Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

McQ Alexander McQueen
Found in the trendy Sanlitun Village North shopping centre, this is McQ Alexander McQueen, the city's first outpost of legendary British fashion brand
Lomography
Tung Lok Tang
Young hip and trendy? Call off the search you've found your home.
D-Sata
Need to get a little something for friends and family back home? Don't panic buy at the airport - snap up some real gems here beforehand.
Beijing Curio City
To some this four storey emporium may be a shrine to tat; to others it's buried treasure.
Zemo Elysee
Born in China but trained in Paris this is one designer who knows how to put clothes together.
Zulutu Grocery
Like a grocery store only selling t-shirts in place of bloody slabs of meat. Not the norm but fun and inspiring nevertheless.
Ming House
Far from selling 'minging' clothes Ming House sells cutting-edge fashions to those who are willing to flex the plastic.
Fei Fei
With the ability to copy any design on the catwalk this tailor is like having your very own fashion designer at-hand.
Dong Liang Studio
A shine to cutting-edge (and well-cut) Chinese designers this studio has style all wrapped up.
Tanghouse Gallery
Hard wood is the material of choice for a range of fabulous furniture here.
NLGX
Label-lovers will fall head over designer heels in love with the clothing on offer here.
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.
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.
Fontaine
Like jewellery but want something that's not a Cartier copy? Head here where no two items are the same.
Lan Dao Computer Market
Geeks and readers of Wired can't get enough of this computer emporium.
Lane Crawford
Think Harvey Nicks only East.
The Peninsula Palace Beijing Shopping Arcade
Forget pounding the crowded pavements outside; stay in the comforting confines of your hotel while indulging in a little retail therapy.
Plastered
Find out where this inspiring t-shirt label began.
Be Zure
Bed down in style with interior design Catherine Chen's fabulous fabrics.
Wangfujing Bookstore
You don't have to stray too far off the beaten bath to get lost within the pages of a foreign world here.
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.
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.
Gaobeidian Furniture City
Bargain hunters peruse hundreds of antique stores along nearly two kilometres of road.
Shengxifu Hat Store
If you're a little breezy around the top then invest in a suitably stylish hat here.
Artopal
Arty farty types flock to this store in their design-y droves.
Q’ggle
Feminine fashions for those who er like to look feminine.
Qeelin
Bling is the thing here at Qeelin.
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.
Vivienne Tam
Clothes don't come any chicer than they do here - unless of course you're talking about fashion's other Vivienne.
Potato & Co.
Nothing to do with potatoes. Everything to do with divine Dutch design.
Lu 12.28
We love a designer with a full stop in its name which is why we can't get enough of Beijing-based clothing designer Lu 12.28. End of.
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.
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.
Surface
Two floors are better than one as they say (or is that heads?) and that's no more true than at Surface a two-floored emporium dedicated to unisex fashions.
Qianxiangyi Silk Store
There's nothing finer than the feel of silk against your skin so make sure you get the best stuff here.
Navel
Cover you er navel with offbeat t-shirts sold here.

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