Top 10 Markets in Shanghai

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Plan your Shanghai tour? Shanghai is a shopping paradise in China. Although malls and shopping centers are becoming more popular, the majority of Shanghai residents still shop in markets.

Markets make life easy for the shoppers. If you are wondering where to shop in the markets in Shanghai during your short Shanghai trip. Here is a listing of some popular markets and shopping streets for your quick reference.

No.01 Yuyuan Market ( Yuyuan Bazaar) (上海豫园商城 批发市场)
Located next to the Yu Garden and also known as the City God Temple market, Yuyuan market is a wonderful place to experience local life. If you want to look back on the bygone days of Shanghai Yuyuan Market will lead you back to 100 years ago.

There are over a hundred stores and shops in this area, selling a mish-mash of items including Chinese medicine, walking sticks, silk umbrellas, bamboo and rattan furniture, goldfish, etc. Local people in Shanghai enjoy shopping here. They can find things unobtainable elsewhere and they dine at their favorite restaurants.

Add: 218 Anren Street, Huangpu District (around Yuyuan Garden), Shanghai 黄浦区安仁街132号(城隍庙内)
Tel: (021)63260830

Public Transport: take bus 930 from Poeple’s Square (人民广场)  and get off at the 5th stop of Xinbeimen (新北门站),  have a 5-minute walk to Yuyuan Garden ( also the market)

Yuyuan Market ( Yuyuan Bazaar)

Yuyuan Market ( Yuyuan Bazaar)


No.02 Dongtai Road Antique Market (东台路古玩市场)
Dongtai Road Antique Market is a famous street both home and abroad for its antiques in Shanghai. Dongtai Road is an open market about 200 meters long with about 125 stores opened on both sides of the road.

There are antiques both real and fake, including ceramics, copper, jade, ancient coins, pocket watches, paintings and a host of other collectibles. It is getting hard now to find real antiques here. Many stalls sell many of the same and/or similar items, so shop around for the best price.

Add: Dong Tai Road, Shanghai 上海市卢湾区东台路浏河口路
Tel: 021-64393615

Dongtai Road Antique Market

Dongtai Road Antique Market

No.03 Hong Qiao New World Pearl Market (上海虹桥国际珍珠城)
Hong Qiao New World Pearl Market offers far more than just the pearls. It is an enormous shopping venue which is spread out over three floors and offers shoppers a large range of items.

You can find knock-off bags, scarves, Chinese junk and treasures on the first floor, and wares on the second floor. Remember to bargain hard with the vendors and don’t be afraid to walk away. Hong Qiao New World Pearl Market is the best place to shop for pearls for you.

Add: 3721 Hongmei Road, Minhang District, Shanghai  
Tel: (021)62626278
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00

Hong Qiao New World Pearl Market

Hong Qiao New World Pearl Market

No.04 South Bund Fabric Market (南外滩轻纺面料市场)
South Bund Fabric Market, which is originally known as the Dongjiadu Fabric Market, is a three storey building full of fabric shops and tailors.
Walking into the South Bund Fabric Market, you may find yourself lost in a maze of hundreds of fabric stalls. Its great values are Qipao, cashmere coats and men’s shirts. Most of the cloths is cheap here. Many shops have their own in-house tailors who can stitch you a suit, or anything else you want.

Address: 399 Lujiabang Road, Shanghai 黄浦区陆家浜路399号(近南仓街)
Tel: (021)63775858
Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00

South Bund Fabric Market

South Bund Fabric Market

No.05 Qipu Road Clothing Market  (上海七浦路服装批发市场)
Qipu Road clothing Market is the largest whole sale and retail clothing market in Shanghai which offers a massive number of men’s wear, women’s wear and children’s wear. It has a history of over 100 years.

There are various of products sold here, both for domestic market and international market, such as clothing, apparels, children’s clothes, underwear, skirts, shoes, jeans, T-shirts, bags, and other related products. You have the chance to grab the latest fashion at extremely low prices in this market.

Add: 168 & 183 Qipu Road, near Henan Bei Lu, Zhabei District 上海七浦路,闸北区,上海
Tel: 021-5102 0001
Hours: Daily 6:30am to 6:00pm

Qipu Road Clothing Market

Qipu Road Clothing Market

No.06 Yatai Xinyang Fashion and Gift Market (亚太新阳服饰礼品市场)
After that famous “fake” market-Xiangyang market closed its gates in 2006, many vendors relocated to Yatai Xinyang Market. The vendors in this market create their own brands instead of the former fake. It is a great place to buy inexpensive souvenirs: T-shirts, chopsticks, cushion covers and pashminas.
Vendors here are reasonably honest but they’re trying to make as much money as they can. Just remember to bargain hard before you buy.

