by Fons1 via FlickrDanwei’s Jeremy Goldkorn explains to the International Herald Tribune why shopping in Beijing is such a delight, compared to other places in the world, well apart from Shanghai perhaps.
One of the joys of living in east Asia is that shops are willing to work all day long to win your business. And they do it at a competitive price. Visitors have long taken advantage of the opportunity to buy stylish tailor-made clothes here, at rock bottom prices. But here’s an even better deal: If you need a new pair of glasses — or three — you can take advantage of this same phenomenon.