Taikoo Li Sanlitun
Dubbed ‘The Village’, Taikoo Li Sanlitun is your go-to for a smorgasbord of Beijing’s top shops. You’ll find major international brands like Apple (China’s debut outlet) as well as chic local boutiques, a cinema, restaurants and bars. LUXE highlights some of the most fabulous finds at this luxurious Chaoyang shopping centre...
First on our list is 3.3, a mall of more than 300 boutiques selling trendy wares, from indie Korean labels to rare vintage. Behind a facade illuminated in scarlet lights, it’s home to brands from Alexander Wang to Raf Simons.
Stylistas should make a beeline for fashion from achingly hip local lovely Brand New China, where cutting-edge labels include graphic Poetream, vibrant Lu Yang, girly Micartsy and urban Babyghost, plus quirky Acense for the guys and sleek own-label lines. Founded by Chinese media veteran Hong Huang, BNC is dedicated to promoting local talent, with products ranging from clothes and accessories to industrial design. Also look out for covetable fashion bobs from concept shop Nisiss, which works an elegant, serene and simple style.
Sup at sultry stunner Transit for inventive tongue-tingling mod Sichuan that turns up the heat. Popular dishes include chilli stir-fried prawns and mapo tofu. Finish up with cocktails at glam bar Cicada Ultralounge, a decadent oasis hidden behind plush, velvet curtains. The PS I Love You ‘tail, teaming rum and pandan, has your name on it.
3.3 / 33 Sanlitun Lu / Chaoyang / +86 10 6417 3333 / 11am-11pm daily
Brand New China / NLG-09a / B/1 / Taikoo Li Sanlitun / 11 Sanlitun Lu / +86 10 6416 9045 / 9.30am-6pm Mon-Fri / brandnewchina.cn
Nississ / NLG-05 / Taikoo Li Sanlitun / +86 10 6415 8352 / 10am-10pm daily
Transit / N4-36 / Taikoo Li Sanlitun / +86 10 6417 9090 / noon-2pm & 6-10pm daily
Cicada Ultralounge / N4-33 / Taikoo Li Sanlitun / +86 10 6418 9898 / 6pm-2am Mon-Sat