Add: Science and Technology Museum Metro Stop (Metro Line 2), Pudong, Shanghai  浦东新区世纪大道2002号地铁2号科技馆站内(近二号线上海科技馆站)
Hours: 10:00-18:00
No.07 Flower, Bird, Fish and Insect Market (上海花鸟市场)
As the most famous of its kinds in Shanghai, this market has everything that you expect to find. There are Spring’s orchid, Summer’s lotus, Autumn’s mum, and Winter’s plum, which are changeable following the seasons. All kinds of fish, birds together with the tools are also available. It’s worth the trip for the weird and unusual and you’ll take some great photos.
There are a handful bird and flower markets in Shanghai. I just name a few:
Cao’an flowers market (曹安路花卉市场)
Add: 2207, Wuning Road (near Daduhe Road) 武宁南路2207号(近大渡河路)
Wujiaochang birds and flowers market (五角场花鸟市场)
Add: 493 Guohe Road, Wujiaochang, near Changhai Road 地处五角场国和路493号,长海路口
Hongqiao birds and flowers market (虹桥花市)
Add: Opposite Shanghai Zoo
Yangpu Park birds and flowers market 杨浦公园花卉市场
Add: 701 Longchang Road 隆昌路701号

Flower, Bird, Fish and Insect Market

Flower, Bird, Fish and Insect Market

No.08 Weekly Friday Muslim Street Market (常德路上海穆斯林市场)
Weekly Friday Muslim Street Market, which is located in front of the Huxi Mosque, is a small area of street with roadside vendors gathered selling Muslim foods and products.

Weekly Friday Muslim Street Market is an interesting place to see some non-Han Chinese culture. Check out the different offerings, sample some street food and even have a wander around the mosque. Most of the vendors come from Xinjiang Province and their cuisine is very different from eastern China.
Add: 1328 Changde Lu, near Aomen Lu, Northern Jing’an District, Shanghai , 上海常德北路 

No.09 Cybermart (赛博数码)

Shanghai Cybermart is located at Huaihai Middle Road, surrounded by a lot of famous department stores and office buildings. It is the most central and reliable location for all sorts of electronic and computer equipment, including DVD players, iPods, laptops, etc.
If you are a computer craze, you can come here and have a look. You can find any digital products of any brands in this mart. Generally speaking, Cybermart is a good place to go if you do not have time to go to Xu Jia Hui

Add: 1 Middle Huaihai Road, Shanghai  上海市淮海中路1号
Tel: 021-63855666
Hours: 10:00-20:00



No.10 Hong Kong Famous Shops Street   (上海人民广场香港名街)
Located at Renmin Road, Hong Kong Famous Shops Street is Shanghai’s first underground shopping street filled with booths on both sides.
Young people like to shop here for unique and good-looking products, including clothes, bags, headgear and jewelry. Visitors need to bargain for a good price. With the establishment of more shopping centers of its kind and the increasing price of renting a booth, goods here are more expensive than other places, but it offers a good selection of what is “cool” and “in.”
Add: No. 9-99, Renmin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai上海人民广场
Tel: 021-63917770
How to get: Metro Line No.1, Metro Line No.2 (get off at People’s Square Station)Add on:
Top 10 Shanghai Souvenirs
Top 10 Shanghai Shopping MallsAny questions,  just drop a line.

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139 Responses to “Top 10 Markets in Shanghai”

  1. Daniel says:

    Hello Reza,

    You may go to South Bund Fabric Market (南外滩轻纺面料市场)

    South Bund Fabric Market, which is originally known as the Dongjiadu Fabric Market, is a three storey building full of fabric shops and tailors.
    Walking into the South Bund Fabric Market, you may find yourself lost in a maze of hundreds of fabric stalls. Its great values are Qipao, cashmere coats and men’s shirts. Most of the cloths is cheap here. Many shops have their own in-house tailors who can stitch you a suit, or anything else you want.

