Lit­tle Tokyo

LUXE City Guides - Shanghai - - Changle Lu / Xinle Lu / / 長樂路 新樂路 -

Be­gin at chic streetwear con­cept store Fei Space / 139-3 Changle Lu / 5307 7586 / feilook.com / then trot a few steps to vin­tage-y Hong Kong hip­ster cache Ini­tial at #139-7 / 3331 2206 / ini­tial­fash­ion.com / for more m/w street gear. Walk on a wee bit to find Gao Xin’s sim­ple Yo­hji-like togs (w) at #139-25 Even Pen­ni­less / 5382 2557. Keep­ing on un­til you pass Shaanxi Nan Lu, find avant-garde Euro threads at re­stored villa Mian Hua Tian / 5403 5103, then re­trace to the Shaanxi Nan Lu in­ter­sec­tion, sweep left then right onto Jinx­ian Lu /進賢路/ to find bustling lo­cal fave Chun (see Rest./re­laxed) at #124. Skip along to #234 for Con­tent / 6236 0086 / ra-con­tent.com / a cut­ting-edge wom­enswear la­bel, and Es­tune at #220 / 6256 4407 / for sophisty ur­ban w/wear, then slip into cosy Ci­ti­zen Café at #222 / 6258 1620 / for a quick re­fuel (basil mar­tini, any­one?). Exit left onto Shaanxi Nan Lu, cross­ing Chang le Lu and its hy­per-girly ac­ces­sories shops on the left side, then pirou­ette right onto Xinle Lu. Score dis­counted de­signer duds at #88 out­let-bou­tique Eva / 6415 2603, then con­tinue to Nuo Mi at #196 / 5403 4199 / for eco-chic nat­u­ral fi­bre out­fits. At #204 is nail saver Frangi­pani (see Spa), Dragon­fly at #206 / 5403 9982 / has good no frills rubs, then cross and dog­leg left onto Donghu Lu for flip-fresh bites at Sushi Oyama (see Rest./smart), or Sichuan Ci­ti­zen (see Lunch). Yum!

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