Top 10 Luxuriest Shopping Malls in Beijing

30/06/2010
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As the capital city of the Five Dynasties of China, Beijing is known as a metropolis with developed businesses and a prosperous economy since ancient times. Large-scaled shopping malls with luxury goods of super brands are everywhere to be found in the city center, such as Beijing Friendship Store, Shin Kong Palace, Lufthansa Center and Parkson.

Here I list the top 10 luxuriest shopping malls in Beijing.

1. Oriental Plaza

Oriental Plaza, covering an area of 120,000 square meters, is one of the largest shopping malls in Asia. The Plaza features flagship stores of over 40 first class brands like Trussardi, Miss Sixty and Costumeuomo.

2. Shin Kong Place

Shin Kong Place, with a construction area of 180,000 square meters, collects 938 brands from the whole world.

3. Seasons Place

The Seasons Place at the Financial Street, with an area of 89,000 square meters, features over 300 world-renowned brand stores such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci and Ferragamo. In addition, it houses some sports brands like Adidas and some middle-ranking brands like Jack & Jones.

4.Xidan Joy City

Xidan Joy City, with a construction area of 205,000 square meters will be home to over 300 brands, with 20 brands like Zara, Bestseller already there.

5. Youyi Shopping City

Youyi Shopping City became famous in 1992 for its extra-expensive goods. There is a saying that goes something like “if you want to know how a rich guy lives his life, just go to Youyi Shopping City to have a look.”

6. Scitech Plaza

Scitech Plaza opened in 1990, when luxurious goods began to enter China. The plaza created the retail business model of introducing brand stores. People used to go to Scitech Plaza to see what was behind an eye-opening price tag. But strictly speaking, it is not a luxury shopping center now.

7. The Place

The Place is a very promising shopping mall, with more than 100 world-renowned brands there.

8. Maidon Mode

Maison Mode, the first luxury goods store in the Xidan business circle, boosts international, premium fashion brands like Hugo Boss, Versace and Cerruti 1881.

9. China World Shopping Mall

China World Shopping Mall opened in August 1990, covering a construction area of 60,000 square meters. Forty top-level brand stores are located there.

10. Fuxingmen Parkson

Parkson at Fuxingmen, Financial Street covers an operation area of 50,000 square meters, and is home to brands like Giorgio Armani, Cartiet and Dior.