    Address: 399 Lujiabang Road, Shanghai 黄浦区陆家浜路399号(近南仓街)

    Tel: (021)63775858
    Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00

  2. NInad says:

    I will be going for an arctic expedition and need a couple of full length coats. Where in Shanghai can i buy them?


  3. Daniel says:

    Hello Ninad,

    You may go to Sanfo, the largest Outdoor Products company in Shanghai with several outlets.
    Shanghai Office: Ms. Li 021-5489 0357 ext 11
    Shanghai Sanfo Store (Xuhui District): No.859, Tianyueqiao Road, Xuhui District,Shanghai 徐汇区天钥桥路859号
    Tel: 021- 54890385

  4. yuvan says:

    Hi all,

    Am situated at Double Tree Hilton in Pudong and I would like to buy Thai fihserman pants, also known as Yoga pants… Any clue where I can get those in Pudong or closeby?? Any shop name? I’ve tried AP market.. nobody seems to know what thai fisherman pants are.

    Help Please. I leave China tomorrow!


  5. Daniel says:

    Hello Yuvan,

    As far as I know, thai fisherman pants are not in the fashion here.

    1. You may check some large department stores

    2. Buy online to save your time and energy

    Check out the link:

    By the way, is a China based global trade.

  6. Spencer says:


    I will be in Shanghai for a weekend. I would like to buy jewlery with magnets and metal comicbook plates (e.g. Tin Tin)

    Where to go??

    thank you.

  7. Daniel says:

    Hello Spencer,

    We are quite new to jewelery with magnets and metal comic book plates. Hope somebody knows where to buy.

  8. SUSIE LOW says:

    Hi I will be staying at Holiday Inn Express WuJiaochang. I know is it somewhere near Fudan University. Can I know what can I do around there? Any mall or street shops that university students hang around for food or fashion? Ear piece, phone accessories etc.

  9. Daniel says:

    Hello SUSIE LOW,

    Actually, you are close to the WuJiaochang Commercial Center (五角场) where you will find department stores, restaurants, book stores and bars. Just a walking distance to the north of your hotel.

  10. Adalberto says:

    We will be at Ramada Plaza Pudong South – Shanghai ( Hunan Road – Pudong) and would like to know which Shopping Center(s) is (are) close to that hotel. Also, do you know any western-style restaurants in that area. Thanks

  11. Daniel says:

    Hello Adalberto,

    Your hotel is located at No.936 Hunan Road (沪南路938号). You walk to the location at No.969 Hunan Road, you will find a McDonald’s and other western restaurants. This location is also a shopping mall.

  12. Adalberto says:

    Daniel, thanks for the information.
    Another one : People’s Square is a good option for Shopping Centers and Western Restaurants?
    Is it too far to walk from Ramada (936 Hunan) to QUFU Road to get the Metro (line 8) to People’s Square?
    Thanks again and greetings from Brazil.

  13. Daniel says:

    Hello Adalberto,

    For shopping, you may go to the famous pedestrian only commercial street known as Nanjing Road (南京路)and Huaihai Road (淮海路) . As far as I know, you walk along Hunan Road in the north direction and take subway line 7 at the station of Fanghua Road 芳华路 and take the subway line 7 to the west direction and get off the 5th station of Yaohua Road (耀华路), then interchange for subway line 8 and get off at the station of People’s Square.

    From People’s square, you can walk to Nanjing Road ( shopping street ), the Bund; you may also walk to Xintiandi ( lots of bars,cafes and western restaurants.

    Check out the links below:

    People’s Square

    Shanghai Xintiandi

    Nanjing Road

    The Bund

    Yu Yuan Garden and Bazaar Shanghai

    Tianzifang Street

  14. Shei says:


    Thanks for your tips before, it’s really helpful.

    I want to ask, I’m located at 12 hengshan hotel, may I know some muslim food around here? around people’s square or the bund is ok too. And actually somewhere with no pork or bacon :)

    and I really want to try Xiao Long Bao Zi, is there a restaurant that sell it without pork?


  15. Daniel says:


    Check out the link below – Top 10 Vegetarian restaurants in Shanghai. Maybe it is useful for you.

  16. Nancy says:

    We will be a couple of days in each of Bejing and Shanghai, I was wondering about buying prescription eyeglasses in China, I’ve heard that you can get a really good deal. Any suggestions as to where to go, how long it takes to get glasses? Thanks.

