Sanlitun Village - 三里屯Village
Introduction: This impressive example of innovative architecture, design and shopping includes luxury brand stores such as Versace, Ports International, Class Roberto Cavalli and Kosta Boda Orrefors. But the most exciting venues are the Apple Store and Adidas's flagship store. The Village also houses a multi-plex cinema and excellent eateries.
Add: Courtyard 19, Sanlitun Road, Sanlitun
Tel: 6417 6110
Sanlitun Yashow Clothing Market - 三里屯雅秀服装市场
Introduction: This is another silk market and it's crowded and stuffy. But this market is still worth a visit for all the bargains on suits, silk products and DVDs. Just remember to bargain hard.
Add: 58 Gongti Beilu
Tel: 6415 0063
Silk Street Market (Xiushui) - 秀水服装市场
Introduction: Silk Alley lies in Xiushui Dongjie (East Xiushui Street) off Jianguomenwai Street, near the US Embassy. A bargain hunters' paradise, offering bags, shoes, handicrafts and sweaters.
Add: 8 Xiushui Dongjie, Jianguomen
Tel: 5169 9003
Hongqiao Market - 红桥市场
Introduction: Also known as the pearl market, this is the place to go for cheap fake pearls that look like the real deal. A separate area sells traditional, western and knock-off goodies for kids.
Add1: 36 Tiantan Donglu, Chongwen
Tel: 6711 8984
Women's Street - 女人街
Introduction: Nvren Jie, also known as Women's Street, offers fashionable goods imported from Guangzhou, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and around the globe.
Add: A-1, 9 Maizidian Xilu, Chaoyang District
3·3 Clothing Market - 3·3服装市场
Introduction: This five storey building contains more than 500 boutiques selling clothing and accessories with most items are picked up from Hong Kong and overseas. The price is not low, so bargin hard. They also offer a huge parking area of 5,000sqm.
Add: 33 Sanlitun Beijie
Tel: 6417 3333
Jiayi Vogue Square - 佳亿时尚广场
Introduction: Patrolled by diva moms on a budget, Jiayi offers a more upscale and relaxing shopping experience than Yaxiu but with similar bargains on designer brands.
Add: A3 Xinyuan Nanlu, opposite Hotel Kunlun
Tel: 8451 1810
Beijing Strategy - 北京攻略
Introduction: This oddly-named boutique is known for their trendy Korean and Japanese style clothes, but you also can find traditional Thai clothing, Indian-style jewelry, Pakistani handicrafts and French accessories.
Add: 5-7/F, Huawei Center, 130 Xidan Beidajie
Wangfujing Street - 王府井大街
Introduction: To the east of the Forbidden City, Wangfujing is a pedestrianized shopping street lined with boutiques, department stores, malls, galleries and restaurants. It starts at East Chang'an Jie in the south, and ends with the China Art Gallery in the north, and is a popular shopping destination for tourists and locals alike. Landmark businesses along the street include: the Beijiing Department Store, the New Dong'an Bazaar, the Arts and Crafts Mansion, the Foreign Language Bookstore, the Shengxifu Hat Store, and the Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant.
Add: East of Tian'anmen Square
Xidan Commercial Street - 西单商业街
Introduction: Located on the bustling Xidan Beidajie west of Tiananmen Square, Xidan Commercial Street boasts a wide array of shops and restaurants. Beijing's city planners have ambitious ideas for the area: the Xidan Food Market, the Snack Center, the Kangle Sports Center, and the National Product Sales Center are all supposed to be built in the Xidan Commercial district within the next five years. At present, there are eight large markets in the area, including the Xidan Market, the Xidan CVIK Store, the Xidan Shopping Center, and the Zhongyou Department Store.
Add: Xidanbei Dajie, west of Tiananmen Square
Wudaokou Clothing Market - 五道口服装市场
Introduction: Small and stylish boutiques line this market, selling casual and trendy T-shirts, jeans, skirts and accessories at prices cheaper than those at Xidan.
Add: 261 Beisihuan Zhonglu
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