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Fashion Shopping in Shanghai

May 24, 2018

From covetable couture to vintage ethnic textiles, these knockout boutiques offer superb, original shopportunity in Shanghai.

Part boutique, part design studio, sleek Dong Liang is a one-stop for the crème de la crème of China's homegrown fashion talent. Younger sibling to the original Beijing outpost, visit the three-storey vault of women’s apparel, shoes and accessories, all carefully curated by Tasha Liu.

Annabel Lee’s beautiful, crisply-furnished Bund-side boutique us almost as endearing as the collections of silk accessories it houses. Taking its name from an Edgar Allan Poe poem, the silk specialist racks a range of delicately embroidered, handcrafted scarves, bags and soft furnishings.

Looking for that covetable, contemporary, one-off? Nip over to Judy Hua. Previously an art collector, Judy is the go-to courtier of edgy-meets-elegant cocktail pieces for Shanghai’s fashion and socialista sets. A firm Fashion Week fixture, you’ll need to book an appointment well in advance.

Add a bit of colour to your monochrome urban wardrobe at Brocade Country, which shelves an alluring collection of vintage embroidery and textiles handmade by ethnic Miao craftswomen. The dinky interior is a veritable trove of embellished skirts, jackets and accessories plus silver bangles, all hailing from the tiny tribes and villages of China's southwest. Shop til you drop!


Dong Liang / 184 Fumin Rd / Jingan Qu / +86 21 3469 6926 / 10am-9pm daily /

Annabel Lee / No 1 / Lane 8 / Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu / +86 21 6445 8218 / 10am-8pm /

Judy Hua / 1/F / Bldg 7 / Moganshan Lu / +86 21 6266 3449 / by appointment only /

Brocade Country / 16 Julu Rd / Jingan Qu / +86 21 6279 2677 / 10.30am-7pm daily