Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

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.
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.
Woo
A bit chilly? Then wrap up with a cashmere shawl from Woo.
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.
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.
Torana Tibetan Store
We all like the feel of a luxurious rug underfoot so make sure yours aren't threadbare by snapping up a new one here.
Tongrentan
As the pharmacy to former emperors you know you're getting your hands on some good medicine here.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.
Three Stone Kite Store
Kite-flying may seem a bite 90s but at this store it's very much alive and kicking.
Things of the Jing
Those seeking traditional Chinese jewellery can find it in abundance here.
The Thing
Local graphic artists get a chance to shine here with their designs emblazoned across too-cool-for-school tees.
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 Red Box Studio
Ironically located in a black building The Red Box Studio is the place to come for China's thriving contemporary art scene.
The Pottery Workshop
From vases to necklaces - whatever type of ceramics you want The Pottery Workshop provides.
Tanghouse Gallery
Hard wood is the material of choice for a range of fabulous furniture here.
Tang Hu Lu
Ever wondered what cotton from China's countryside feels like? Wonder no more as there's plenty of the stuff on offer 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.
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.
Source
Take to Beijing's streets in suitably stylish streetwear direct from the er Source.
Shengxifu Hat Store
If you're a little breezy around the top then invest in a suitably stylish hat here.
Shengtangxuan
Take a trip down memory lane with a store brimming with toys from days gone by.
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.
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.
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...
Sattva
You don't have to travel further afield for authetnic pieces from Tibet and Qinghai; you have to travel here to Sattva.
Ruoshuitang Umbrella
There's nothing quite as elegant as a Chinese parasol so get the look by snapping one up here.
Rui Fuxiang
You won't look like a banana in pajamas if you get your sleepwear for this iconic store.
Rouge Baiser
And so to bed. Between fine thread-count sheets and beautifully embroidered cotton bedspreads made here of course.
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.
Ran Fan
Whether you're a lady or gent you're sure to look super-sharp stepping out of this tucked-away fashion designer.
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.
Qianxiangyi Silk Store
There's nothing finer than the feel of silk against your skin so make sure you get the best stuff here.
Qeelin
Bling is the thing here at Qeelin.
Q’ggle
Feminine fashions for those who er like to look feminine.
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 Gallery
A hotbed of creativity a slew of young Chinese designers descend on O Gallery to showcase their wares.
NLGX
Label-lovers will fall head over designer heels in love with the clothing on offer here.

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