Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

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Jin Xin Peking Embroidery
Wrap up warm with silky scarves and shawls.
Tanghouse Gallery
Hard wood is the material of choice for a range of fabulous furniture here.
Dwell
Hip happening homeware for the, er, home.
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.
Be Zure
Bed down in style with interior design Catherine Chen's fabulous fabrics.
Lan Dao Computer Market
Geeks and readers of Wired can't get enough of this computer emporium.
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.
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.
Qianxiangyi Silk Store
There's nothing finer than the feel of silk against your skin so make sure you get the best stuff here.
The Pottery Workshop
From vases to necklaces - whatever type of ceramics you want The Pottery Workshop provides.
Dara
Expats love this place for its authentic Asian and European homeware. Shop 'til you drop.
Rouge Baiser
And so to bed. Between fine thread-count sheets and beautifully embroidered cotton bedspreads made here of course.
Hobby Shop
Hobby Shop is a store for the big kid in us all; miniature models line the shelves from tanks to planes.
Rui Fuxiang
You won't look like a banana in pajamas if you get your sleepwear for this iconic store.
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.
O Gallery
A hotbed of creativity a slew of young Chinese designers descend on O Gallery to showcase their wares.
Emo+
If Wallpaper* launched a design shop this would be it. Sleek sexy and brimming with style.
Timezone8 Art Books
Forget poking about in a musty old library; this is the go-to store for treasure tomes galore.
At Home
Silk doesn't always equal style but thankfully it does at At Home.
Boutique De L’Amour
Beijing now has a smattering of smutty sex shops just like any other city but its first is still its best.
Demeter-SLG29
If you like smellies scents and candles then this is the store for you.
Shine
Mooi
Not the sound that cows make but a shrine to stylish design from Europe and China.
Torana Tibetan Store
We all like the feel of a luxurious rug underfoot so make sure yours aren't threadbare by snapping up a new one here.
Spin Ceramics
Young designers are showcased at spin with their pottery on display for all and sundry to see.
Shanghai Tang
The sleek Shanghai Tang store is housed in the opulent Beijing Grand Hyatt and is the purveyor of contemporary Chinese fashion and accessories...

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