Guangzhou Shopping

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  • Shang Xia Jiu Lu (Up Down 9 Road), Guangzhou ...

    by Teenniee Written Sep 29, 2008

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    Lots of shoppings. Small size clothing for chinese market though. Tons and Tons of shoe shops
    dirt cheap.. Very crowded especially on Weekends. you can barely pass through the crowds.. and for goodness dont let it rain, you'll never get anywhere. I think it is cheaper than beijing lu. but the crowds is a hassle.. prices here are set in the shops, no haggling.
    They also have a several jade jewlrey markets within.

    Catching a taxi from this shopping district is the most difficult thing you can imagine... you almsot have to fight for one. really. Also within this pedestrian street is a huge mall which goes underground and connect to the most huge accessory wholesale and bead market ever
    this mall also have a few bead shops within as well and will cater to you more so, because they have very few street traffic in their shops. I bought lots of necklaces , even tiger eye and had them made to my liking. They sell strands one, one and you can bargin here.

    With all this shopping i just wish they had more more usa size clothing and nice dresses. everything was very hiphop, punk and korean style clothes. No fake name brand clothing here either.. (atleast from what i saw)

    What to pay: $2-10 on shoes

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  • various shops- beijing road: Guangzhou shopping

    by Teenniee Updated Sep 29, 2008

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    China trip Aug 27---sept 12 2008

    Shopping on Beijing Rd.

    Many Many shops atleast 150 -200. Ranging from department stores (expensive for China -atleast to me) Small independent shops - but the current style in these shops are
    more like a urban outfitters, Seal, Forever 21..etc. . I guess kong kong style, very punk like clothes it seems they are into. I was hoping for nice dresses and stuff. Some price are comparable to us price really and some are much cheaper. However All chinese name brands - no famous desinger clothing labels on this street. There there are aslo low price shops with sales people clapping and screamming for attention anoucning their loss leader products which are of very cheap quality clothing between $2-3 us dollars ... the problem with all these shops are they clothes only fit chinese bodies. Majority of the shops carry "one size" fit all. I found maybe 2 shops that carried md. and large, but prices were semi good.

    Most of the shops on this street are more like boutiques, carrying one piece of one item.
    Unlike US stores having 2sizes of small, med. large. and XL in the same style. Having a bigger chest and being taller than chinese woman. Not many things fit me well.

    The only thing of some value where cheap cheap shoes. at $$$$2, 3, 4,5. Probably it was the only thing i felt comfortable buying.
    there are many bag and purse shops and accessory shops. generic purses go for about $3-5
    and there are some shops ----( men with fake watch books will take you) to sell fake name brand bags, I bought a leather prada, gucci and DG for about $25 each.

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    G2000: 50% off at G2000

    by jukebox79 Written Jul 2, 2008

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    G2000 A.K.A Generation 2000 Limited,G2000 ESTABLISHED IN 1985,LOCALIZED AS PROFESSIONAL FASHION CHAIN STORE IN THE MARKET, MAINLY ON POPULAR FASHIONED CLOTHING FOR OFFICE LADY AND GENTLEMEN.
    BOUTIQUE AT BEIJING ROAD, CHINA PLAZA AND GRANDVIEW PLAZA
    DON'T FORGET THE COUPONS...

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  • Onelink Plaza (Wan Ling Guang Chang): Tons of variety at wholesale prices

    by Azndude51 Updated May 26, 2008

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    I kind of found this place by accident when I got off at the wrong bus stop. At first glance, it looks like a regular shopping mall with a ton of small shops sellling various knick knacks. I soon discovered that it is actually a wholesale market. Apparently store and boutique owners go there from all over the world go here to buy their products wholesale. They sell everything from arts and crafts, collectibles of all types, jewelery, toys, games, sporting goods, any type of keychain you can think of and tons of different gift items. Each small shop usually only sells one type of item, for example just tea sets or just hair accessories. However, they will have an enormous selection and variety of that type of item. You can find 20 types of the same item when regular stores only carry 3-4.

    However, you will only get near wholesale prices if you buy in bulk, usually about 20 or more of the same item depending on what it is. Most shop owners will only bargain if you buy in bulk. If you buy single items the prices will be higher but still much lower than anywhere else in Guangzhou since you are buying direct from the wholesaler.

    I bought 20 unofficial Beijing Olympic keychains for 5 yuan each, I am using them as gifts for my co-workers and friends. I saw a store elsewhere selling the exact same item for 3 times the price. I bought a couple non-bulk items at prices only about 15% cheaper than elsewhere. However, they had about 10x more selection.

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  • Galaxy Computer Plaza : Galaxy Computer Plaza: Galaxy Computer Plaza : Galaxy Computer Plaza

    by suntnoroc Written Apr 21, 2008

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    Its a big building with over 5 floors. It's not a shop like we know in europe, its more like a flea market. There are lot of small boothes in it, sometimes only a table or a glas cabinet. there are no prices at the artical.
    I think there are over 300 different selling companys but at least boothes.
    There are lot of childern working there, it's not a good feeling to buy something, but at this trip i saw this is everywhere even in my hotel or at Pizza Hut.
    The prices are to high and the products are most copys. Sometimes copys are ok but the quality of this copys are very very bad.

