Add:Rm 313, Bldg 3, 570 Yongjia Rd, near Yueyang Rd
Time:10am - 7pm; 3pm - 7pm (Fridays)
The smell of wool and the vibrant colors hit the senses simultaneously as you step into Carpetstan. Every space in the little shop is filled with layers of beautifully patterned rugs and carpets with new stock coming in regularly. The extensive range of colors and threads from Afghanistan, Turkey and Iran make it hard to choose a carpet, with the designs on each one telling a different story. The shop has only been running for one year but is already popular with foreign customers and plans for another outlet are underway. As well as the decorative mats, the shop also sells beautiful baskets made out of date leaves. Covered in vibrant patterns they offer a creative way to store items. They can even be tacked on the wall in groups for decoration. The carpets range in price from 500 yuan (US$73.24) to 30,000 yuan and the baskets make an affordable accessory at only 60 yuan.