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50 Muji

"20110322054434159_Medium"Fashion & Home & Interiors
3/F, 818 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
Japanese chain offering minimalist clothing, colourful stationary and aesthetically pleasing homewards. See full address details

49 NuoMi

Room 86, First Floor, 890 Changning Lu.

NuoMi’s fabrics – soya, bamboo and silk – might be all-natural, but the emphasis is on fabulously slinky evening dresses (from 750RMB) and quirky childrenswear (from 350RMB). The knits are hand-sewn by a co-op of Shanghainese grandmothers. Check out this little-known Zhongshan Park outlet store for discounts up to 40 per cent. See full address details

48 Rosa Gallica

Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu, near Taian Lu.

Rosa Gallica’s majestic blooms are simply the most stylishly arranged flowers in town. One highlights is the velvety long-stemmed roses (5 RMB/each), which come from the company’s Kunming-based farm. If you’re after an authentic, grandiose Christmas tree, you can pre-order one of their Dongbei firs (from 350RMB/1.5m tree). See full address details

47 Heirloom

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78 Xinle Lu, near Xiangyang Lu

The brainchild of ABC duo Lynn Lu and Tiffany Wu, this local handbag and accessories brand is made in Shanghai, but has a strong whiff of uptown New York about it. Designs are timeless rather than trendy - think structured patent totes and colourful ostrich leather clutches – and while they aren’t cheap, they’re the kind of gorgeous creations you could imagine passing down to your kids. See full address details.

46 Hongqiao Pearl City

3721 Hongmei Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu.

With an entire floor devoted to cultured freshwater pearls, non-pushy vendors and cheap prices, Hongqiao Pearl City is definitely worth the trek from downtown. Our picks are Daxi Pearl (Room 2021) for classic stud earrings and SAA Design (Room 2022) for fake Chanel string-of-pearl necklaces (120RMB). but most places make to design. See full address details

45 Catie Lo


105 Wukang Lu, near Fuxing Lu

Stylish fashion boutique on Wukang Lu, Catie Lo boasts a well-curated range of women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and antique-style furniture.

44 Culture Matters

15 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu

Though we insist that the original Feiyues sold at the factory shop (585 Zunyi Lu, near Tianshan Lu) are more durable – and cheaper (35RMB/pair) – we can’t begrudge Culture Matters a place on this list. The shoebox on Dongping Lu has spawned a host of imitators, but it’s still the best for brightly-coloured Feiyues (65RMB/pair). See full address details

43 Kava Kava Home

Home & Interior
167 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu.

Kava Kava Home’s cabinets, tallboys and bookshelves are lacquered with bright reds or fresh blues and greens, and we love their bird cage lamps (from 380RMB). Just as beautiful are the flower and goldfish-stencilled flasks (160-200RMB) and Shanghai-specific wrapping paper, with Jin Mao and Pearl Tower motifs for 15RMB/roll. See full address details

42 Anxi Market

1335 Anshun Lu, near Kaixuan Lu.
A rummage round this sprawling second-hand clothing market never fails to yield some dirt cheap retro gems. Head to Stall X13 for a huge selection of battered leatherware, including Debbie Harry-esque skirts for just 80RMB. See full address details

41 Nanjing Xi Lu Fake Market


580 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu

A four-storey ‘TaobaoMarket with a broad selection of fashion, toys, electronics, luggage, China tourist tack and more, all subject to bartering. See full address details

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