We’re sick of magazine articles titled “Affordable Deals” that still show you a 20,000 yuan bag and shop assistants who rave about their amazing sale when things are marked down all of 5%, so here’s a shopping tidbit that shouldn’t disappoint. If you’re looking for a true bargain, take a trip to the Joyce Warehouse as it offers some of the deepest discounts we’ve seen on a pleasantly wide range of designer labels.
The two-level warehouse is where leftover stock go from all the Joyce boutiques as a last bid to move the items. The pieces may be from a season or two ago but they’re in pristine condition and on average are discounted a fourth of the original price, finally putting luxury labels within reach for the majority of us.
The industrial-looking store is nestled right in the heart of creative district, Red Town–just look for a brick building with that slender, black-serifed logo etched into the side. You’ll need to check in your bags at the door with the slightly snooty staff but don’t let that get in the way of your shopping. You’ll forget to be annoyed with them once you see what they have on offer.
All the items are tagged with four different prices. You’ll see the original retail price, and then three dates beneath it. The longer the item is at the store, the cheaper it gets, every two months in fact.
For example, a Viktor and Rolf black suede clutch that originally retailed for 5350RMB is currently marked down to 1180RMB. There’s a dark green, gauzy Galliano sweater that went from 3350RMB to 510RMB and a Comme de Garcon mens’ long-sleeved shirt that usually goes for 3600RMB is now 1120RMB. You can chance waiting until November and all the items in the warehouse take another slashing of several hundred to a thousand yuan.
Don’t expect a huge range in sizing. The shoes generally are size 37-39 but if that’s you, you have the options of Oscar de la Renta, Miu Miu heels, Alaia and Lanvin ballet flats to name a few.
It ain’t dirt cheap but considering what you’re getting –the possibility of top notch brands like Junya Watanabe, Prada, and Alexander Wang etc. at Zara prices–it’s not a bad deal at all.
Open everyday from 12 noon – 9pm, Joyce Warehouse, Unit 101-102, Building D, Red Town, No. 570 Huai Hai West Road, 淮海西路570号红坊D楼101-102单元