It pains us, we’ll admit, that when asked for Shanghai’s best boutique for homegrown designers we are forced to recommend Beijing-based Dong Liang. But happily, Shanghai is now home to two Dong Liangs versus the capital’s solitary store, so we’re still clearly far cooler than our northern neighbors. Phew!
Just around the corner from their original Fumin Lu store, the new space on Changle Lu is every bit as gorgeous as you would expect from this crew. A four storey lane house has largely been allowed to keep its original form, divided up into separate rooms which each contain exquisite displays. You’ll need to ring the bell to enter, but don’t worry, the Dong Liang team are a friendly bunch and are happy to let you browse at your own pace.