Guide to Shopping in Shanghai

By Butterboom Writers  /  June 10, 2011

Quintessentially’s guide to the top 10 boutiques in Shanghai. It’s already June so we think this has to be the perfect time to visit Shanghai before it gets really hot.

Global concierge service Quintessentially recommends the top 10 fashion boutiques, concept stores and places to purchase the perfect accessories in Shanghai.


One of the city’s newest shopping destinations, Alter is a luxury concept store for those with their finger on the city’s fashion pulse. The multi-brand store carries Western beauty, fashion and lifestyle products and is set in a swanky new shopping mall, Xin Tian Di Style.


Les Lucioles

One of Shanghai’s earliest concept stores, les lucioles (which means fireflies in French) is home to a number of exclusive up-and-coming Chinese and European brands in the French Concession.

The Thing

Trendy, edgy and fashionable streetwear designed in Shanghai. The graphic t-shirts are particularly popular with the city’s hipsters.


The rock ‘n’ roll spirit lives on at Revoltage, the Shanghai outpost of this Singaporean chain. Creating fashion for those who love their metal heavy and their rock rollin’, the store sells cool and alternative tees, jeans and accessories.


The Villa

We move from rock ‘n’ roll to luxurious boutique – The Villa is a tribute and treasure trove for glamourpusses everywhere. With excellent customer service and a handpicked selection of 20 of the hottest US and European designers, casual and eveningwear is mixed with edgier pieces, complemented by the line of accessories and jewellery.


Heirloom Handbags

Proudly designed and made in Shanghai, the Asian American duo behind Heirloom Handbags bring a chic and urban sensibility to the range of accessories. From clutches to roomy totes, Heirloom also offers a special personalisation service to make it truly special.


William the Beekeeper

Vintage clothing, retro furniture, accessories and even wildflower honey – William the Beekeeper is an eclectic store with a range of boho and boutique items. The shop is a showcase for the arty side of life with an assortment of books to complement the clothes.




Young designers, musicians and artists have contributed to the growth of eno, which aims to nurture and showcase young Chinese creative talent and take it to a global audience. Crowdsourced tees and punky sportswear for the young and trendy.


Lolo Love Vintage

Room 288, Building 11, No.696 Weihai Lu

An adorable vintage shop and a treasure trove of dresses, rings, bags and clothes sourced and handpicked by personal stylist Lolo.


Label 88

Flat P, 3213 Hongmei Lu

Dutch design meets leather accessories at Label 88. Simple, clean lines and quality leathers make these bags very special creations.


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