Market Bound in Shanghai
Collected by Christy Campbell, AFAR Local Expert
Some top spots for finding everything from industrial-sized woks to crickets in a cage... Whatever it is, chances are, Shanghai has a market for it.
Liuhekou Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Row after row of booths are sprawled across this small part of Shanghai, just south of People's Square. Here, you can find pretty much anything you want, from tiny Mao statues, to old leather suitcases stacked 10 feet tall. Each vendor will be on...
399 Lujiabang Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Shanghai tailors are the best in the world, says fashion designer Christy Holzer, whose label, Dowry Designs, was inspired by the city. She suggests visiting the South Bund fabric market to order custom garments. DRESS: STALL 308 “A fun style to...
Yu Yuan （ Bei Men ）, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
If you're searching for traditional, or even untraditional, souvenirs in Shanghai, hop on over to Yu Yuan ("yuan" means "garden" in Mandarin). Here, you'll find a plentiful amount of tourists, locals scootering along on those silly wheeled...
300 Luban Rd, DaPuQiao, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200023
A shutterbug's dream come true: two buildings of several floors each house any camera, lens, or piece of photography equipment you could ever want. From brand-new DSLRs to vintage Hasselblads and everything in between, this behemoth market is...
417 Xizang S Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
With a name like "Flower, Bird, Fish, & Insect Market," why wouldn't you want to check this out?? Just south of People's Square, this market is practically hidden within an entire city block. There are entrances on each side of the block, and it...
Hongmei Lu 3721, 长宁区 China, 201103
For a classy souvenir, head over to the Hongqiao Pearl Market to pick up a strand—or six—of South Sea Pearls. Be sure to browse the stalls first to get an idea of the scope of options (everything from technicolor concoctions to perfect orbs...
1 Huaihai Middle Rd, HuaiHai Lu DongDuan, Lu Wan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
For all things tech, head over to the cybermart on Huaihai Lu. With three floors of gadgets, there's little you won't find here in the way of wired toys. For an extra memory stick, thumb drive or cable, this is the place to pick it up. But if...
Tai Kang Lu, DaPuQiao, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
A cultural experience as much as a culinary one, be sure you pop into one of Shanghai's many "wet markets" for a true flavor of the city. Vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat, grains, rice, fish, every variety of tofu you can imagine....these vendors...
580 Nanjing W Rd, NanJing XiLu, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200041
If you're in the market for a fake Prada, well...this is the market for you. Filled with innumerable scarves, purses, jackets, headphones, software and even prescription glasses, the Han City Fashion and Accessories Plaza boasts several floors of...
518 Zhongshan W Rd, HongQiao, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
With over 150 vendors offering up aromatic leaves, you can sip and shop your way through this multi-floor tea market. Beyond tea, there are a number of vendors selling handmade ceramics and other tea-related necessities and accessories. Open daily...
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