Shopping in Beijing

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From Ming Dynasty antiques to fine teas, kitschy t-shirts, fake designer handbags, and cutting-edge fashions, the best shopping in Beijing has it all... Read More

From Ming Dynasty antiques to fine teas, kitschy t-shirts, fake designer handbags, and cutting-edge fashions, the best shopping in Beijing has it all. Mega malls compete for attention with tourist-oriented shopping streets, no-nonsense mom n’ pop shops, and hip hutong boutiques. You can spend as little as a couple of bucks on souvenirs, or hundreds of dollars on a piece of clothing made by an up-and-coming local designer.

However, the thrill of the chase is best experienced at a local market, where haggling and a certain amount of playacting are par for the course. Popular destinations include Silk Street, Hongqiao Pearl Market, Panjiayuan Antiques Market, Maliandao Market, and Tianyi Wholesale Market.

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  • +86 Design Store

    Founded in 2009, this award-winning chain showcases the best in homegrown and international design, from silk scarves patterned on maps of Beijing to... Read More

  • Brand New China (BNC)

    Located in the basement of Tai Koo Li North, the upscale Brand New China brings together unique creations from a variety of local designers. Products... Read More

  • Hongqiao Pearl Market

    For a distinctly Chinese shopping experience, travelers can pair a visit to the Temple of Heaven with a jaunt to Hongqiao Pearl Market. This massive... Read More

  • Indigo Mall

    Located near 798 Art District, Swire Properties' newish mall includes a foreign supermarket, a cinema, a food court, restaurants, cafes, a wide... Read More

  • Maliandao Tea Market

    Look no further than Maliandao if you’re looking to buy China’s most famous export. The hundreds of stalls at this collection of markets offer white tea... Read More

  • Panjiayuan Antique Market

    Ironically, there are few real antiques to be had at Panjiayuan Antiques Market. Visitors who keep this in mind will still have a good time perusing the... Read More

  • Panjiayuan Glasses City

    Panjiayuan Glasses Market offers a dizzying array of frames, lenses, and sunglasses at unbelievably low prices. Visitors can bring their prescription or... Read More

  • Plastered 8 T-Shirts

    Founded by long-time British expat Dominic Johnson-Hill, Plastered 8 specializes in graphic tees that play on elements from old propaganda posters and... Read More

  • Sanshizhai Kite Store

    This revered Beijing kitemaker has been around for more than a century, specializing in handcrafted kites with traditional shapes like swallows,... Read More

  • Silk Market

    Located smack dab in the CBD, the Silk Market is one of the go-to places for high-quality fakes of brands like Nike, North Face, Canada Goose, Louis... Read More

  • Spin Ceramics

    Look no further than Shanghai-based Spin Ceramics for tasteful home ceramics made by local designers. All of the pieces—from teapots, and salt and... Read More

  • Taikoo Li Sanlitun

    Formerly known as Sanlitun Village, Taikoo Li Sanlitun is one of the most popular shopping hubs in the city. The southern zone houses cafes, restaurants... Read More

  • Tang'Roulou

    Established by two French designers, Tang'Roulou makes adorable children's clothing and accessories featuring Chinese shapes, bright colors, and bold... Read More

  • Triple-Major

    With outposts in Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu, Triple-Major is a concept store that blends retailer, fashion label, and creative studio in one. The... Read More

  • Wuhao

    Wuhao is a magpie's nest of unique design pieces collected by founder Isabelle Pascal: clothes, furniture, sculptures, accessories, home textiles. The... Read More

  • Wukesong Camera Market

    Though a bit of a trek, Wukesong Camera Market is worth the trip for amateur and professional photographers alike. Visitors will find stalls full of... Read More

  • FNJI

    Concealed behind tall wooden doors on distinguished Guozijian Street, this immaculate design store sells accessories, tableware, and contemporary... Read More

  • Ubi Gallery

    Run by Dutch expat Machtelt Schelling, this small jewelry store showcases exquisite, limited-edition pieces: everything from bold silicone necklaces by... Read More

  • AnyShopStyle

    The second brick-and-mortar location from one of China’s best-known e-tail sites is housed in the fashionable Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping center. Browse... Read More

  • Pop-Up Beijing

    Set in the buzzy Sanlitun district, this concept store is ground zero for one-of-a-kind gifts. The owners, who also run an architecture studio, have... Read More

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