Hunting For Antiques In Shanghai.

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I'm just back from a whistle stop tour of Shanghaiand we're in love.

What a progressive, fabulous city. The architecture, the food, the people, the crazy and did I mention the food.

Over the next week, I will post postcards from the trip (I couldn't possibly put it all into one) as well as a LifeStyled Go Guide on where to Stay, Shop, Play but today I wanted to kick off with my trawl of the antique markets.

The Dongtai Lu(pronounced dong tie looAntique Marketis an open air market on a small street near Xintiandi.Not strictly antiques (am sure there are many of the same things hidden underneath all the stalls) there are true treasures to be found and the replica and 70's retro is fantastic.

This is a barter market, so whatever price you are quoted, you need to halve it and negotiate from there.

It's cash only and open from 9am-6pm every day.

Must, must do.

InteriorsPaula Joye