Crane your neck to marvel at the second tallest building in Shanghai, the tallest in Jing An District and a major tourist hotspot. 945 feet tall, the magnificent structure also hosts a massive shopping center, housing some of the biggest brand names in clothing, fashion, electronics, furnishing, gifts and every imaginable household appliance. With prices as high as the structure that houses them, it's no wonder that most tourists stick to window shopping in here!
Grand indeed is The Grand Gateway; as you enter the main entrance of this massive and modern shopping center, you are swallowed up by the atrium that spans seven floors of shops, recreational facilities and restaurants. Shoppers will find entertainment venues ranging from the Bridge Street Dance Club to mini-golf. With its plentiful leisure options, The Grand Gateway appeals to all ages—an ideal outing for the whole family.
Quite popular with the local Shanghainese, this eight-floor department store is located in the Xu Jia Hui area, and features virtually anything you would ever need to purchase. There are five floors of clothing, shoes and fashion accessories for men, women and children. On the sixth floor you will find home decor, decorator fabrics, small appliances, and kitchen and dining-ware (including nice porcelain).
This popular Japanese department store chain has two prime locations on Nan Jing Road and on Huaihai Zhong Road. The older Huai Hai Road store is located near Yan Dang Road, a quaint cobble-stone street. The newer store on Nan Jing Road is situated within the Westgate Mall. In either store, you will find the latest menswear and womenswear, footwear, office supplies, cosmetics, children's apparel, toys and housewares. All of the clothes sport imported signature labels, plus a few good quality Chinese ones. Prices range from expensive to very expensive.
This shopping center has it all. The supermarket is brightly lit and clean but does not sell many items perhaps due to space limitations. Visit the separate large wine and liquor area, and the two bakery stalls. On the first floor of the department store, you will find cosmetics, jewelry, pens, watches and luggage. The next three floors display men's and women's fashions, followed in succeeding levels with office supplies, and household goods. The top floor houses children's wear, shoes and toys. The Fun Dazzle children's play area gives parents time to browse while the children let off energy and have fun.
The Westgate Mall is among the most popular malls in Shanghai. With big names like Haagen Daaz, Isetan, Giovanni Valentino, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Burberry setting up shop here, who can stay away? The spacious mall is designed in a contemporary style but has borrowed much from the classical. The dominate color is blood orange, and the environment is comfortable. You are bound to find something with your name on it in the ten levels of shops--many of them high-end apparel boutiques. Also, try some of the Chinese and Western restaurants available.
Standing tall at 38 floors, the magnificent Lippo Plaza is counted as one among the towering landmarks of Shanghai. Completed in the year 1998, Lippo covers a surface area of a staggering 620,00 square meters (667,362.45 square feet). The shopping center is home to some high-end boutiques like Louis Vuitton and Ermenegildo Zegna, among several others.
Situated inside the chic Hong Kong Plaza, the Apple store caters to all of your Mac, iPod and iPhone needs. Here, you can drop in to check out the latest gadgets, games, software and accessories of the brand. In case you're an avid traveller, the store houses various types of adapters that you need for your electronics. Besides, the friendly staff are always willing to assist you in knowing about the efficient use of your gadget. This store is truly a paradise for the i-fanatics.
The Hong Kong Plaza is an upscale shopping mall features a range of high-end, western brands, alongside a few local brands and a fabulous Japanese food court. Browse through the latest collections of designer brands like Badgley Mischka, Trussardi and Moiselle, or pick out the perfect engagement ring for your beloved from Tiffany's timeless collection. You can also spruce up your wardrobe with stylish bags and accessories from brands like Longchamps and Coach, at the Hong Kong Plaza. The Apple Store is a popular attraction, featuring all of the latest gadgets and accessories, while the GAP clothing store offers a more affordable alternative to the mall's luxury boutiques. Beauty Salons, ATMs and other convenient services can also be found here.
After making waves in Hong Kong, the K11 has found a new home in the Hong Kong New World Tower of Shanghai. This mall is not merely a collection of shops, but rather it is a space that embodies the artistic soul of the city. The architecture of the K11 is a marvel in itself, with majestic glass domes that rest upon the elegant branches of a tree-like support. Alongside a collection of high-end, western brands, art installations by local artists redefine the very notion of window shopping. At the heart of it all, the K11 is a shopping retreat for those who enjoy the finer things in life, with luxury brands like Valentino and Burberry to choose from. K11 also boasts an exciting culinary offering that includes the likes of the Azul Urban and the Ninethirty cafe.
Located in Times Square Shanghai, Lane Crawford is the flagship store for this chain of boutiques which sell specialty designer products. Apparel for men and women, accessories, shoes, home decor items and jewelry can be found here. The high end store ensures a luxurious treatment with its very own concierge team and separate teams for personal styling and beauty concierges. Two high end restaurants, one serving French delicacies and bakes sweet-treats and the other offering high-end Western dining, can also be found at this store.
Shanghai Times Square is a haven for the fashion-forward folk of Shanghai. This fabulous shopping center is home to the flagship stores of top international brands and designers like Zara and Salvatore Ferragamo. A majority of the space is taken over by the Lane Crawford department store, featuring a staggering collection of stylish clothing, accessories and lifestyle products from over 500 brands. After a fruitful day of shopping, head to restaurants like Thai In and Han Lin Xuan for a delicious meal, or simply stop by Pacific Coffee for a refreshing cuppa.