Nanjing Shopping

Where to Shop and What to Buy in Nanjing

Fuzimiao market area in south and Hunan Lu in the north of the city constitute Nanjing’s main primary shopping zones. Carved wooden artworks are a specialty of Nanjing especially those depicting animals and mythical figures – and they are in great demand.

Other popular souvenirs that can be recommended to visitors include Nanjing velvet flowers, Jinling gold foil, Jinling folded fans, jade and velvet objects, cloud brocade and colourful pebbles. Do remember to get some vacuum-packed delicious salted duck for your friends and family. Last but not least, buy some Yuhua cha. It is regarded as one of the finest teas in the country and is also renowned for its beneficial health effects.

Besides these gifts and souvenirs, Nanjing is also a great shopping destination with world-standard shopping malls, department stores, and markets.

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All Shopping Places in Nanjing

9 Dragons

If you are looking for a unique shopping place and have no objection in buying knockoffs or goods that eventually do not make it to the exclusive departmental store, then head straight to 9 dragons. Just remain a little careful about the authenticity of the products!

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 20:30
  • Address: 211 Taiping Nanlu, Baixia District, Nanjing
  • How to get there: Bus No. 80, 801 and 802 will take you straight to 9 dragons

Aqua City Mall

An interesting shopping destination that most of the Nanjingers will insist you visit is the Aqua City Mall. With the presence of stores such as Steve Madden, Mango, Uniqlo, French Connection, Zara, and H&M, it caters to an international crowd. Check out its beer garden located on the mall’s roof itself. After all, what can be better than to watch a glorious sunset with a glass of beer after a hard day’s work?

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Close to the Confucius Temple area
  • Address: 1 Jiankang Lu, Baixia District, Nanjing
  • How to get there: Metro Line 1, Sanshan Jie Station
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Deji Plaza

Deji Plaza is considered as one of Nanjing’s most exclusive shopping centre. FCUK, Coach, Versace and some world famous luxury boutiques are all available here. It is also a great place for watching movies and for leisurely dining.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 18 Zhongshan Road, Xinjiekou
  • How to get there: Trains made available from Xinjiekou
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Fashion Lady

Fashion Lady is an underground mall devoted completely for women’s fashion. Neatly organised little stalls of this mall are full of colourful clothing and shoes. You will also find some amazing accessories which are difficult to find in any other store.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 21:00
  • Address: 30 Zhenghong Street, Xinjiekou Pyramid
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Foreign Languages Bookstore

If you are a book lover, then Foreign Language Bookstore is the best place in Nanjing for collecting novels and short stories written in almost all the languages of the world. People who are learning Chinese language will also find this store very helpful. It has a great collection of Chinese language practice guides, study materials and dictionaries. In the downstairs you will find some more interesting books along with Chinese calligraphy materials, music and videos.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Address: 218 Zhongshan East Road
  • Tel: +86 25 5771 3287
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Fuzimiao Market

Fuzimiao market is one of the best in Nanjing and here you will find anything from cheap electronic toys to socks. However, the speciality of the market lies in its small articles, folk handicrafts and calligraphy. Here, you can also get mouthwatering snacks with a touch of local flavour. It is conveniently located and is also popular for its nighttime market starting at five in the evening.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 16:00 and 17:00 – 21:30
  • Location: Confucius Temple area
  • Address: No.188 Ping Jiang Fu Road
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Golden Eagle International Shopping Centre

Golden Eagle is noted for its premier luxury brands and an overall collection which is hard to find anywhere else. It is renowned for its range of cosmetics collections with brands such as Vichy, Elizabeth Arden, Estee Lauder, Lancôme, and Dior. You will also find electrical appliances, jewellery, and articles for daily use here.

  • Opening Hours: 09:30 – 21:45
  • Address: 89 Hanzhong Road, Xinjiekou
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Jinling Department Store

Jinling Department Store is known for children’s, Men’s and women’s clothing. It is also famous for its jewellery, cosmetics, watches, and leatherwork boutique. The place features worldwide brands.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Address: 2-1 Zhongshan South Road, Xinjiekou
  • Tel: +86 25 8661 5222
  • How to get there: Trains are available from Xinjiekou
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Xinjiekou Department Store

Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store is among the top 10 department stores in China and sells more than 50,000 types of commodities. It is most renowned for clocks and watches, food products, bed textile products, crafts, footwear and apparel.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Remarks: Xinbai Building, southeast corner of Xinjiekou Square
  • Address: 3 Zhongshan Nanlu, Nanjing
  • Tel: +86 (0)25 84715188
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