Preferred Shopping Partners
The best memento from your trip has a story to tell. Be sure your purchases are unique, locally made and long-lasting. And Vantage's local trip partners will steer you in the right direction. Here's how:
- All shops are handpicked by Vantage experts, ensuring you a quality experience
- We negotiate Vantage-only discounts and special customer service assistance on your behalf
- Ease of shopping with English-speaking merchants so nothing gets lost in translation
- We give preference to merchants who make it easy for you to ship and receive items back home
Vantage has every confidence in the merchants we select for our Preferred Shopping Partners program. Our shops guarantee your satisfaction with any item you purchase, and in the very unlikely event that you have a problem with a purchase, we'll stand by that guarantee and assist you in resolving the issue.
As a tour company, it is our goal to ensure our team delivers the best buys in quality shops that offer safe and secure purchases. So come prepared with your color swatches and with carpet and clothing sizes converted to local measurements — and your mementos will be telling their stories for years to come
Beijing Bai Gong Fang Pearl (Beijing Pearl Center)
No. 2 Zuoan Gate, Inner Street
Pearls are among the most-sought-after treasures you can bring back from China, whether for yourself or another, and this is the place to find them. Specializing in pearls originating in both bodies of saltwater and freshwater, the Beijing Pearl Center is well known for its high quality and fine selection. Jewelry here comes in rich and creative designs, pure colors, and a variety of patterns and sizes for both men and women. Customer service is the center's number one priority.
Xi'an Hui Arts & Crafts Center
Xinging Road, #6
Finely worked jade has been a hallmark of Chinese craftsmanship for more than a thousand years. At the Xi'an Hui Arts & Crafts Center, you'll marvel at the abundance of hand-carved jade pendants and figurines, each a unique piece of art. Some pieces have been inlaid into globes, hand-cut into detailed geographical shapes, then polished with coats of lacquer to preserve the gemstone's luster, shine, and quality. This is an ideal place to shop for quality jade gifts as a reminder of your wonderful visit to China.
Rhythm of Tibet Art Gallery
Chengguan, Lhasa, Tibet, China
Tibet’s spiritual nature permeates nearly every aspect of daily life, as you’ll discover during your visit to local homes. For pilgrims and sojourners alike, Barkhor Street is the place to find prayer wheels, dzi beads, and other souvenirs — but here, the Rhythm of Tibet Art Gallery stands out for its collection of handmade works by local artists and craftsmen. If you’re a collector, this is the place to acquire hand-painted thangka (Buddhist paintings used for meditation) and true Tibetan rugs made from changpel (highland sheep’s wool) and natural dyes.
Shanghai Silk Museum
Xing Fu Ma Tou, Zhong Shan South Road # 1029
Huang Pu District
Phone: +86-21-3331 0030
One of the most well-respected silk museums in China, the Shanghai Silk Museum was created in 1992 to preserve Chinese sericulture heritage, to share the science and technology of silk production, and of course to display beautiful costumes for visitors to appreciate. The museum was recently renovated, and has many interesting displays including several kimono, silk-making machines, and demonstrations. At the Museum Shop, you can find handmade silk rugs and embroidery, bedding, scarves, pajamas, and more.