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Beijing Shopping Guide

China’s capital city is a fascinating mix of traditional buildings and gleaming new skyscrapers, and its shopping scene reflects this fusion. Charming century-old tea shops line narrow alleyways while in sleek, multi-story malls, global and local chains beckon shoppers. In Beijing, here’s where to find the best mix of tradition and trends on your shopping excursion.

798 Art Zone

This complex of former factory buildings in Chaoyang district, northwestern Beijing, is one of the capital’s most unusual shopping destinations. The Bauhaus-style buildings from the mid-1950s used to house machinery that manufactured military goods. The factories were later decommissioned and, in the early 1980s, artists moved in. Today it’s a thriving gallery complex dotted with charming shops.

Top Places to Shop in Beijing
798 Art Zone
2,372 reviews
This bustling area is a hub for contemporary Chinese art with a wide array of different styles. This old factory compound has been perfectly converted to house numerous galleries and bookshops & cafes.
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Chaoyang Joy City
45 reviews
In addition to global brands like Sephora, you'll also find stores selling souvenirs like chopsticks and silk pouches. There's a kids' play area, and the mall regularly hosts classes and events.
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Maliandao Tea Street
63 reviews
Tea lovers flock to this 1,500-meter-long stretch of nearly 1,000 tea shops. Teas from across China are sold here, loose and bagged, and most can be sampled. To get the best price, plan to bargain.
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Yandai Xie Street
202 reviews
Beijing's oldest commercial street, just a block off pretty lake Houhai, is lined in traditional-style stone buildings that house charming souvenir and handicraft shops.
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SKP Beijing
40 reviews
One of the most upscale malls in Beijing, SKP is filled with shops selling pricey designer goods. Shop in air-conditioned comfort then have lunch at a restaurant like soup dumpling mecca Din Tai Fung.
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Raffles City
33 reviews
Situated next to Dongzhimen transport hub, this immaculate mall is full of mid-range global brands plus local shops. The basement food court has excellent options ranging from sushi to kaya toast.
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Beijing APM
130 reviews
Abundant shops-from tech (Apple, GoPro) to makeup (Shu Uemura, innisfree) and clothing (Gap, H&M)-plus a selection of good and fairly inexpensive restaurants draw crowds, especially on weekends.
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Wuyutai Tea Shop (Wangfujing)
39 reviews
Wuyutai has been selling quality Chinese tea since 1887. Reasonably priced loose leaf and packaged teas are available; you can try most before you buy. Cap off your tasting with green tea soft serve.
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Nanluoguxiang
1,237 reviews
Dating back about one thousand years, these neighborhoods of narrow, twisting streets represent the "real life" of Beijing, where passageways connect to courtyards of traditional compact homes. Pedicab tours of the hutongs are popular tourist attractions that normally include the Drum Tower, courtyard neighborhoods and Prince Gong's mansion.
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Parkview Green
106 reviews
This mall-meets-museum is dotted with contemporary art-paintings, installations, and sculptures-and has a small gallery. The wide range of shops includes a bookstore, a parfumerie, and a bicycle shop.
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INDIGO
43 reviews
An outdoor playground makes this mall popular with families. Shoppers come for the range of stores-everything from MUJI to Gap-and stay for the restaurants, beauty services, and winter garden.
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Silk Street & Pearl Market (Xiushui)
1,307 reviews
In addition to a wide variety of silk products, this popular market offers cashmere garments, leather goods, shoes, watches and traditional handicrafts.
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Liulichang Street
126 reviews
On this street packed with shops selling antiques and curios you'll find one of China's oldest and largest bookshops, selling vintage reprints of ancient texts as well as calligraphy supplies.
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Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)
1,135 reviews
This is Beijing's largest and most popular market for pearl jewelry (notably freshwater pearls), clothing and luggage.
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Panjiayuan Antique Market
430 reviews
Open on the weekends only, this colorful and fascinating market offers a huge assortment of antiques and oddities by more than 3,000 registered stallholders.
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Solana
165 reviews
This plaza, at the edge of Chaoyang Park, has hundreds of shops from brands like Puma, H&M, and Mothercare. Restaurants, a cinema, art gallery, and regular events make this a popular local hangout.
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The Malls at Oriental Plaza
75 reviews
Just off pedestrian street Wangfujing, this mall attracts avid shoppers from across China. Stores here include Apple, the drugstore Watson's, and women's clothing and accessories store Max Mara.
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Taikoo Li Sanlitun
247 reviews
This sleek plaza—a favorite of expats and hip locals—is ringed with shops. Though there are many Western labels like Sandro and Nike, there are also plenty of homegrown brands like i.t. and The Beast.
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#1 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
Then in East China Sen, Leo, Jun, Frank, Mandy and Gin made sure we had an awesome experience and were very helpful too!
They make our trip more enjoyable, Thank you Frank and Leo for making this trip memorable️ I would absolutely recommend this trip.
#2 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
Half a day was planned and we saw and shopped a lot, but could have easily spent a whole day here exploring the plethora of independent galleries, quirky stores and unique cultural perspectives.
Art Zone 798 is like an open air gallery ,a cultural center , an area to discover street art,new trends, exhibitions, restaurants, interesting shops, vinyls and enjoy industrial or Bauhaus architecture.
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#3 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
There are a large range of international shops including the Apple store and Uniqlo as well as many cafes and restaurants including Heytea.