    Some prices to check for you 22.04.2008
    HDD 3.5inch 500GB Samsung (cheap version with 5400rpm) 62euro (ebay germany 65)
    HDD 2.5inch 250GB noname 67€ (ebay 72euro)
    Sony PSP2 Black version only unit complete 140euro (ebay 160 with game)
    Logitech mouse V320 33euro
    RAM S0 Dimm 2GB 23euro

    You dont know if it is a complete orignal product or if any parts swapped, you have to know that the chinese have enough time to do that.
    It's to arduous to negotiate the price, i bought a keyboard because i need it urgently, they want 150rmb in germany it cost 50rmb sometimes 30rmb, i gave him 120rmb. After i back in the hotel it make problems. The same with a mouse and a lamentation (copy from sony).

    I think it not a place of interest, because lot of this goods are copys and the chinese lying.
    you cant look at a shop without that anybody like to sell you something, its very blatantly.
    I think the cost for a booth are very high, and this is the cause for this attitude.

    What to buy: Some prices to check for you 22.04.2008
    HDD 3.5inch 500GB Samsung (cheap version with 5400rpm) 62euro (ebay germany 65)
    HDD 2.5inch 250GB noname 67€ (ebay 72euro)
    Sony PSP2 Black version only unit complete 140euro (ebay 160 with game)
    Logitech mouse V320 33euro
    RAM S0 Dimm 2GB 23euro

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    Bai Yun World Leather City: Leather bag shopping mall (Wholesale/Retail)

    by jackiesg Written Jan 28, 2008

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    Ladies, looking for leather bags in GZ? You'll go crazy if you go to Jie Fang Bei Rd, there's a stretch of 4 to 5 shopping malls selling ALL kinds of bags, mainly leather bags.

    The mall that I would recommend, along this road is World Leather City (Bai Yun Shi Jie Pi Ju Cheng). The shops there are most organised, spacious and is air-conditioned. The shops here even have stickers on their shop front, stating if they accept retail customers or just attend to wholesale customers. Hence, you can happily go into those shops that welcome retail customers and not worry about not buying in bulk.

    The mall is super big and there are really a great variety of ladies bags offered there. There are also some shops selling male's briefcase, working bags, luggages, male's clothes.

    My friend can shop at that mall, just one mall, for 5 hours.

    Sorry, no photo, did not remember to bring along the camers that day. :P

    What to buy: Leather bags

    What to pay: The design and quality of bags sold there varies, but good ones can still be cheaper than those you can get from outside, those major shopping malls, say in Tien He district.

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    SIMGO Department Store: New Year shopping at Deparment Store

    by jukebox79 Updated Jan 1, 2008

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    Buy RMB 200 products and get coupon of same value. The more you purchase the more discount you get
    (Underclothes, sportswears and beddings are applied to buy RMB 200 products and get coupon of value of RMB 100)

    You can print e- Coupon needed at belows:
    http://www.byit365.com/by/user/1619/shopDetail.html

    Due to Jan.6, 2008

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    Shopping in Shamian

    by Gili_S Written Dec 26, 2007

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    In the Shamian area there are also few tourists shops where you can buy items & souvenirs. It might be a little bit more expensive but still relatively cheap, they will speak English and it is less crowded here.

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    Xiajiulu shopping street

    by Gili_S Written Dec 26, 2007

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    Well, you go to the normal European department stores and you see a lot of item made in China. So, significant high percentages of those items are made here in Guangzhou. So in general, you can find in Guangzhou just about anything to buy.

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    GZ Chou Qin Hang trade co.: Finding thai ingredients

    by jackiesg Written Dec 4, 2007

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    Thinking of whipping up a Thai feast but can't find the appropriate ingredients in Guangzhou supermarkets? Try this company : GZ Chou Qin Hang trade co.

    Recommended by a friend, I got to know that this company is a trading company that provides thai ingredients to the Thai restaurants in GZ. They don't have a retail shop in GZ. The place I visited are their store rooms, one is a cold room that stores all the perishables like veges, fresh herbs and another normal store room that keeps the bottled thai sauces, curries, grains etc.

    As it's not a retail shop but a storeroom, don't expect nice display of food. We looked around the boxes for what we want. :P

    What to buy: You can find the following, just to name some: Limes, basil leaves, chilli padi, pandan leaves etc. You can also find red and green curry paste, coconut milk, rice paper, thai chilli sauce, fish sauce etc.

    What to pay: Cheaper that you buy the same thing in a speciality shop. Sometimes, you can't even find these inredients in any retail shops.

