Shanghai is the face of China's future.
How I See Shanghai
Shanghai is a city of captivating contrasts and endless opportunity. Whether you’re gazing at the futuristic skyline, savoring the eats, or exploring the intimate streets,
the excitement is palpable.
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Talk Like a Local
Learn the slang from the streets.
Absolutely amazing or incredible; typically used to describe a stunning woman.
That girl is 'dia' 嗲 — and she knows it, too.
Neighborhoods to Explore
Beyond the architectural grandeur of The Bund and the ultra-modern Pudong skyline, Shanghai recedes to a more intimate scale. From the French Concession’s leafy streets to the timeless restaurants and storefronts in Xintiandi, this city has it all.
1. French Concession
The residential architecture is classical European, and the streets are lined with stately trees. There's an unending stream of cafés, bars and boutiques, making this neighborhood the ideal place for a leisurely stroll.
The name Jing’an comes from a golden Buddhist temple, but the area feels more like a shrine to commerce and luxury goods. It's time to go shopping.
One of the city’s newest districts, refurbished to house swanky restaurants and luxury boutiques that cater to tourists and upper-crest locals.
4. The Bund
The bund faces the famous skyline of Pudong. The neighborhood's timeless architecture now plays home to nightclubs, gourmet restaurants, and luxury brands.
No.66 Lvshun Road Shanghai
Ultimate Access to Shanghai
93-5 Xiangyang Bei Lu
This seemingly functional laundromat doubles as a speakeasy full of classic cocktails.
133 Yuan Ming Yuan Rd.
A '70s-style Hong Kong street-style bar food by Chef Alvin Leung. This newly revamped gastro-lounge on the Bund will transfix you.
No. 15–20 Dongping Rd
In the days of Mao, Shanghainese shoe brand Feiyue was ubiquitous before falling out of favor as a wave of Western consumerism gripped the country. But now the white canvas sneaker has enjoyed a revival in popularity. In fact, they're favored by hipsters and considered China’s answer to Converse.
W Shanghai - The Bund
Escape to our alluring Shanghai dream where 1920s glam and futuristic flash play out.
Spotted in Shanghai
Go behind the scenes of the final design showcase with the Coveteur to see how the CFDA's emerging designers were truly inspired by travel.