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Xiushui Street( Silk Market) is replete with some of the finest silk products, as well as an amazing arrays of name-brand clothes, bags such as Reebok, Adidas, Gucci. But very few of these top labels are the real thing despite their uncanny resemblance. This is probably the reason that serious shoppers usually avoid this market but there is still a lot of interesting things to see and to do.

The fun of the place may not come in searching for the perfect bag or best shirt, it comes in the haggling. It may yield a feeling of accomplishment when you purchase an item at maybe 30 percent of the original price. No price is fixed is the golden rule there. The more you haggle, the better price you may get.

Xiushui Street is the one of the few places in Beijing where foreign can purchase clothes and shoes in large sizes.

Location: in Xiushuidong Jie (East Xiushui Street) off Jianguomenwai Street, near the US Embassy.

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2011-05-23
Xiushui Street market Xiushui Street market (File photo) Chinanews, Beijing, Apr. 27 Xiushui Street in Beijing was once a role model for the success of non-governmental free trade business in China. However, as China strengthened its efforts to protect ...Read More
2011-05-20
Xiushui Street, also known as the Silk Street, is the site of a market that is a favorite for foreign tourists in Beijing. With a total floor area of 28,000 square meters, the market contains 410 booths, about 1,000 businessmen, and generates an annual sales ...Read More
2011-05-20
Foreigners select Chinese traditional handicrafts at Xiushui Market (Silk Street market), a popular tourist market, in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 13, 2008. Many foreign athletes, reporters and officials from across the world visit the market selling items ...Read More

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by Burley 2011-05-20
Market cancels lease of trader jailed for over three years Silk Street Market is selling itself as wanting to drive out counterfeit name-brand goods, terminating a lease on an area of the emporium that had been used to sell fake designer goods. Silk Street, which is one of the capital's biggest clothing marketplaces, is eager to kill its reputation as the go...
by Bliss 2011-05-20
A hutong shop At first glance, the sofa may suggest a private living room, but Mu Gongchang's products are all made and sold in this converted hutong house. Handcrafted greeting cards (RMB 10-20), photo albums (RMB 50-150) and handmade notebooks (RMB 5-200) can be found on display in the living room. If you don't see anything that grabs your fancy, talk to ...
by Cynere 2011-05-20
The Silk Street Market in Beijing The Silk Street Market in Beijing, which has long offered copies of international designer and branded goods, has unveiled its own brand -- SILKSTREET -- and warned that anyone who tries to counterfeit that brand will be held liable. The first items to bear the SILKSTREET name, displayed on Wednesday, include apparel such as ...