We were excited to head to the French Concession after lunch thinking it would have interesting things to see, but boy, were we wrong. We kept having to check our map to see if we were in the right place. French Concession is essentially like Rodeo Drive in LA or 5th Ave in NY. Just high-end shops where you can’t afford anything. Foreign brands have about a 20% markup in China, we discovered. Pricey!
Tip: For more interesting local boutiques, head to the street 1 block south of Huahai Rd. Much more pleasant and cute local shops where you can buy custom made shoes and the like.