Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

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.
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.
Long Sky
Forget off-the-shelf; this store custom-makes whatever your heart desires in 15 days straight.
At Home
Silk doesn't always equal style but thankfully it does at At Home.
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.
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.
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.
Mooi
Not the sound that cows make but a shrine to stylish design from Europe and China.
Fei Space
Chinese fashion doesn't get much hipper than that on offer from Zhang Da at Fei Space.
Woo
A bit chilly? Then wrap up with a cashmere shawl from Woo.
Shine
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.
Source
Take to Beijing's streets in suitably stylish streetwear direct from the er Source.
Beijing Friendship Store
Your one-stop kitsch shop.
Nicolas Favard
Expats love this store for made-to-measure rocks that dazzle. Romance the stone we say.
The Malls at Oriental Plaza
Beijing's first mall and still its best.
Grifted
Odds and sods Chinese-style.
Panjiayuan Market
Bargain-hunters flock in their droves to this fabulous flea market; dig deep the best stuff is often hidden!
Spin Ceramics
Young designers are showcased at spin with their pottery on display for all and sundry to see.
Sugar Jar
Chinese rock er rocks so brush up on your knowledge here.
3501 PLA Military Surplus Store
Live out all your military fantasies at the army's surplus store.
Elizabeth Kock Millinery
When a summer hat is called for call in here.
Tongrentan
As the pharmacy to former emperors you know you're getting your hands on some good medicine here.
Fanghua
Pearls never go out of style so make sure you stock up - and string up - at Fanghua.
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.
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...
Alien Street Market
What are the chances of finding a Russian market in Beijing? Quite likely apparently; enter here.

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