The Parkview Green Mall could be described as a slice of stylish Hong Kong in Beijing. With its vast glass atrium, thoughtful layout and sunken gardens it isin a league of its own. What’s more, it is filled to the brim with some of the world’s most stylish brands - from Alfred Dunhill to Agent Provocateur, Chopard to Cerruti 1881. Even better is the eye candy. Shoppers can feast their eyes on works from some of the world’s most influential artists, including Salvador Dali, as they shop.
Parkview Green (Fang Cao Di), 9 Dongdaqiao Lu. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
The Tai Koo Li complex, with its big, colorful glass buildings and frivolous public fountains, has become the place for young Chinese to meet, sip lattes and shop till they drop. With a vast Page One international bookstore, an Alexander McQueen boutique and a Paul Smith flagship store all within spitting distance of each other, Tai Koo Li has come to embody a newer, sleeker, more confident Beijing.
19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang district