Shanghai has the classic fashion shopping passion and rich commercial atmosphere. Here, the China First Business Street - Nanjing Road as well as the bustling and elegant Huaihai Road are the nationally well-known shopping street; the Super Brand Mall and Grand Gateway in Xujiahui area are large scale; the Hang Lung Plaza and IFC Mall gather numerous top brands. TopChinaTravel has listed the Best Shopping Street in Shanghai for your reference, hence, you can have a good choice for your shopping during your Shanghai Tours.
Nanjing Road, 5.5 km in full length, enjoys the reputation as China No. 1 commercial center. It was the earliest commercial street in Shanghai since the city opened to the outside world.
On both sides of the street, there are more than 360 malls, department stores, specialized shops, restaurants and cultural and recreational facilities, which receive more than 1.5 million customers everyday. In the day - time, the street is crowned with visitors and when the night falls, the colorful neon lights make the street more attractive. It is starts at the Bund and runs westward with People Square in the middle, gets fame for its bustling and modernization. Taking short shopping trip in this pardise, you may feel to walk on the Fifth Avenue in New York and Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris.
Xintiandi is a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area of Shanghai, China. It is composed of an area of restored traditional shikumen (stone gate) houses on narrow alleys, a modern shopping mall with a cinema complex, and some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants. Most of the cafes and restaurants feature both indoor and outdoor seatings.
Xintiandi has an active nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends, though romantic settings are more common than loud music and dance places. Xintiandi means "New Heaven and Earth", and is considered one of the first lifestyle centers in China.
Huaihai Road is another shopping street in Shanghai. Built in 1901, this six-kilometer-long Huaihai Road commemorates the Huaihai Battle during Liberation. Nowadays, with the history of 110 hundred years, Huaihai Road becomes another symbol of Shanghai modern life.
The Road is divided into three parts. Middle Huaihai Road is definitely the best part of the whole Huaihai Road. In here, you can see many international brands and have a meal in the exotic restaurant with a street view. The remnants of French architecture give the street its cosmopolitan charm.
Shanghai Yuyuan Market, also called Yuyuan Bazaar, is a bazaar of stores that combines the Old Street (Chenghuangmiao). The place gets some 200,000 visitors daily, people just come here to buy, sell and eat - it is all entertaining enough.
The stores sell a mish-mash of items including chopsticks, Chinese medicine, walking sticks, fans, silk umbrellas, bamboo and rattan furniture, goldfish, pottery, plus much more. Part of the market has also been transformed into an indoor mall. Do not forget to bargain for a good price! Food is also a great temptation in Yuyuan Market with local delicacies such as Xiao Long Bao, pigeon egg dumplings and spicy cold noodles from the street stalls or numerous restaurants.
In just ten years, Xujiahui has become one of the four biggest shopping destinations in the city of Shanghai. Easily accessible by Metro Line 1 (Xujiahui Station), many people enjoy shopping at Xujiahui because of the number of modern and fashionable shopping malls all within walking distance from each other.
Xujiahui is famous for electronic items, with two large electronic malls - Metro City and TaipingYang Suma Plaza. It is one of the biggest places for people to get electronic equipment, from cameras to PSPs to XBoxes and modchips for those XBoxes and other game consoles as well. Besides the electronic productions, Xujiahui Shopping District has complete facilities including two cinemas, two hypermarkets and many shops selling both up-scale and reasonably priced clothes and accessories.
The above are the most famous shopping streets or shopping malls in Shanghai. You may go to one of them to enjoy your shopping time.