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Silk Street

中国北京市朝阳区, 建国门外大街
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  • Silk StreetPro 2014
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    Though this is shopping, it could also be viewed as entertainment. Everything and anything is for sale here. When bargaining, always include walking away as a tactic.

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    During the evening, we stopped by the Silk Market, a giant flea market contained on multiple floors of a building, where vendors aggressively surround you and hawk their products. The Silk Market accommodates over 1,700 retail vendors, notorious among international tourists for their wide selection of counterfeit designer brand apparels, which you can buy ridiculously low prices. Whatever you think you want, they sell it at the Silk Market. The rule of thumb is to only offer 8-10% of what the vendors ask for; it's a bargainers' market, so haggle and bargain away!!! The more you haggle, the more deals you can get! If the vendors get angry, you know you're on the right track, so don't let up! It's all an act! Chug right on and strike a bargain!

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    silk street ( or xiu shui in pinyin) is the place where tourist go for clothing, shoes, bags, wallets, watches (brand names... but you catch my drift)

    You will be hounded on every floor you go on so bring some energy when attacking this market.

    Some suggestions: find the floor prices for some items. Here is my list
    Wallets: 30-40
    Ties: 15-25
    Custom shirts: 80-100
    Cufflinks: 30-40
    Brand name tshirts: 40-50
    Shoes (running): 40-60
    Watches: 120-150

    These are the prices that I have negotiated down to.. I am sure they are making money if they are selling them to me at those prices.. that being said, you gotta work hard in there to get them to lower (if u really want the item)

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  • Silk Street

    Es un edificio de varios pisos (6 o 7) que vende imitaciones. A simple vista pueden parecer originales pero no lo son. Según nuestra guía ellos (los chinos) no compran ahí porque saben que las cosas duran pocos días. Además de eso la gente que atiende está al límite de ser agresiva. Si agarras algo para verlo firmaste una declaración para que te taladren el oído hasta que te lo lleves. Inclusive a veces te agarran del brazo. Los precios son baratos pero la calidad también lo es. A mi me resultó una perdida de tiempo.

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    The most famous of the haggling markets in Beijing. Bring your A game negotiating tactics here or you're going to be made a fool of by the vendors here. You'll hear them speak in a myriad of languages to try to make their sale. It pays to do some research and always have a price in mind.

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  • Silk StreetPro 2014
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    Silk Street is a multi-level bazaar for clothing, jewels, electronics, and other cheap crap. Many foreigners are afraid to haggle, but it's expected and it's bloodsport. Decide what you want to pay before you start, cut that in half, and keep demanding that price. If you don't get it, walk away. The vendors will act angry, but they really aren't. When it comes to exchanging money, everyone is friends again. Don't haggle for anything you don't really intend to buy. You're likely to be chased down and given the price you wanted.

    I bought two custom suits that I had delivered to my hotel that same night. They fit well and didn't need adjustment.

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  • Silk Street

    Fake gadgets and purses galore! Beware not to get stiffed as barter is the Chinese way of life. Stand your ground and DO NOT pay more than 300 Quai (Slang for Yuan) for any purse, watch, shoes etc. If you're going here and watch some more info send me a msg. ALWAYS ask for the better quality product. They'll initially show you their worst products, you just have to keep asking for better quality and be stern. They like to yell and seem upset or mad, don't fall for it its just an act to get you to pay more money for something. Good luck and barter away!

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  • Silk StreetPro 2014
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    There used to be a street market and now they put all the stalls in this huge building. I think it lost a lot of charm. Also the quality of goods has deteriorated. I think the most frequent shoppers are Russian tourists. If you do go, make sure you bargain.

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  • Silk Street

    If you are looking for a bargain then this is the place for you. The place is packed with fake designer goods from Berghaus jackets of excellent quality to rather dubious rolex watches. The banter with the stallholders is hilarious and nothing is bought without a lengthy bout of haggling. An entertaining afternoon's worth.

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  • Silk Street

    Had two new silk and silk cashmere suits tailored for $300. Chose fabric and was measured in store. Later that night they brought both suits to my hotel for a final fitting and delivered finished product the following morning. Amazing!

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    I like the pearl market in particular - don't forget to bargain and check the quality. The real pearl don't get burn even if you light a fire.

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    a must go mad on shopping ..

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    Tourist trap.

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Silk Street is a shopping market that is famous for their counterfeit designer brands and is a popular stop among tourist whom visit Beijing. Silk street can be reached by subway station Yong An Li on Line 1 of the Beijing Subway station.

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