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The first department Store (Nanjing East Road)

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Better than the outside suggests

The unprepossessing appearance belies the range and quality of goods for sale, especially on the... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Anne-Marie H
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Dunedin, New Zealand
a historic departmental store

I remember this store the most on my last visit. The start of Nanjing Road’s eastern pedestrianized... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
JuiTeoh
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 Apr 2018
“Better than the outside suggests”
3 Mar 2018
“a historic departmental store”
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The unprepossessing appearance belies the range and quality of goods for sale, especially on the second floor. r

Thank Anne-Marie H
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I remember this store the most on my last visit. The start of Nanjing Road’s eastern pedestrianized section is marked by this large (now old school) department store. Named No. 1 Department Store for being the 1st, it is as grandiose as its superlative, albeit...More

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I went along to try and find this department store as it's mentioned in many guide books as the quintessential chinese department store. It's at the People's Park end of Nanjing Dong Rd pedestrian shopping mall. I couldn't find it (until I looked up and...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Currently this building looks like it's undergoing renovations or construction as there are walls around it. If you're on Nanjing Road already then walked by it and go inside if you're interested in shopping, but don't expect much otherwise.

Thank KRUIZ8204
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The name of this store goes back to Communist days, pre-dating consumerism and branding, when stores and farms had numbers, not names. I visited this store over 40 years ago when it was the main department store in Shanghai. It was just at the beginning...More

1  Thank Neil L
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Looking from the outside it looks small but once inside it goes all the way back. There are about 5 floors. Uniqlo is also in this building on 2nd floor. There's a KFC on one of the higher floors and other eateries spread out over...More

Thank Lulufluff
Reviewed 24 August 2016

this is a huge department store and takes up an entire city block. it's a department store with multiple entrances. it has the main department store, then it also has individual tenants with their own entrances. there's pizza hut, kfc, muji. by the pizza hut,...More

Thank Abe L
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I stopped in to find an electronic item, which I didn't find, but gained an appreciation for a shopping mall that many native middle-class Shanghaiites use. I was wowed by the availability of just about everything electrically powered with the crazy three prong electric plug...More

1  Thank XVictorious
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The street is full of people during weekends and public holidays. Many Boutique Brands setup shop to showcase eg. M&Ms, Zara, etc.

Thank melvintan8
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Didn't take long for us to realize we were out of our depth in this department store. Nice place to cool off a bit though.

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