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 easier 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 People’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)

 No.02 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  闵行区虹梅路3721号(近延安西路)
Tel: (021)62626278
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00

No.03 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-story 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

No.04 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, apparel, 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

No.05 Yatai Xinyang Fashion and Gift Market (上海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.06 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

No.07 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.08 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.09 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)

No.10 Dongtai Road Antique Market (东台路古玩市场)
Dongtai Road Antique Market was once a famous street both home and abroad for its antiques in Shanghai. At its prime time, Dongtai Road was an open market about 200 meters long with about 125 stores opened on both sides of the road.

Now the old market has been closed due to the urban reconstruction of this area.
Add: Dong Tai Road, Shanghai 上海市卢湾区东台路浏河口路

No. 11  Shop Electronics ( Computers, Tabs, Laptops……)In Xujiahui District, Shanghai ( 徐家汇 )
There are three places in Xujiahui District: Bainaohui (百脑汇),Pacific Computer Plaza (太平洋电脑广场),and Pacific Digit Plaza (太平洋数码广场)

Add: The three places are located in the same area ( clustered together ).
Transportation: Take Subway Line 1 and get off at the station of Xujiahui ( 徐家汇) and exit from Exit 5.

Chinese address for taxi driver:


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Shanghai Highlight Day Tour from US$ 60
Afternoon Ambling & Evening Brilliant Cruise Day Tour from US$ 55
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Shanghai 2 Day Tour Package from US$ 145
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180 Responses to “Top 10 Markets in Shanghai”

  1. Jack says:

    How i go to Shanghai Upholstery & Bedding Market from Xiujiahiu Nandan road. /use bus/

  2. admin says:

    Hello Jack,

    You may go to Shengyuan Dadi Furniture Store 盛源大地家具店. Only about 20-minute walk from Nandan Road.

    Name: Shengyuan Dadi Furniture Store 盛源大地家具店
    Tel: 021-64284958 021-62484958
    Add: 200 Wending Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 上海徐汇区文定路200号

    Please ask your hotel or your Chinese friend for the direction of the store.

  3. firdose says:

    what month of the year does the Shanghai market close.

    Please can someone assist

    Thank you,

  4. admin says:

    Hello Firdose,

    Most of the makets in Shanghai will be closed or partly closed during Chinese New Year ( Chinese spring festival) similar to the Christmas in the west.

  5. Faisal says:

    I went to cyber martial but found it closed. Somebody told me that it is shifted from here
    In front of cybermart across the road is digital plaza which is also good for Chinese made tablets and accessories

  6. Veronique says:

    I will be in Shanghai for 3 days. I’m interested to buy bags with embroidery , ethnics bags, made here not from Thailand like I’ve seen in many shops. Can you recommend a place ???
    Thanks a lot

  7. Daniel says:

    Hello Veronique,

    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, Yuyuan market is a wonderful place to shop around.

  8. Veronique says:

    Where can I find embroidery leather bags wholesale price in Shanghai???
    Thanks a lot

  9. Daniel says:

    Hello Veronique,

    Not quite sure, but you may go to Yuyuan Bazaar ( just next to Yuyuan Garden ). Have a good time!

  10. Rocky says:

    I am looking for tai chi stuff like shoes and fans in Shanghai. Where can I find them? Thanks

  11. Bill says:

    In case anyone is looking for a more reputable place to buy a computer, I highly recommend TEK Shanghai. Koben is very helpful and gave me a good price on my Macbook Air, so I wanted to thank him by letting other people know about his store. His website is and you can visit his shop in Pudong if you want.

  12. U sam says:

    Hi I wanted to visit China on a business trip to buy pharmaceutical goods (equipment not medicine), Gold coins aswell as green tea, what ares / or markets is it best for me to visit to find these goods as I am hoping to start a business in this. Thanks In advance.

  13. Daniel says:

    Hello U Sam,

    For green tea, you’d better go to Hangzhou City, about 200km southwest of Shanghai. Hangzhou is famous for Dragon Well green tea. We are not sure where to purchase pharmaceutical goods (equipment not medicine), Gold coins.