    Limes, pandan leaves and ginger like thing

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    Yi De Rd - wholesale shopping experience!

    by jackiesg Updated Dec 4, 2007

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    Yi De Lu and areas near Yi De Lu is where you will find many, Many wholesale malls and shops. Yi De Lu is famous for its stationeries and gifts wholesale market. There are at least 6 shopping complexes, some 6 storeys high, all selling stationeries, decors, toys, gifts etc etc. If it's your first time there, I guarantee you that you'll be overwhelmed! You will!

    Again, as I mentioned about shopping in wholesale markets, they usually sell in bulk and bargaining power is not on your side. If you just want to buy one or two, their retail price would be much higher than wholesale price or they may not even want to entertain you. Of course, if you are really going to buy in bulk for businesses, aha, you'll be spoilt with choices. Many of the shops sells similar things and so you are able to compare prices.

    Not only that, there is also a dried seafood wholesale market along the road.

    Behind Yi De Lu, there's also a major shoe wholesale market.

    And near to Yi De Lu, the Tai Kang Lu, I spotted a wholesale mall (Tai Kang Cheng) that sells all the girls accessories like crunchies, hair clips, necklaces, beads, belts etc etc. And beside this mall is another wholesale market that sells all those toilets parts like pipes, bathtub, toiletbowls etc.

    I can't describe enough, go see it for yourself! The photo shows one of the aircon stationery mall at Yi De Lu.

    What to buy: Stationeries, keychains, soft toys, purses, decors, clocks, etc etc

    What to pay: They transact only in cash. So bring enough cash.

    Wan Ling stationery wholesale mall
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    Wet Markets: Shopping for fresh produce

    by jackiesg Updated Oct 24, 2007

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    Beside buying your food and household equipment from supermarkets, there are also many wet markets selling really fresh food.

    Wet market can be found commonly in GZ. Although they may vary in the hygiene level and the cleanliness, the vegetables sold there are usually fresher than supermarkets and at a much cheaper price. Most wet market would have stalls selling live chickens and live seafood, killed only upon your purchase.

    Unlike supermarkets where vegetables are pre-packed in standard quantity and price tagged, you can choose and buy any quantity you want in the wet market and even ask for free spring onion, chilli or coriander if you buy alot from the same vendor. If you like, you can also bargain but generally it will only be 10 cents or 20 cents cheaper. But as there will be many stalls for you to choose and compare prices, few will try to bargain with the veg sellers.

    There are also "dry stores" that sells rice, sauces, beans, other dried food etc.

    But do take note that they sell mostly local products, you still need to get your pasta or tempura flour in supermarkets!

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    Guangzhou Gou Shu Zhong Xin: Books shopping

    by jackiesg Updated Oct 24, 2007

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    One of the biggest book mall in Guangzhou. Multistory high with each level providing different categories of book range. The mall mainly sells chinese books but there two private bookstores that sells english books too. One of them, by the name "New Page" that has nice ambience, provides english background music and seats for your books browsing.

    At the ground floor, there are also counters selling digital dictioneries, MP3s and MP4s. Beside the main entrance is the customer service counter, where you can give them the list of book names you want to find and they will search them for you from their database. They will then give you a slip of paper with the floor and book shelve reference no for you to find them.

    What to buy: Vast variety of chinese books - Chinese history, literature, cookbooks, novels etc.

    English books - Especially those english books printed in China, they may cost even cheaper than you buy them overseas.

    Book Mall
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    Nan Tian Shang Ye Cheng: Wholesale shopping- Hotel products

    by jackiesg Written Oct 15, 2007

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    To the hotel purchasing department, this is the place where you can source your hotel's bath room accessories, restaurant kitchen wares, lobby displays etc etc. This is a hotel wholesale market selling all sorts of products related to the hotel industry.

    This one storey wholesale markets is filled with rows of shops, subgrouped into garments and cloth section, kitchen and restaurant sections etc.

    These shops usually entertain only wholesale customers but you can still get small quantity purchase from some of the shops. So, you have to try your luck if you're not buying wholesale. But if they agree to sell you in one or two pieces, it would be much more expensive than you buy wholesale.

    Being a non aircon wholesale market, it's hot to visit in summer.

    In the picture: Hugh blocks of chopping boards for restaurant kitchen use.

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    all: Shang Xia Jiu Pedestrian Street and Co.

    by Emile72 Written Jul 31, 2007

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    We enjoyed shopping in the Shang Xia Jiu Pedestrian Street. Lots of shops, lots to shop ;) and very cheap. If you are staying in the hotel Shi fu Holiday Inn, it is right outside the door. There is a Mc Donalds in case you don't fancy the local specialities :)

    Next to this, there is the Shangxia Jiu Lu and Teem Plaza area. Shangxia Jiu Lu is the most influential traditional commercial street in Guangzhou and is located in the Liwan District of Xiguan. It is the first commercial pedestrian street in Guangzhou.

    Walking on the Beijing Lu, in the center of Guangzhou City, however, you will find a world not far different from Shangxia Jiu Lu.

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