Fast Fashion Qingdao

Qingdao’s 潮人/chaoren (term for hipsters) now have yet another new outlet for grabbing all their latest threads. If you haven’t seen the signs and massive marketing campaign all around town, Swedish ‘fast fashion’ clothing company H&M just opened doors on a Qingdao branch.

The new store is located in Marina City in a post-Olympic renovation known as Baili Guangchang/百丽广场. With a supposed 2 billion RMB investment, Baili is Qingdao’s latest addition to what appears to be an insatiable shopping scene. The mall will also contains Zara (Spanish) and Uniqlo (Japanese) clothing stores as well as an SPR Coffee. There’s even an indoor skating rink. Baili Guangchang has been labeled as ‘China’s first shopping mall overlooking the sea’ in local press and it seems that it might be a bit of a cheaper alternative to the wicked expensive Hisense Plaza next door.

Relevant Links:
H&M Official Website
Pics of H&M Local Ads
Article about Baili Guangchang (Chinese)

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  1. Josh

    been there one, saw paul frank’s open, MNG and a bunch of others are opening soon.

  2. Joz whatever

    ah~finally we have H&M in qingdao…

  3. There’s also Uniqlo opening soon – for all of us who are not trendy enough for Zara or H&M 😉

    But more important, there are some nice restaurants coming. One that’s open by now is a fusion one on first floor with a nice terrace. Big bottles of Tsingtao are only about 15 RMB and you get a nice view with it.

    Oh, and you can go ice skating in the basement.

  4. Morgan

    The rink is already open? anyone know hours?

  5. Morgan,

    Couldn’t tell you the definite hours for the Siyo Skating Rink, but I am guessing its open from 9:00am to 11:00pm, as thats the hours I saw for the mall.

    Right now its 60元 for an all day skating pass, but this may change.

    Let us know how the ice is if you go!

  6. It appears Qingdao used to have an ice-skating competition on Xihu Lake in Zhongshan Park back in the 1930’s.

    Some pictures here if interested:

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