Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Yashow Market
All the tat you could ever possibly need for the folks back home.
Wuyutai Teahouse
Tea isn't just a British thing; Beijingers can't get enough of the stuff.
Wangfujing Bookstore
You don't have to stray too far off the beaten bath to get lost within the pages of a foreign world here.
Tung Lok Tang
Young hip and trendy? Call off the search you've found your home.
Tongrentan
As the pharmacy to former emperors you know you're getting your hands on some good medicine here.
The Village
Western-style shopping complex crowned by a chic courtyard.
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.
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.
Surface
Two floors are better than one as they say (or is that heads?) and that's no more true than at Surface a two-floored emporium dedicated to unisex fashions.
Sugar Jar
Chinese rock er rocks so brush up on your knowledge here.
Spin Ceramics
Young designers are showcased at spin with their pottery on display for all and sundry to see.
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.
Shine
Ruoshuitang Umbrella
There's nothing quite as elegant as a Chinese parasol so get the look by snapping one up here.
Ran Fan
Whether you're a lady or gent you're sure to look super-sharp stepping out of this tucked-away fashion designer.
Raffles City Shopping Mall
Home to Beijing's much-anticipated H&M Raffles City Shopping Mall has style sussed.
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.
Q’ggle
Feminine fashions for those who er like to look feminine.
Potato & Co.
Nothing to do with potatoes. Everything to do with divine Dutch design.
Plastered
Find out where this inspiring t-shirt label began.
Panjiayuan Market
Bargain-hunters flock in their droves to this fabulous flea market; dig deep the best stuff is often hidden!
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.
NLGX
Label-lovers will fall head over designer heels in love with the clothing on offer here.
Ming House
Far from selling 'minging' clothes Ming House sells cutting-edge fashions to those who are willing to flex the plastic.
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.
Lomography
Lan Dao Computer Market
Geeks and readers of Wired can't get enough of this computer emporium.
Laitai Flower Market
Green-fingered shoppers
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.
Grifted
Odds and sods Chinese-style.
Fei Space
Chinese fashion doesn't get much hipper than that on offer from Zhang Da at Fei Space.
Fei Fei
With the ability to copy any design on the catwalk this tailor is like having your very own fashion designer at-hand.
Esydragon
Talk about specific! This shop knows what it's selling and isn't ashamed to shout about it.
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.
Dara
Expats love this place for its authentic Asian and European homeware. Shop 'til you drop.
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.
Brand Nu
Handmade is the order of the day at Brand Nu.
Beijing Curio City
To some this four storey emporium may be a shrine to tat; to others it's buried treasure.
At Home
Silk doesn't always equal style but thankfully it does at At Home.
Alien Street Market
What are the chances of finding a Russian market in Beijing? Quite likely apparently; enter here.

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