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The price is right
By Gan Tian (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-04-13 10:22

Most of the city's shopping malls are exhibiting their latest spring collections and offering bargain buys. Here's the best of the best.

The Village at Sanlitun

The price is right

This shopping hot spot has becomes another landmark of Beijing. If you tell any taxi driver "Sanlitun", they will take you straight to the village. The new shopping area opens spring season with a series of fashion programs under the theme "Spring Collections for Smart Shoppers". The "None and More at The Village" exhibition showcases the edgy creations of 90 student designers. Many shops are offering 50 percent discounts on apparel, jewelry, shoes and bags. During the promotion, famous designer Xander Zhou will unveil a stunning display of his latest seasonal trends.

Shoppers spending 2,000 yuan or more on the same day will receive a set of 500 yuan coupons, which can be used for beauty and spa treatments.

19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang district 三里屯村,三里屯路19号

The Joy City in Xidan

Yet another hot spot for the dedicated follower of fashion, especially the coolest Japanese labels. Shoppers can score discounts of up to 70 percent off the MUJI brand, and a 20 percent off Uniqlo. Go to the top floors and check out the latest games including, the very popular Wii for only 1,999-yuan.

A131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng district 大悦城,西单北大街甲131号

Shin Kong Place

This Taiwanese-based department store offers almost 1,000 international brands and its Beijing branch is celebrating its second birthday.

More than 20 international big fashion labels, including Gucci and Louis Vuitton, have made a slash at this mall.

To celebrate its birthday, all Shin Kong stores are offering 30 percent discounts. Approximately 34 international big names will cut 50-70 percent off their prices. Brands include Marc Jacobs, Coach, Max Mara, Bally and Miss Sixty. The dining section is also offering 20 percent off for the food.

87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang district 新光天地,建国路87号