Situated in the Guangdong province of southern China, Shenzhen sits by the Pearl River delta with Hong Kong lying to its south. The city is filled with numerous shopping options; from giant malls to bustling market streets and stalls, shopaholics can find offerings from international luxury fashion labels to local brands to satiate their every urge. For those who have yet to experience the shopping haven in Shenzhen, fret not. Here’s a curated guide to shopping in Shenzhen, brought to you by Singapore Airlines in conjunction with AUGUSTMAN.
Nanhai E-cool Art District
This used to be a dilapidated industrial site but has recently been refurbished into a home for craftsmen and indie design stores. When you’re there, expect to pick up some unique souvenirs from one-off ceramic wares to Chinese-inspired objets d’art.
Getting there: Take the Line 2 Metro to Sea World Station and exit from exit A.
Address: 6 Xinghua Road, Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Dongmen Pedestrian Street
This is one of the largest street markets in Shenzhen. As such, the variety of items on sale is truly mind-boggling, from clothes to jewellery, to books and even kitschy souvenirs, it’s all there at affordable prices. Plus, with fast food joints to Chinese restaurants and street food stalls, there’s no lack of dining options to refuel too.
Getting there: Take the Metro Line 1 or 3 to Laojie Station. Walk out of exit A.
Address: Jie fang Road, Louhu District, Shenzhen, China
Luohu Commercial City
For those who adore the thrill of bargaining, head to Luohu Commercial City. This shopping district is where haggling with a smile might just earn you some buys at discounted prices. This is also the place where business travellers come to get their shirts and suits tailored as there’s a number of establishments here offering such services at affordable prices.
Getting there: Take the Metro Line 1 to Luohu Station. Walk out of exit A.
Address: 25 Shenzhen Huoche Zhan GuangchangRoad, Luohu District, Shenzhen, China
This retail and entertainment centre spreads out across 1.25 square kilometres and stands out for its beautiful landscape which features lush green environs, lovely tree-lined walkways and winding canals connected by arching bridges. Cafes and restaurants, ranging from teppanyaki to an Italian trattoria, are around the area too. Be sure to head down during the evenings though, as the area truly comes alive with light shows and a slew of bars available for a drink or two.
Getting There: Take the Metro Line 9 to Line 9 Shenzhen Bay Park and exit from exit E Station.
Address: 8 Baishi Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen Raffles City
Located in the city’s financial district, Shenzhen Raffles City is the first Raffles City mall in South China since 2016. It has five extensive floors that house over 130 international fashion and lifestyle brands, along with over 50 restaurants.
Getting there: : Take Metro Line 2 and alight at Dengliang Station and exit at Exit D.
Address: 2163 Nanhai Street, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Round out your shopping in Shenzhen at Upperhills Mall, which has over 300 stores to serve as a one-stop shop for all your entertainment, dining and recreational needs. What more, it has accommodation properties like the Mandarin Oriental and Muji Hotel within its premises.
Getting there: Take the Metro Line 4 to Lianhua North Station. Upperhills Futian is about 19 mintues walk from Lianhua North Station.
Address: 5001 Huanggang Road Futian District, Shenzhen, China