Guangzhou Shopping

Guangzhou is a large manufactory for many products, which contributes a lot to the rapid development of wholesale markets. This attracts worldwide businessmen to go shopping in China Guangzhou. The biannual Canton Fair further adds to the commercial atmosphere. To tourists, Guangzhou is also a shopping paradise for buying most fashionable clothes and local specialties. The following briefly tells visitors what to buy and where to shop in Guangzhou.

Guangzhou Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street

What to Buy in Guangzhou


The clothing industry in Guangzhou is developing quite rapidly and prosperously. The clothing market is always up to date, providing customers with the most fashionable clothes. Moreover, diversified clothes of different price levels are also provided to meet customers’ needs. 

Electrics and Electrical Appliances

The electronic industry in Guangzhou is also well developed. The main electrical appliances available are as follows: audio-visual products, communication equipments, household appliances, lightning products and so on.

Local Specialties 

Located in the fertile Pearl River Delta and with a history of about 2,800 years, Guangzhou is rich in local products. Also, due to its location along China’s south coastal line, many products gather here. All these contribute to the unique, colorful and various local specialties.  

Where to Buy Clothes in Guangzhou

Clothing Wholesale Markets

Wholesale markets are favored by customers who want to buy clothes in bulk at lower prices. Generally speaking, the more clothing one buy, the bigger discount one will get. Around Guangzhou Railway Station, gather many clothes wholesale markets, like Tianma Wholesale Markets and Zhanxi Wholesale Markets. Moreover, Baima Clothing Wholesale Markets and Shahe Clothes Wholesale Markets are quite large and bustling markets. 

Pedestrian Streets

Pedestrian streets are more suitable for shopping at a leisurely pace. Beijing Road and Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street rank the most popular among locals and visitors. Hundreds of small shops stand along either side of the streets selling clothes, shoes, and other unique products. Prices are generally higher here than at the wholesale markets. 

High-end Shopping Malls

Among all the shopping districts in Guangzhou, Tianhe CBD is the largest centralized area of high-end shopping malls, such as K11, Tianhui Square, Tianhe City, Gaode Zhidi Square… These shopping malls provide tourists with upscale service and exquisite high-end clothes from top domestic and foreign brands. 

Where to Buy Electrics and Electrical Appliances

There are many electrics or electrical appliances wholesale markets. The top shopping area in Guangzhou for those items is around Haiyin Square. Hanyin Electrical Appliance Market, Xingzhiguang Market and Stage Appliance Market are highly advised for customers. 

Top Souvenirs to Buy in Guangzhou & Where to Buy

Souvenir Shops at Wende Street
Cantonese Embroidery Souvenirs

Cantonese Embroidery

Cantonese embroidery, famous for its bright color and vivid pattern, must deserve buying as a precious gift. Guangxiuzhuang, located in No.100 Yuehua Road, is specialized in selling Cantonese embroidery.

See more Chinese Embroidery

Jade Sculpture

Located on Xia Jiu Lu, Hualin Jadeware Street is a place mainly retail and whole sell jade and jewelry items. It is said the history of this street can be traced back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). From that time, Hualin Jadeware Street has already been the famed Jadeware Fair. At present, hundreds of jadeware stores are found here. Best-quality jades from Burma and Yunnan Province are made into jade bracelets, rings and other wares.

See more about Chinese Jade

Nangfang Tea Market must be a wonderful place for you to choose any kinds of tea, including black tea, green tea, bitter tea, Pu’er tea, Tie Guan Yin, flower tea and so on. 

Since Guangzhou is a distribution of Chinese herbal medicine in southern China, visitors can try picking up some at a reasonable price. If you are interested, go to Qingping Market, one of the largest Chinese herbal medicines market in Southern China. 

Other Specialties: Various carvings including olive carvings, wood carvings, inkstones with delicate carvings; Cantonese sausage; Cantonese dim sum…

Souvenirs - Olive carvings
Olive Carvings

Guangzhou Airport Shopping

To meet transfer passengers’ needs, shopping areas have been set at Guangzhou Airport. Due to its special location, the products here are various, including both local specialties and luxury products from international brands. The product price at those duty free shops is generally lower than that in downtown, while in other regular shops are higher.  

- Last modified on Feb. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shopping in Guangzhou
Asked by Ravi from INDIA | Feb. 06, 2019 21:46Reply
Guangzhou and Shenzhen.I want to buy stock lot in mobile accessories
Please share market location or market name
Answers (1)
Answered by JUSTHELP from MALAYSIA | Feb. 10, 2019 19:40

New Asia International Electronic & Digital City Building, Liwan Area.
I mostly buy mobile gadgets here.
Asked by joy from SINGAPORE | Jan. 01, 2019 07:54Reply
Hi am going GuangZhou in Mid Jan
Can I check if Shang Xia Jiu be selling Winter or Summer Clothes?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dylan from CANADA | Jan. 01, 2019 21:45

I heard that most of shops sell winter and spring clothes now.
Asked by Flower from SINGAPORE | Nov. 20, 2018 04:45Reply
I’m travelling Guangzhou 27th Nov
wondering if am able to source for summer clothing during this season?
Answers (2)
Answered by Kayla from CANADA | Nov. 21, 2018 00:13

Oh, you can go to Baima Clothes Wholesale Market. There are many stores that sell all kinds of clothes with good quality and reasonable prices. Maybe you can find several shops that sell summer clothes. The market is located at No. 16, Zhannan Road, Yuexiu District.
Answered by Kari from COLOMBIA | Dec. 01, 2018 21:19

It is supposed GZ must be in winter but the weather is so strange. I think you can wear a thin jacket on sweater at mornings and nights and in the afternoon between 12:00 and 5pm you can wear short pants and T-shirt.
Asked by Chloe from SINGAPORE | Nov. 14, 2018 21:39Reply
Hi, may I know if the apparel wholesalers in Guangzhou only sells winter wear in nov/dec?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kent from SINGAPORE | Nov. 15, 2018 17:59

They not only sell the winter clothes but the autumn clothes, because this city to south and its temperature is not as cold as the northern cities.
Asked by eleni from ETHIOPIA | Oct. 31, 2018 18:58Reply
i am coming to Guangzhou end of November.
i would like to buy fashionable wedding dresses and dinner which place do u recommend me?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jeremiah from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 01, 2018 23:11

You are advised to go to Baima Clothes Wholesale Market. There are many stores that sell fashion clothes. Most of them have good quliaty and reasonable price. It is located at No. 16, Zhannan Road, Yuexiu District.
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