Monday, May 12, 2008

Shopping in Beijing: Gaobadian and More

Shopping in Beijing: Gaobadian and More

Beijing Gaobadian
Looking for small pieces of antique furniture but not bothered by how old it is? Some of Beijing’s old consignment stores might have just the thing. While Gaobadian has an enormous range of copied antique furniture these consignment stores are much more central for those not wanting to travel out to Gaobadian.

Stock varies but some consignment stores may have a range of both new and second hand goods for sale. You may find things like second hand electrical household goods, old cameras, antique furniture, antique style furniture, pianos, musical instruments, watches or used bicycles.

Prices for furniture range from a couple hundred yuan to thousands of yuan. Be sure to bargain over any prices on items for sale, everything is negotiable. This writer recently purchased 2 blue and white porcelain stools with traditional Chinese designs designed and made in Jingzhejen for 180rmb after bargaining.

Access - Getting There

Donghuamen Yimin Department Store (Electronics and other second hand items)
35 Donghuamen Dajie, Dongcheng District
Tel: 65255240
东华门 义民百货商场
35# 东华门大街,东城区

Jindian Xinqiao Consignment Store (Second hand Chinese and western musical instruments and cameras)
43 Dongsi Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District
Tel: 64045176 or 84021939
东城区 东四北大街 43号
电话:64045176 : 84021939

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