Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Beijing Curio City
To some this four storey emporium may be a shrine to tat; to others it's buried treasure.
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.
Ming House
Far from selling 'minging' clothes Ming House sells cutting-edge fashions to those who are willing to flex the plastic.
Fei Fei
With the ability to copy any design on the catwalk this tailor is like having your very own fashion designer at-hand.
Zulutu Grocery
Like a grocery store only selling t-shirts in place of bloody slabs of meat. Not the norm but fun and inspiring nevertheless.
Tanghouse Gallery
Hard wood is the material of choice for a range of fabulous furniture here.
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.
NLGX
Label-lovers will fall head over designer heels in love with the clothing on offer here.
Dong Liang Studio
A shine to cutting-edge (and well-cut) Chinese designers this studio has style all wrapped up.
Jin Xin Peking Embroidery
Wrap up warm with silky scarves and shawls.
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.
Lane Crawford
Think Harvey Nicks only East.
Be Zure
Bed down in style with interior design Catherine Chen's fabulous fabrics.
Fontaine
Like jewellery but want something that's not a Cartier copy? Head here where no two items are the same.
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.
Plastered
Find out where this inspiring t-shirt label began.
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.
Artopal
Arty farty types flock to this store in their design-y droves.
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.
Shengxifu Hat Store
If you're a little breezy around the top then invest in a suitably stylish hat here.
Q’ggle
Feminine fashions for those who er like to look feminine.
Qeelin
Bling is the thing here at Qeelin.
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.
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.
Navel
Cover you er navel with offbeat t-shirts sold here.
Qianxiangyi Silk Store
There's nothing finer than the feel of silk against your skin so make sure you get the best stuff here.
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.
The Pottery Workshop
From vases to necklaces - whatever type of ceramics you want The Pottery Workshop provides.
Rouge Baiser
And so to bed. Between fine thread-count sheets and beautifully embroidered cotton bedspreads made here of course.
Athena Xu
Selling everything you need to make that outfit really pop. Accessorise accordingly ladies.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.
Dara
Expats love this place for its authentic Asian and European homeware. Shop 'til you drop.
Laitai Flower Market
Green-fingered shoppers
Esydragon
Talk about specific! This shop knows what it's selling and isn't ashamed to shout about it.
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.
Hobby Shop
Hobby Shop is a store for the big kid in us all; miniature models line the shelves from tanks to planes.
Wuyutai Teahouse
Tea isn't just a British thing; Beijingers can't get enough of the stuff.

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