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Shanghai Local Products:

Shanghai is one of the most prosperous cities in the world where you can buy almost anything. Products and souvenirs from every part of the county find their way here.

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Shanghai Embroidery

Shanghai Embroidery
There are altogether 7 categories for Shanghai textile and embroidery, drawn work, machine embroidery, mandarin coat, painting products, carpet and artistic tapestry. They have their own unique features. For example, Gu broidery is the most famous one among broidery in Shanghai with about 500-year history; carpets, most of which are woolen ones, are famous for its exquisite techniques and elegant pattern; and artistic tapestry can show the real beauty of oil paintings and traditional Chinese paintings, they are the best decoration for house.

Shanghai Silk

Shanghai Silk
Shanghai is one of the most important manufacturing and exportation places for Chinese silks. The silk products are so popular among the customers home and abroad because of the various categories and good quality, like silk, satin, damask, brocade, velvet and muslin and so on. Especially the household word Jing San Cup flowery print silk, which focus on traditional Chinese paintings, has worldwide reputation with the wonderful colors, typical features and the latest technique.

Kaileeni Clothing And Accessories

Sick of the overly embellished and frilly frocks typically found in Shanghai? Then take a look at Kaileeni, a Shanghai based contemporary American apparel brand with vintage appeal. Expect to find modern pieces produced in small quantities ensuring your wont have a fashion faux pas moment. Address: No. 84, Fenyang Lu near Fuxing Zhong Lu Opening Hours: Tues-Sun 11:30-19:30 Monday by appointment only

Jiading Yellow Grass Knitting

Jiading Yellow Grass Knitting
Xuxing country in Jiading district is the well-known Land of Yellow Grass. The yellow grass there is smooth, soft but tough. So the products knitted by yellow grass are beautiful, light and durable. Its the typical product that you must buy when visiting Shanghai. Recommended place to buy yellow grass knitting: Address: Xuxing Village (徐行村), Jiading Area, Shanghai How to get there: You can take metro Line 3 to Caoyang Road station from North Shanghai Railway Station and transfer to Line 11 to North Jiading station. Then, take a bus Jiading62/Jiading68 to Xuxing Town.

Dough Sculpture

Dough Sculpture
Flour sculpture is an art that mix the glutinous rice flour and the colors to pinch various small figures. The figures are vivid and colorful; hence they are called three-dimensional pictures and silent dramas. The great master of flour sculpture is famous Shanghai artist Zhao Kuoming. His works enjoy high reputation because they can be free from mildew, vermin and crack. Even dozens of years later, they look new. Recommended place to buy dough sculpture: There are many souvenir shops selling dough sculpture. You can go to Yuyuan Garden to find one. Yuyuan Garden Address: Anren Street, Huangpu Area. Nearby bus/subway stations: Chenghuangmiao bus station: Bus 932. Yuyuan metro station: Line 10.

Shanghai Qipao

Introduction about Qipao Ever since qipao dresses, also known as cheongsams, were designed in China in the 17th century, these formfitting yet elegant one-piece outfits have become a symbol of national, traditional fashion for Chinese women. The style of qipaos most often seen today were evolved and popularized further during the 20th century, especially among upper societies. Today, they are reserved mainly for traditional and formal occasions such as evening wear and brides, and there are two-piece qipaos available as well. Qipaos were the main form of dress during the years of Manchu rule over China during the Qing Dynasty. Manchu women, usually in upper classes, wore what came to be known as qipaos, and even the men wore a similar version. Up until the early 20th century at the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1911, men in official positions wore versions of qipaos while women still typically donned shirts and pants. It wasnt until 1925 that these dresses became pop

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Shanghai Shops and Stores:

The main shopping streets, Nanjing Road and Huaihai Road offer many international brand-names. But if you are not interested in fashion and prefer shopping at outdoor markets, try Shanghai's numerous flea markets.

Beneath Shanghai's magnificent shopping malls, department stores and boutiques, flourish numerous flea markets. The outdoor bazaar at Yuyuan Garden sells various souvenirs and arts & crafts, while there are many stalls on the "Cultural Street Market" on Fuzhou Road.

Jiangnan Silk Shop And Workshop

Jiangnan Silk Shop And Workshop
As Chinas national treasure, silk has served as a bridge for communications between China and the world for thousands of years. Enjoying a history of thousands of years, Jiangnan silk boasts the mysterious silk civilization and culture. In Roman Period, Chinas Jiangnan silk had entered into the continent of Europe and was reputed as the soft gold. At that time, wearing silk garments became a fashion pursued by numerous people. In Shanghai, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop is a recommendable place to buy real silk. With antique gate and chic crimson gate post, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop is rather like a silk museum, which is not big and even unnoticeable on the street. Actually, the site of Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop used to be an old textile machinery factory that was rebuilt into a market involving foreign interest which specializes in silk. Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop began to open to the public in January, 2002, covering an area of over 2,500 square meters.

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Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road(南京路), named Park Lane before, is the oldest commercial street in Shanghai, which has been the most prosperous business street since the last century. Nanjing Road stretches from the Bund in the east to Jing'an Temple in the west, with the overall length of 5.5 kilometers, boasting row upon row of large-scale commercial buildings on both of its sides. It offers new goods from various regions and brand-name imported goods. It traverses downtown Shanghai, going through 26 roads. Before liberation, Nanjing Road used to be both an area infested with foreign adventures and a road filled with revolutionary tradition. After liberation, as the most bustling shopping center in Shanghai, Nanjing Road has been reputed as Chinas No. 1 Street. In Shanghai Road, a number of its commercial enterprises have become bellwethers of Chinas retail business enterprise, such as Shanghai No. 1 Department Store, Shanghai Hualina Commercial Building and Shanghai New World Shopping Mall. Nanjing Road

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Curio Street At Dongtai Road

Curio Street At Dongtai Road
The Curio Street at Dongtai Road is the antique-hunter's mecca. Slightly over-200-meter long, the street is lined with more than 125 small shops selling a mind-boggling variety of items. The main products are China wares, bronze wares, jade pieces, bamboo and wood carvings, calligraphy, paintings, badges, Chairman Mao memorabilia ancient ink, paper, brush pen and inkslabs. The place remains as one of the most popular markets among expats and locals alike. The main fact to remember is that most of the items are not genuine. The fun of the place may not in finding a real antique, but seeing all of interesting items and the haggling experience. Haggle hard if you want to purchase something. Read more

Huaihai Road

Huaihai Road
Huaihai Road is 6 kilometers long with more than 400 stores, and is famous as a tourist street and a shopping street. Since it is so flourishing, noble and graceful, people often say its like the Champs Elysees of Paris, Fifth Avenue of New York, and Ginza of Tokyo. Huaihai Road is located in Luwan District. With a history of about 100 years, it was formerly called Xiafei Road. In the 1990s, the Shanghai government rebuilt the street. The new street now seems to be modern and great. Large shopping centers such as Shanghai Times Square, the Golden Bell Plaza, Hong Kong Plaza and Libao Plaza are good places to buy high-end goods. Besides, if you want some ladiesitems, you can go to Shanghai Womens Goods Shop or Gujin Underwear Store, both of which offer affordable and comfortable female items. There are many international brand-name stores from different countries in this street, like Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, Maison Mode and Huating Isetan. These international brand shops

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