First published on 26 Nov 2011. Updated on 14 Apr 2015.
Four storey market of bags, watches, sunglasses and souvenirs
The four-storey ‘Taobao’ Market on Nanjing Xi Lu is the pick of Shanghai’s shanzhai malls, with a broad selection of fashion, toys, electronics, luggage, China tourist tack and more, all of which requires a bit of bargaining.
Look for convincing Mulberry bag knock-offs, including ‘Alexa’ satchels (800RMB, 3F-103); mini-blow torches (55-120RMB, 2F-63A), Beijing opera masks (15RMB, 3F-130), good quality baseball shirts (100RMB, 1F-81), and pirated Wii and X-box games (6-10RMB, various stalls).
While the range isn’t quite as good, you can find many similar items at the Shanghai Science and Tech Museum Market in Pudong if you are the other side of the river.