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.  

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- Last updated on May. 23, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Shopping in Guangzhou
Asked by Michelle from THE NETHERLANDS | Mar. 23, 2023 09:31Reply
Hi, where can I buy home and kitchen goods? I want to buy cups, kitchen knives, and cutting boards.
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Answered by Bruce | Mar. 23, 2023 20:07

You can go to IKEA. There are two of them: one is Linhe Middle Road in Tianhe District; the other in Xicha Road in Baiyun District.

You may also go to some local daily necessities wholesale markets like Nantai daily necessities wholesale market and Shahe daily necessities wholesale market.
Asked by sumant from SPAIN | May. 21, 2021 01:53Reply
Where i can buy ladies handbags in Guangzhou?
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Answered by Ella | May. 23, 2021 19:00

You can go to Baiyun Leather Goods Trade Center, which is located at No.1356-1358, North Jiefang Road, Baiyun District. Hope helpful!
Asked by Pascal kenya | Sep. 02, 2020 05:17Reply
Where can I buy cheap fashionable clothes in wholesale and shoes in Guangzhou?
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Answered by Sarah | Sep. 03, 2020 02:08

It is suggested to go to Baima Clothes Wholesale Market, which is located at Zhannan Road, Yuexiu District.
Asked by Eric from NETHERLANDS | Jun. 25, 2020 22:50Reply
I know I’ve been to an area in Guangzhou where they sold lots of fishing gear.
For the life of me I don’t remember where it was.
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Answered by Aiden from GERMANY | Jun. 28, 2020 22:50

You are suggested to go to Jinhuachi Market, which is located at No.3, Huadi Avenue.
Asked by Ade from USA | Jun. 14, 2020 05:53Reply
Where can i buy home and kitchen souvenirs in Guangzhou
Where can i get to buy souvenirs in bulk in Guangzhou. Both home, kitchen and gifts with branding too.
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Answered by Levi from FRANCE | Jun. 15, 2020 02:12

It is suggested to go to Nantai Market, which is located at No.168, Nantai Road, Haizhu District.
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