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
Tung Lok Tang
Young hip and trendy? Call off the search you've found your home.
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.
Dwell
Hip happening homeware for the, er, home.
NLGX
Label-lovers will fall head over designer heels in love with the clothing on offer here.
Tanghouse Gallery
Hard wood is the material of choice for a range of fabulous furniture here.
Dong Liang Studio
A shine to cutting-edge (and well-cut) Chinese designers this studio has style all wrapped up.
Plastered
Find out where this inspiring t-shirt label began.
Fontaine
Like jewellery but want something that's not a Cartier copy? Head here where no two items are the same.
Be Zure
Bed down in style with interior design Catherine Chen's fabulous fabrics.
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.
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.
Vivienne Tam
Clothes don't come any chicer than they do here - unless of course you're talking about fashion's other Vivienne.
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.
Navel
Cover you er navel with offbeat t-shirts sold here.
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.
The Village
Western-style shopping complex crowned by a chic courtyard.
Raffles City Shopping Mall
Home to Beijing's much-anticipated H&M Raffles City Shopping Mall has style sussed.
Rouge Baiser
And so to bed. Between fine thread-count sheets and beautifully embroidered cotton bedspreads made here of course.
Sephora
Esydragon
Talk about specific! This shop knows what it's selling and isn't ashamed to shout about it.
Hana
Specialising in linen and silk garments from Korea you can always find something suitably stylish to wear at Hana.
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.
Raw
Raw talent is what Raw is named after and with a slew of up-and-coming Chinese designers flogging their wares inside it certainly lives up to its name.
Emo+
If Wallpaper* launched a design shop this would be it. Sleek sexy and brimming with style.
The Thing
Local graphic artists get a chance to shine here with their designs emblazoned across too-cool-for-school tees.
Shin Kong Place
Those with a penchant for designer stitching at the back of their necks flock here for Gucci and other gorgeous garments.
Chang & Biorck
If you never thought you'd see Scandanavia and China come together in spectacular style think again; this store combines the styles of both places to create jaw-droppingly beautiful objets d'art.
Timezone8 Art Books
Forget poking about in a musty old library; this is the go-to store for treasure tomes galore.
The Place
Shop designer clothes before stopping off to refuel on its al fresco terrace.
Demeter-SLG29
If you like smellies scents and candles then this is the store for you.
The Red Box Studio
Ironically located in a black building The Red Box Studio is the place to come for China's thriving contemporary art scene.
Aria Boutique
Foreign designers are sold alongside the owner's own take on Chinese style. The result? Chic clothes indeed.
Gobi Gear
The Gobi Desert may not be the most obvious choice of inspiration for a shop but this store makes it work in its favour.

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