Beijing is not only the city full of tourist sites. It has numerous larger and smaller stores located primarily at Wangfujing Street.
Beijing Zoo Fashion District, is located at Xizhenmen Wai Street opposite the Beijing Zoo and can boast a wide range of shopping offer.
Beijing Friendship Store is located near the embassy district and is the largest store in China with offer for locals and foreign tourists. Opened in 1973, the store offers more than 80,000 different products, ranging from everyday products to the arts and crafts.
Liulichang is called Antique Shops Area, as its history dates back over 900 years. Here are the most famous antique shops in Beijing. These include Yunguzhai (80 Liulichang E.) famous for its pottery, antique vases, plates, bowls and stone Buddhist sculptures and those made of ivory and jade.
Rongbaozhai Studio (Liulichang) is known for traditional Chinese paintings.
Neiliansheng Shoe Shop is located at Dashilar street, one of the shopping areas of Beijing. It supplied shoes to such personalities as Chairman Mao, Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping.
Antique porcelain vases, dishes, lacquered boxes can be bought at Zhushikou Dajie.
The offer of Huaxia Arts&Crafts (12 Chongwenmennei Daiji) is particularly interesting. The inhabitants call it the Thacker Shop because of its collections, including old opera dresses and costumes.