Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

3501 PLA Military Surplus Store
Live out all your military fantasies at the army's surplus store.
Alien Street Market
What are the chances of finding a Russian market in Beijing? Quite likely apparently; enter here.
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.
Aria Boutique
Foreign designers are sold alongside the owner's own take on Chinese style. The result? Chic clothes indeed.
Artopal
Arty farty types flock to this store in their design-y droves.
At Home
Silk doesn't always equal style but thankfully it does at At Home.
Athena Xu
Selling everything you need to make that outfit really pop. Accessorise accordingly ladies.
Be Zure
Bed down in style with interior design Catherine Chen's fabulous fabrics.
Beijing Curio City
To some this four storey emporium may be a shrine to tat; to others it's buried treasure.
Beijing Friendship Store
Your one-stop kitsch shop.
Beijing Postcards
Take home a snapshop of Beijing by snapping up a reproduction here. Better than your shots we're sure.
Botao Haute Couture
Fancy something custom-made? Then head here where super-talented designers will whip you up something beautiful and bespoke.
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.
Brand Nu
Handmade is the order of the day at Brand Nu.
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.
Croquis
Minimal lines and sleek aesthetics - and that's just the store. More of the same from the clothing.
D-Sata
Need to get a little something for friends and family back home? Don't panic buy at the airport - snap up some real gems here beforehand.
Dara
Expats love this place for its authentic Asian and European homeware. Shop 'til you drop.
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.
Demeter-SLG29
If you like smellies scents and candles then this is the store for you.
Dong Liang Studio
A shine to cutting-edge (and well-cut) Chinese designers this studio has style all wrapped up.
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.
Dwell
Hip happening homeware for the, er, home.
Elizabeth Kock Millinery
When a summer hat is called for call in here.
Emo+
If Wallpaper* launched a design shop this would be it. Sleek sexy and brimming with style.
Esydragon
Talk about specific! This shop knows what it's selling and isn't ashamed to shout about it.
Fanghua
Pearls never go out of style so make sure you stock up - and string up - at Fanghua.
Feel Shanghai
Every cloud has a silver lining as they say and that's certainly the case at Feel Shanghai with lashings of silver to attract jewellery junkies.
Fei Fei
With the ability to copy any design on the catwalk this tailor is like having your very own fashion designer at-hand.
Fei Space
Chinese fashion doesn't get much hipper than that on offer from Zhang Da at Fei Space.
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.
Fontaine
Like jewellery but want something that's not a Cartier copy? Head here where no two items are the same.
Gaobeidian Furniture City
Bargain hunters peruse hundreds of antique stores along nearly two kilometres of road.
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.
Grifted
Odds and sods Chinese-style.
Hana
Specialising in linen and silk garments from Korea you can always find something suitably stylish to wear at Hana.
Hobby Shop
Hobby Shop is a store for the big kid in us all; miniature models line the shelves from tanks to planes.
Hong Julie
Sticks and stones may break your bones but stones do look very good on fingers. Get a luxuriously large one here.
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.
Jin Xin Peking Embroidery
Wrap up warm with silky scarves and shawls.

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