Wuxi / Famous Shops and Stores
The city has a history of some 3,000 years. In the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, Wuxi was famous as a rice market and a cloth dock in China, with a developed economy. Since the 20th century, Wuxi has become much famous for its industry and trade and come to be known as Lesser Shanghai.Wuxi is rich in tourist commodities including clay figurines, dark red earthen tea sets from Yixing, freshwater pearl objects, silk embroidery and porcelain cooking utensils.
Wuxi First General Merchandise (Group) Co. Ltd.
The earliest retail enterprise in the city, it stands on the northern bank of Zhongshan Road. Now the group is composed of four trade mansions, seven wholly owned retail service enterprises and seven shareholding enterprises.
The group has gradually demonstrated its unique features in retails of household electrical appliances, audio/video facilities, garments and shoes and hats. Its retails and social results have increased steadily.
Wuxi Trade Mansion Group Co. Ltd.
It is the largest retail enterprise in the city. Having a business area of 40,000 square meters, it sells 100,000 kinds of commodities. This group has two business buildings, one in the downtown area and the other on Tongyun Road by the Wuxi Railway Station. It has led the city in the volume of sales for 10 consecutive years.
Wuxi Yaohan Co.
Located in the busy area of the city, it has a business floor of 45,000 square meters, a good shopping environment and is equipped with modern facilities. It mainly handles real estate development and leasing, catering, amusement, retails of general merchandise, knitwear, textiles, garments, shoes, hats, crafts, medicines, furniture, audio and video facilities, computers and parts, auto parts, cigarettes and wines, candies, cakes and others.
In the downtown area, Zhongshan Road is a busiest commercial street of Wuxi. Along it, there are many shopping centers, exclusive sales shops, restaurants and a number of boutiques.
Famous Shops and Stores
- Trade Mansion (comprehensive)
- 343 Zhongshan Rd.
- First Department Store (comprehensive)
- 8 Beida St.
- Wuxi Yaohan (comprehensive)
- 168 Zhongshan Rd.
- New World Department Store (high- and medium-grade)
- 319-339 Zhongshan Rd.
- Wuxi Second Department Store (comprehensive)
- 48 Tongyun Rd.
- Wuxi Sanyang Parkson Square Corporation Ltd (comprehensive)
- 127 Renmin M.Rd.
- Shop in Wuxi Huishan Clay Figurine Factory (tourist souvenirs of clay figurines)
- 26 Xihui Rd.
Shops in Hotels
- Shop in Hubin Hotel
It sells traditional Chinese handicrafts such as jewelry, jade objects, writing brushes, ink sticks, paper, ink slabs, gold and silver ornaments, silks and famous-brand clothes.
- Add: 388 Liyuan Garden, Rubin Rd.
- Tel: (0510) 5101888
- Shop in Wuxi Hotel
It mainly sells traditional Chinese handicrafts, pearl and jade objects, writing brushes, ink sticks, paper, ink slabs, famous-brand clothes, calligraphic works, paintings and Japanese food.
- Add: 1 Liangqing Rd.
- Tel: (0510) 5806789
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