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“Not a historical spot, but still worthy of your time.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beijing Xidan Commercial Street

Beijing Xidan Commercial Street
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Private Custom Shopping Tour in Beijing
Ranked #129 of 1,603 things to do in Beijing
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Burlington, Canada
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“Not a historical spot, but still worthy of your time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

I currently live in Beijing and I visit almost weekly. The shopping is divine and I very rarely see tourists. It is definitely a local hangout. One of my favourite things to do is to grab Starbucks (or Costa Coffe if you prefer) and people watch. There are stores that range from fast fashion with Zara and H&M to classic at the Gap and the fancier stuff at DKNY etc. There is pretty much something for everyone. Almost every beauty brand is represented in the department stores for my fellow cosmetics junkies. There is also a fantastic market that has so much stuff and at super cheap prices (if you haggle like you mean it haha). Definitely haggle because they will try to rip you off if you're obviously foreign. Decide what you want and look for it in multiple stalls to compare prices. Overall, Xidan rocks.

Visited September 2012
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“Filled with mega malls carrying international brands”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

This is a long street filled with malls carrying international brands. The prices are relatively higher in Beijing as compared to Singapore.

We went into Joy shopping mall and was amused that such a posh shopping mall built their toilet doors with locks! So, you could actually see people inside.

If you are not keen on international brands shopping, there are some alleys that allows you to do cheap shopping for local mass manufactured clothes and accessories. There is also a mall that hosts many little mini shops selling clothes, accessories, shoes and bags. If I didn't recall wrongly, it's located near 77th Street underground mall and Starbucks.

Visited May 2012
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