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
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.