16th of May 2013: Shanghai International Glasses & Pearls Market
Departure: 10.30 am
Back: 4.00 pm
In this Tuesday, June 11 we decided to have a shopping day and rest a little bit our back with our unrestrained walks in Shanghai. So let’s go to the glasses market in Shanghai in this gray morning.
The Shanghai International Glasses Market is located at the central station of Shanghai output Norah, Metro line 3-4. It is a large building on 3rd floors with glasses everywhere, all colors and all shapes. For buying you need to follow 5 steps.
Step One: Choose the frame.
In the countless stands, there are many one that should be okay for us … We choosed a stand at the 3rd floor with an English speaking lady (yes it can help).
Step Two: Make free eyes exam.
I did eye exams in France, it is going the same way in China. Symbol reading (you need to indicate the direction at the top, bottom, right and left).
Step Three: Select the type of glasses.
As in France you have the choice between anti-glare, anti-scratch… Fine, bigger, with or without treatment …
Step Four: bargaining prices.
Then comes the moment of bargaining, be aware that the advertised price starting can be reduced by 50%. We had the spectacles of Pierre (resting spectacles, titanium mounting ) for € 25.
Step Five: Wait 30-40 minutes.
It’s time to eat until the spectacles are ready. Railway station (full of fast food and Chinese restaurant await us). We opted for a dumpling fast food (54 Y for two and we couldn’t finish it).
Shanghai International City Glasses
1688 Zhongxing Road (at the north gate of Shanghai Railway Station – Metro Line 3, 4)
上海 国际 眼镜 城
上海市 闸北 区 中兴 路 1688 号
Once we received our specatcles direction the pearls market, at Pearl’s Circles. Arrival at the destination, stands full of necklaces, bracelets, earring beads of all colors and all shapes. For lovers of jewelries there is lots of choice.
First Asia Jewelry Plaza, 3rd floor, 288 Fuyou Lu, Shanghai
First Asia Jewelry Plaza, 3 楼 288 福佑 路 (or 富 友 路) 上海
Open 10 am-6pm daily.
During our walk we deviated a little bit of the pearls market without really realizing it, we arrived in the old city of Shanghai. Old old buildings, narrow crowded streets .