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 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.
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.
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.