Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beijing

Tung Lok Tang
Young hip and trendy? Call off the search you've found your home.
Lomography
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.
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.
Fei Fei
With the ability to copy any design on the catwalk this tailor is like having your very own fashion designer at-hand.
Ming House
Far from selling 'minging' clothes Ming House sells cutting-edge fashions to those who are willing to flex the plastic.
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.
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.
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.
Lan Dao Computer Market
Geeks and readers of Wired can't get enough of this computer emporium.
Lane Crawford
Think Harvey Nicks only East.
Fontaine
Like jewellery but want something that's not a Cartier copy? Head here where no two items are the same.
Three Stone Kite Store
Kite-flying may seem a bite 90s but at this store it's very much alive and kicking.
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.
Artopal
Arty farty types flock to this store in their design-y droves.
Gaobeidian Furniture City
Bargain hunters peruse hundreds of antique stores along nearly two kilometres of road.
Vivienne Tam
Clothes don't come any chicer than they do here - unless of course you're talking about fashion's other Vivienne.
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.
Potato & Co.
Nothing to do with potatoes. Everything to do with divine Dutch design.
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.
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.
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.
Navel
Cover you er navel with offbeat t-shirts sold here.
Dara
Expats love this place for its authentic Asian and European homeware. Shop 'til you drop.
Today Art Museum Shop
Culture vultures and bookworms rejoice; get stuck in to a vast range of the printed stuff right here.
Raffles City Shopping Mall
Home to Beijing's much-anticipated H&M Raffles City Shopping Mall has style sussed.
Rouge Baiser
And so to bed. Between fine thread-count sheets and beautifully embroidered cotton bedspreads made here of course.
The Pottery Workshop
From vases to necklaces - whatever type of ceramics you want The Pottery Workshop provides.
The Village
Western-style shopping complex crowned by a chic courtyard.
Things of the Jing
Those seeking traditional Chinese jewellery can find it in abundance here.
Hobby Shop
Hobby Shop is a store for the big kid in us all; miniature models line the shelves from tanks to planes.

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