Shanghai is great for shopping, it really is. Shopping malls in Shanghai are the most fashionable in the country as Shanghai is the window of modern China. And the following are some of Shanghai’s most fashionable shopping malls.
Super Brand Mall, Shanghai
Super Brand Mall is a large scale, international urban family-oriented entertainment and shopping center in Shanghai. The mall has 13 floors, with a total gross floor area of app. 250,000 sqm. The spacious mall has over 70 dinning venues boasting international standards, as well as a variety of entertainment and leisure facilities. In the first quarter of 2007, the mall had already welcomed over 100 internationally famous brands, making it the city’s “fashion center”.
Super Brand Mall has received ISO9001 certification since 2004. It has won the Famous Chinese Business Brand Award in 2005, Best Shopping Center Advancement Award in 2006, and Top 10 Landmark Properties in Shanghai in 2013 and 2014. Set in the prime location of Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Super Brand Mall has views of Shanghai’s famous Bund.
Address: No. 168, West Lujiazui Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai.
Global Harbor, Shanghai
Located at the intersection of Jing’an, Changning and Putuo District of Shanghai, Global Harbor has a total floor space of 480,000 square meters, making it the world’s largest shopping center in a central urban district. It has everything from shops and department stores, to first-class office space, a 5 star hotel, dining facilities, a supermarket, a gym, a cinema, children’s play areas, and even an ice rink. Unlike traditional malls, 20 percent of Global Harbor is designated for public cultural display and engagement. Its shops are located on six levels, four on the ground and two underground.
The mall itself was designed by British firm Chapman Taylor. The opulent complex in Putuo District is topped by an enormous glass dome and features red and gold decor in neoclassical style, including Corinthian columns, statuary and 1,200 square meters of frescoes depicting classic Venetian scenes. The garden courtyard blends Renaissance and Victorian styles. Twin skyscrapers rise above the mall, which can be seen through the glass roof. In the evening they are lit with computer-controlled animated multi-coloured lighting on the surface of the outer walls. Global Harbor also has a rooftop garden.
Address: No. 3300, North Zhongshan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai.
Grand Gateway 66 Shanghai
With 7 floors (6 above ground and 1 below), the Grand Gateway 66 shopping mall has a gym, entertainment facilities and a cinema, and over 400 stores selling everything shoppers would need, from electronics, to cosmetics, shoes and handbags, children’s products, and household items. Specialty stores offer more than 400 brands, including Hugo Boss, Longchamp, DKNY, Coach, Swarovski, Armani Exchange and Calvin Klein. ‘Lan Kwai Fong’, the 168-meter-long Eurasian-style open-air pedestrian street on the first floor, adds an exotic atmosphere with coffee shops, fruit bars, teahouses and more than ten Eastern and Western restaurants. The 3,500 sq. m. superrmarket Ole’ and coffee shop Versus Versace provide a colorful lifestyle experience for shoppers to enjoy. The mall’s bright and spacious main entrance is located right above the Xujiahui subway station, which makes it easy to get to and adds to its popularity.
Address: No. 1, Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai.
Wanda Plaza (Wujiaochang), Shanghai
Comprised of three international standard commercial buildings, Wanda Plaza (Wujiaochang) in Shanghai has a total floorage of around 350,000 square meters and 260,000 square meters of commercial space which stretch across three pedestrian streets and a public square. It combines retail with cultural and entertainment facilities and is home to big name brands such as Walmart, Paris Spring Shopping Center, Wanda International Cinemas, Shanghai Book City, and Bao Da Xiang Shopping For Kids.
Address: No. 600, Handan Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai.
Raffles City Shanghai
Raffles City is located next to People’s Square, making transport to and from extremely convenient. It is 222 m high, with 51 stories (including 2 levels underground). Its base contains a shopping mall, with the tower devoted to office space. In the shopping mall, there are all the big name clothes brands, and the B1 floor is home to a food court popular with the local office workers and tourists alike.
Address: No. 268, Middle Xizang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai.
Joy City Shanghai
Joy City is an 11 floor mall with 68,000 square meters of floor space. It is targeted towards younger, more fashion conscious customers, and the goal is to create a new commercial landmark on the north bank of Suzhou Creek. Joy City is home to Jinyi International Cinema, Tom’s World arcade, Shanghai Gecheng KTV, and over 30 food and beverage brands. There are many big-name brand clothes here, such as H&M, Guess, Calvin Klein, Lee, Ochirly, Vans, Moussy, Lacoste, Hum, and Icicle. Big-name brand leather accessories include Nine West, Rime, Aliare, Atsugi, City Chain, Staccato, Swatch, Fossil, Kipling, Pink Mars, Esperanz, and Agatha. Here is also home to big-name cosmetics, including Kose, Dior, CK, The Face Shop, Herborist, V.ROSE, Segami, O’CCITANE and much more.
Address: No. 166, North Xizang Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai.
K11 Art Mall Shanghai
The K11 Art Mall is located in one of Middle Huaihai Road’s famous landmarks, K11, formerly known as the Hong Kong New World Tower. It has 6 floors above ground and 3 below, with a total area of 40,000 square meters. The mall has 78 famous brands and 12% of the retail and dining brands chose K11 as their first location in China. The “art mall” works closely with artists and arts groups to display artwork in the mall and even has a separate art exhibition space where free exhibitions are regularly held to promote the public’s interest in the arts. K11 Art Mall also selected 17 pieces of art by famous modern artists to sit in its permanent collection, which can be found on show throughout the mall. The mall serves as a center for both commerce and art and won the Gold Label in the Low-carbon Office Operation Programme. It is not only a popular tourist attraction but also a new cultural and commercial landmark for the city.
Address: No. 300, Middle Huaihai Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai.
Jiuguang Department Store, Shanghai
Jiuguang Department Store is close to the Jing’an City Terminal Building with Jing’an Temple to its west and Jing’an Park facing it across the road. Its B1 floor links up with metro lines 2 and 7 at the Jing’an Temple Station, making it easily accessible. It combines retail, dining, a supermarket, and entertainment all in one. Presently it’s home to over 500 domestic and foreign famous brands and has a total floor space of 91,613 square meters over 9 floors above ground and 1 under.
Address: No. 1618, West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai.
Cloud Nine Shanghai
Located next to Zhongshan Park metro station, Cloud Nine Shopping Mall boasts convenient transport options and a spacious environment. It is a comprehensive shopping mall that combines dining, entertainment, and shopping in one, and is home to many multinational retailers such as Uniqlo, C&A, and H&M.
Address: No. 1018, Changning Road, Changning District, Shanghai.
Jiajie International Plaza, Shanghai
Jiajie International Plaza is located on North Sichuan Road, one of Shanghai’s three main commercial streets and the largest in northern Shanghai. To its east is North Sichuan Road, to the west is land planned for a new subway line, to the south is Dongbaoxing Road, and to the north is the Yujingpu River, putting it in a prime location. It has 103,000 square meters of floor space above ground, and a further 22,147 below.
Address: No. 1727, North Sichuan Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai.
Shinmay Union Square, Shanghai
Shinmay Union Square is comprised of two 38-floor, 160-meter-high towers and an annex building. It has a total floor space of 104, 633 square meters and combines executive apartments, office space, commerce, and dining etc.
Address: No. 999, South Pudong Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai.