Looking For a whole sale market in Beijing?????
Here are lots of different whole sale market in Beijing
it depends what do you need to buy, electronic? Like remote helicopter with camera and iPhone remote? Or clothing ?also vegetable market some are famous, super famous, lots of different ingredients from Asia. Different mushrooms, seafood. Etc :
Search “xiaoguan market” 小关菜市场or “sanyuanli market” especially “sanyuanli” 三源里菜市场they are too famous and big.
Equal parts engrossing, intriguing and intimidating, the swath of dusty markets radiating outward from the South Third Ring Road’s Muxiyuan Bridge is often collectively called Dahongmen.
The area is comprised of several wholesale fabric markets that are so jumbled together, it’s easy to cross from one to the other without realizing it. Closer to the bridge, industrial sewing machines clutter Dahongmen Lu; while these machines are not so useful for home sewers (for that, try the Brother sewing machine store in Hujialou), they are a good spot to find machine-maintaining necessities like oil and needles.
Head to Jingdu Shiji (北京京都世纪轻纺城) first, identifiable by the traditional gate at the entrance. Here one finds the most extensive selection of fabrics, the friendliest vendors and the best per-meter prices. This market breaks down into five rows: Row 1 has cotton batting for pillows and cotton fabric for sheets; if you’ve no need for those, go directly two Row 2, home to funky fabrics of decent quality, perfect for loud shirts, skirts and curtains.
About halfway down at stalls A119-120, you’ll find Da Shanghai Fangzhi (大上海纺织), a wonderland of irresistible punny prints for export, as well as bolts of Vera Bradley fabric. Prices here start at around RMB18 per meter, usually topping out at around RMB35. Further down the same row, one can find accessories like appliqués, bundles of rickrack (minimum nine meters, RMB10-40 each) and oodles of beads (starting at RMB7 per hefty bag) at Lan Feng Fu Shi (兰丰服饰). For more beads, check the back row that runs perpendicular to the main aisles; DeFuDa Glass Beads (德福达服饰品商场) in the corner has a tremendous array of sequins, rhinestones and beads sold by weight.
Continuing south in the market, Rows 3-5 are where the materials deviate into polyester and acrylic. There are some fun finds; Row 3 has stores with fuzzy materials perfect for lining sweatshirts, but those with a fear of static may wish to think carefully before making any acquisitions here.
Rows 4-5 have materials best suited to making windbreakers and raincoats, but it takes a keen eye to find anything attractive. Instead, go straight back down Row 5 to find the faux fur. Starting at RMB90 per meter, this is the spot to start thinking about faux bearskin rugs or coats.
From Row 5, one can also turn south halfway down and head for the real fur section, but it’s not for animal lovers or the squeamish, especially when you see vendors using grooming brushes typically used on beloved pets to reduce shedding for purple pelts. Most of the fur is the type used for edging the hoods of down coats, but one can also find entire raccoon dog furs (RMB600 each) or soft, sad rabbit skins (RMB60 each).
By now, you’ll begin to realize you’ve ventured into a different market; everyone’s business card in the area claims a different allegiance, but the section is best identified from Dahongmen Lu as being in the area behind the Xin Shangcheng (鑫商城) sign.
Those with little crafters in the house and a mean ability to navigate can attempt to find their way to another back row of the market, where at No. 9168 they sell somewhat dusty but colorful bolts of felt. Designers can even talk to the proprietors about using computers to cut out designs; everyone else can pick up felt by the meter starting at RMB7.
Before leaving this side of the street, head a little further south on the main drag of Dahongmen Lu to find a few spots with fabric more suited to men’s suits. DIY sewers can also pick up 100 meters of interfacing (the minimum quantity, and lighter than it sounds) for a mere RMB55. Suit fabrics start at around RMB40, though the quality is not as fine as you’d find at a good tailor. Expect shirt fabric to run around RMB60.
And that’s all on one side of Dahongmen Lu. Cross the street to Zhongren Zhong Qing Fang Market (众人众轻纺市场) to find the silk options. Be warned, there’s a lot of fake brocade in here too, so you may want to request the burn test. Pop into the southernmost row (to the right, if you’re facing the entrance); from the entryway it looks empty, but further down there’s a shop with lovely hand-embroidered pillowcases, boxes (starting at RMB40) and artworks for framing (RMB150 and up).
Much has been said of relocating the fabric market elsewhere, and indeed small sections have fallen victim to jackhammers, so you may want to call ahead to confirm your favorite booth is still there. Skip this market during the holidays—none of the vendors are from Beijing, and they typically head home for about a month.
One attempt at relocating the more convoluted markets was to build a high-ceilinged, open-air mall, International Trade Center (北方世贸轻纺商城) near Dahongmen Subway Station on Line 10. While much more easily accessible and less claustrophobic, here many vendors will only sell remnants by the meter, and otherwise require a minimum order of 100 meters of fabric. They don’t appreciate inquiries with no follow-through, so better to avoid this spot unless you do, in fact, need 100 meters of jersey.
To get to the area, take Subway Line 10 to Dahongmen Station. If going to the International Trade Center, go south about 200 meters from exit C2.
To get to Jingdu Shiji, take a pedicab from the station (RMB10). Alternately, take a bus from anywhere in the city to Muxiyuanqiao Dong (木樨园桥东), walk to the southeast corner of the bridge, then head down Dahongmen Lu (cell phone markets and a McDonalds on the left mean you’re on the right path).
2)Jingwen Market and More
The Zoo Market may be moving to Langfang, but mall after massive mall dedicated to wholesale clothing continue to be built on Nanyuan Lu, directly south of Muxiyuan Bridge on the South Third Ring Road. The prices are laughably inflated in some shops, but Jingwen Market is a little older, cheaper and more interesting. Name brands are not the big seller here, but there are some interesting finds, plus seeing the market in action is the real draw. Jingwen gained notoriety in May 2013 when an employee fell to her death from the roof in suspicious circumstances, an event followed by a massive gathering on the streets in the neighborhood.
Visit Jingwen as it closes for the night around 4:30pm, and it’s easy to see how so many people could congregate on short order; a veritable village pours forth from its doors.
There are several smaller-scale Jingwen spin-offs as well, including one that merits mentioning if only for it’s juvenilely hilarious English name: the Foreign Trade Poop Clothing Mall (外贸尾货批发市场).
To get there, take a taxi, or take Subway Line 10 to Dahongmen, then walk north. The markets are massive—you can’t miss them.
If Taobao were a physical destination, it might be Bairong. The main building alone has over 5,000 shops, and in 2008 an additional building was connected to the west side, giving it another 3,000. Directions within the building are given by cardinal directions, meaning you may seriously want to consider bringing a compass.
The bottom floor is primarily clothing, mostly Chinese brands, but if you work your way towards the back (west) side of the first building, you can sometimes scrounge up a few Zoo Market-style finds that fell off the back of the truck along the way. Go up to find children’s toys, furniture and home wares and leather goods. On the upper levels one can find camping equipment, barbecue pits and even full-on smokers. Bridges from the west side extend into the addition, where an alley of framers do decent work (RMB60 to frame approximately an A4 size picture with a wooden, beveled-edge frame).
Further down, one can find all matter of holiday schwag; in December it’s all plastic Christmas trees, strings of lights and dancing Santas.
4)Wanpeng Wenhua Office Supplies Market
Wanpeng is one of the few markets where you could bring a child; this comparatively small market sells office, school and art supplies, and is not overly crowded. Shop No. 2015-2016 on the second floor is hands down the best for art supplies, with everything from graphic pencils to canvas to oil paints. Sakura pastels go for RMB2.5 each, while a nice set of colored pencils runs RMB96. Need to build a tiny model of a house? They have plastic furniture and the little plastic people to use it. Children and whimsical adults will delight in No. 2B001 across the aisle, which has great stationery, including colorful, often inadvertently hilarious Chinglish plastic folders and pens. On the same floor, on the other side of the building, a DIY craft shop has construction paper, modeling clay, sequins, fuzzy pipe cleaners (RMB7 for a bushel) and many other child-friendly materials.
5)Jingshen Seafood Market
If it swims in the ocean, then you likely can find it at Jingshen. The first floor of this wholesale seafood-lovers’ paradise has tank after tank of live lobsters, scallops, crabs, shrimp, octopus, abalone and crawfish (all subject to seasonal availability), as well as beautiful salmon fillets (around RMB50/500 grams for fillets that were frozen, RMB70 for fresh). For the salmon, ask the vendor to slice it the way you want it with their quick knives. Many of the stalls also sell wasabi tubes and soy sauce for instant sashimi enjoyment.
Not a raw fish fiend? Take your purchases to the third floor (bypassing the second floor with its tens of thousands of dried sea cucumbers and shark fins), where staff from the handful of separate kitchens that serve the dining area will pounce on you at the door and offer to cook up your purchases. Prices for the cooking services are posted outside the restaurant door on the stairwell walls, in Chinese.
