Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Raffles City Shopping Mall
Home to Beijing's much-anticipated H&M Raffles City Shopping Mall has style sussed.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.
Rouge Baiser
And so to bed. Between fine thread-count sheets and beautifully embroidered cotton bedspreads made here of course.
Solana Lifestyle Mall
Wanting to combine a little shopping with a lot of sashaying about the dance floor? Look no further than this retail-cum-clubbing complex.
The Pottery Workshop
From vases to necklaces - whatever type of ceramics you want The Pottery Workshop provides.
Athena Xu
Selling everything you need to make that outfit really pop. Accessorise accordingly ladies.
Dara
Expats love this place for its authentic Asian and European homeware. Shop 'til you drop.
Things of the Jing
Those seeking traditional Chinese jewellery can find it in abundance here.
Laitai Flower Market
Green-fingered shoppers
Wuyutai Teahouse
Tea isn't just a British thing; Beijingers can't get enough of the stuff.
Beijing Postcards
Take home a snapshop of Beijing by snapping up a reproduction here. Better than your shots we're sure.
Amylin’s Pearls
If Amy Lin's Pearls is good enough for some of the world's most influential decision-makers then it's certainly good enough for you.
Esydragon
Talk about specific! This shop knows what it's selling and isn't ashamed to shout about it.
Hobby Shop
Hobby Shop is a store for the big kid in us all; miniature models line the shelves from tanks to planes.
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.
Sephora
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.
Botao Haute Couture
Fancy something custom-made? Then head here where super-talented designers will whip you up something beautiful and bespoke.
Lily’s Antiques
Ornate furnishings from the Orient with an excellent shipping service to get your purchases back home.
Hana
Specialising in linen and silk garments from Korea you can always find something suitably stylish to wear at Hana.
Karen Smith
Need an art consultant who knows what they're talking about? Karen Smith's your gal.
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.
Brand Nu
Handmade is the order of the day at Brand Nu.
Rui Fuxiang
You won't look like a banana in pajamas if you get your sleepwear for this iconic store.
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.
O Gallery
A hotbed of creativity a slew of young Chinese designers descend on O Gallery to showcase their wares.
Shin Kong Place
Those with a penchant for designer stitching at the back of their necks flock here for Gucci and other gorgeous garments.
Emo+
If Wallpaper* launched a design shop this would be it. Sleek sexy and brimming with style.
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.
Sattva
You don't have to travel further afield for authetnic pieces from Tibet and Qinghai; you have to travel here to Sattva.
The Thing
Local graphic artists get a chance to shine here with their designs emblazoned across too-cool-for-school tees.
Yashow Market
All the tat you could ever possibly need for the folks back home.
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.
Ruoshuitang Umbrella
There's nothing quite as elegant as a Chinese parasol so get the look by snapping one up here.
Lost and Found
A shrine to objects from days gone by.
Hong Julie
Sticks and stones may break your bones but stones do look very good on fingers. Get a luxuriously large one here.
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.
Demeter-SLG29
If you like smellies scents and candles then this is the store for you.

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