Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

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.
Be Zure
Bed down in style with interior design Catherine Chen's fabulous fabrics.
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.
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.
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.
Fei Space
Chinese fashion doesn't get much hipper than that on offer from Zhang Da at Fei Space.
Fontaine
Like jewellery but want something that's not a Cartier copy? Head here where no two items are the same.
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.
Hana
Specialising in linen and silk garments from Korea you can always find something suitably stylish to wear at Hana.
Lane Crawford
Think Harvey Nicks only East.
Lu 12.28
We love a designer with a full stop in its name which is why we can't get enough of Beijing-based clothing designer Lu 12.28. End of.
McQ Alexander McQueen
Found in the trendy Sanlitun Village North shopping centre, this is McQ Alexander McQueen, the city's first outpost of legendary British fashion brand
Ming House
Far from selling 'minging' clothes Ming House sells cutting-edge fashions to those who are willing to flex the plastic.
Mooi
Not the sound that cows make but a shrine to stylish design from Europe and China.
Navel
Cover you er navel with offbeat t-shirts sold here.
Nicolas Favard
Expats love this store for made-to-measure rocks that dazzle. Romance the stone we say.
NLGX
Label-lovers will fall head over designer heels in love with the clothing on offer here.
Plastered
Find out where this inspiring t-shirt label began.
Potato & Co.
Nothing to do with potatoes. Everything to do with divine Dutch design.
Q’ggle
Feminine fashions for those who er like to look feminine.
Qeelin
Bling is the thing here at Qeelin.
Raffles City Shopping Mall
Home to Beijing's much-anticipated H&M Raffles City Shopping Mall has style sussed.
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.
Rouge Baiser
And so to bed. Between fine thread-count sheets and beautifully embroidered cotton bedspreads made here of course.
Sephora
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...
Shengxifu Hat Store
If you're a little breezy around the top then invest in a suitably stylish hat here.
Shin Kong Place
Those with a penchant for designer stitching at the back of their necks flock here for Gucci and other gorgeous garments.
Source
Take to Beijing's streets in suitably stylish streetwear direct from the er Source.
Sugar Jar
Chinese rock er rocks so brush up on your knowledge here.
Tanghouse Gallery
Hard wood is the material of choice for a range of fabulous furniture here.
The Malls at Oriental Plaza
Beijing's first mall and still its best.
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.
The Peninsula Palace Beijing Shopping Arcade
Forget pounding the crowded pavements outside; stay in the comforting confines of your hotel while indulging in a little retail therapy.

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