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Spending a merry Christmas in Xiamen - Shopping venues

Updated: 2009-12-23
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Most shopping malls in Xiamen are lined in Christmas decorations 
 
Christmas is a golden period for shopping. Go through those popular shopping streets or shopping areas which have been dressed with Christmas decorations, you can find most stores, markets and shopping malls have various Christmas gifts or have discounts for their goods.
  
Shopping Malls and Shopping Centres in Xiamen
The popular and big shopping malls or shopping centres in Xiamen are the SM Shopping Mall in the Huili Area, World Trade Shopping Mall at the railway station, California City Plaza in the Qianpu Area, and Mingfa Shopping Centre in the Lianban Area. They are scattered throughout different areas in Xiamen and form their own business districts. Besides numerous clothing, ornament and shoes stores, most shopping malls have a supermarket, food centre, cinemas, restaurants and other entertainment venues. The shopping malls and shopping centres are a nice choice for shopping, especially on festival times.  
 

1. SM Shopping Mall

On Christmas Eve, SM Shopping Mall will open till 2:00 in the early morning. From 22:00-2:00, most of the stores will give 50% and even higher discounts for the shoppers.

 

Address: Jiahe Road

Nearest bus stop: SM Chengshi Guangchang

Buses: 18, 27, 33, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 79, 201, 202, 507, 508, 521, 525, 616, 617

 

2. Xiamen Paragon Centre - the hub of international luxury brands

Christmas season, there are 6 Santa Claus statues of 2 metres high, all of which are imported from Europe. The Christmas gift box and big Christmas house add more festive atmosphere to the Paragon Centre.

 
 
The most international luxury brands in Xiamen such as GUCCI, EMPORIO ARMANI, DUNHILL, LANCEL, S.T.DUNPENT, OMEGA, and JOYFIT, can be found at the Paragon Centre. It is the first choice to go if you want to purchase luxury goods.
 
On 24th and 25th December, customers who purchase 6,888RMB can be given a chance for a Golden Egg as the lucky draw. There are 60 golden eggs each day with a 100% rate for winning a prize.
 
The grand prizes are sponsored by GUCCI, EMPORIO ARMANI, DUNHILL, LANCEL, S.T.DUNPENT, OMEGA, JOYFIT and Paragon.

  

Address: No.199 Jiahe Road

Nearest bus stop: Lianhua Bei

Buses: 23, 45, 73, 85, 505, 508

 

3. Rainbow Department Store

Fashionable clothes and shoes: buy 300RMB get 1.8 times of vouchers free

Sports and Leisure, underwear: buy 3000RMB get 1.4 times of vouchers free

Validity till 27rd December, 2009

 

Huiteng Branch

Address: Huiteng Building, No. 323, Jiahe Road, Xiamen

Nearest bus stop: Lv Cuo Bei

Buses: 18, 27, 44, Xia 50, Xia 52, 53, Xia 55, Xia 56, Xia 57, Xia 59, Xia 79, 105, 108, 202, 507, 508, 525, 532, 534, 610, 617, 620

 

Minghui Branch

Address: Minghui Square, Shop 501, No. 28, Xiaxi Road, Siming District, Xiamen

Nearest bus stop: Zhong Shan Lu

Buses: 1, 3, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, Xia 20, 21, 22, 27, 32, 45, 48, Xia 50, 501, 520,812

 

Daxiyang Branch (the Atlantic Branch)

Address: No. 9, Hubin Xi Road, Xiamen

Nearest bus stop: Si Bei Lu Kou

Buses: 10, 11, 15, Xia 20, 22, 23, Xia 30, 31, 45, 48, Xia 50, 54, 71, 97, 102, 501, 504, 505, 506, 509, 520, 528, 625, 803

 

 

4. PCD Stores

PCD Stores Siming Branch

Fashion: from 40% off

Sports and Leisure: 20% off

Validity till 23rd December, 2009

 

Address: No. 193-215, Zhongshan Road, Xiamen

Nearest bus stop: Zhong Shan Lu

Buses: 1, 3, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, Xia 20, 21, 22, 27, 32, 45, 48, Xia 50, 501, 520, 812

 

PCD Stores Jiahe Branch

Buy 500RMB can be gifted with 200RMB vouchers

Validity till 23rd December, 2009

 

Address: 1#, Wuhan Building, No. 261-265, Jiahe Road, Xiamen

Nearest bus stop: Lian Hua Lu Kou Dong

Buses: 6, 7, 10, 18, 27, 42, 44, 46, Xia 50, Xia 52, 53, Xia 56, Xia 59, Xia 79, 89, 507, 511, 513, 518, 524, 526, 532, 534, 617, 808

 

PCD Stores Ruijing Branch

Cosmetics: buy 300RMB, 50RMB off

Sports and Leisure: 20% off

4.5% off for other goods

Validity till 23rd December, 2009

 

Address:

Nearest bus stop: Hong wen

Buses: 3, 5, 19, 26, 28, 30, 36, 47, 49, 55, 57, 91, 95, 108, 509, 512, 517, 525, 530, 805

 
 
Here are some other major shopping areas in Xiamen.
  
1) Zhongshan Road Shopping Street
 
  
 
Zhongshan Road is the oldest, busiest and most famous business street in Xiamen. There are lots of clothes stores, ornaments stores, restaurants, wet markets, supermarkets and food streets and shopping malls such as PCD Stores, Laiya Department Store, Rainbow Department Store and Tiger City. Among all, there are some unique ones.
 
Jukou Street & Ding'an Nightstreet Market - Women Street
Jukou Street and Ding'an Nightstreet Market are regarded as the shopping paradise for young girls and women.Most stores over there are private-owned and operated by young women. They provide an array of goods which always dazzle people. Most of these goods don’t have very good quality but they are cheap and fashionable enough. Girls and women can get dressed up for little money.
 
Tiger City - cluster of ornaments
Here are gathered the most stores selling fashionable ornaments at the -1F of Tiger City such as Christmas gifts, woman bags, home decorations, hand-painted T-shirts, hand-made figurines and mobile phone ornaments.
 
Red Dragonfly Ornaments
Located at Shengping Street near Zhongzhan Road, right next to bus stop 4 and 532, Red Dragonfly Ornaments is a 3 floor store selling toys and ornaments. On the 3rd floor, there is the largest collection of Christmas decorations and gifts in Xiamen. However, no ones speaks English in the store.
 
2) Hexiang Xi Shopping Street
 
 
Hexiang Xi Shopping Street is called "Rich People's Street" by locals. Running from east to west, it has become one of the most prosperous streets in Xiamen. Large number of shops, stores and restaurants stand along this hustling and bustling street.
 
The popularity of Hexiang Xilu has attracted a great number of well-known brands to establish flagship stores here, both at home and abroad such as E-world, Beautyberry, ONLY, Dancing wolves, and others. Hexiang Xilu is a popular shopping street for the young white-collar worker in Xiamen.
 
Like its numerous name brand clothes shops, there are a cluster of beauty chains such as Oriental Beauty, Best's Bodyline, Jourdeness, and COSMETIC where you can enjoy professional beauty care to relax both your skin and mood.
 
3) Gulangyu Island - pearl centre
Pearls and pearl jewelry are Xiamen specialties. When travelling to Xiamen, most tourists will like to buy some pearl jewelry for themselves or for their friends. Gulangyu Island has lots of stores selling pearls and pearl jewelry, and Xiamen Gulangyu Pearl World is one of the most popular stores favoured by expats.
Add: No.115 Longtou Road, Gulangyu, Xiamen
Tel: 0592-2063620
  
SOURCE: WOX and Apple Travel 
 
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