Another Bund hot identify, Yangtze River cruises Charm Bar, also goes for the days-gone-by concept, with three cafes in one with smooth, decadent decorations, and awesome opinions of both modern and ancient Shanghai. There's substance behind the glamour too: the bar hosts the Shanghai International Fictional Festival each season, and also holds monthly bottles, meals and literary talks, as well as book exchanges.
Small lifestyle shops provide a unique take on Shanghai creativity, whether it be homewares or style. The Platane shop functions a unique selection of furnishings, China Visa jewelry and style, mixing China lifestyle with worldwide style, while Poesia provides a colourful take on Shanghai style. Created by Frank Alter, formerly the gm of Prada Taiwan, the selections at this shop are inspired by childhood dreams, nature and ethnic costume, so anticipate a lot of colour, kaleidoscopic print and surrealist fun.
The well-known Shanghai industry where, if you're patient and lucky, genuine products can be discovered amongst the "modern" products, unique China gifts and vacationer scrap. There are a large number of booths and permanent shops Hong Kong tour here, with various products, curios, jewelry, fish, baskets, teapots, guides and nostalgic bric-a-brac and a lot of Mao memorabilia. Go for the encounter, and exercise your haggling abilities before you examine out.
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