* Suzy shops the world -- with dachshund Toffee in tow -- to find the world's best shopping buys, and passes her discoveries along to you! * This is the 24th year of this series, and with a new cover and interior design -- including Shop Talk industry gossip, Best Bets picks, Shopping Adventure travel tips, and more -- it has never looked better. Suzy even personalizes her maps with "hand-written" notes, as if she were writing tips on a napkin for you. * "Shop & Save" has been Suzy's mantra lately: Suzy likes luxe but she likes bargains, too. She's packed this new edition with sales, outlets, best buys, and the best gifts for less than $10. * This guide covers the region: You'll find everything from the best tailors in Hong Kong to designer eyewear deals at the Eye Mart in Beijing to the Nanjin Road in Shanghai to flea markets in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City -- plus the best of the Pearl River Delta -- all with Suzy's trademark wit and wisdom, plus hotel and dining recommendations.
Table of Contents
1 The Best of Hong Kong & Beyond. 2 Orientation. 3 A Dictionary of Chinese Arts, Crafts, Styles & Customs. 4 Hong Kong. 5 Hong Kong Resources A to Z. 6 Pearl River Delta: Shenzhen, Canton & Macau. 7 Weekend in Vietnam: Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City. 8 Shanghai. 9 Beyond Shanghai. 10 Beijing. 11 Mandarin Chinese: Useful Terms & Phrases. Index. Map list. China. Hong Kong Regional Transportation. Central & Western Districts. Causeway Bay. The Kowloon Peninsula. Prince Edward, Mong Kok & Fa Yuen Street. Shenzhen. Canton (Guangzhou). Macau. Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Shanghai Orientation. Shanghai Metro. Nanjing Road. Beijing Orientation. Beijing. Beijing Metro. Wangfujing.
Suzy Gershman is a journalist, author, and global-shopping goddess who has worked in the fashion and fi ber industries for more than 25 years. Her essays on retailing have been used by the Harvard School of Business; her reportage on travel and retail has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Travel Holiday, Travel Weekly, and most of the major women's magazines. Suzy is also the author of C'est La Vie (Penguin Paperback), the story of her fi rst year as a widow living in Paris, and Where to Buy the Best of Everything: The Outspoken Guide for World Travelers & Online Shoppers. She and her two long-haired dachshunds, Toffee and Junior Mint, divide their time between San Antonio, Texas (Suzy's childhood home); a small house in Provence; and the airport. Suzy also gives shopping tours. Visit www.suzygershman.com or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Suzy blogs at www.borntoshoplady.blogspot.com.