A Heaven of Clothes: A Guide to 3 Popular Clothes Markets in China

The city sells almost everything no stranger to garment with a humongous amount of China clothes factories sprung up a few decades ago. You’ll run into a vast array of lovely boutiques at Taikoo if you are looking for clothes in downtown Guangzhou, however, the astronomical price tag might probably drive you away as it is unbelievably high. So where should you go for clothes that can fit an average budget without compromising on quality?

It is never a difficult task to find affordable clothes in Guangzhou as there are lots of large-scale, famous markets as well as shops around Guangzhou metro lines or in the neighboring outskirt of the city. The following are the top three famous garment markets in Guangzhou where you can get quality goods on a budget.

  • Shisanhang clothes wholesale markets
  • Shahe clothes wholesale markets
  • Zhanxi clothes wholesale markets

The challenge, in the easy task of getting affordable fashion garment in Guangzhou, is to avoid junk during your smart search. Look out not to get imitation even in branded shops or outlet stores. Some people are targeted at replica goods while others are trying to get away from them. However, a neat thing about replicas is that they are now of much better quality, especially 1:1 quality ones than they used to be. It happened to many foreigners that after wearing the shoes or clothes after a couple of times, they tear up because of poor quality. However, one thing you should keep in mind while shopping at Guangzhou clothes wholesale markets: Changing rooms are rare. Don’t think you can change your mind and get the money back after several days or several hours of confirming the order.

Now, let’s delve into these clothes wholesale markets in China.

1. Guangzhou Shisanhang Clothing Wholesale Market Area 广州十三行服装批发市场

A visit to Shisanhang clothes market takes you down to the historical Xiguan area and close to Xidier electronic markets in Guangzhou and Liwan Plaza jewelry market if you are also looking for China jewelry manufacturer.

The markets in Shisanhang mainly cover four main streets: Shisanhang Road, Guyi Street, Doulanshang Road and Hepingdong Road, attracting customers from all over the world.

shi san hang clothes wholesale markets in Guangzhou
shi san hang clothes wholesale markets in Guangzhou

On Shisanhang Road, there are two most famous buildings including New China Building and Hongbiantian Building, both focus on China wholesale fashion clothes, sports apparel for men, women and kids. Prices differ upon quantity and quality, usually it starts from 20-200 RMB. Many other shops on Shisanghang Road with many China t-shirts manufacturers offering middle quality clothes at much incentive price. The opening time for wholesale stores is quite early, usually at around 5 am and close at about 1 pm.

Guyi Street is also famous for its cheap clothes. It is a narrow street between Heping dong and Shisanhang. It is the oldest business street in Shisanhang as people have been doing business for at least 300 years, selling everything from second-hand clothes to beautiful silks. Not until 1980s does retail and wholesale business start on Guyi Street. Prices for goods on Guyi Street go from 5-50rmb.

Doulanshang and Hepingdong roads comprise the rest of the clothing market. While prices are affordable here at 10-150 RMB, its reputation for quality is not so good.

Add:  Shisanhang, Liwan District, Guangzhou


How to get to Shisanhang clothes markets?

# Bus: 31, 38, 61, 102, 103, 106, 128, 134, 186, 202, 217, 239, 251, 288, 521, 541, 556 or 823 to Renmin Nan Lu stop

# Metro: Cultural Park, Line 6

2. Shahe Clothes Wholesale Markets 沙河服装批发市场

Spanning a few kilometers along Xianlie Zhong Lu, