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    LuoHu Commercial District: Painted whatever...

    by RoyJava Updated Feb 8, 2008

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    This is such an unique art of painting.

    Usually you walk along when watching this kind of paintings.

    It looks like street-art out of the seventies.

    Though this guy is painting in a very delicate way and put his paintings on whatever you want ...

    What to buy: The painting artist got well-known for painting handbags, caps, sport shoes, t-shirts ... and jeans.

    Because of the beautiful paintings on jeans we stopped and got some painted jeans.

    It looks like "broderie perse", famous as the English Embroidery, and used a lot in the Baroque time during the 17th century.

    This artist is creating a super well-done design job ...

    What to pay: Don't forget to bargain ... some paintings start at 100RMB, though I've seen paintings on jeans of 700RMB

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    Lowu (Lohu) Shopping Center: Easy shopping

    by SLLiew Updated Jan 15, 2008

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    Location marked

    This several storey building is just after you crossed the border.

    There are several floors selling everything is one easy building. There are escalators. You can find almost every silk, handicraft, watch, toy that you are looking for. There is a grocery, restaurants and blind masseurs too.

    For imitation products, there are two types. Those that looks almost real and those that are cheaper but obvious fake a mile away. So ask for the A type, not B type.

    Bargaining is an art. 10% is nothing. 30% or 50% is average. For expert shoppers, getting 70% discount of the opening price is a breeze.

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    Lo Hu Market: Place for all imitation bag in high quality

    by lilac_fran Written Jul 3, 2007

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    This is the place where you kind buy immitation bag with best quality. The bag they sell is an imitation that is so alike the real one that you just happy not to spend as much money as you have to to be trendy and chic. They sell it cheap. The have best quality and likeness with the real one. They also offer lots of variation. Beside bags, it also sell imitation watches.

    What to buy: Immitation bag and watches

    What to pay: About 40% of the offer price from the seller

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    Street markets: Bargains take persistence

    by Parrish1963 Written Jun 21, 2007

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    Go to the malls and look around, they are very nice and compared to Tampa Bay area malls quite the bargain. Write down some prices and head for the street markets. Now you can get the same quality for 1/3 the price, you have to be a little bit experienced to get the price down but you can with persistance.

    What to buy: Everything, really!! Next time I go to China I will wear the clothes I have on and have one change. My 2 suitcases will be empty to bring more stuff home.

    What to pay: Seriously not much! I found all kinds of bargains, it is fun to shop again, hahahaha!!!

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    central walk: talk about the central walk

    by zephyrgurl108 Written Jun 13, 2007

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    I'd have to say that Central Walk is on its way of replacing my favorite Shenzhen mall, the MixC. Its got Subway sandwiches (the only other branch is in far Shekou), its got Kosmo, Starbucks, columbian coffeehouse Andes Cafe, Spaghetti House. Its got an arcade which MixC doesn't have (time to brush up on my dance revo skills), lots of my favorite clothing and footwear stores - Esprit, Giordano, Nike, adidas, Calvin Klein, etc. A huge department store, and huge grocery store, Carrefour. The architecture is cool as well. The place boasts of it's "green" architecture, using transparent rooftops so that natural light comes pouring into the semi-circular, multi-level mall. There's even a cinema. I could spend a day here.

    What to buy: anything you fancy

    What to pay: this mall is middle to high end

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    coco park: coco park is a mall

    by zephyrgurl108 Written Jun 13, 2007

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    central atrium of coco park

    Malls are popping up like mushrooms around Shenzhen and one of the latest shopaholic havens is the Coco Park. Yep, it's a mall, not a park. Basically, the reasons why I love this mall consist of restaurants and cafes such as Papa John's Pizza, Focaccino, Starbucks, Illy's and Jusco, a grocery where you can get cheese, butter, and imported items (not the kind of grocery that have live animals inside ready for butchering).
    I'm not crazy about its clothing stores though as they are unheard of (save the sporting clothes nike, adidas, fila, etc) and even expensive. Another nice thing is the HSBC ATM and bank they have there for international transactions. There's also a cinema here which is new and nice.

    What to buy: food and grocery items. japanese brands are abundant in jusco.

    What to pay: depends on you

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  • Home of Silk: silk in Shenzhen

    by Janice-ann Written Apr 26, 2007

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    Came across a really good shop selling silk clothes, both mens and womens and silk gifts. It has a wide selection of unusual, quality goods at very reasonable prices.
    It is owned by an Englishman and his Chinese wife. She runs the shop and speaks good English.
    The shop is situated in a modern 'Mall-type' market which has many interesting little shops selling unusual goods.

