Sunday, 29 March 2009

Fabric market-le marché aux tissus de Shanghai

The fabric market is the place to go in Shanghai to make good quality clothes by a tailor for an incredible price, it's a 3-storey building
The Chinese name is 上海南外滩轻纺面料市场 and the address is 部 陆家浜 399号 (LuJiaBang Road), near the Bund. You pick the fabric you'd like your clothes on (cashmere, wool, linen, cotton, silk...), pick a model from the numerous fashion magazines, and they take your measurements. Depending on your negociation skills and your level of Chinese, you can make cashmere suits for 500RMB+/- (=50€), coats for 400RMB, shirts for 100RMB (10€)...also leather jackets, silky nighgowns... When you know that a costume for man in France costs about 200€, make the calculation!
But no worries, don't have to speak Chinese lah, they all know English (tourist place!)

Directions: From People's Square, there's a bus going there n°802 (2 yuan to the last stop).

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