Our Shenzhen and Guangdong Shopping Guide
Get out of that summer slump and welcome in autumn with a home makeover! Here in the 852, we know that tight spaces comes with weird angles and since choices are scarce, furniture prices can become quite steep. So we’ve rounded up the best furniture shops in Shenzhen Guangdong to fulfil any home-inspo you’ve got pinned on Pinterest. Whether you are looking for that classic armchair or just trying out a new funky style, this guide has got you covered!
Conveniently located at the Lo Wu Commercial Building’s Fabric Market (which is just a bridge away from Lo Wu MTR!), Candy’s Bedding offers high-quality tailoring services for anything related to cloth. From customisable cushion covers, sofa covers and bedding (for indoor and outdoor) spice up old furniture with a fabric makeover! Candy has worked with people from all over Hong Kong, so a translator will not be necessary. She will even recreate any crazy creation you have for your home!
Directions: Head to Lo Wu Commercial Building and go to the fifth floor’s Fabric Market. The shop number will be on either side of the shop name,
Yadea offers a range of furniture that is inspired by 20th century modern classic designs and made using high-quality, environmentally friendly materials imported from around the globe. Everything is done online (don’t sweat – they have a webpage in English!) and since most of the items are made-to-order, you can customise them to fit your home. For shipping services, Yadea also provides professional packing methods and shipping arrangements. Simply provide them details of the product, your ideal shipping methods and desired arrival destination and they will do the rest!
Directions: Everything is done online!
Wufang Home Furnishings Square + Home Goods Store
Head to Wufang Home Furnishings and Home Goods Store if you are looking for a home renovation. Offering a range of supplies from wall-tiles to lights and furniture (both customised and ready-to-buy!), it is recommended that you go to both these furniture giants together since they’re only a 15- minute walk apart. For main hardware such as cabinets, bed-frames and lights head to Wufang Home Furnishings. Home Good Store provides more home furnishing items such as floor-tiles and various home decor. Since both malls are made up of smaller shops, you may have to directly arrange shipping arrangement with the shops individually. A guide and translator is also recommended.
Directions: From Shenzhen Lo Wu station, head to the bus terminus. For 2 yuan, take Bus route number 1 and get off at Tian Ju (田具) Station, you will find yourself outside of the Home Goods Store. Wufang Home Furnishings is a 15 minute walk on the same side of the road (following traffic!). Alternatively, you can chose to take a taxi from the station.
Wufang Home Furnishings Square, 211 Taining Rd, Luohu Qu, Shenzhen Shi.
Home Goods Store, 81 Tianbei 4th Road, LuoHu Qu, Shenzhen Shi
Yong Chang Antique Furniture
If you’re looking for a style switch-up, Chinese antiques experts, Yong Chang offer over 20,000 pieces of antique furniture and accessories (collected from over 10 years!) which have been refurbished by a talented team of woodworkers, painters and carvers. Yong Chang recommends new customers to visit the on-location factory and warehouse first to get a feel for the furniture. Once familiar, customers will be given the option to order online. Made to order customisation option are also available if you have a specific style or design in mind. For shipping services, Yong Chang will provide free packing and container loading services. Thinking of staying an extra day? Yong Chang offers hotel booking services and day tours around Guangdong.
Directions: Located in Zhuhai, its factory showroom is only an hour ferry ride from Hong Kong. Pick up services from the ferry pier to the factory can be arranged before arrival. Alternatively, you can get a taxi for the short 20 minute drive.
Coco Furniture specialises in modern classic furniture and designer furniture reproduction. If you want trendy furniture but also to save your bank, it has an extensive selection of products that is ready for you to take home anytime! Made with the finest quality of materials, it Furniture also designs items of its own every year, so get online before visiting to keep an eye out for your favourites. Coco Furniture will provide shipping advice for customers however customers can also choose their preferred method of shipping.
