The shortlist: New Shop of the Year

The shortlist for Time Out's Love Shanghai Awards 2016

We love Shanghai. And with top-notch cocktail bars, off-the-hook restaurants and fabulous nights out hitting the tiles, how could you not? Here's this year's shortlist, with nominees hand-picked by our editors, for the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016. Want to spread the love? Click here to vote for your city favourites – shortlisted or not!

The shortlist

Beara Beara

Beara Beara has moved to a new shop at Tianzifang. China’s flagship shop and studio for the London-based brand, who sell refreshing takes on vintage-style leather purses, satchels, briefcases and backpacks. A bit tricky to find, Beara Beara's small but charming workshop and retail space is ...

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Unit 5 318 Nong, Madang Road

Gentle Monster

Industrial-chic luxury eyewear brand in an experimental space designed around the concept of the artisan process.

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798-802 Huaihai Zhong Lu

Kate Wood Originals

Quality and sustainable wooden wares handmade by Chinese craftsmen, and other items such as bags, jackets and furniture. The shop's main draw is the handmade bamboo bicycles, which can be custom ordered.

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338 Wulumuqi Lu

Mix Paper

Mix Paper is a slick addition to Shanghai's book scene. Full of trendy types, the three-storey townhouse is comprised of a small cafe and pop-up gallery space dedicated to art and literature books and a vast collection of magazines. The first floor offers a variety of literature and ...

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Lane 320 Tianping Lu


'Sustainability' is a buzzword that gets thrown around so much these days, experts predict that the term will be exhausted by 2020. Indeed, challenge yourself to remember the name of the last sustainable boutique or pop-up you walked into and we bet your mind will draw a blank, unless of ...

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No 1, Lane 34 Xiangyang Bei Lu

Woof Woof

We’ve visited a lot of shops in Shanghai, and this is the first time that we’ve done so and been told that we are due to birth two sets of triplets and three sets of twins by a donkey in a dress – but then again, Woof Woof isn’t like many shops in Shanghai. Or, probably, any other in China....

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36 Taian Lu

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