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Local expert guides to Shanghai

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Dylan Byrne

Barber Shop Owner

We opened Doc Guthrie’s because we felt Shanghai needed a place where men could go and get a quick hair cut in surroundings that suited us.

No pop music in the background, waiting on perms and curls and fancy hair washing to be finished. Somewhere we can go in, drink a beer or whiskey, talk shit, get a cut and leave looking better than we entered.

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Elaine Liu

Food tour guide

We offer food tours in Shanghai, specializing in traditional Shanghainese cuisine. Our tours take travelers off the beaten path to fully immerse them in local Shanghai. We have a mixture of traditional restaurants and street food, and tours are led by expert & licensed local Chinese guides.

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Marco Bettio

Wine and Restaurant Industry Expert

In 2010, Italian Marco Bettio joined MVPShanghai, a foreign event organization and PR agency, to help provide his unique insight into the wine and restaurant industries. He currently resides in Shanghai.

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Nils Weisensee

Journalist & Entrepreneur

Nils Weisensee is a journalist and entrepreneur with a huge love for great coffee. To satisfy his cravings, he started Café del Volcán together with his wife and a partner whose family owns a renowned coffee plantation in Guatemala. Within a few months, his caffeine boutique became one of the most well-known specialty cafes in Shanghai.

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Kate Noble

Makeup Artist

Kate Noble is an Australian makeup artist who started her own styling company in 2006 and now works together with her team of makeup artists, hair stylists, body painters and wardrobe stylists from all over the world.

Kate is experienced in TVC, music videos, advertising, fashion catalogues, magazine editorials, fashion shows and other events.

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Angela Staron

Expat blogger

Iowa natives now living in Shanghai! We love to travel and explore new places. Both of us enjoy riding our bikes in Iowa, the busy streets of Shanghai, or the country side of Vietnam! On our blog, you’ll hear all about our daily life in Shanghai, our travel adventures, and what it is like to live internationally!

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Nataliia Golubenko

Fashion blogger

Fashion enthusiast behind citylovefashion.com and a jewelry designer who has had a relationship with Shanghai since 2008!

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ROYALCLUB

ART STUDIO

Royalclub is an art & design studio that was cofounded by creative couple Clémence & Ken–also known as artist Keflione. Royalclub’s studio is located in the heart of the former French Concession of Shanghai.

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Denise Lai

Asian Fashion Expert

Denise Lai launched her lifestyle blog SUPERWOWOMG in 2008. Known for her signature oversized glasses, platinum blonde hair, erratic layering of accessories and her bubbly personality, Denise’s blog has garnered the attention of both local and international media, and SUPERWOWOMG is well on its way to becoming the forefront of Asia’s iconic fashion landscape. Denise recently launched FIRSTLOVE, a new quarterly magazine for the everyday cool girls around the world.

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Olga Nemchikova

Health Coach & Personal Trainer

Originally from St.Petersburg, I’ve been living in Shanghai for more than 4 years now. Being trained as a Health Coach and Personal Trainer, I pay a lot of attention to the quality of the food and the way it’s cooked. I’m always happy to share my top healthy spots list with my Clients and I’m excited you have now an access to it too! Healthy food can be delicious!

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Mattia Visconti

Nightlife Events

Mattia Visconti has worked between Milan, Ibiza, and Shanghai partner clubs and was recently nominated as the best promoter in Shanghai. He is a partner of Goodfellas (Shanghai), Stazione (Shanghai), Aplaya (Boracay) and MVP, which throws the best parties in all of Shanghai!

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Riccardo Messina

Executive Chef

Chef Riccardo Messina was born in the south of Italy on Sicily. After extensive work in 5-star hotel restaurants worldwide, he moved to Shanghai to take over one of the oldest brands of Italian restaurants in the city. Shortly after, he met his two current business partners and opened up Acqua and Farina Ristorante Italiano, now one of Shanghai’s most talked-about Italian eateries.

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Baiba Ladiga

Fashion stylist, designer & illustrator

Baiba Ladiga is Latvian freelance fashion stylist, designer and illustrator.

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Island6 Shanghai

Art Collective

Liu Dao 六岛 (or Liù dǎo, a Pinyin phrase meaning “island number 6”) is a Shanghai-based art collective of tech-geeks and creative talents driven by innovation and interaction. The collective produces cutting edge art that constantly contemplates the future of Asia, engages sights and scenes from old and new China and elevates the skills of new talents by working from a communal forum.

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Shanghai Shopping Guide

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Stay Editors

Yours truly

For the best of the best shopping . To get the most out of your Shanghai shopping experience, we recommend checking out such local favorites as; Henglong Plaza, Huaihai Zhong Lu Shopping Street, and especially Yuyuan Bazaar for your cheap souvenirs. If it's a complete experience you want, Shanghai Shangcheng or Three on the Bund are your best bets. You might also want to follow the locals over to the Fabric Market, or perhaps the Suzhou Cobblers for some traditional footwear.

  1. Shanghai Bund +Add

    Three on the Bund

    A sophisticated multi-venue complex
  2. When A Collection Gets Carried Away +Add

    Madame Mao's Dowry

    Everything vintage
  3. Purple Fabric +Add

    Xingwang International Dress And Finery Market

    An outlet mall for Chinese made clothing
  4. Shangcheng Road Station 200802 +Add

    Shanghai Shangcheng

    Shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and more
  5. Atom Boy at Shanghai Book City +Add

    Shanghai Book City

    Landmark and bookstore
  6. Chinese shoes +Add

    Suzhou Cobblers

    Traditional footwear
  7. Shanghai Tea +Add

    Yuyuan Bazaar

    Chinese souvenirs
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    Fabric Market

    Made to measure
  9. Mr Donut by Jinyu in Huaihai Lu, Shanghai +Add

    Huaihai Zhong Lu Shopping Street

    A shopper's paradise in Shanghai
  10. Shopping Mall +Add

    Henglong Plaza

    A Western shopping mall in Shanghai
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