Automotive Holiday Deals Books Holiday Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Adele egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Beauty Gifts Gifts Under $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer bf15 bf15 bf15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $15 Off All-New Fire Kindle Black Friday Deals Black Friday Video Game Deals Shop Now DOTD

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Suzy Gershman's Born to Shop Hong Kong, Shanghai & Beijing: The Ultimate Guide for People Who Love to Shop Paperback – March 1, 2010

6 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Paperback, March 1, 2010
$35.49 $2.89

Deals in Books

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

"Breezy, passionate, opinionated, andwonderfully detailed."
National Geographic Traveler

"Gershman's may be the best guide for novice and pro shoppers alike."
The Washington Post

For over twenty years, Suzy Gershman has been leading savvy shoppers to the world's best finds.

Inside you'll find:

  • What's hot in Hong Kong, featuring the hippest local designers, the coolest international labels, the most colorful street markets, and a world of antiques

  • Where to snag those fabulous buys in the new, post-Olympics Beijing as well as Hanoi, Saigon, Shanghai, Suzhou, Zhouzhang, Hangzhou, Macau, Canton, Shenzhen, and more

  • Great gift ideas, even for a friend who has everything—plus the best gifts for less than $10

For a global shopping experience, check out Suzy Gershman's Where to Buy the Best of Everything.

About the Author

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 or write to for details. Suzy blogs at

Hero Quick Promo
Holiday Deals in Kindle Books
Save up to 85% on more than 1,000 Kindle Books. These deals are valid until November 30, 2015. Learn more

Product Details

  • Series: Born To Shop (Book 26)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 5 edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470537698
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470537695
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #842,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Suzy Gershman is an author, journalist and shopping goddess who for the last 27 years has pioneered the Born to Shop series of travel guidebooks. Having just sold her house in Provence, she has returned to California and partnered with Amazon and Talking Frog Media to revise existing and write new Born to Shop titles.

The first new book, written with Sarah Lahey, is Born to Shop California Wine Country which will be available through after September 1, 2010. Gershman and Lahey will follow up with books on Provence and the surrounding area (including Geneva and Barcelona), Asia (Tokyo, Kyoto, Bangkok, Manila, etc) and then the next edition of Born to Shop London, which will be ready pre-Olympics.

Gershman is currently living in Paso Robles, California, a small food and wine town she discovered while doing the research for Born to Shop California Wine Country. She is writing Merci, Madame -- something of a sequel to her memoire C'est la Vie, but a story about Gershman's house in Provence, the lifestyle in Provence and the Frenchman who asked for her hand in marriage.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Flaura Winston on August 11, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I did not travel to Hong Kong and the book might be helpful for travelers to Hong Kong. I was in Shanghai and there was very little information on Shanghai. What was there was not very helpful. Went to small shoe shop that was recommended and they had about 30 pairs of shoes (total). Wasn't worth the trip.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pollyanna on January 18, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Bought this before traveling to Shanghai and Beijing. It was helpful and our group used it as a reference. I wish there would have been more on those two cities but it was hard to find a book solely on shopping China minus Hong Kong. It was pretty true to what it said within. I would recommend it. It was a fun read and useful.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Frances on December 12, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was the most disorganized travel guide specializing in the shopping area, I have ever come upon. The cross referencing required called for a Ph.D degree. One of the author's favorite shopping street (where she had to buy another suitcase to get her purchases home) was filled with knock off tennis shoes stores - nothing else could be bought there.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: china, china travel