Shanghai is a major international destination, so as time passes
more and more traditional shop fronts are being replaced by
The Nanjing Lu Pedestrian Mall is a fascinating blend of western
and eastern shopping, and Huaihai Zhong Street has a great
selection of Chinese silk, which is a popular souvenir. The Old
Town Bazaar has a variety of crafts and antiques, including popular
Shanghai souvenirs like jade bracelets, cloisonné jewellery and
vases, lacquerware and porcelain items, and vintage Cultural
Revolution books and posters.
Other shopping districts in Shanghai include Parkson Shopping
Centre, and the ''four cities'': Yuyuan Shopping City, Xujiahui
Shopping City, New Shanghai Shopping City and Jiali Sleepless City.
Fuzhou Road is a great place to find cultural items like music, art
Although knock-off items are popular buys in Shanghai, be aware
that customs in many countries will not allow you to bring multiple
items back with you. Counterfeit souvenirs are also common, so be
wary of paying high prices for easily faked items like jade and
Flex your bargaining muscles at street shops and markets, but
the prices in formal stores and hotels are generally fixed.
Remember to keep smiling and draw the shopkeeper away from other
customers for the best deals.