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.
Ming House
Far from selling 'minging' clothes Ming House sells cutting-edge fashions to those who are willing to flex the plastic.
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.
Fei Fei
With the ability to copy any design on the catwalk this tailor is like having your very own fashion designer at-hand.
NLGX
Label-lovers will fall head over designer heels in love with the clothing on offer 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.
Artopal
Arty farty types flock to this store in their design-y droves.
Shengxifu Hat Store
If you're a little breezy around the top then invest in a suitably stylish hat here.
Vivienne Tam
Clothes don't come any chicer than they do here - unless of course you're talking about fashion's other Vivienne.
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.
Navel
Cover you er navel with offbeat t-shirts sold here.
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.
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.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.
Hana
Specialising in linen and silk garments from Korea you can always find something suitably stylish to wear at Hana.
Botao Haute Couture
Fancy something custom-made? Then head here where super-talented designers will whip you up something beautiful and bespoke.
Brand Nu
Handmade is the order of the day at Brand Nu.
Ran Fan
Whether you're a lady or gent you're sure to look super-sharp stepping out of this tucked-away fashion designer.
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.
Karen Smith
Need an art consultant who knows what they're talking about? Karen Smith's your gal.
Shin Kong Place
Those with a penchant for designer stitching at the back of their necks flock here for Gucci and other gorgeous garments.
Tang Hu Lu
Ever wondered what cotton from China's countryside feels like? Wonder no more as there's plenty of the stuff on offer here.
The Thing
Local graphic artists get a chance to shine here with their designs emblazoned across too-cool-for-school tees.
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.
O’
It may be raining and it may be pouding but that doesn't mean your fashion credentials have to be snoring. Boot up in style at O' with an on-purpose apostrophe.
Croquis
Minimal lines and sleek aesthetics - and that's just the store. More of the same from the clothing.
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.
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.
Aria Boutique
Foreign designers are sold alongside the owner's own take on Chinese style. The result? Chic clothes indeed.
Shanghai Xu
Using a needle and a thread is something of an art form - an art form that these guys have got down to a tee.
Source
Take to Beijing's streets in suitably stylish streetwear direct from the er Source.
Fei Space
Chinese fashion doesn't get much hipper than that on offer from Zhang Da at Fei Space.
Elizabeth Kock Millinery
When a summer hat is called for call in here.
3501 PLA Military Surplus Store
Live out all your military fantasies at the army's surplus store.
Tongrentan
As the pharmacy to former emperors you know you're getting your hands on some good medicine here.
The Shop
While it's not the most imaginatively-named store in SoBe, The Shop sells incredibly cool designer clothes for both men and women.

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