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Winter jacket/ coats

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Does anyone know if we can still buy winter clothing - jackets and coats even though it is summer?


what sort of price should i be looking at?

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1. Re: Winter jacket/ coats

Yes, you can...we saw plenty of Northface at the Silk

Market. I did not check price, but I got a raincoat (famous brand, trench style) for 100 rmb or about 12dollars U.S.

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2. Re: Winter jacket/ coats

How much did you have to bargain to get your coat for $12? Were there lots of stalls selling winter clothing there?


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3. Re: Winter jacket/ coats

I did not bargain that hard because they tend to drop the prices pretty quickly. They started at 400rmb, I said "no, I really don't need one...just looking..." or something like that and it was pretty much instantly reduced to 100. I had to bargain harder for silk scarves, but if you walk away, they will always come down in price.

While some posts say you should pay about 10%, I found I was closer to 20-25% of asking price- and that was OK for me.

There were alot of vendors selling winter coats, it seemed to be predominately NorthFace, but I did not look that carefully.

Both the Silk Market and the Pearl Market have many shops/booths selling winter coats. You may want to try both, although my guess is the stock is somewhat similar

Leather handbags were also well represented (and of course silk, jewelry, knicknacks, touristy stuff)

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4. Re: Winter jacket/ coats

Silk market has plenty.

Normally you pay between 20% to 30% of what they ask first.

If they see you are alone they normally ask more to start with. If you are with a chinese guide they start lower. Also they try to guess from which country you are to determine the start price. One of the girls expleined all this to me :-)

But I doubt if all the brands are real. So check the quality.

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