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The Christmas Edition

Buying Christmas presents for loved ones in Shanghai, or friends and family back home can be a struggle, but it doesn’t need to be. We have rounded up our favourite, locally based designers to give you a bit of Christmas shopping inspiration, before pounding the pavements.

An edgy accessories brand, combining culture with fashion, based in the French Concession, Josie Chen produces limited edition, handmade, high quality jewellery. All materials are lead, nickel and cadmium free.
Web: www.josiechenrange.co.uk
Wobabybasics, an award winning children's organic apparel brand, has partnered with Pinyin Press, a distinctive hand-drawn designs brand, for their Fall/Winter. The entire collection is made with high-quality, luxurious organic cotton interlocks and fleece in a bright palette of colours for sizes newborn to eight years old. From adorable shirts and rompers, to cosy reversible hooded sweatshirts, vests, legging pants and beanie hats, style, warmth and comfort is everything in this new play ready collection.
Web: www.pinyinpress.com; www.wobabybasics.com
A Chinese inspired graphic clothing and accessory company, showcasing the cheeky side of China with Mandarin wordplay and bold designs. These items would be appreciated by expats living in the city, who understand the meaning behind the designs, as well as friends and family, looking to learn more, back at home.
Web: www.coboriginals.com
An award-winning homeware brand specialising in modern-day twists on traditional Chinese crafts, including ceramic, cloisonné, lacquer and paper. These items would not look out of place in any French Concession home, or further afield.
Web: www.pilingpalang.com