Shenzhen Shopping at a glance
Shenzhen was one of the first Chinese cities to open its doors to the outside world. Shenzhen is a prosperous metropolis influenced by its rich neighbor-Hong Kong especially at the first beginning when it is very young. Anyway Shenzhen is still a young city, has only 30 years until this year 2010.
As a new and fast developing city, it has a good selection of department stores and shopping centers, where everything from basic commodities to high-quality brands can be found. Electrical appliances, fashionable and reasonable clothing, jewelry, furniture and seafood are some of the best choices for you to buy in Shenzhen.
If you thought Hong Kong shopping was cheap, spend some time at weekend shopping in Shenzhen you will find how really cheap it is.
Where to Buy in Shenzhen
It is easy for you to find a place to do some shopping since Shenzhen is divided distinctly into several zones of shopping centers. It is no wonder that Dongmen Pedestrian Street is the No.1 shopping center of Shenzhen especially for clothing stuff. In Hua Qiang Bei you will find numerous electrical products. The famous Women’s World, which is an ideal place for purchasing clothing, is also located here. Other shopping zones like Nanshan, Renmin Nan and Shen Nan Zhong respectively have their own characteristics. Apart from these, the Chinese and English Street located in Yantian District attracts lots of visitors since it is under the domination of both Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Rainbow Department Store
Rainbow Department Store is favored by most of the locals. It is well known for high quality and good service. Prices here might be slightly higher than other department store, but it is worthwhile.
Rainbow Department Store has several branches in Shenzhen:
Dongmen branch – Rainbow Department Store: No.17, Xinyuan Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen. Tel: 0755-82351315
Fumin branch – Rainbow Department Store: Xinghe Mingju, Fumin Road, Futian District, Shenzhen. Tel: 0755-83566880
Baoan branch – Rainbow Department Store: No.34-2, Qinjin 1st Road, Baoan District, Shenzhen
Changxing branch – Rainbow Department Store: No.86, Taoyuan Road, Nanshan District.
Maoye Department Store
Maoye Department Store is similar with Rainbow Department Store. Maoye, Rainbow, Haiya, all the three seems to be local high end department stores in Shenzhen. The Maoye Department Store is headquartered at World Finance Centre Building which is just opposite to MixCity at Shennan Dong Road. These shopping malls and chain stores are favored by most of the locals. Prices here might be slightly higher than other department chain stores like A Best Department Store Shenzhen, Renrenle Department Store Shenzhen, etc.
Huaqiangbei branch – Maoye Department Store: No.2005-2006, Huaqing North Road. Tel: 0755-83210000
Heping branch – Maoye Department Store: No.39, Heping Road. Tel: 0755-25855055
Dongmen branch – Maoye Department Store: No.2047, Dongmen Middle Road. Tel: 0755-82220000
Shennan branch – Maoye Department Store: No.1018, Shennan Middle Road. Tel: 0755-83696699
Ole Super Market
Ole Super Market is recommended as it serves lots of imported products. Price here is little higher. It is said to be French chain stores. It seems to be that French is well known for its bread. If you are looking for good French style bread, you may give it a try. There have several stores / outlets in Shenzhen as I know.
Ole Super Market – Luohu: B48 of Wanxiang City (in Chinese pinyin, in English it is called “MixC” which is short for Mix City), No.1881, Baoan South Road
Ole Super Market – Nanshan: Yitian Holiday Plaza, Nanshan. It is just opposite to Window of the World, a place for tourists.
The world’s No.1 chain store Wal-mart has 172 outlets in china until April 2010. Except the regular everybody knows super centers or shopping mall, Wal-mart also has 4 Sam’s Club and others as “Select Store”and “Neighborhood Market”. Wal-mart product, wal-mart quality, wal-mart price, what everybody knows, no further explanation is really necessary. If you need to check wal-mart at or around your neighborhood, you can open their official website or call them or simply talk to your neighbors. What’s more, it would be too long a list here for all the Wal-Mart outlets in Shenzhen.
Metro Store Shenzhen
Metro Store Luohu
Add: Ground Floor, Building 2, No.4008, Bao’an North Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen. Postal code: 518023 Tel: 0755-83608888
Metro Store Nanshan – New !
Add: Block 4, No. 255 Shahe East Road , Shenzhen Nanshan District, 518055, 0755-86028888
Ikea Shenzhen – Yijia Furniture
Address: No 8188, Europe City, Beihuan Road, Nanshan District.
Shenzhen Special Local Products-Shenzhen Local Fruits
It is usually produced in Pingshan, Jingui and Malan of Shenzhen. It is juicy, sweet and fleshy.
Nanshan Districts produces this kind of sweet peaches.
