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textile shopping: China

Flackmistress | Posted in General Discussion on

I am planning a trip to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong in mid April.  I will appreciate any suggestions on shopping destinations for fabric, notions, accessories, fashion bargains.  Please tell me about the really good places to go.  Thank you!


  1. Stillsewing | | #1

    I did a serious bit of fabric shopping in Hong Kong in 1990. I am still using up the remainder of yes - 150 yards that I bought then. Fabulous quality. My husband thought I was mad at the time. All of this was purchased in Angus International
    I believe that there are lots of places to shop for fabrics in Hong Kong but I had had their samples in advance in and felt that as I could trust the quality there was no point in bothering further. I did also buy some silks and cottons in Thailand that time and was very pleased with the quality. I have not recently bought any further silks from "Angus" but many friends of mine have and have been quite satisfied both the quality and price.

    Good hunting

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    Aless | | #2

    My DH went to China(Beijing/Shanghai) a couple of years ago,with a request for silk ,of course,from me. He checked with awork colleague who comes from China, and she strongly suggested buying from a goverment controlled store.Apparently,this ensures you get real silk and quality fabric.HTH

  3. barbara | | #3

    In Beijing there is a store maybe a mile east of the Forbidden City. It is several stories tall and well-known for shopping, for it contains a lot of "knock-off" brands. One of the floors has lots of fabric. Bargain like crazy! Start at perhaps 20% of what they're asking. Better yet, know how much you want to spend, and start at a much lower number than that. For a friend, a $200 jacket ended up costing $27. Happy shopping!

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