Love it or hate it, Yashow arouses very strong emotions for tourists and residents alike but the iconic Sanlitun market will be closing for renovations on December 31 and won’t be opened until April 2015. A report by theBeijinger says that there’s no clear indication what is to become of the place as some of the stalls owners did not know if they were coming back and were in a rush to sell their remaining stock.
This is the good news, all those items from the fake UGG boots to the summer clothes are being sold at throw away price for the traders to try and recover their initial investments. There’s nothing quite like the smell of fake leather being sold at super low prices. The bad news is, it might become a scene from the YouTube videos of Black Friday shopping with shoppers fighting and clawing their way to the last items on the racks and shelves, so from us here- Happy Shopping.
The moving of wholesale market Beijing Zoo, might be a signal getting our hands on the cheap goods will be very difficult. The use of online shopping giant Taobao might just be the saving grace of getting the items without the exasperation of huggling. Find out how to set up an account here and how to pay without an alipay account or Chinese ID card here.