Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Bellagio
Din Tai Fung
Lomography
Club Suzie Wong
You're sure to have a memorable evening the notorious Suzie's.
Fei Fei
With the ability to copy any design on the catwalk this tailor is like having your very own fashion designer at-hand.
Radiance
A gorgeous gift shop that sells pretty much everything; if you can't find a suitable present for those back home here you might as well go back empty-handed.
Dwell
Hip happening homeware for the, er, home.
Jin Xin Peking Embroidery
Wrap up warm with silky scarves and shawls.
Five Colours Earth
There's nothing quite like designer fabrics and that's exactly what you'll find on the shelves here thanks to embroidery empress Pan Xi.
Shard Box
While we wouldn't advise walking on broken glass a la Annie Lennox we do recommend popping down to Shard Box and snapping up some beautiful pieces made from er broken bits and pieces.
Gaobeidian Furniture City
Bargain hunters peruse hundreds of antique stores along nearly two kilometres of road.
The Peninsula Beijing
Beijing's luxurious and most exclusive Grande Dame hotel.
Three Stone Kite Store
Kite-flying may seem a bite 90s but at this store it's very much alive and kicking.
Shengtangxuan
Take a trip down memory lane with a store brimming with toys from days gone by.
The Old Town Girls
I'ts not second-hand it's vintage' so say the cool girls in Gulou. And they're right. Dive in to the bargain bin here and unearth a buried treasure.
Pingyao
A UNESCO World Heritage site truly worthy of its status.
Qianxiangyi Silk Store
There's nothing finer than the feel of silk against your skin so make sure you get the best stuff here.
Dave’s Tailor
Don't be put off by the name; sharp-suited gents are churned out of this tailors in Savile Row-worthy get-ups.
Feel Shanghai
Every cloud has a silver lining as they say and that's certainly the case at Feel Shanghai with lashings of silver to attract jewellery junkies.
The Pottery Workshop
From vases to necklaces - whatever type of ceramics you want The Pottery Workshop provides.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.
Athena Xu
Selling everything you need to make that outfit really pop. Accessorise accordingly ladies.
Beijing Postcards
Take home a snapshop of Beijing by snapping up a reproduction here. Better than your shots we're sure.
Hobby Shop
Hobby Shop is a store for the big kid in us all; miniature models line the shelves from tanks to planes.
Wuyutai Teahouse
Tea isn't just a British thing; Beijingers can't get enough of the stuff.
Innerroom
If you're in need of the type of picture-story flipbook that was popular with Chinese children between the 50s and 80s look no further.
Things of the Jing
Those seeking traditional Chinese jewellery can find it in abundance here.
Tianjin
Drink Express MTR
You can always count on Beijing to come up with concepts for stores that are just so well bizzare. Enter this hidden gem selling retro soda cans with an Eastern twist.
Lily’s Antiques
Ornate furnishings from the Orient with an excellent shipping service to get your purchases back home.
Ran Fan
Whether you're a lady or gent you're sure to look super-sharp stepping out of this tucked-away fashion designer.
Rui Fuxiang
You won't look like a banana in pajamas if you get your sleepwear for this iconic store.
Karen Smith
Need an art consultant who knows what they're talking about? Karen Smith's your gal.
Sattva
You don't have to travel further afield for authetnic pieces from Tibet and Qinghai; you have to travel here to Sattva.
Ucca Store
If you've always dreamed of getting your grubby little mitts on a signed print from a Chinese artist then you've come to the right place. If not then it's still an interesting place to poke about.
Hong Julie
Sticks and stones may break your bones but stones do look very good on fingers. Get a luxuriously large one here.
Ruoshuitang Umbrella
There's nothing quite as elegant as a Chinese parasol so get the look by snapping one up here.
Timezone8 Art Books
Forget poking about in a musty old library; this is the go-to store for treasure tomes galore.
Lost and Found
A shrine to objects from days gone by.
Long Sky
Forget off-the-shelf; this store custom-makes whatever your heart desires in 15 days straight.

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