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Shanghai - Day 5 - Lujiabang Road

Tailors bursting at the Seams

semi-overcast 25 °C

We continue our shopping spree today. Today our target is Lujiabang Road (陆家浜路). This is the famous Shanghai tailor shops area (aka fabric market). Although there's a Lujiabang Road Station, but the closest metro station to get off is Nanpu Bridge Station because the Lujiabang Road station locates at the wrong end.

As soon as you get out of the Nanpu Bridge stn at exit 3, the impsoing namesake bridge spread in front of you. You need to take less than 5 mins to get to the area once you get on Lujiabang Rd after the police staton.

There're more tailor shops here than you can poke a measuring stick at. You're spoilt and bewildered by the sheer number of tailors available here. Many tailors specialized in making leather jackets, qipaos, business suits, etc. Even this narrowing would leave you with a large number to choose from. Since we have no recommendations, and we just assumed they are all equally reasonably competent tailors, we just walked in whatever shops that took our fancy. I guess the only thing that would further narrowing the search would be picking out the actual fabric you want, and Atta found hers in the second shop we visited.

I was there with her in the capacity of an interpreter, but soon made redundant as the girl who measured Atta, Jojo, was able to converse with Atta in English quite adequately. My role turned into a fashion consultant (meaning I'm telling her what she wants/needs to hear). Most of these Chinese

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Posted by FrancisQ 09:31 Archived in China

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