The former French Concession, a neighbourhood of leafy lanes and colonial-era villas, is home to many of the best fashion boutiques and quirky indie stores in the city. Changle Lu, Xinle Lu, and Jinxian Lu all boast interesting stores, but Fumin Lu has emerged as the place to be. Shanghai Fashion Week favourite Helen Lee is there, as is concept store The Hive, and Dong Liang Studio, which stocks indie darlings Sankuanz and Guangzhou-based label Ricostru. Around the corner on Julu Lu, Aegis Shanghai and S2VS are two of the hippest stores for menswear.
Dong Liang Studio, 184 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu, Jingan district (Metro: Jingan Temple)