Beijing's best accessories shops

Your look's not complete without a stop to these Beijing spots


Beijing is blessed with more cute little jewellery and bag shops than you could possibly visit in a lifetime, but only a few really stand out. Here are our favourite spots for picking up the little extras that no stylish Beijinger can do without.


Where

Juma

Sibling design team Alia and Jamil Juma are back in the capital, showcasing their new travel-inspired wears inside the Four Seasons Hotel.

 

Inspired by their travels around the world and their unique Indian-African roots, Juma’s psychedelic-yet-chic line of accessories and home décor use bright and bold digital designs extrapolated from images of Nairobi sunsets and traditional Turkish mosaic tiles on their pillows (725-825RMB), silk scarves (1,500RMB), socks (90RMB) and clutches (780RMB).

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48 Liangmaqiao Lu

Ziwu (子物)

Ziwu showcases a fine selection of leather goods. The main focus of the thumbnail-sized shop is on bags, both vintage and hand-stitched by the owners. You’ll find everything from small clutches to mid-sized totes and backpacks. We love the sleek, understated style of every piece.

 

Prices range from 100RMB to 1,500RMB, with most items tagged just under 1,000RMB. A small offering of jewellery from Brooklyn-based brand K/LLER is also on display.

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27A Wudaoying Hutong (Dongcheng, Dongcheng)

Ubi Gallery

In 2012, Dutch expat Machtelt Schelling founded sleek space Ubi Gallery to showcase contemporary artisan works. The shop specialises in jewellery and ceramics, primarily featuring designers from Asia and many with international backgrounds.

Pieces are unique, with many designers we haven’t seen elsewhere in Beijing. It’s a gorgeous array of work – we only wish our pockets were deep enough for one of everything.

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62 Yangmeizhu Xiejie (Xicheng, Xicheng)Free

Paloma Sanchez

Seasoned gemologist Paloma Sanchez creates whimsical designs that demonstrate her love of natural gems in their rough, uncut state. Working with unusual stones, her eponymous boutique in Nali Patio houses a (literally) glittering array of rings, pendants and bracelets.

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81 Sanlitun Lu

Ishaveya

Jahanavi Bhaskar Laag, a Delhite raised in London, says her shop gives Beijingers a taste of what real Indian gems are all about with her collection of accessories from India’s young, hip designers – and it’s not all what you see in Bollywood flicks, either

 

At her Xingfucun shop, expect to see beautiful hand-stitched clutches made from raw silk (800-950RMB) from label Love to Bag, elegant earrings (starting at 200RMB) from designer Rahul Popli’s Amethyst brand and glittery goodies that are a far stretch from gaudy.

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Glory Gardens Xingfucun Zhong Lu

The Backroom

Launched by the former fashion editor of Número China, Tang ‘TS’ Shuang and her husband, this concept shop is a showroom of enviable domestic goodies and beauty accessories from near and far, all handpicked by the Shuangs.

 

‘Our Beijing customers in Shanghai told us there wasn’t anything like this here, so we decided to open a store in Beijing,’ Shuang said at the store, located beside multi-brand shop Dong Liang.

 

Inside, shoppers will find beautiful brass lamps and dishes by British furniture designer, Tom Dixon. A set of the wafer thin dishes (1,650RMB for five) appear too delicate and rustic to eat on, but work beautifully as show pieces; while Dixon’s hanging planet-like lamps augmented with planetary brass ‘rings’ (4,000-6,000RMB), making them great statement pieces for any room.

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6 Chaowai Dajie

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