Shanghai has become a shopping paradise for visitors mainly because of its reputed streets, including Nanjing Road, the country's No.1 Commercial Street, Huaihai Road, a street of world-famous brands and latest fashions to attract customers from all over the world, and Xujiahui, a shopping center gathering clothes, shoes, food, cosmetics, digital products and entertainment centers together within a circle.
Pay attention to different expressions for discounts. The Chinese sign "7折" means 30 percent off, while "8折" means 20 percent off.
Take tissues when going to toilets. Even in some big department stores, tissues are not within reach around the lavatory. Make sure you have them at hand before it’s too late.
Some shopping assistants may follow you in some big stores. You can tell them you are just having a look and ask them to leave you alone.