Aah Beijing, home of the fake Louis Vuitton and the dodgy silk market. You do it so well. But we don’t want that any more. We want to see what your talented young designers are up to. We want to buy the hand-crafted stuff, the imaginative, well made and wonderful stuff. That’s why we’ve created this rather exciting tour for those who want to do some proper shopping. Accompanied by our shopping expert, the Beijing Boutique Shopping Tour will be tailored completely to your needs, and can incorporate anything from the boutiques of up-and- coming Chinese fashion designers to by-appointment-only jewelry viewings, cute Chinese ceramics, furniture boutiques and much more.
Bespoke’s Beijing Boutique Shopping Expert is an extremely well-connected fashion insider, as well as writer, stylist and consultant for publications including Time Out Beijing, Wallpaper* and Another Magazine. She is also founder of the China fashion platform and consultancy AnyWearStyle.com, working with some of China’s most influential designers and bloggers, whilst also helping international creatives get a foothold in the Mainland marketplace.
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How much does it cost? 3,000RMB for up to 2 people; 400RMB per additional person (maximum 4 people)
How long will it take? 3 hours
When can I do it? Afternoons only
Getting there: Due to the hopping between venues along the route, hiring a private car is essential for this trip. Please enquire for more details.
Start Point: Your hotel
End Point: Your hotel
Children: This tour is not particularly suitable for children, but they are welcome.
Any other costs I should know about? Nope!
How far in advance should I book? As early as possible
What to bring: Some cash. The last thing you want is to see something you love and not be able to buy it. And only some of the boutiques accept credit cards.
Our favourite bit: Discovering truly unique pieces you’ll want to show off when you get home.
Is this an expert or local personality-led tour? Expert
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