Yatai Xinyang Fashion and Gift Market
Located underground at the Science and Technology Museum metro station, Shanghai A.P. Xinyang Fashion & Gifts Market is the place you can a whole host of popular consumer items. Selling items including inexpensive souvenirs, bags, men’s and women clothes through to jewelry at a bargain price.
Shanghai A.P. Xinyang Fashion & Gifts Market also referred to as APAC Plaza, Yatai Xinyang Fashion and Gift Market, is a popular visit for tourists before heading to Pudong Airport and has a reputation for being a copy goods market, or fake market.
Locals and tourist alike both bargain for the best price of any items they desire. You can buy almost everything at any price. Just be warned, it is not original, no matter what the vendors may tell you, it is fake. The cheaper the product is the more likely it is fake. Bargaining is a must in this market. Vendors may be honest with you but at the same time, they will like to get the highest price for their goods. With the day to day shopping of tourists who are ready to splash any amount of money, you can only forgive the vendors for their behavior of trying to rob you of your money! Don’t forget, you get what you pay for.
The most intriguing and chaotic section of Yatai Xinyang is the warren stalls. Here is the focal point of the market; you can find ‘brand name’ sport fashion, casual wear, shoes and runners, fashion accessories and loads of toys, but don’t get too excited, you get what you pay for. This place is just fun to be especially if you’re in the mood to just wander and do some window shopping.
Just like everywhere in China, it can get crowded, but it’s manageable as the isles are quite wide in comparison to other markets. Unlike other marketplaces in China, Yatai Xianyang is usually quite tidy.
What can you get there: Offers anything: Jeans, shirts, shoes, underwear, bags & suitcases, sunglasses, DVDs and so much more
Price: low but you have to bargain.
Quality: Good, check before you pay
How to get there: Science and Technology Museum (上海科技馆) metro stop on Metro Line 2
Address: 2002 Century Ave, Pudong, Shanghai
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