Already renowned for its expansive ancient culture street (天津古文化街), Tianjin in recent years has become one of China's best modern shopping cities as well, with huge malls and international brands lining the shopping streets of Heping Lu, Nanjing Lu and Dongma Lu. If you want to know what's in style this season and are looking for high quality shopping, head to one of Tianjin's most popular shopping centers today!
Joy City. Photo: rackcdn.com
1) Hisense Plaza View In Map
Hisense Plaza (海信广场) is a popular mall with tons of great shopping that will satisfy even the most hardcore shoppers. The second underground floor and sixth aboveground floor are collectively known as “Tianjin's No. 1 courtyard”, and feature some of the city's best shopping, restaurants, hair and beauty stylists and more. Even more famous brands can be found on the mall's first and second floors, as well as all of your favorite Chinese chain restaurants such as Chamate (一茶一坐), Xiabu Xiabu (呷哺呷哺), Paris Baguette, HL Sushi, and more.
Add: 188 Jiefang Bei Lu, Heping District, Tianjin City (Near Daguang Mingqiao)
Tel: 022 2319 8888
Opening hours: 10:00-21:00 (Sunday-Thursday), 10:00-22:00 (Friday-Saturday)
Getting there: Take bus No. 600, 613, 643, 651, 673, 840, 842, 847, 866, 871, 953, 963, 机场专线4 or subway line 1 to Xiaobailou (小白楼站)
2) Parkson Shopping Center View In Map
Parkson (百盛购物中心) is one of Tianjin's longest running shopping centers, and is known as the place to buy mid to high-end consumer products. The first floor is where you'll find make-up and beauty products, while shoes galore can be found on the second floor. The third and fourth floors are for women's apparel, and men's apparel can be found on the fifth floor. The eighth floor is where you'll find all sorts of discounts. While the prices are a bit unforgiving for many, there are often lots of great deals to be had during holidays and other big sales periods. If you go just make sure you keep an eye on your belongings, as wallet theft seems to be a somewhat common occurrence in recent years.
Add: 162 Heping Lu, Heping District, Tianjin (Fu'an Dajiekou)
Tel: 022 8558 6688; 8558 6555
Opening hours: 09:30-21:30 (Mon-Thu); 09:30-22:00 (Fri-Sun)
Getting there: take bus No. 4, 8, 24, 37, 642, 651, 680, 688, 818, 824, 837 or 观光1 to Duolun Dao (多伦道站)
3) Lotte Department Store-Dongma Lu Branch View In Map
The Lotte Department Store on Dongma Lu (乐天百货 - 东马路店) features tons of famous international brands such as American make-up producer Benefit, and Calvin Klein. Every floor has a large, unique rest area containing sofas, wooden chairs, and more for when you're tired from window-shopping and need to sit down for a few minutes. And if you work up an appetite, a big food court awaits your tired feet and your empty stomach on the second underground floor.
Add: 137 Dongma Lu, Nankai District, Tianjin
Tel: 022 5806 8888
Opening hours: 10:00-21:30 (Sun-Thu), 10:00-22:00 (Fri-Sat)
Getting there: Take bus No. 1, 609, 610, 611, 619, 632, 641, 646, 670, 671, 904 or subway line 2 to Dongnanjiao (东南角站)
4) Joy City View In Map
Joy City (大悦城), which just opened in Tianjin during Christmas 2011, is one of the most fashionable, modern malls you can go to in Tianjin. Spanish brands Zara and Mango, Sweden's H&M, USA's the Gap, and the Netherland's WE can all be found on just the first floor alone! The second and third floors are full of even more fashion-forward women's apparel shops such as Bread n Butter, Belle, CAT and more. Check out this mall regularly for sales and a great shopping experience.
Add: (Nanma Intersection) 2-6 Nanmen Wai Dajie, Nankai District, Tianjin
Tel: 22 5861 8888
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00
Getting there: Take bus 606, 609, 628, 632, 633, 635, 638, 639, 640, 641, 645, 646, 658, 675 to Nanmen Wai Dajie
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