This summer, Shanghai has seen an array of openings across the city, from a novelty photography studio to a modern revamp of a 1920s bar. Here is our rundown of what’s new around town in Shanghai.
Marks & Spencer 马莎百货View In Map
Following its emergence onto the Shanghai shopping scene in fall 2008 with its flagship store on Nanjing Xi Lu, British retailer, Marks & Spencer, has expanded to a second location. On June 24th, the new store opened in the Yu Fashion Garden near Yu Garden. Covering two floors and 1,600 square meters, this glass-face branch of Marks & Spencer stocks menswear, women’s wear, children’s clothes and groceries. According to the company’s top brass, a third location in southwest Shanghai is in the pipeline, expanding the M&S empire even further.
Add: Yu Fashion Garden, 168 Fangbang Zhong Lu, near City God Temple
地址: 方浜中路168号豫城时尚内 近城隍庙
Tel: 021 6136 8126
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00
Disney Photography Studio 迪士尼摄影馆View In Map
Young fans of Disney rejoiced on July 2nd as the city’s first dedicated photography studio opened up in Jinqiao, Pudong. Now, children from this expat hub and beyond can have their portraits taken with their favorite Disney character and can even dress up in costume to pose. It’s something a bit different from the usual family portrait studios and is sure to take the tantrums out of the experience, leaving you and your family to enjoy getting your photos taken.
Add: 3/F, Jinqiao International Plaza, 3611 Zhangyang Lu, near Jinqiao Lu
Tel: 021 2023 3395
Opening hours: 10:00-21:00
Apple StoreView In Map
July 10th saw the much-hyped opening of Shanghai’s first Apple store, which is only the second on the mainland after Beijing’s. With one of the biggest Genius Bars in the world, and a giant glass tower made from the planet’s largest curved glass panels, this branch of the Apple tree was built to impress. Modeled to match the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, Shanghai’s shop has over 250 gadgets on display for customers to sample, as well as over 100 Macs. The store will get its first stock of iPads and fourth generation iPhones later this month.
Add: B1/F, IFC Pudong, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
地址: 上海市世纪大道8号, 国金中心IFC商场B1楼,近陆家嘴环路
Tel: 021 6084 6800
Shiliupu WharView In Map
August 28th marked the grand opening of the renovated Shiliupu Wharf “water tourism center” in the South Bund Area. Dating back 150 years, the old wharf was once the busiest place in Shanghai, contributing to the city’s rise from a tiny fishing outpost to a hub of international trade. The original wharf was torn down in 2004 and has been rebuilt as a commercial center. The project, overseen by the Shengjiang Property Management and Operations Company, cost 3 billion RMB to complete and consists of shopping outlets and eateries. The Qiangsheng Ferry Company operates from the wharf and will run 30 routes when fully operational, mainly between the Yangpu and Nanpu Bridges.
Add: 218 Zhongshan Nan Lu, Shanghai
地址: 上海市十六铺码头， 中山南路218号
Long Bar at the Waldorf Astoria View In Map
Reviving the old tradition of lavish hotels on the Bund during Shanghai’s first boom era, the Hilton Hotel Empire is opening a Waldorf Astoria in the modern Pearl of the Orient. Located at number 2 The Bund, the hotel has a series of suites in the historic building, as well as a newly built tower at the back, which will be fully operational by the end of the year. The Waldorf Astoria has recently opened its Long Bar – a renovation of the original Long Bar that was there when the building housed the Shanghai British Gentlemen’s Club in the 1920s. The new Long Bar was created from photographs of the original and was created with meticulous endeavor. A vast menu of cocktails, some of which come from the original New York Waldorf Astoria, an oyster bar and a menu of fusion hors d’oeuvres make the Long Bar a great choice for an evening of luxury.
Add: 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6323 8560
Opening hours: 11:00-03:00
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