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August 08, 2016
Top Picks… The Topwin Center.
While Sanlitun’s impressive lineup of big-brand blockbusters may have shop-ortunists in a retail-induced frenzy, neighbouring newbie The Topwin Center is putting local names on the map with a hotbed of unique curiosities and arty spoils.

This new concept mall is designed to give smaller, alternative businesses a chance to shine, and although much of the space has yet to be occupied, shopfronts are filling up quickly with creative new shops.

Not to be missed is Polyphony’s sleek music mecca which gives visitors the chance to listen to a huge collection of records in a specially designed listening studio or read comics on iPads while enjoying java from the in-house cafe.

Equally of interest is the complex’s expansive fash stash of mid-range to high-end Chinese designers, including minimalist-cool Rosemoo which showcases its eco-friendly cotton, hemp, silk and wool garments in an earthy, garden-inspired space featuring wooden footbridges to take you from collection to collection. Also worth a visit is Sseeroom’s indie-label mecca stocked full of menswear, womenswear, accessories and footwear; sneaker stop Soul Goods has top-notch kicks and the requisite on-site java brewer; and local womenswear wonder Shu Lam offers mod, monochrome pieces.

Parched, Pamela? Once you’ve scooped out the shops, sashay down to the food hall and sate your thirst at Panda Brew’s craft beer kiosk, or on to natural tea lab Papp’s, home to a delectable lineup of the country’s best single-origin teas, as well as a wide variety of imported blends and herbs which are brewed in the brand’s Tea Lab.

The Topwin Center / 1 Sanlitun Nan Lu / Chaoyang
Polyphony / 1-8 / Topwin Center / +86 10 5780 9025
Rosemoo / 1-7 / Topwin Center / +86 10 6418 9522
Sseeroom / 1-4A / Topwin Center / +86 10 5905 6228 / 10am-9pm daily / sseer.com
Soul Goods / 1-12 / Topwin Center
Shu Lam / 1-10B / Topwin Center / +86 10 8590 0950 / shulamdesign.com
Papp’s / B1-1A/B / Topwin Center / +86 10 8590 0951 / 10am-10pm daily / pappstea.com
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