Add:168 Dongmeng Rd (near Zhongshan Rd E2)
A popular attraction, Shiliupu Fabric Market in downtown Huangpu District offers a wide range of fabrics, plus, reputedly, some of Shanghai's best tailors, and all under one roof.
At the intersection of Zhonghua Road and Dongmen Road, this three-story building, plus a basement, attracts locals and foreigners.
In spacious and neatly aligned surroundings, more than 350 vendors offer an astounding array of custom-made suits and high-end fabrics.
Within this multi-level maze of material, stores are filled with bolts of linen, silk, wool, cashmere, cotton, satin and many other textiles and textures. A tailor will measure you up and run up garments within a week. A delivery service is available for rush orders.
The cost of a tailor-made suit ranges from 500 yuan to 1,000 yuan; a dress costs 50 yuan; while a qipao can be bought from 250 yuan to 350 yuan. Many foreign tourists find that these generally good quality products cost only a fraction of what they would pay back home.
A new 1,500-square-meter area features wedding dresses and accessories. Some 25 stores moved from Renmin Road, a famous wedding supplies street, offer high quality products at reasonable prices. The cost of a wedding dress ranges from 300 yuan to 1,000 yuan, depending on materials.
Located near Shanghai's historical Shiliupu Dock, a tourism center with stunning views, the Shiliupu Fabric Market attracts tourists from all over the world.
Many vendors have a fair grasp of English and can help customers with choices and answer questions. There is generous parking space opposite.