatherings, but... Read more
Chunky male jewelry in tungsten and silver. Read more
Hip menswear boutique. Aegis describes itself as a retail lab for men and offers â€œcasual-luxeâ€ labels like Rag & Bone, Steven Alan and Shipley & Halmos for the modish manâ€™s clothing, footwear, accessory and lifestyle needs. Read more
Boutique fashion store selling locally design T-shirts and assesories. The designs are of new wave illustrations based on kitch propaganda art. Read more
Australia sheep skin fashion brand. Read more
Alter, short for "alternative," aims to bring high-end brands that are typically overlooked in the Chinese luxury market. Instead of Chanel or Fendi, the shop carries the likes of Robert Rodriguez, Helmut Lang, House of Harlow, Superfine and Victoria Beckham.... Read more
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From Sophia Wang , the Shanghainese indie darling of Uptown Records , comes a new vintage clothing shop.
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Check out the new shop with its several floors of second-hand goods. Read more...
French street wear brand Hélas does caps and other fashionable skater accoutrements, ideal for whatever you've got going on: landing sick Pop Shuvits in the school parking lot, tearing ass running from mall security, or even just chillax at a sweet, low-key get-together bashing on mad burritos with the fam. Founded by Stephen Khou, Clement Brunel... Read more...
SmSh and Shanghai Drag Contest 2017 winner Miss Mint toot and boot the looks from the newly opened Victoria's Secret Shanghai flagship store! Read more...
Fashion industry professionals, thinking about getting a new job after the long holidays? Get your outfit pressed and slot this one into your calendar: Condé Nast Center of Fashion & Design is hosting a job fair on Saturday, October 22. Both international and local fashion... Read more...
Hey socialites, there's two fancy celebrations this week for birthdays one and three. M on the Bund's colorful upscale lounge Glam , which used to be Glamour Bar upstairs, has it's
The big event this weekend in the genre Not Necessarily Drinking Yourself Into Oblivion is happening at The Market on Saturday . Girl Gone International, that enterprising expat women's group we... Read more...
2016 is the year of 拆 ( chai ). Surely you've seen that character around town. It translates as "to tear down", or "raze", and gets spray painted on buildings right before their demolition. The character has appeared all over the city during this year of urban renewal, from Xuhui and Huangpu to Changning and Pudong.
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Here's another one for the fashionistas, this one to shop at -- theINSIDER is one of Shanghai's nicer sales events, returning for its fifth year, featuring luxury apparel brands and up-and-coming designers from China and abroad. The event is put on by the cool people behind Read more...
As with every Shanghai Fashion Week, Xintiandi is currently flooded with huangniu , camera uncles, and people who just wanna be seen. But here's a free fashion show tonight that's not part of fashion week, and open to all. Around 4000 plastic balls will roll down Daliah's slide at 9pm sharp for the opening of... Read more...
This week in "Events We're Not Invited To But We'll Show Up Anyway", the biannual Shanghai Fashion Week is back at Xintiandi from tonight until next Wednesday, October 21. We go almost every time, mostly for the people watching (shout out to