LUXE City Guides - Beijing - - Shopping Itineraries -

This fast-chang­ing nippy en­clave is quick and easy to get around. Fuel up first with a spot of lunch at the cool for­mer elec­tric fac­tory Hid­den City 1949 / Court­yard 4 / Gongti Bei Lu /工體北路四院/太平洋百貨南門對面/ hom­ing Duck De Chine (see Rest/smart) + Noo­dle Bar (see Lunch), and note Okra and Jing A for later, ex­it­ing be­tween the two. You’ll hit Pop-up Bei­jing / #22 / 6502 5725 / pop­up­bei­jing.com / for care­fully cu­rated mod­ern liv­ing. Now pop out left, right at The Lo­cal, then an­other left and right un­til you meet Gongti Bei Lu. Swing left to the in­ter­sec­tion, then shift right onto the main drag of San­l­i­tun Lu /三里屯北路, at the cnr of Taikoo Li South with Uniqlo. On the right are some icky bars, so walk on the left un­til you reach Nali Pa­tio, then dive in for one-off, rough-cut stones from Span­ish gemol­o­gist Paloma Sanchez at #A115 (see Jew­ellery). In the street-level court­yard is Moka Bros (see Coffee) for ace mocha, and the na­tive-in­spired jew­els of Au­rum Speak De­sign Stu­dio / #D109 / 139 1023 3887. On the 3/F is Yi­wen Stu­dio / 5208 6163 / for Chi­ne­sey de­sign bits, and note for later Mosto (see Rest/smart) and Mi­gas (see Rest/re­laxed) with vibey sum­mer­time ter­race, plus nearby rooftop Fez Bar (see Bars) for more loung­ing op­tions. Re­trace to the street, turn left, then hot­foot it to flash fash desti 3.3 Mall, with speedy OPI mani-pedi haven Lily Nails / 5/F / 5136 5919. Next up, The Op­po­site House (see Ac­com.) homes lush Ko­coon (see Spa), Sureño and Jing Yaa Tang (see Rest/ Smart for both). Nip in and take the lift down to LG, exit via the doors next to Jing Yaa Tang and reach Taikoo Li North, where you’ll spot lo­cally de­signed duds at Ziggy Chen / #NLG-01 / 6416 3258, Ni­siss (see Stand­out Stores), and Mass Con­crete / #NLG-06 / 6416 5356. Hop along to swish stylista B.N.C. (see Stand­out Stores), then sashay right for Wang Yiyang’s edgy sil­hou­ettes at Zuczug / #NLG-11 / 6417 7838. Go around for chic Asian cou­ture at Ri­costru / #NLG-39 / 6417 6936, then exit left and veer left for la­bel Ma­bel I.T Bei­jing Mar­ket / #N5 / 6416 8364. Flit out to the lit­tle lane be­hind Taikoo Li North and swivel right to find Ni­co­las Favard (see Jew­ellery), tucked away be­side Qi Qi. Exit left, then right to re­join San­l­i­tun Lu. Grab gor­geous hand­made teacups at Phoenix De­sign / 6416 9761 / and old Chi­nain­spired kiddy togs at Tang’ Roulou / tan­groulou.com. Dou­ble back onto Taikoo Li South and be­hold Eng books ga­lore at Page One / #S2-14ab / 6417 9582. Exit right for Biörck & Co. (see Adv. Shop­ping) se­creted away un­der an arch, and ahead are Hangzhou fash­ion­ista JNBY (w) and Shang­hainese life­style lovely The Beast / #S3-11 / 185 1397 5160. Re­trace to­wards the Ap­ple store and head into the plaza in front of the gi­ant screen then exit back onto Gongti Bei Lu. Well dar­ling, if it’s that hour, and let’s face it when isn’t it, zip back to the bar at Op­po­site House or chic sip­per Fez Bar for a crafty gar­gle. Cheers!

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