City Secrets | Shanghai

Shanghai is the birthplace of everything considered modern in China. It was in Shanghai, for example, that the first motorcar was driven and the first train tracks were laid. During the 1930s Shanghai was the most prosperous city in the Far East and today there are countless treasures to explore. Shanghai?s newest NYC transplant, stylist and vintage re-creations designer Bobette Cohen shares with us her most exciting discoveries.

 

 

Shanghai is the birthplace of everything considered modern in China. It was in Shanghai, for example, that the first motorcar was driven and the first train tracks were laid.  During the 1930s Shanghai was the most prosperous city in the Far East and today there are countless treasures to explore.  Shanghai?s newest NYC transplant, stylist and vintage re-creations designer Bobette Cohen shares with us her most exciting discoveries.

 

 

Lola Love Vintage # 1

Lola Love Vintage offers vintage clothing and accessories from neon 80's sporty to smart 70's and romantic dresses from Europe. Room 288, Building 11, No 695 Weihai Lu

 

 

Bobette Cohn Vintage # 2

Bobette Cohn translates her many years of fashion and celebrity styling experience into a new, reworked, vintage collection, now available in Shanghai. Styling for magazines as Vogue and Italian Vogue and dressing actors of the likes of Tilda Swinton and Joaquin Phoenix, she uses her aesthetic eye to create something unique in the market.  What was once dated and discarded is transformed into a modern creation. www.bobettenewyork.com

 

 

Mary Ching Luxury Shoes # 3

With roots in London and Hong Kong, Alison is among the new breed of entrepreneurs who have moved to Shanghai to start their own business and find their fortunes. Proud to be labeled as "Made in China", Mary Ching's shoes draw inspiration from Chinese aesthetics in a one-of-a kind boutique with individual vision and refined style. www.marychingshanghai.com  106, Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu

 

 

South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market # 4

The fabric market has countless shops with an overwhelming selection of materials to choose from. You can draw out the outfit you want or bring in a sample for inspiration and design your fantasy silk dress on the spot for $75 US!  399 Lujiabang Rd., Near Nancang Street. / 399 Lu Jia Bang Road, near South Wharf Street

 

 

Studio FH Interiors #5

The only business in Shanghai promoting a better lifestyle, encompassing Hi-fi and AV equipments, designer furniture, lighting and other home-improvement products, all under one roof.  4/F, No 121, Lane 1520 Hua Shan Road, Xu Hui District

 

 

Mu Gallery Interiors #6

Recently opened by Stella Zhao, Mu has already proven popular among the expat crowd in the neighborhood. Gifted with excellent taste in interior art, Zhou has embraced her passion for antique furniture and traveled all over the country to select the finest pieces in China. Unit C, 1/F, 3213 Hongmei Lu

 

 

Furguson Lane Shopping #7 

Ferguson Lane was once Shanghai's French concession area in 1930s with well preserved buildings largely influenced by European Art Deco design style.  Nowadays the little lane (or complex to be more exact) has become a quiet bohemian-style lifestyle hub.  Like Paris and New York, Shanghai is a city of districts, each with distinct charm. 376 Wukang Lu

 

 

Flower and Bird Market #8, #9 

Birds are favored pets in Shanghai. Locals meet up in the morning in the park, bringing along their caged songbirds for an outing.  Huangjiaque Road
      

           

Franck French Bistro  #10 

After a day of shopping, head to Franck for charming French bistro cuisine and hot-spot ambience.  Though in China imported foods and wines have a steep tariff, their delicacies are worth the price.  Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu