Shanghai Tour Guide: Shopping and Shopping Centers in Shanghai

Shopping is always one of the joy of  traveling, especially for women. As a bigalopolis, Shanghai is one of shopping paradise in China. Rising and thriving on the basis of commerce, Shanghai has long been a very famous shopping city in China.

Crowded with department stores, shopping malls, age-old stores, specialized shops, super-markets etc.. Vying with one another for excellence in the market performance, Shanghai is able to offer a dazzling and endless array of commodities made either in China or abroad.

Complete collections of famous brands, and rich assortments of specialties and quality goods. Thanks to the highly developed commodity economy and Shanghainese particular attention to life tastes and material benefits, it has become a showcase for fashions and products of both domestic and international famous brands. And becomes a place of concentration of competitively priced quality goods for customers to compare and choose from.

Since the beginning of the Nineties, as most flourishing commercial centers in China, the famous streets like Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road, Sichuan North Road, Yuyuan Shopping City, Xujiahui etc. have undergone large scale renovation or reconstruction.

Shopping Centers in Shanghai

Nanjing Road (Huangpu & Jingan district)
Known as “China’s No.1 Business Street”, with over 100 old name specialized shops, and Shanghai No.1 Department Store located here, selling general merchandise.

Huaihai Road (Luwan & Xuhui district)
Selling mainly high and medium class goods, many specialized shops and boutiques for famous brands, popular for garments and footwears in particular.

Sichuan North Road (Hongkou district)
Selling large assortment of daily necessities, mainly made in China, price range fit for wage earners with strong sense of good value for money.

Yuyuan Commercial City (Nanshi district)
Known as “Kingdom of Shanghai Arts & Crafts and small Articles”, selling articles ranging from antiques, jadeware, gold & silver ware, jewelry, to bottle caps, silk threads etc.

Xujiahui (Xujia district)
Selling products of all price levels, shops, restaurants, amusement parks, offices and apartments under one roof.

Zhangyang Road (Pudong New district)
Located in the New Century Tower, “First Shanghai Yaohan” is the largest department store in Asia. Another major department store, “New Shanghai” occupies floor space twice as big as the total floor space of all shops on Nanjing Road.

Nightless City (Zhabei district)
Selling tourist souvenirs, arts & crafts, native produce, daily necessities, coins, stamps, discs etc. A combination of shopping and tours with business, known as “The Pearl at Shanghai Land Entrance Gate”.

Characteristic Streets of Shanghai City

Cultural Street at Fuzhou Road
Traditional paper, ink, quilled pens, ink stands, professional books, stationery etc.

Clothing Street at Huating Road
Garments of low price fashions.

Hardware Street at Beijing East Road
Hardware, electrical appliances and materials machine spare parts, accessories and electrical tools.

Antique Market at Dongtai Road
Second-hand porcelains, precious metals & stones, various folk cultural relics.

Second-hand Arts & Crafts Market at Jihe Road
Second-hand arts & crafts, souvenirs etc.

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