Shopping in Ximending
Clothes and shoes are available in a bewildering range, with global brands like Nike and Bauhaus well represented. Mixed together are other services catering to the young and trending such as beauty saloons and tattoo parlors.
Ximending is the go-to-place for the young, fashionable and trendy. So you will see Taiwanese young people at their absolute best in the district. No self respecting Chinese girl or boy would venture out on a shopping expedition without having carefully selected cloths, shoes, makeup and accessories to highlight their understanding of the latest trends.
A famous local BBoy shop called CULTURESHOCK is a must-see, situated down a side street it is an in-shop for those dedicated to the BBoy fashion. Shoes, caps, shirts are all available. Carrying fashions from Biggest & Baddest and SCIFEN they represent the latest trends while developing their own brand soulfood.
Branded shops like Addidas are interleaved with small local vendors selling colorful shoes, backpacks, handbags and other fashion items from Taiwanese factories. Many shops are dedicated to a particular look and you'll find every accessory to complement one fashion style in a certain shop.
Side streets and corners often have small shops barely bigger than a stall selling one special item such as stickers, mobile phone accessories or hats.