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Silk Market

Silk Market

Xiushui Street Market (also called Silk Market) is located on the east of Xiushui Street, Chaoyang District of Beijing City. This market sells all kinds of items including, souvenirs, tailored suit, dresses, table cloths, antiques, electronic devices, jewelries, and so on. All the items you’ll buy there are characteristic of Chinese culture. It is renowned both domestically and internationally. The location of Xiushui Market is close to many embassies including the US and the Japanese Embassy, thus coining the name, “Embassy Street.”  

There are now 410 booths in the market with annual sales reaching 100 million Yuan (about 14.6 million USD/10.3 million EUR). It is a good place to buy cheap necessities and other items. It is suggested to bargain with shopkeepers instead of paying the initial offering price since you may be surprised with how low they can go. Xiushui Market is famous for its counterfeits of global brands like Chanel, Gucci, and Burberry, among others. However, due to the exquisite design and workmanship, its very hard to tell whether they’re fake or not. Nonetheless, there are few shops that sell counterfeit items with famous brands now since there have been new laws and regulations regarding counterfeit items.

If you want to make a purchase, you should not miss Xiushui Street Market. There’s almost nothing you cannot find in that market. You can always get a good bargain there.