Shanghai is hailed as the "Shopping Paradise" and "Oriental Paris". So shopping in Shanghai should not be missed any more than its other charming attractions.
Truly the social heart of Shanghai and the origin of the city known as the Pearl of the Orient, this area is home to a myriad of European-styled buildings that face the Huangpu River. Having recently undergone a revitalization, many of these historic buildings are now home to some of the most opulent luxury brands in the world. Conveniently located on the doorstep of Fairmont Peace Hotel this area will certainly affirm Shanghai as the “Oriental Paris”.
East Nanjing Road
East Nanjing Road is by far the most popular shopping street in Shanghai. Crowds jam the pedestrian walkway for shopping and sightseeing every day of the week. At night the neon lights shine like the Las Vegas strip. With hundreds of international brand shops and restaurants there is something for everyone. It runs west to east from People’s Square all the way to the Bund.
West Nanjing Road
West Nanjing Road boasts a number of large and modern shopping malls. A stroll on West Nanjing Road will arouse your desire to purchase. You can find stylish clothes, shoes, cosmetics, jewelries, watches, glasses, food, home appliances and various tourist souvenirs. Dealing in products from world top luxury brands, Westgate Mall, CITIC Square and Plaza 66 form a 'golden shopping triangle' of JingAn District.
HuaiHai Road, no less famous than Nanjing Road, is celebrated for its elegance. It features top-end designer brands from all over the world.
Yu Yuan Bazaar
Yu Yuan Bazaar has an amazing array of traditional Chinese items including paintings by folk artists, pearls from the Taihu Lake, calligraphy, old bank notes, stamps, coins and wood carvings. The Bazaar area is lively and crowded but offers an authentically local experience and an opportunity to take home an artifact from China’s rich cultural and artistic past.