  17. Daniel says:

    Hello Nancy,

    We are not experts on prescription eyeglasses. But while you are in Shanghai, you may go to Shanghai International glasses City for a glimpse.

    Shanghai International Glasses City (上海眼镜城)
    Add: 1688 Zhongxing Road, near the northern plaza of Shanghai Railway Station.


  18. Paula says:

    We’ll be spending over a week in Shanghai and are interested in buying traditional or modern Chinese paintings on cloth or rice paper and embroidered landscapes. Any idea where we could find them?
    Thanks in advance

  19. Daniel says:

    Hi Paula,

    You may go to Shanghai Calligraphy and Paintings Verification and Trade Center for a look.上海书法字画鉴定交易中心

    Add: 7-floor, Guoli Mansion, 1465 West Beijing Road, Jingan District,Shanghai.上海静安区北京西路1465号国立大厦7楼 .

    Tel: (021)61140932,15250552580

  20. Rosie says:

    Is there a Chinese Medicine wholesale market in Shanghai? Thanks

  21. Daniel says:

    Hi Rosie,

    As far as I know, there is no official Chinese Medicine Whole Market in Shanghai.

  22. Hanina BARTINE says:

    I am moroccan I in schangai for a week i want to buy somme meters of silk but I don t know when please gaves adress of some markets. Thanks

  23. Daniel says:

    Hi Hanina BARTINE,

    You may go to Yuyuan Market ( Yuyuan Bazaar) (上海豫园商城 批发市场)
    Located next to the Yu Garden and also known as the City God Temple market. It is a huge a market and you need to find the right place for the silk. Have a good time!

  24. Adrie says:

    I am looking for a place that sells hair extensions. Is there a market that sells hair and the related products?

  25. Daniel says:

    Hi Adrie,

    I’m not an expert on hair extension. As far as I know, the brand “艾耐儿(Annel) is one of the best hair extensions in China. The “Annel” is associated with the foreign brand known as “Lnmty”.

    The Annel has outlets in People’s Square, Xujiahui District, Hukong District.

    Official website: ( Chinese )

  26. Irwan says:

    Where can i buy action/sport cameras like SJCAM or XIOYI etc in Shanghai?

  27. Daniel says:

    Hi Irwan,

    Sorry, I know nothing aboutaction/sport cameras like SJCAM or XIOYI. Thanks for your enquiry!

  28. evergreen says:

    I am staying at Nanjing West Road and wanted to check out any children departmental store or wholesale market for baby products? Not looking at fake products but just affordable stuff..

  29. Daniel says:

    Hi Evergreen,

    You may go to Shanghai June 01 Children Goods Store.

    Shanghai June 01 Children Goods Store (上海六一儿童用品商店)
    Add: No.652-654, Mid-Huaihai Road, Shanghai 上海市淮海中路652号-654号

  30. Annelie says:

    Hi. We are in Beijing 19 to 26 Nov. My husband and I want to tour Beijing for 3 days and then go to Shanghai for 3 days. Any 3 day tours for each city you can suggest? Also, I heard there is a train you can take from Beijing to Shanghai. Do you have info on that?

  31. Daniel says:

    Hi Annelie,

    Thanks for your enquiry! One of our staff members will contact you by email for the details. Thanks!

  32. Yusoff says:

    Hi,is there any muslim food near qipu road market?

  33. Daniel says:

    Hi Yusoff,

    we didn’t find any muslim food near qipu road market.

  34. ibrahim says:

    hello bro
    i am coming to shanghai after 3 weeks and i am looking to buy kitchen and house ware to my shop back home
    i am looking for big quantity and low prices any help

  35. Daniel says:

    Hi ibrahim,

    You may try the following “Wanrun International” Market:

    Market Name: Wanrun International上海万润酒店用品市场
    Tel:021 51032222
    Fax:021 51032358
    Add:Wuwei Road 259,Putuo District, Shanghai 普陀区武威路259号
    Zip Code:200331

    Note: I’ve never been there and not sure about big quantity and low prices. Basically big quality means high prices.

    Have a good shopping in Shanghai!

  36. Mahdi says:

    im looking for saffron company in shanghai. or any place where trade saffron 😀 please send an email

  37. harry says:

    has shanghai disney opened yet ? Tq.

  38. Daniel says:

    Hi Harry,

    As far as I know, it will be open in the spring of 2016.

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