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1 City 5 Ways: Shopaholic

Delta Sky Magazine September 2011

Courtesy of Madame Mao's Dowry

In the French Concession, don’t miss shoe boutique Mary Ching, China’s answer to Manolo Blahnik, and Madame Mao’s Dowry, which carries Cultural Revolution-themed relics.

This is a shopper’s paradise, whether you’re looking for art deco antiques, Cultural Revolution-era kitsch or forward-looking fashion.

Where to Stay // Langham Xintiandi
One of Shanghai’s newest hotels; its stylish design and location in Xintiandi will keep even the pickiest fashionistas happy.

Morning // Xintiandi
After perusing the fashion and interiors boutiques in Xintiandi, head into the French Concession, where restored mansions now house local designers. 

Afternoon // Fabric Market
Countless tailors have set up shop in this building overflowing with textiles. Stop by if you’re in the market for fast, cut-rate custom suits, jackets and dresses.

Evening // Nanjing Lu
What Fifth Avenue is to New York this famed shopping street is to Shanghai. Many retailers have set up shop along the bustling downtown thoroughfare.

Dinner // T8
Head here for yummy Asian-inflected European dishes and stay for the after-dark scene, with a cool vibe courtesy of the space’s Zen-modern design. It’s the perfect place to display some of your new acquisitions.

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