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This warehouse in Huangpu district is a veritable stop for admirers of Chinese antiques, Tibetan paintings and ornate furniture. Previously operating as a Sunday Market on Fuyou Lu, it is now open every day. Prizes are negotiable, so bring along a knowledgeable local and bargain away.
Let the precious, breath-taking treasures enchant and delight you at Pearl’s Circles, one of Shanghai's major pearl markets. The diversity of the wares is so vast that it's nearly impossible to choose. In fact, the sheer amount of precious and semiprecious stones is remarkable. The good news is that the variety will ensure that you will eventually find the perfect jewelry set for yourself.
This bazaar not just visited by tourists, but is well-known among the locals as well. Known as the Yuyuan Bazaar, this area is lined with more than 350 booths selling all kinds of merchandise. Most vendors specialize in antiques, calligraphy, old style teapots and curios. When done shopping, take rest in the beautiful Yu Yuan Garden.
Antique connoisseurs would love a stroll down this open-air street market that is located a short walk away from the Huaihai Park. A treasure trove of yesteryear memorabilia, the items on sale, albeit of questionable authenticity, make for interesting souvenirs and presents, that can be bargained down for a great deal. Rummage through watches, clocks, vintage suitcases, porcelain statues, cameras, iconic political posters, and furniture. Explore this quaint street for curios, trinkets and bric-a-brac, and discover a local experience with a glimpse into Chinese culture.
Have your kids been asking for a furry or feathery friend? Well then, bring them to this big animal bazaar in Huangpu and watch them go bonkers with excitement. A myriad of birds, turtles, fish, cats, frogs and other pets are for sale. While the children go gaga over paws and claws, parents can browse through a range of potted plants, bonsai trees, fresh cut flowers, seeds and even little pots made of clay.
South Bund Fabric Market is just the right place to get a gift for mom. Also those with nimble fingers will find loads of material to spruce up their needlework box. From Chinese and sailor's knots, to reams of rustling silk, and cashmere and linens, the place is lined with suppliers and goods at reasonable prices. Toss aside your shopping list; you'll realize that you need a lot more than you initially planned once you see the wares. So, sharpen up your negotiating skills and hit the market before it gets hot and crowded.
Carrefour is a French supermarket bringing foreign flavor to the people of China. They carry a variety of items, including imported items like fine cheese and baguettes. But with its massive size and selection, you're sure to find whatever it is you need.