Knitting is becoming a lost art in China, with most of the clothes today coming from an assembly line. Yidian, who offers hand-knit shirts and sweaters, is one of the few places you can buy hand-knit clothes. I went to their outlet on the third floor of Modern Plaza, attracted by the appealing designs inside.
The shop assistant introduced their line of apparels, all produced in Shenzhen. Middle-aged women, who prefer Yidian¡¯s traditional clothes over modern styles, make up most of their client¨¨le.
The clothes are indeed quite conservative, outfitted with Chinese crew-neck, embroideries, traditional patterns. They use hues of deep red, black, pink, and yellow.
Prices range from RMB 100 to RMB 300, and you can find discounts of up to 70%, which is very nice. Unfortunately, the sales assistant cannot speak English.
What I appreciated:
The low sale prices
What customers appreciate:
Hand-knit clothes with a different look, low prices
Lifelike Oil Paintings Combining Western and Chinese Styles
Chinese four treasures, easily to get
Care for a cup of white tea?
A folk handicraft shop near the eastern gate of the Forbidden City