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    Mans world department store: Haggle

    by m1nkey Updated Mar 18, 2007

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    A little of everything. Many areas are privately operated, like a flea market in america. So each vendor will make your own deal. I haggled a watch from Y400 to y200 ($25)
    It's all done on a calculater, so you don't even have to speak Chinese.

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    coco park: new mall coco park

    by zephyrgurl108 Updated Mar 8, 2007

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    there's a new mall in town called coco park. it's huge, it's got modern architecture and a big space in the central area where there's always somekind of event happening.
    some of the stores aren't opened yet. and at first it's difficult to get around. it's floor layout is not that of a typical mall where you just go straight, up or down. it has a U shaped floor layout. most clothing shops open now are chinese brands. however there is a nike, adidas, reebok, puma, and other sportsswear stores.i like the coffeeshops though because they have outdoor seatings.

    What to buy: anything, for there all kinds of shops - jusco is soon to open (as of date of writing) famous grocery, cinema, lots of restaurants - papa johns, watami, foccacino italian restaurant, lots of sportswear shops - nike, adidas, reebok, fila, puma, etc.

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    book city (civic cultural center): book shopping, music, coffee and more

    by zephyrgurl108 Written Mar 8, 2007

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    Book City as popularly called by locals (or Book Civic Cultural Center as written on their brochure) is a mall composed of bookstores, coffee shops, a big music store, art shops, a few restaurants, etc. It's located close to the Shenzhen Municipal Building and Children's Palace. Also nearby is the Lotus Hill Park. So plenty of options after shopping. What makes the place special is that there is one bookstore that entirely sell English books. Most bookstores in China only have a rack or two of English reading materials. There's also a Starbucks, Pizza Hut, and Illy. The English bookstore is called Yingwen and is right across Illy Cafe on the Ground Floor.

    What to buy: Books

    What to pay: Book prices range from 30 to as much as RMB500. Mid price range from 90 to 100+

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    sungang toy and stationery warehouse: cheap toys and stationery

    by zephyrgurl108 Written Mar 5, 2007

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    The Sunggang Stationey & Toy Buildings are two buildings carrying everything stationery - from greeting cards, to calendars, to photo albums and other office supplies to toys from stuffed toys to magic toys and RC controlled helicopters and trucks.
    Bargaining is a must even though prices are already cheap.

    What to buy: RC cars, trucks, etc., stuffed toys. Price range from 100 up...

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    the famous shoes mall: Dongman shopping district

    by polartraveller Written Feb 27, 2007

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    Here's the entrance to the shoes mall at the Dongman district. Great shopping but very hot inside in the summer. Also, not very safe if there is ever a fire, stores are so packed inside I wonder how they ever past fire inspections!

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    dafen oil painting village: cheap oil paintings

    by zephyrgurl108 Written Dec 15, 2006

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    looking for cheap hand painted reproduction of van gogh's starry night? how about commissioning a portrait? dafen oil painting in buji, shenzhen is the place to go.
    you can buy small portraits for as cheap as 50 rmb. bigger ones are around rmb600. dafen is an entire town full of painters and shops that sell all kinds of paintings. also available are art books, frames and other art supplies.

    What to buy: depends on your taste...go for whatever painting attracts you

    What to pay: 50 to 600 rmb or more

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  • Dongmeng Area: Shopping in Shenzhen

    by craftcreations Written Nov 24, 2006

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    This shopping area in Shenzhen is just amazing! Apart from a very interesting market it is an area of thousands of little shops with all kinds of everything. Only so,so for the fuller figure, but for those of size 12 or less it is just fantastic. Some designer/copies, but not as good as LoHu commercial centre. The upside of shopping in Dongmeng against LoHu is that it is peaceful...no hassle and an extraordinary maze (and I mean a hugh maze) of shops and outlets. The downside is that is easy to get lost...there is quite a shortage of English language and a lot of the shops dont take Credit Cards. There are ATMs but are they there when you want them? Good idea to take along plenty of cash. We felt quite safe there, unlike Lohu. It is just one MTR stop from Lohu station and another 5 minute walk across the road from the GuangDong Hotel.

    What to buy: All kinds of everything

    What to pay: Some places bargain, but a lot seem to be fixed price

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  • Dongmen Wholesale District

    by horizon2006 Written Oct 16, 2006

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    What to buy: Some visitors will venture as far as the Dongmen Wholesale District where mostly the locals go. If you won’t mind the crowd and the language problem try Dongmen as the prices will start at about ½ of Lo Wu; but then you have to be very careful of your wallet as foreigners will standout like beacons in the dark (with $$ sign on top).

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