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30 Global Retail Cities: Shanghai

Executive Summary

In this series, 30 Global Retail Cities, we profile the world’s major shopping cities – from fashion capitals such as Milan to shopping hubs such as Honolulu and Bermuda. We have curated the top retail stores in each city, along with must-see shopping districts, major retail events and innovative store formats. Click here to view the full 30 Global Retail Cities series.

These are our highlights from Shanghai:

  • Every year, the city holds Shanghai Fashion Week, as well as Shanghai Black Fashion Week – the first and only fashion event in China aimed at discovering diverse and emerging fashion designers. 
  • Unstaffed stores are becoming more common in Shanghai, with stores such as Moby Mart and Suning Biu.
  • The K11 shopping mall is considered a “museum retail concept,” integrating art into the six-floor mall. 

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