This little number can be tagged onto the cultural sights of People’s Square (see Activities). If the sight of one more bronze vase makes you want to hurl your lunch into it, it’s time for the two important things in life, cocktail and retail. Cab it to the south end of the Bund, at the junction with Yan An Dong Lu is the Waldorf Astoria /外灘中山東一路2號/ (see Accom.) – handy for a bev at the 1930s time capsule Long Bar (see Bars) or decadent high tea at Salon de Ville. Exit left to the intersection with Guangdong Lu, where two upstanding neo-classical buildings grace each corner: at Three On The Bund / 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu / 6323 3355 /外灘中山東一路3號/ threeonthebund.com – ascend via the Shanghai Gallery of Art (see Art) to Jean-georges (see Rest./smart); and across the street, No. 5 The Bund is home to the Barbarella-meets-old-world Glamour Bar / 6329 3751 / with Huangpu views. Exit left, then left onto the Bund to marvel at restored Goth-renaissance beauty Bund 6, then carry on down and turn left into Lane 8; behind big black cast iron gates is Annabel Lee Shanghai’s flagship store / 6445 8218 / annabel-lee.com / full of silk, linen and cashmere lovelies. Back on the Bund, head left for Shiatzy Chen / 9 on the Bund / cnr Fuzhou Lu / 6321 9155 / shiatzychen.com / for Taiwanese m/w wear. Turn left onto Fuzhou Lu to check out Blue Shanghai White at #17 / Rm 103 / 6323 0856 / for elegant porcelain and stained wood furny with inlaid tiles. Next door at Rm 101 is Suzhou Cobblers / 6321 7087 / suzhou-cobblers.com / colourful silk slippers with motifs hand-stitched onto every bespoke pair. A couple of doors up at #19 is kitsch-chic tea emporium Song Fang Maison de Thé / 6329 9656 / retail branch of the French Concession tearoom (see Standout Stores), and across the street is House of Blues and Jazz (see Clubs). Retrace to the Bund, and turn left for Bund 18. On 1/F is Neuhaus Café / 6329 9338 / for choccies and pastries amidst marble and gilt splendour; and note on 6/F is the delightful Mr & Mrs Bund (see Rest./smart) for later. But first, if you must have drinks with a view, exit the building left onto Nanjing Dong Lu and nip up to the rooftop terrace at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel (see Accom.) for lounging, or else continue north along the Bund for Sir Elly’s on The Peninsula’s terrace (see Accom.) / 14/F / 2327 6756. Now, grab a cab for 1933 / 10 Shajing Lu / 6888 1933 /虹口區溧陽路與沙涇路交界/九龍賓館/ tell the cabbie ‘Jiulong Bin Guan’ / 5-10 min ride / 1933shanghai.com / an artsy retail and dining precinct in a striking renovated ’30s art deco abattoir. On 1/F of the main building is Cigar Ambassador / 5596 7221 / cigarambassador.com / for Havana puros and rums, plus a humidor; Kushi Lifestyle / 6513 9316 / with ethnic furny and reworked silver, and Asianera (see Adv. Shop.). Running on empty? Refuel your tank up half a floor with beefy slurps at Noodle Bull / 2/A/F / 1520 180 0830 / (see Local Flavour), then a 5-minute taxi ride gets you to Chai Living Gallery / 370 Bei Suzhou Lu / 5608 6051 / Tue-sun / chailiving.com / where a gorgeous mix of fine European and Asian antiques as well as modern Chinese art awaits. You’re done! Zoom down to South Bund’s Hotel Indigo, and up to panor-mama Char (see Bars) for jaw-dropper views and sunset sips.