Shenzhen produces a lot of lychee, while Nanshan Lychee is the best.
Shenzhen Popular Shopping Centers — Where to Shop in Shenzhen
Luohu Commercial City – comprehensive shopping/replicas
Located in Luohu District of Shenzhen City, Luo hu Commercial City is just on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen border. It has about 6 or 7 stories full of small shops. It adjoins the Shenzhen Railway Station and Luohu Station of Shenzhen metro subway.
A good majority of it is either imitation or counterfeit. You will find a large variety of cheap Chinese replicas of the famous brand watches, clothes, shoes, electronics, handbags, etc.
Be aware of pickpockets, I heard some bad stories, not verified, about the pickpockets in the Luohu Commercial City.
Dongmen Shopping Street – Shopping for clothes, shoes, bags. Cheap!
Dongmen shopping street or Dongmen area is a very popular local shopping destination especially for clothes, shoes, bags, etc. There are others like toys, watches, souvenirs, electronics, bubble tea, snacks, etc. You can get to Dongmen by metro, Laojie station on Line 1 of the Shenzhen metro. Groups of shops tend be clustered together or inside a single building. Sun Plaza shopping mall Dongmen, Maoye department store Dongmen, Rainbow department store Dongmen are some shopping centers worth a visit. Especially the Sun Plaza shopping which features a number of international brand stores with severely cut down prices.
Huaqiangbei Electronic goods – Shop for electronics in Shenzhen
Huaqiangbei Electronic goods market (North Huaqiang Business Area) is said to be one of the largest collection of electronic retailers in Asia. You will find almost everything about computers, mobiles, cameras and much more electronic products here in Shenzhen.
SEG Plaza is best known for electronics, digital and computer stuff both software and hardware. It is a place in Hua Qiang Bei that you can not miss. It is said to be the second highest building in Shenzhen which is next to Di Wang Building. Bargaining will be required here.
To get to Hua Qiang Bei and Seg Plaze, take the metro, get off at Metro Stop: Hua Qiang Lu (Exit A), Line 1
Shop for Luxurious and High-quality Goods in Shenzhen
Coco Park features a lot of fashion stores for men and women, several jewelry，watch stores, and a couple of salons. Most of the restaurants at Coco Park serve both Asian and Western food.
Address: Fuha 3rd Road, Futian District
The MixC Mall
One of the must-know places in Shenzhen for foreigners is MixC – a premium shopping mall in the city center. The Mixc is a huge mall – the biggest in Shenzhen -and contains a huge selection of upscale shopping as well as restaurants and entertainment.
Address: No. 1881, Baoan Nan Road, Luohu District (Across from Diwang)
To get to the MixC mall, you can take metro line 1, and get off at the Da Ju Yuan metro stop. It is just opposite to Di Wang Building (Diwang mansion), the tallest building in Shenzhen.
King Glory Plaza
King Glory Plaza includes a wide variety of shops, entertainment and leisure facilities.
Address: No.2028 Renmin Nan Lu, Glory Plaza, Shenzhen
Garden City Mall
Garden city Mall is a modern shopping center at Shekou, Nanshan which provides you unique one-stop new experiences of shopping, F&B, leisure and entertainment. Shekou Wal-mart is right at this shopping center.
Coastal City Mall
A high end,comprehensive shopping center in Shenzhen; It covers shopping, eating, leisure and entertainment. Lots of restaurants both Chinese and foreign restaurants can be found at the Coastal City, several big cinemas, a huge theatre, an open area with regular play and show for singers, most of them are young and pop music singers.
Address: NO. 33 Wenxin Road 5, Nanshan Distrit
CITIC City Plaza
The Citic City Plaza is just another luxurious shopping center, offering many famous fashion brands. You can find Japanese supermarket (Jusco) stocked with many imported goods, luxury movie theater, Western restaurants like Pizza Hut, Hagen Daas and Starbucks.
To get to Citic city plaza, you can take metro line 1, get off at Metro Stop: Ke Xue Guan (Exit D).
There are stores selling antiques, collectibles, handicrafts and souvenirs. You can find many Western style bars and restaurants.
Shenzhen shopping tips
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Shenzhen shopping guides
Where to Buy in Shenzhen
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Ole Super Market
Metro Store Shenzhen
Shenzhen Popular Shopping Centers
Luohu Commercial City Shenzhen
Dongmen Shopping Shenzhen
Huaqiangbei Electronics Shenzhen
Coco Park Shopping Shenzhen
MixC Mall Shopping Shenzhen
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Garden City Mall Shopping Shenzhen
Coastal City Mall shopping Shenzhen
CITIC City Plaza shopping Shenzhen
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