Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Asia
Reload this Page >

is it better shopping in beijing or shanghai

is it better shopping in beijing or shanghai

Old Feb 7th, 2011, 12:42 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 31
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
is it better shopping in beijing or shanghai

I realize this will depend on what you want to buy but we were trying to decide if we start at Beijing or Shanghai on our trip and thought if the shopping is better in Shanghai perhaps we should leave that to the end of the trip instead of carting whatever we purchase around China. Also we are not planning on going to Hong Kong so can you still get clothes made in Shanghai or Beijing and any suggestions.
Thank you.
bbtraveller is offline  
Old Feb 7th, 2011, 03:48 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 22,214
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I did not find either city to be particularly good for tailoring. But perhaps I did not go to the right places..the easy-to-find tailoring shops seemed to offer few bargains and choosing fabric means dealing with all kinds of potential deceptions..

If you are looking for "antiques" or decorative items for the home, Beijing has the edge, in my opinion. Especially if you can get to the weekend "dirt market." I now have valuable life experience gleaned from carting a 3-foot-tall wooden acupuncture figure on the train with me from Beijing to Shanghai and then back to the US.


Hard to say more without knowing what you are looking for.
ekscrunchy is offline  
Old Feb 10th, 2011, 04:15 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
As both Beijing and Shanghai offer almost the same stuff to buy, I'd say definitely Shanghai if you are going to take off there.
ministepper is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
MarcJ55
Asia
13
Oct 18th, 2014 08:35 PM
indianapearl
Asia
8
Oct 9th, 2014 10:42 PM
Gpanda
Asia
125
Aug 31st, 2009 11:31 AM
roomoo
Asia
5
Dec 10th, 2007 01:21 PM
nonrevvi
Asia
8
Sep 5th, 2005 10:05 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:52 AM.