Ask when you see a small shop that has things you like if they have more, and you may find a great deal! A lot of little shops have a back room where they keep the good stuff. If you discreetly ask the manager they may lead you to their other area for more great deals on designer items.
Every single shop we bought at we haggled for the price, never accept the first price they say. Usually we got them down to at least 1/2 what they wanted, and that was after saying, "O.K. fine, we'll go somewhere else."
You have to be willing to walk, but since there are so many shops if you do walk it won't be long before you find another one.
What to buy: Knock offs in the garment shopping areas, and electronic areas.
What to pay: 1/2 what they ask for.
Practice at a shop trying to buy something you don't want. Go back and forth negotiating, then say "It's too much, I don't have that much! I will go to the other shop around the corner!"
Nine times out of 10 they will grab you and say O.k. before you get too far away.
"Famous brand. Unexpensive. Have great time." reads the bumf.
"Happy. Shopping. Love" or "Travel. Leisure. Shopping" are not far behind. It seems there are three phrases to suit everybody's needs.
Dameisha outlets is a small upmarket island shopping precinct surrounded by water, close to the main attractions of the beach area and hotels. Some very pricey shopping is available to those that can afford it. If you're looking for something simpler, Pizza Hut, a Bavarian style restaurant and Bier house ('Wiwaso restaurant and bar') and Pacific Coffee are there to cater for the weary if like me, you are just here to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Opening hours generally seem to be 10:30/11:00 - 21:30.
What to buy: Shops include: Adidas, D&G, Levi's, Lee, Wrangler, Nike, Timberland, Samsonite, Clarks, Belle and some other more suspicious sounding branches open.
Shop Index lists it's services as: Major Stores, Men's Fashion, Ladies' Fashion, Casual Wear/Sporting Goods, Children's Wear, Shoes/Bags, Underwear/Swimsuit, Cosmetics/Accessories and Restaurant/Banks/Services
Beware! Coco Park is not a park. It is a paved area of concrete dystopia.
If you like shopping then you will love Coco Park. It is many top brands and many services and amenities within a small space. Somewhere to spend half a day or longer and the opportunity to try international foods and conveniences as much as you like. Where high street meets luxury.
What to buy: Men and Women's fashion, coffee, ice cream, gifts, pretty much anything ...
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This store has an impressive collection of toys from Barbie dolls to Disney character stuffed toys. So if you're looking for gifts for children, this is one place I recommend you check out.
What to buy: Let the kid in you decide.
What to pay: Toys range from really cheap RMB50 up.
the newest shopping mall at Futian CBD, METRO (GOU WU GONG YUAN "C" EXIT)
women's and men's clothes,food and drink, cinema(Broadway Circuit),shoes,watch,jewelry, beauty store,super market(JUSCO),banks, spa,bar streets,etc.
coco park is the only theme style Mall of Shenzhen, ITS building is so modern maybe u feel u come to a UFO.and its VI system was designed by Alan Chan--the most famous designer of Hongkong.
next to Futian CBD RAINBOW department store.
What to buy: women's and men's clothes,food and drink, cinema(Broadway Circuit),shoes,watch,jewelry, beauty store,spa,super market(JUSCO),banks, bar streets,etc.
What to pay: 100-5000 rmb/person
this is where shenzhen people will go if they want to "set up " a computer. There also have some digi or electronic things for sale, like digi-camera.
It is in the central of shenzhen, huge building and have 7 floor, more than thousand sales counters.
1, It is a huge place, neally not possible to finish every sales counter. You'd better get a shopping list and use it to find only what you want. Each floor have its topic. Choose the floor you want to go.
2, each sales counter means a single shop. Though what they sale is familar, you should better walk arround before you buy. Different counter has different price,also the quality . The price is also negotiatable. Have a Chinese friend maybe easier. You can also do it yourself, since there are so many counter sale same one thing. the competition is sure hard.
3. If you feel no good with what you buy, you can change it , if the goods really broken , maybe you can change it (I dont know cause I have no this kind experience. ) If you feel any unhappy. calm down and remember to find the manager in SAI GE
anyway. Good luck!! I am, personally, no interesting at computer or electronic thing at all ....
so dont expect me say alot....:)
What to pay: cash
The place to go for clothes and small-ticket items. This place is better than Luohu Commercial City in terms of price and range of items. Other than several department stores, most are smaller stalls. The price is cheap, even at local standards. You can easily spend a few days here!
SEG Electronics Market is one of the oldest of the half dozen electronics super markets on Huaqang north road. It is the size of a department store but instead of clothes, there are 10 floors of electronics. You may be able to find anything you could ever want in electronics here. If you can't, there are a half dozen other super markets on the street.
