Blog Category - Shopping

Fancy Sisyphe Bookshop Opens In Solana, Dissapoints with Paper Thin English Selection
Solana's brand new Sisyphe bookstore is a boon for Chinese bibliophiles and bookstore café society folks.
R 8 Skincare Products To Help You Through Beijing's Dry and Polluted Winter Days
With all of our worrying about the pollution's affect on our lungs, it's easy to forget about our body's biggest organ: our skin.
2016 Year in Review: The Best of Online Shopping
Hello, my name is Robynne and I'm a shopaholic. More specifically, an online shopaholic.
Capital Consumption: You’ve heard of the 798 … But what about the 998?
Ahh, Wukesong, home to the LeSports Center, the PLA General Hospital, and a colossal shopping mall affixed with the following three digits: 998.
Where to Buy Real and Fake Christmas Trees in Beijing
Haven't kitted your house out with a Christmas tree?
Celebrate Christmas in Heaven This Year
If beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy, then God is surely atoning for the...
DP Tech Check: Will WeChat Pay Turn Beijing Into a Cashless City?
While your friends from out of town may be shocked by Beijing's opportunities to settle up via WeChat Pay, those visitors are sure to be floored b
DP A Naughty and Nice List of Christmas Goodies at Liangma Flower Market
If you still haven't dolled up your hutong flat with Xmas gear, there's one spot that has all you need to thaw that winter misery, and it's a ston
Mandarin Monday: The Hutong Winter Fayre
It’s that time of year folks … tree lightings, special winter menus, and of course, the occasional Christmas carol 圣诞颂歌 Shèngdànsònggē:
Uniqlo, Zara, and Topshop on Oxfam’s Naughty List This Christmas
Three of Beijing’s favorite clothing retailers have been...
Tech Check: 4 Little Known WeChat Functions That You Need to Try
From messaging to topping up our mobile minutes to (best of all) sending hóngbāo, there seem to be few facets of our lives that haven't b
Flaunt Your Facial Hair For a Good Cause at this Weekend's Maovember Flea Market, Nov. 26
Black Friday and Singles Day may very well be behind us, but local fans of artisan wares will be all the more excited for today's lineup of specia
DP Nanluogu Xiang Reopens in Part, But May Never Be the Same
After being closed for several weeks for repaving, a good chunk of Nanluogu Xiang has reopened to pedestrians.