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Ok, let’s talk fabric shopping. Fabric shopping is serious business and Shanghai’s Fabric Market is not for the faint of heart. Think of a fabric, any fabric in the world. Maybe you saw the fabric at Zara, maybe you saw it at Polo, maybe you saw it at Hugo Boss: It’s here at the Fabric Market. We promise.

This is the place to get clothing made, and after you do it once you’ll be spoiled for life. The tailors are top-of-the-game, the fabric is literally anything you want, and our only tip is to come with your wants written down so you don’t get carried away and blow the bank.

Actually we have a few more tips: Haggle, haggle, haggle. And follow our store suggestions. Store No. 237 is where to go for 100% cotton, seriously unique fabric patterns, and solid quality. Store No. 132 is our #1 for upscale wardrobe needs. Store No. 138 makes cashmere coats that will make you realize you need a cashmere coat. Store. No. 165 is all about exceptional leather. And Store No. 171 is Sherry’s Tailor Shop; a serious legend with more than 30 years in the biz.

You’ll make your fabric choices, get measured and fitted for your garment go back to your hotel, and the next morning when you get a call from the front desk it will be the threads you had made. And we promise they’ll be perfect.