6)New Dongjiao Market
When Dongjiao was forced from its comparatively central location to a new building near the Fifth Ring Road, many lamented that it would be to the disadvantage of vendors and shoppers alike. But actually, the new location is a vast improvement over the original dusty, sprawling market.
New Dongjiao Market is still massive, but now far easier to navigate, with vendors localized by category and split into east and west sides. Korean and American imports dominate the front of the west section, where you can find treats like mini marshmallows (RMB13 a bag) and Mikesell’s chips (RMB28), as well as condiments imported from the West and Southeast Asia. A freestanding booth carries Gouda (RMB75 per kilogram), butter (¥18 for a 227-gram chunk of Anchor) and cereals. In the back, several vendors sell the wines and liquors you find at higher prices in import groceries.
The westernmost side is all tea vendors, the loose green teas making this the finest smelling of the wholesale markets. Tea sets purportedly from Jingdezhen run around ¥120, and tiny individual tea cups are RMB5-10 each. The upper floors get into heavy duty hotel supplies (like hair dryers that stay affixed to the wall, industrial vacuums and floor buffers) as well as house wares. Make-up and little clip-in hair weaves are also found on the second floor.
The east side of the market houses the kitchen gear for which Dongjiao is best known. The back section has enough gas stoves and dessert display cases to give anyone restaurateur aspirations, not to mention dishware for all purposes, from the lowliest noodle den to the fanciest hotel.
Before you open a restaurant, however, at least use the other part of the east section to give yourself some practice baking, cooking and bartending. RMB60 gets a decent-quality springform pan (another booth quoted us far less, but for a rusty one) and RMB8 for 600 cupcake cups. Hand mixers start at around ¥100.
This is also a good spot to pick up a cocktail tumbler—an allegedly imported, solid one of medium size was quoted to us as RMB55, while a decidedly imported and high-quality portable ice chest was priced at ¥158.
If the trek to Dongjiao still seems too far, one can find many of the same foodstuffs in the more concentrated (and better known) Sanyuanli Market, well respected for imported goods and a great variety of produce, but with less potential for bulk purchasing. Those sick of paying through the nose at the import grocery stores will find much better prices at Sanyuanli, with everything from cereals to hard-to-find spices in the recently renovated market.
7)The Xinfadi Wholesale Market, while a fine place to buy avocados in bulk, is only receiving limited coverage here because without a car (or at minimum a scooter), this market of fruits, vegetables, seasonings and meats is simply too large and full of unloading trucks to efficiently tackle by foot or bike. It’s worth a visit if you have a full afternoon to dedicate to it, but otherwise Dongjiao and Sanyuanli are simply more approachable, with much of the same products, if not more.
8)Lai Tai Flower Market
The wholesale flower market actually offers a great deal more in the realm of home beautification and comfort—this is a fine spot to pick up fluffy towels and even attractive wooden tables (or less attractive bedazzled trash cans).
Bedding and furniture dominate one side of the market, but the center is the region that gives the market its name, with all variety of plants in all sizes, including bonsai Japanese maples for RMB150 and full-grown trees of the same species that are significantly more costly at RMB5,800. Find potted herbs (basil, mint, rosemary, lavender and more) for RMB10 each, or plant your favorites from seed packets that are ¥2 each. Over in Row 9, find the dirt for planting, as well as cut flowers (RMB8 per stem for lilies, RMB20 for a bundle of lotuses, prices subject to change seasonally).
The end opposite the furniture section has fish, hamsters, bunnies and a few wild-looking black squirrels. Venture up to the second floor for all your dried flower needs, and be sure to check the shop in the corner selling prettier wrapping paper and ribbons than you’re liable to find at most places. The third floor is filled with golf supplies, while the basement has porcelain lamps and crystal.
The back building of Hongqiao is yet another outpost of stationery and toys, but if we’re going to brave the tourist hordes, we’re doing it for the pearls; the top floor of the main building can’t be beat for customizable strands of natural and dyed pearls, as well as other stones.
When we don’t feel like browsing, we go directly to stall 116, where Li Bin has sold quality jewelry to expats for reasonable prices for 20 years now. We knew him in the early ‘00s as a wisp of a young man; now he’s older, busier, and appears to have taught himself Russian, but once you get a spot at his counter he’ll help you figure out what you need, pair it with the right clasp and send you on your way without feeling robbed. It’s also the one booth where no one will be clamoring “Lady! Lady! Pearls you like?”
Pick up cheap, simple strands for casual wear, or shell out for fatter, natural pearls that Li Bin will help you to design into wearable art.