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B1, NLG-38, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu
HOURS: Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
METRO: Tuanjiehu (Line 10)
French designer Virginie Fournier moved to Beijing in 1998 and with two friends set up Shanghai Trio: a socially responsible brand selling homeware, accessories, and gifts. The brand now has stores as far afield as South Africa and Belgium.
Among this Beijing branch’s most popular items are industrial-chic electrician bags, percale duvet covers, and home accessories made of cotton, bamboo, and linen. Shanghai Trio’s bags and purses make great, unusual gifts that are eco-friendly too. Fournier uses old fabric to create her designs.
Shanghai Trio’s clothing items are mostly modern takes on traditional Chinese garments, and the children’s wear is particularly covetable.
© Susie Gordon from Moon Beijing & Shanghai, 2nd Edition