NileGuide Expert Says:
Some of the best deals to be found are on tailored clothing, where a whole men’s suit can be tailored and handmade for under $150.
East Jianguomenwai Dajie
Directly above Yong'an Li subway stop
Jian Guo Men
NileGuide Expert tip:
XiuShui requires you to bargain hard to get a good price for whatever you are buying. Do not accept the initial prices, as many stall owners will quote inflated prices to tourists. Only pay what you think is fair for an item, and examine the quality carefully before parting with your money.
XiuShui market is a mecca for original and fake goods in Beijing. Moved from its original outdoor home in 2005, the indoor Silk Market consists of five floors of clothing, accessories, electronics, souvenirs and arts and crafts. This is a great place to find a deal and pick up gifts for friends as well as cheap but fairly decent quality fake versions of top fashion brands. XiuShui Silk Market can get a bit stressful and crowded, but it is an interesting experience and there are bargains to be had if you look around carefully. There are also plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby to relieve stress after a few hours of shopping.