Shanghai is one of China's most important regions
for silk production and export. Of course, then, the city
is a great place to pick up some deals while in China.
The variety of silk fabrics available is astounding. Silk
of various grades, satin, damask silk, silk gauze, brocade,
crape, velvet, spun silk, and sheer silk are all available.
Printed and embroidered silk are also very popular and
plentiful. As Chinese silk is famous throughout the world
for its elegance and beauty, silk itself is an excellent
reason to come to Shanghai. But always bargain when silk
shopping. Shopkeepers will never give a 'Chinese' price
if you have a 'foreign' face.