  14. Frank says:

    Im visiting china for one week and I want to buy fabrics that are encrusted with swarovski crystals as well as swarovski crystals for clothing. Any ideas?

  15. Barry says:

    Hi, everyone
    I will be in china on 4 of September 2013,
    Where I can do shopping for shoes cloths in a affordable price ?

  16. Daniel says:

    Hello Barry,

    Are you visiting Shanghai in particular? In Shanghai, you may go to the Yuyuan Bizzar Market for shopping.

    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)

  17. Last June, I went to an old building in Yuyuan garden and on one of the top floors of the building, found some people sitting on floor selling their wares. The building is being remodelled now. Where did the vendors go?

  18. Naeem says:

    I want to open a home goods store. In which I want to put decoration pieces ,antique pieces , frames Crockery and cutlery etc. All exclusive things . Which city of china I should go where I can buy for reasonable price . One more thing that in china is it advisable for a small trader to buy goods from markets or factories , thanks.

  19. Daniel says:

    Hello Naeem,

    It is advisable to go to the city of Yiwu, a world famous city famous for its small commodity trade and vibrant free markets. Please check the link below for more information:

  20. Megha says:

    From where to buy good shoes clothes other stuff for women in Shanghai

  21. Megha says:

    Hi I’m planning to open up a store n I’m planning to visit shanghai for shopping I’m looking for a place where it’s a wholesale but retail as well. I’m looking for the places where I can buy clothes shoes n fashion jewellery for women n big sizes tooo. Can u help me

  22. Daniel says:

    Hello Megha,

    Try the following:

    1. Shanghai Women Goods Store
    Add: 449-479, Mid-Huaihai Road, Shanghai 淮海中路449-479号(近重庆南路)

    2. Yuyuan Market ( Yuyuan Bazaar) (上海豫园商城 批发市场)
    Add: 218 Anren Street, Huangpu District (around Yuyuan Garden), Shanghai 黄浦区安仁街132号(城隍庙内)

  23. Daniel says:

    Hello Megha,

    Try your luck at Yuyuan Market ( Yuyuan Bazaar) (上海豫园商城 批发市场).

  24. Fiona says:

    Where in Shanghai can one shop for the shoes at reasonable cost as well as fake handbags and wallets.

  25. Daniel says:

    Hello Fiona,

    You try your luck at the Yuyuan Market ( Yuyuan Bazaar) (上海豫园商城 批发市场) and Qipu Road Clothing Market (上海七浦路服装批发市场).

  26. Noraini says:

    i will be going to Shanghai on 24 Oct 2013. Where can i find good and reasonable table cloth?

  27. Daniel says:

    Hello Noraini,

    Try your luck at Yuyuan Market ( Yuyuan Bazaar) (上海豫园商城 批发市场).

  28. steven says:

    can someone kindly tell me whether da tong yang market and tong yang market in shanghai are two different places? if they are, where are they located? many thanks!

  29. Kashif says:


    I have Men Clothing retail store and I would like to buy men’s clothing, like T-shirts, Jeans, Pants and other accessories. Can you please advise me a good place, where I can get good quality stuff for cheap as I have to resell it in our stores.

    Please also advise if anybody know’s such wholesale’s source online with reliable quality and shipping.

    I would highly appreciate the infos.

  30. Mimi says:


    Can you guys please refer me if you know of trust-able online clothing shops for ladies, that ship international (mainly South AFrica and Namibia). I would like to buy and re-sell clothes.

    Best Regards

  31. Rangaraj says:

    I Have a plan to visit shanghai in January2014 for buying furniture and electrical goods.kindly guideme where i can buy with reasonable price.

  32. Daniel says:

    Hello Rangaraj,

    You may go to Shengyuan Dadi Furniture Store 盛源大地家具店. Only about 20-minute walk from Nandan Road.

