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MERCHANDISELeather goods and furs
PRICE (LEATHER JACKET; LEATHER WALLET)RMB 2000+; RMB 80-200
Back in the 1930s, when the Wangfujing shopping district was the city’s main commercial hub, this was where foreign diplomats went for their mink stoles and winter coats. These days, the clientele and stock are a bit less glam; look for overseas tourists snapping up Russian-style fur hats and locals investing in basic, though well-crafted, leather jackets. With its 80+ years of history and a reputation for high quality goods, Jianhua Leather and Fur has recently won the much sought-after government-approved title of “Time Honored Brand,” giving it enough cachet among domestic tourists to pull them in by the busload (and by the busload they come!).
USE A PURCHASE FROM HERE FOR
Staying warm in the winter; a long-lasting leather accessory
WHY WE LIKE IT
Their leather products are really reasonably priced and of great quality. If you’re not wild about the off-the-rack styles and you have time to kill in Beijing, you can even order bespoke pieces.
GOOD TO KNOW
Definitely avoid going in at the same time as a tour group–the crowds make for a rather unpleasant browsing environment.
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