If you are a hard-core shopper, you’ll find no complaints about China. For a truly opulent experience of shopping, step inside the Silk Street Market Beijing and enjoy affordable knock-offs!
Staying true to its name, the Silk Street Market Beijing mainly comprised of traditional Chinese silk, exquisite handicrafts, and many imported commodities. Until 2005 it was an outdoor market and now this market offers a lot more than silk. You’ll find a wide variety of goods such as bags, shoes, clothes, pearls, and souvenirs. This newly-developed huge shopping store has three lower-level floors, five floors covering an area of 28 000 square metres.
Those who wish to enjoy shopping in ultimate Chinese style should visit the first and the second floors of this market. You’ll certainly spoilt for choice with many designer clothes available on these two floors. In addition, there are belts, handbags, a nail salon, and cafes. Even though the market features a diverse collection of goods, the most attractive goods are ‘silk’. These exquisite silk products are sold on the third floor.
The Silk Street Market is located on No. 8 East Xiushui Street in Beijing. If you are staying at a Beijing serviced apartment in the area, such as Ascott Beijing, the Silk Street Market is just an eight-minute drive.
Once you step into the market, the important skill you need to have is being able to haggle. Don’t feel shy to bargain with the local sellers. Always remember to check the quality of the product before buying. Show a little nonchalance and don’t gush over an item that looks fancy!
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+