Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Bellagio
Din Tai Fung
Club Suzie Wong
You're sure to have a memorable evening the notorious Suzie's.
Lomography
Fei Fei
With the ability to copy any design on the catwalk this tailor is like having your very own fashion designer at-hand.
Dwell
Hip happening homeware for the, er, home.
Radiance
A gorgeous gift shop that sells pretty much everything; if you can't find a suitable present for those back home here you might as well go back empty-handed.
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.
Jin Xin Peking Embroidery
Wrap up warm with silky scarves and shawls.
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.
Three Stone Kite Store
Kite-flying may seem a bite 90s but at this store it's very much alive and kicking.
Gaobeidian Furniture City
Bargain hunters peruse hundreds of antique stores along nearly two kilometres of road.
Shengtangxuan
Take a trip down memory lane with a store brimming with toys from days gone by.
The Old Town Girls
I'ts not second-hand it's vintage' so say the cool girls in Gulou. And they're right. Dive in to the bargain bin here and unearth a buried treasure.
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.
Qianxiangyi Silk Store
There's nothing finer than the feel of silk against your skin so make sure you get the best stuff here.
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.
The Pottery Workshop
From vases to necklaces - whatever type of ceramics you want The Pottery Workshop provides.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.
Things of the Jing
Those seeking traditional Chinese jewellery can find it in abundance here.
Beijing Postcards
Take home a snapshop of Beijing by snapping up a reproduction here. Better than your shots we're sure.
Wuyutai Teahouse
Tea isn't just a British thing; Beijingers can't get enough of the stuff.
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.
Lily’s Antiques
Ornate furnishings from the Orient with an excellent shipping service to get your purchases back home.
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.
Karen Smith
Need an art consultant who knows what they're talking about? Karen Smith's your gal.
Rui Fuxiang
You won't look like a banana in pajamas if you get your sleepwear for this iconic store.
Sattva
You don't have to travel further afield for authetnic pieces from Tibet and Qinghai; you have to travel here to Sattva.
Lost and Found
A shrine to objects from days gone by.
Timezone8 Art Books
Forget poking about in a musty old library; this is the go-to store for treasure tomes galore.
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.
Ruoshuitang Umbrella
There's nothing quite as elegant as a Chinese parasol so get the look by snapping one up here.
Hong Julie
Sticks and stones may break your bones but stones do look very good on fingers. Get a luxuriously large one here.
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.
Mooi
Not the sound that cows make but a shrine to stylish design from Europe and China.
Shine
Beijing Friendship Store
Your one-stop kitsch shop.
Spin Ceramics
Young designers are showcased at spin with their pottery on display for all and sundry to see.

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