... experience really for me otherwise you better go to Wangfujing area which offer lots of big shopping centers with some litlle English of the workers is a great help they always put an effort to help us by usin...
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#4 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
Ideal for a quiet stroll and a bit of snacking in the evening or just admiring the buildings and the shoppers.
Favorite stores handmade leather shop and handmade silver jewelry where they make it right in front of you.
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#5 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
Parkview Green is a unique combination of Art Gallery, Museum and Shopping Mall built to very high specification with innovative ecologically sensitive design and operation.
There is also a wonderful little wine bar, tons of great restaurants, and of course lots of other shopping.
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#6 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
We stayed at the close-by Emperor Hotel It was easy for us to stroll in the evenings when the street lights are on and hundreds of pe is full of eatingeople are on the street.
There are Peking duck restaurants (Quanjude全聚德,Bienyifang便宜坊), Starbucks, Pacific Coffee, cultural intangible heritage shops, PageOne bookstore and much more.
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#7 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
I know antiques and sure, there's plenty replicas (think Flea Market in the USA) and collectibles/souvenirs - there is also genuine antiques and communist propaganda to be bought.
Bought a chinese chess set for my son, and lovely embroidered silk cushion, which were half the price of the Touristy Shops in Wangfujing.
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#8 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
I enjoyed strolling through the old streets (Hutongs) where the four walled traditional courtyard houses (siheyuan) are situated, entering the quirky shops, and most importantly, I really love the variety of stree...
This well preserved Hutong offered us: amazing Tibetan foot massages, unexpected paninis in a hidden away restaurant, and all the souvenir shopping anyone could want, without all the pushy barkers.
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#9 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
There are many shops, and the best restaurants, including my favorite Indian Ganges, are underground, on B1 floor.
Try egg waffles, japanese food, Mongolian yogurt or the classic Peking Roast Duck, everything in the same shopping mall in Beijing.
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#10 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
Well , This is beautiful , calm and peaceful environment , even when it is crowded , awesome , branded shops , delicious Restaurant A must go place for couples , to enjoy in evening , after a busy tired day ,
Fabulous mall with indoor & outdoor shopping, tons & tons of shops & restaurants, fun decor, close to subway station.
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#11 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
Lots of good food (steamboat, Thai food, cantonese food, Singapore food) and great shopping (Apple store, Dyson, Gap, Uniqlo etc) .
Conveniently located on Wangfujing street, which is probably the liveliest place in Beijing after sunset.
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#12 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
This street,which snakes down both sides of a major road (Take the overpass from one side the other) is chockablock with shops selling calligraphy brushes, art supplies, ink stones, etc.
This a very reasonable priced market and yo can find almost anything here, Bargain for the best deals you will come across the stern Shop owner here that wont give a discount but you will find what you looking for.
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#13 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
We visited both the Pearl Market and Silk Market in Beijing, While we enjoyed shopping at the Silk Market (especially for clothing to me made), and some great little restraurants there, our favourite was the Pearl...
... ,there are the pearls world,third floor is cheap pearls ,if you want something for fun or feak brand jewelry,the fouth floor are the best ,i walked all the stores ,and i stopped at FangHua ,that is a beautiful...
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#14 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
We directly went to D-65 an got a very good shopping experience with help of Lolo who is speaking good English and have a very good knowledge of optometry .
We would highly recommend this shop which I believe is Century Eye based on the google translation.
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#15 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
Find a lot of brands with great deals, quiet neat shopping street with shopping options both sides of the road.
My wife loves to shop, but we had to drag my in laws out of the mall.
#16 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
I get my Oolong and Green tea here you have to bargain there are many stores and there is various types of Quality.
Maliandao Lu has many small Tea Shops as well as a few "Tea Mansions" that contain the marketplaces.
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#17 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
#19 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
Besides, there are some trendy local stores which are very convenient for shopping The mall is spacious and clean generally.
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#25 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
On our recent trip we visited : 1) Badaling Great Wall and the Ming Tombs with Linda 2) Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace with Jackson 3) Zhujiajao Water Town with Jason We were well looked af...
Wonderful day trip to two exciting sites- The Great Wall and Forbidden City
#26 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
Wuyutai Tea Shop is nice and you can have tea ice cream which gives Different flavor of ice cream .
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#30 of 338 Shopping in Beijing
However, some real merchandise can be found, such as silk items, pearls, tailor-made clothing, and some genuinely crafted paintings, calligraphy, etc.
There are around 8 floors of different items grouped into like things on each floor eg shoes/bags, sports/outdoor wear, homewares, pearls etc. it is a comfortable place to shop being reasonably modern and having e...
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