10 Most Luxurious Cities in China

on May 26 2010 | in Lifestyle List of Lists | by | with No Comments

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The living standards of many Chinese cities are rising very quickly. So we were intrigued by the list of cities named by Chinese news portal JRJ as China’s top cities for lavish living. There are some recognizable (and expected) names while others you will likely hear more of in the near future. Topping the list is Shanghai — to no one’s surprise, of course.

1. Shanghai

“More luxury brands than any other city in China, its Bund luxury district is among the finest in the world.”

2. Beijing

Considered a top-tier city despite fewer high-end shops compared to Shanghai. It’s catching up.

3. Hangzhou

“Hangzhou’s Lakeside International Famous Brand Street, one of the city’s high-end districts, is the most developed in the country, integrating a high-end business concept modeled after Milan’s Via Monte Napoleone shopping district.”

4. Guangzhou

“The spending power of Guangzhou locals is astounding.” Due to its location, Guangzhou people still shop for luxury goods in Hong Kong which has somewhat affected the local luxury market.

5. Shenzhen

Tons of luxury brands, but still fewer than Guangzhou. It is top three for luxury furniture [sales] — along with Beijing and Hangzhou — is in the top three. Due to it’s close proximity to Hong Kong, where many  Shenzhen locals shop, the lcoal luxury market is impacted to some extent.

6. Chengdu

Along with Chongqing, they are considered “west China’s high-end fashion superstars. Many famous luxury brands have established these two cities as their key midwest markets.”

7. Chongqing

Along with Chengdu, they are considered “west China’s high-end fashion superstars. Many famous luxury brands have established these two cities as their key midwest markets.”

8. Qingdao

The luxury market has developed quickly here. “Qingdao now plays the role of fashion leader in Shandong province.”

9. Xi’an

The development of the luxury market has been considered “remarkable,” but it still lags other cities like Chengdu and Chongqing.

10. Dalian

Considered a second-tier city, it does have a Hermes boutique.

[Jing Daily]
photo credit: uniquebuildings

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