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"Branch of a 100-year old store" Wangfujing Street Tip by FreeCloud

Wangfujing Street, Beijing: 51 reviews and 84 photos

Rui Fu Xiang started in 1893. It is original store was located in Qian Men traditional neibhorhood, however, recently, the entire neighborhood is under renovation thus all traditional stores would be either relocated or simply disappear.

Fortunately, while you will not see its traditional house in Qian Men, it has a branch on the most famous shopping street: Wang Fu Jing street.

Business hours: 9:00-21:00

What to buy: Silk fabric and silk appearal and other products (more traditional style than contemporary ones).

In addition, they will make you traditional silk outfit on site as well. Price varies depends upon materials, styles - fancy ones with sophisticated embroderies are very labor consuming: Chinese labor is no longer the cheapest in the world, especially not from the stores on this street.

What to pay: Price varies. The price is not the cheapest (as VT Confucius said, prices of silk in Suzhou could be cheaper: always cheaper at the producing places), but very reasonable. E.g., price for a great selection (in terms of pattern, texture, thickness, colors etc) of silk fabrics (great quality) is around $10/m (or less so per yard for those who knows nothing about metric system), same thing could easily cost 3 if not 4 times that much in USA.

Ready made silk clothes are NOT cheap. But there are so many other stores on the street,(and in Beijing) for a cheaper price.

Address: 190 Wang Fu Jing Street
Directions: A few doors north of the 6-story Art and Craft store building, same side of the street.

Take a metro and get off at Wang Fu Jing stop, a short walk northbound, it will be on your right hand side.

Phone: Beijing: 6523-2807
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 20, 2006
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