Friendship stores once catered exclusively to foreigners, but now compete freely (though not always successfully) with department stores and shopping plazas. For many visitors, this is the ultimate one-stop shop, containing a generous sampling of nearly everything worth hauling home: arts and crafts, jewelry, silk, books, souvenirs, antiques. Prices are relatively high (no bargaining allowed) but are generally still lower than in high-end hotel shops; and quality is decent. You can start here to get an overview of what's available in Shanghai at a fair price, shop the streets and malls, then return to make any last-minute purchases. There is another branch in town. Both are open 10am to 10pm.
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