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

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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 www.suzygershman.com or write to suzygershman@gmail.com for details. Suzy blogs at www.borntoshoplady.blogspot.com.

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: #402,683 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 amazon.com 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.

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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.
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By Pollyanna on January 18, 2011
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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.
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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.
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