Shopping in Shanghai

Shanghai Shopping

Shanghai is chock-a-block with places to spend money. The markup on luxury goods is extremely high in China, and even clothes at American chains are pricier here than in the States. Malls usually don't open until 10; boutiques open at 11. The upside is that chain stores tend to stay open later, with many closing at 10 pm. Independent shops close by 7:30 pm. Markets generally start earlier, at around

7:30 or 8, and close around 6. Most stores are open seven days a week.

Yu Garden, a major tourist haunt in the Old City area of Shanghai, can be overwhelming, but if you’re looking for tchotchkes, hard bargaining brings rewards. Here is where you’ll find imitation jade, tiny Buddha statues, costume jewelry, scarves, and the like. Also check out these streets that specialize in specific traditional products: Fenyang Lu, in the French Concession, and Jinling Lu, west of the Bund, for musical instruments; Fuzhou Lu, between People’s Square and the Bund, in City Center, for books and art supplies, including calligraphy supplies; Changle Lu and Maoming Lu in the Former French Concession for qipao (Chinese-style dresses).

For a traditional massage, you’ll find hundreds of blind massage parlors, inexpensive no-frills salons whose blind masseurs are closely attuned to the body's soft and sore spots. At the other end of the spectrum lie the hotel spas, luxurious retreats where pampering is at a premium.

Read More

Browse Shopping

View All 29

(29 out of 29 results)

Fodor's Choice


View All 29

Former French Concession 11

Xintiandi and City Center 6

The Bund and Nanjing Dong Lu 4

Pudong 3

Jing'an and Changing 3

Xujiahui, Hongqiao and Gubei 1

Hongkou and Putuo 1

Show More +

View All 29

Antiques/ Collectibles 4

Art Galleries 1

Books/ Stationery 1

Ceramics/ Glassware 4

Clothing 5

Food/ Candy 3

Gifts/ Souvenirs 3

Household Items/ Furniture 3

Jewelry/ Accessories 1

Shoes/ Luggage/ Leather Goods 3

Shopping Centers/ Malls 2

Specialty Stores 1

Show More +


Shanghai Shopping

Showing 29 out of 29 Results

Filter Results
Clear All Filters

Sort By:

  • Alphabetical
  • Fodor's Choice