Shanghai Shopping

Shanghai has been famed as "the Shopping Paradise" and "the Oriental Paris" in history. Nanjing Road is China's No.1 Commercial Street and a must see attraction for all visitors. Huaihai Road, an elegant and cultural commercial street, attracts thousands of young people who search for the latest fashion trends. Sichuan Road, a popular commercial street, is specially favored by the working classes. Shanghai is also famous for its great variety of local specialty products and artistic handcrafts.

When shopping in Shanghai, most items can be bargained down. Haggling can be fun for those who are accustomed to it, but those sensitive to the pressure might want to steer clear. Not only can it be stressful to haggle, but just walking in to the buildings can bring a horde of people upon you trying to sell you bags, watches, DVDs and all different kinds of goods. Below is a listing of some of Shanghai's shops.

  • Art and Antique Shops
  • Bookstores
  • Flower Shops
  • Flea Markets
  • Food and Delicacies
  • Department Stores
  • Other Specialty Shops

  • Art and Antique Shops

    Shanghai Antique and Curio Store
    A huge selection of modern arts and crafts as well as antiques
    Address: No. 218-226 Guangdong Road, Shanghai
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

    Duoyun Art Gallery
    Art related goods such as calligraphy scrolls can be found here.
    Address: East Nanjing Road, Shanghai
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Duoyun Xuan Painting Studio
    Good varieties of Chinese paintings from both local and national artists are available.
    Address: No. 701-711 Huaihai Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 5306-8827
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Shanghai Friendship & Overseas Chinese Co. LTD. Antique & Curio Store
    A rich collection of antiques and curios are available to choose from.
    Address: Jinjiang Hotel, No. 59 Maoming Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6472-1508
    Opening hours: 10:00 am -10:00 pm

    Ming Qing Antique Furniture Co. LTD
    Address: No. 280 Weining Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6241-9602
    Opening hours: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

    Shanghai Bronze Ware Store
    Address: No. 7 Renmin Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6320-1584
    Opening hours: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Jingde Zhen Ceramic Art Center
    It sells the most famous ceramics in China - Jingde Zhen Ceramics which all come from Jingde Zhen in Jiangxi Province.
    Address: No. 1253 Daduhe Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6245-3834
    Opening hours: 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

    Bookstores

    Shanghai Foreign Language Bookstore
    A good selection of travel books, maps, greeting cards, and other imported books.
    Address: No. 390 Fuzhou Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6322-3200
    Opening hours: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

    Shanghai Book City
    It has mostly Chinese books, but boasts an impressive section of imports (mostly in English).
    Address: No. 465 Fuzhou Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6352-2222
    Opening hours: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

    Xinhua Bookstore
    A good selection of English novels and travel books both in Chinese and English are available.
    Address: No. 345 Nanjing Road, West Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6322-2964
    Opening hours: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

    Music Bookstore
    Carries a great variety of music from all over the world.
    Address: No. 365 Xiznag Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6322-3213
    Opening hours: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

    Shanghai -Hong Kong Sanlian Bookstore
    This is one of the most famous book chains in China. A good selection of books both in Chinese and English is available.
    Address: No. 628 Huaihai Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 5306-4393
    Opening hours: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

    Flower Shops

    Jiangyin Birds & Flowers Markets
    This is Shanghai's largest market selling birds, pets, flowers and small household articles.
    Address: Huangjiaque Road, Huangpu, Shanghai
    Opening hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Flower Market
    A great variety of flowers both from China and abroad for sale in retail or wholesale.
    Address: No. 1778 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai.
    Opening hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Shiliupu Fruit Market
    Address: Shiliupu, Huangpu, Shanghai
    Opening hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Lugong Stamp Trading Market
    A rich collection of stamps both from China and abroad are for sale or exchange.
    Address: No.600, Jumen Road, Shanghai
    Opening hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Flea Markets

    Garments and Ornaments Market
    A variety of world famous brands (fakes) for sale.
    Address: Xiangyang Road, Xuhui, Shanghai
    Opening hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Fuyu Market
    This place sells a variety of local specialties and so-called antiques (mostly fakes) here. The market is open on Sunday mornings with 8-11am being the best time to go.
    Address: Fuyu Road, Shanghai
    Opening hours: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Shanghai Friendship Store
    Great selection of goods including food, leather goods, Chinese medicines, arts, crafts and clothing, etc. are available.
    Address: No. 40 Beijing Road, East Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 5398-0600
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

    Food and Delicacies

    Dafeng Native and Special Foodstuff Store
    All kinds of local food specialties are available here
    Address: No. 198 Xizang Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6322-6365
    Opening hours: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Laodachang Food Store
    Address: No. 558 Huaihai Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6358-3537
    Opening hours: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Department Stores

    Shanghai No.1 Department Store
    Shanghai Premier Department Store was set up on Oct. 20, 1949. Now it is still an extremely popular department store that sells everything.
    Address: No. 830 Nanjing Road, East Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6322-3344
    Opening hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

    Maison Mode
    Boutique shopping with world famous brands.
    Address: No. 1312 Huaihai Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6431-0100
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

    Hua Lian Department Store
    It sells everything travelers could possibly need or want.
    Address: No. 635 Nanjing Road, East Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6322-4466
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Nextage
    This is Asia's largest department store with 150 retail outlets selling on 100,000 sq. meters of floor space.
    Address: No. 501, Zhang Yang Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 5803-1111
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Shanghai Times Square
    Address: No. 500 Zhangyang Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 5836-8888
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Gold Square
    Address: No. 688 Mudanjiang Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 5660-3888
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Manhattan Plaza
    As a popular shopping center, it mainly sells the latest goods
    Address: No. 463-477 Nanjing Road, East Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6322-2239
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Fude Plaza
    Address: No. 1688, Sichuan Road, North Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6357-8027
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

    Other Specialty Shops

    Shanghai Clock and Watch Store
    Shanghai is renowned for manufacturing clocks and watches for hundreds of years. This is one of the most famous stores selling clocks and watches made in Shanghai.
    Address: No. 198 Xizang Road, Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6322-6365
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Laojiefu Wool and Silk Fabric Store
    This fabric store sells goods from clothing to every type of silk
    Address: No. 257 Nanjing Road, East Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6321-3221
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Wangxingji Fans Store
    This is an age-old store selling fans made of different materials, mainly silk and sandal wood.
    Address: No. 155 Xizang Road, South Shanghai
    Tel: (8621) 6326-0160
    Opening hours: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

    NOTE: Although this information is correct at the time of our web publication, it is still advised that you call the phone number and confirm the address before going to the venue because some venues may have changed their telephone numbers or address locations.