What to buy: HDMI cables of the best quality under five dollars. The same cable in a US store could cost $50 to $80. Now you know Best Buy is really Bad Buy.
Need a web cam with mike, only $10. How about the latest LED light bulb that is not available yet in the USA? They have it for $12. You can find it all here. There was so much to see, this old electronics engineer got dizzy looking!
What to pay: Depends on what you buy, Consumer electronics like Cameras are not the best buy, but HDMI cables sure are. Be sure to stock up and buy some for your friends.
The shop is the only Indian grocery store in Shenzhen (as far as I know). Most of what you need if you're into Indian food and cooking can be found here. Vegetarians would especially love this place with instant vegetarian noodles and microwaveable vege indian dishes available.
The shop is a nondescript store, housed in a residential building. Bollywood movies, Indian brand shampoo, and other whatnots are also sold here.
What to buy: The microwaveable packed dishes are a must buy.
What to pay: The prices for the stuff are cheap. Noodles at 4RMB, microwaveable vege dishes at 16rmb, etc.
Dongmen is one of the busiest shopping area in Shenzhen. There are so so many shopping centre, food outlet that I was quite lost as to where to start.
Best to plan your shopping route before you go to Dongmen.
Most departmental stores have fixed price but asked for quantity discount if you are purchasing more than 1 item.
As the gate to Hong Kong Shenzhen has a good reputation for shopping.Jiafeng Lu and all the sideroads within the old city has returned to a massive shopping place in Shenzhen.The prices are at least %15 cheaper on all goods when they are compared with the other cities in China.
There are also many local restaurants at that area as well 3 Mc Donalds and 2 KFC
Having a coffee at the starbucks is possible if you get tired of shopping
What to buy: There is a wide range of goods for shopping from the fake brand named clothes , shoes and handbags to fake watches.Bulk electronics are on bargain as well as some proper of those
What to pay: you should bargain all times even more than you usually do and check the prices at least 5 shops before you buy.Just to give you an idea I ve asked for a bulk mobile phone and they said 4000 thousand by using the walkaway tactic they came down to 800.I actually did not need one but i just wanted to see how it works
the picture shows the main square in the shopping area
Dongmen street is considered the "old" shopping street (the other concentrated shop area is close to the railway station). Indeed a lot of shops, however, it did not differ too much from e.g. Guangzhou, which also has pleasant shopping activities. We also visited the Mix shopping mall by taxi, but this was not as spectacular as we thought.
What to buy: Clothes
What to pay: Bargain and in any case you don't pay a lot :)
Well, it's very easy to see this MALL. Outside the LouHu checkpoint there are few buildings. Hm, I'd say these buildings are fantastic. You can find all the international brands here, and the qualities are NOT bad. If you want to indulge yourself in a movie, buy a latest show here and bring back to your hotel. It's kind of chaotic, and that's why it is fasnating.
What to buy: Of course the branded stuffs... You pay 10 times more in town, what is the point of buying such expensive one.
Here I must clear one thing, you don't support piracy here, you buy one piece just for fun, at least this is my case.
What to pay: RMB, RMB, and RMB.
LuoHu Commercial City or Lowu (Lohu) Shopping Center is an enclosed shopping district within a huge building of just five floors. Hold on! There are corridors after corridors with countless stalls selling all whatever you have in mind. That will wait for you in every nook and corner of the LuoHu Complex.
And people do speak English in their way. Take care of pick pocketing, begglars and those who wanna steal your belongings.
Ofcourse the common activity here is ... bargaining! I cannot grant you the hint how to play the bargaining game. Just do it and get the best discount ever. I got some beautiful Prada shoes for only 160 Chinese yuan or RMB, that is about 16 Euros ... incredible, even for Christmas time! Or maybe a X-mas gift by spiritual powers ...
Retail shops are open 10.30 am to 08.30 pm, although massage parlours, hairdressers, beauty and nail treatments etc. usually open earlier and close later.
What to buy: Well, all of the products are that numerous so you will forget the exact gift you wanted by watching so many stuff. What belongs in a department store to buy you can find here. From touristy gifts to fashionable clothes, from trendy clothing to exquisite Chinese tradional costumes, from the latest movie DVDs to watches you've never seen from so close.
And do not forget the knockoff handbags, shoes, ceramics, curiosities, get a massage by one of the famous blind masseurs who are not fake!
Because... oh yeah, all, all is fake!!! Some are impressively detailed fakes!!!
LuoHu Commercial City next to ZhuHai is just the best for fake shoppings.
What to pay: 1 Euro/Dollar up to ... whatever.
Remember, the renminbi is the currency here, named yuan.
RMB - Renminbi means "people's currency".
1 EUR = 10,3314 CNY
1 Chinese yuan = 0.139187 U.S. dollars