    Name: Shengyuan Dadi Furniture Store 盛源大地家具店
    Tel: 021-64284958 021-62484958
    Add: 200 Wending Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 上海徐汇区文定路200号

    Please ask your hotel or your Chinese friend for the direction of the store.

  33. Sangita says:

    Hi…Please let me know where to buy good Boots and an overcoat in China?

  34. Anne says:

    Wondering if shanghai markets are closed on Dec 30th and Jan 1st for new year celebrations. If so is there anything to do. Short trip wondering if I should bring my partner.

  35. Daniel says:

    Hello Anne,

    In Shanghai as well in other parts of China, most markets and shops ares still open during new year.

  36. Daniel says:


    You may check the following shopping malls to shop around for good Boots and an overcoat.

  37. Rohan Allgoo says:

    Could someone plz tell me where to buy pure leather jackets in shangai,near nanging road ???

  38. Daniel says:

    Hello Rohan Allgoo,

    You may try Zhonglian Department Store of Hualian Commercial Plaza (华联商厦中联店)
    Add: No.340,Nanjing Road (南京东路步行街340号)

  39. Rosey says:

    Hi I am looking for long overcoats of 3xl or 4xl for ladies please let me know from where can I find them in Shanghai but the cheap one..not expensive!!

  40. Daniel says:

    Hello Rosey,

    You may go to Shanghai No.1 Department Store
    Add: No.830, Nanjing Road,Shanghai
    Transport: take subway line 2 and get off at the station of People’s Square and walk to the department store. Just have a try.

  41. Sonia says:

    Hi, was thinking of visiting from 5th-8th feb 2014. As this is CNY do you expect most markets to be closed? Was specifically thinking about the tailors section out at the science and tech museum market?

  42. sudheendra says:

    I Have a plan to visit shanghai in April 2014 for buying bath fittings and interior ceiling lights.kindly guideme where i can buy these at wholesale price .

    awaiting for your reply

  43. Daniel says:

    Hello Sonia,

    In CNY, many vendors will have their stalls closed. But from 5th-8th feb 2014, some will be open. Just try you luck!

  44. Daniel says:

    Hello Sudheendra,

    You may go to the following markets:

    1.Shanghai Red Star Meikai Flagship Store 上海红星美凯龙旗舰店  
    Add: 1555 Longwenshui Road, Red Star Maikai, Shanghai 地址:上海红星美凯龙汶水路1555

    2. Shengyuan Dadi Furniture Store 盛源大地家具店
    Tel: 021-64284958 021-62484958
    Add: 200 Wending Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 上海徐汇区文定路200号

    3. Dongming Furniture Plaza (Pudong Store)东明家具广场(浦东店)
    Tel: 021-58530222
    Add: 4099 Yanggao South Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai 浦东新区杨高南路4099号(近成山路)

    4. Shanghai Huangxing Luqiao Furniture City 上海市杨浦区黄兴路桥家具城
    Tel: 021-65490436
    Add: 1617 Huangxing Road, Shanghai 上海市 黄兴路1617号

  45. Corraine says:


    I will be going to South Bund Fabric Market to custom make a qipao.
    What are the average prices for that? I don’t mind paying a fair price but not getting ripped.
    Thanks 🙂

  46. Daniel says:

    Hello Corraine,

    As far as I know, making a qipao charges you at the prices randing from RMB 400 to RMB1000, depending on the quality and sizes of your qipao.

  47. silvia says:

    Where can I find wholesale jewelry accessories and wholesale wedding dress & evening gown with affordable price in shanghai?

  48. Carol says:

    Would you recommend buying an ipad in Shanghai or should I purchase it at home? If buying in Shanghai, where would you recommend and what would you consider a “good” price?

  49. Daniel says:

    Hello Carol,

    You may go to the apple stores in Shanghai or buy online.

  50. REZA says:


    Can someone tell me if there is a wholesale market in Shanghai where I can find fishing nets and nylon rope.
    Thanks for your attention.

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