There are also many special shopping streets and markets in Shanghai. Digital products, Fabric Markets, boutique shops and funky stores are all included.
Located in the Middle Huaihai Rd, Cybermart is the most central market for all sorts of gadgetry, including DVD players, iPods, laptops, digital cameras and camcorders, as well as blank CDs, DVDs, memory sticks and software. China though, is not the best place in Asia for discount electronic products; but you will get has a reasonable price if you are good at haggling.
Shanghai South Bund Fabric Market, as the name suggests, this is the ultimate stop for buying fabric. It was opened on April 15, 2006. Start with a trip to the South Bund Fabric Market (399 Lujiabang Road), where three air-conditioned stall offer a wide rang of silk and fabric.
The French Concession is the area of Shanghai once designated for the French colonialists and consists of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts. It is said that the charm of Shanghai lies in the old street and neighborhoods that make up the former French Concession. It is a great area to explore, from the old European buildings in shady avenues to the cafes and restaurants and upmarket shopping area in Huaihu Road. You will find fashionable boutiques selling everything from designer handbags to pricey silks.
Taikang Road is between Ruijin Erlu and Chongqing South Road, near to the Ruijin Hospital. It is an old Shanghai style lane combining the arts and commerce. This street has a culture all its own with art studios, and original boutique providing unique shopping opportunities. Tianzifang is one of the famous lanes running off Taikang Road. Abandoned factories and warehouses have been turned into an art precinct. A coffee culture has developed and, newlyweds use the area for photos and the graffiti on the wall is unusual for China. It is truly a place where you can sit down to relax and watch the world go bye.