Directions: Take a taxi from Lo Wu train station
Top Living (Shenzhen)
Top Living is a one-stop luxury mall for a variety of home furnishings ranging from furniture to kitchenware and home accessories. Apart from local brands, they also feature top-quality international brands such as Simmons, Armani Home Furnishings and TOTO. With five floors of furniture stores, a guide and translator may come into handy but there is definitely something for every home-style. Shipping arrangements will vary depending on individual stores.
Directions: Take a taxi from Lo Wu train station
Top Living, No 3069, Caitian South Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, www.topliving.cn
The Art Design Centre is separated into three different buildings which offer a range of homeware that can fulfil every home decorator’s needs. From small decorative pieces to paintwork and hardware, the design centre also stocks up on fabric and crafts where custom furnishing are made available depending on the store. A onsite design museum showcasing original custom-made designs is also open for viewing for those in need for a spark of inspiration. With a space of 200,000 square meters, this three-stop mall will have you walking amongst home-furnishings for hours. A guide or translator is recommended.
Directions: The Art Design Centre is an hour away from the border and there are no trains stops nearby, so bring along some friends and hire a driver for the day.
Art Design Centre, 125 Mei Yuan Road, Luohu, Shenzhen, +86-755-22270333 www.yizhanzx.com
Modern Design 100
As its name states, Modern Design 100 offer a range of top-quality modern home and office furniture. The designs originates from popular early twentieth century modern designers. Other than furniture, they also offer a range of contemporary home accessories and lighting options. Buyers can opt to go to the showroom to be inspired by the interior decor or also order directly online. All products are made to a specific size, however some products will have the option for customisation. For packing and delivery, Modern Design 100 doesn’t include delivery fees so buyers will have to organise delivery services separately.
Directions: Take the train to Lok Ma Chau station (not Lo Wu!) and grab a taxi for the short 15 minute drive.
Modern Design 100, 3/F, Zhenxing Industry Building, 159 Meihua Road, Futian, Shenzhen, +86 0755- 82047853, firstname.lastname@example.org
Guide and Translator for Shenzhen Area: Franki, Tel: 9036 2128.
Franki speaks both Cantonese and English and will provide shuttle services up to Shenzhen for any location drop off. He will reply both on WhatsApp and phone call.
Read more: Our Go-To Handymen in Hong Kong
Shunlian Furniture City
Slightly further away from Shenzhen, Lecong town in Foshan district produces the biggest market for furniture in China. Whatever the furnishing style, colour or type, your best bet is hidden in Lecong Town. Most notably, the Shunlian Furniture City which has around 400 domestic and foreign brands and offers a variety of home, office and outdoor furniture ranging from contemporary and classical styles.While you’re in Lecong city, head to Lecong International Furniture City and Lourve Furniture Mall for more furniture options and styles.
Directions to Lecong City: Take a ferry from HK to Shunde or Zhongshan and from there take a taxi to Lecong Town (around 45 minutes). Various furniture malls will be situated in close proximity of each other.
Shunlian Furniture City, 325 Guo Dao, Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong,
Lecong International Furniture City, Furniture Store 1st Row, Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong
Lourve Furniture Mall, Lecong Road 325 National Highway, Shunde District, Foshan, Guangdong
Zhongshan Antique Furniture Market
Zhongshan Antique Furniture Market is a popular destination for affordable ready-to-buy and customised furniture. It offers an impressive selection of antique Chinese furniture styles replicated from the Ming and Qing dynasty. Other than top quality furniture ranging from unique and colourful chests and cabinets to classic mahogany wood benches and cupboards, the market also sells traditional Chinese calligraphy paintings and ceramics. Shipping arrangements may vary from store to store and a translator and guide is also recommended.
Directions: From Hong Kong, take the ferry to Macau. From there the market is a short 20-minute drive by car or taxi.
Zhongshan Antique Furniture Market, Gudu Avenue, Sanxiangzhen, Zhongshan, Guangdong, www.zsmingqingmart.com
Michael Gong is an experienced interpreter for buying and sourcing anything from furniture to fashion in the Guangzhou area. He is fluent in Chinese, Mandarin and English and is familiar with the local area as well as the factories and wholesale markets.
Featured image sourced via Unsplash