Qing He Fang Old Street is another popular area for discerning shoppers. Preserved century-old buildings house over 100 of China’s most cherished household names such as Tong Ren Tang and Zhang Xiao Quan, displaying products from traditional Chinese medicinal herbs to delicately carved bamboo chopsticks. As a result, Hangzhou here boasts another chart-topper – Qing He Fang is designated as the ‘Top One Street of China’s Time-Honoured Brands’.
Silk production is another famed craft of Hangzhou, and the city holds the largest wholesale and retail silk market in China, where worldly traders and consumers barter back and forth over rolls of the fabric to make parasols, brocade pieces, traditional dresses, shirts, scarves, ties and much more. With Zhejiang province being the centre of textile trade and production, tailors are kept busy by the constant demand for their sharp scissors (another famed product of Hangzhou) and quick needles. Si Ji Qing clothes market - shopping paradise and one of the most popular wholesale markets in China "Yan An Road" - 3,000 metre long of shopping galore with local and international fashion brands, Wu Lin Road or commonly known as Ladies Street - 1,650 metre long of trendy and elegant local boutique stores and Yan An Road are other major commercial stops for fashion.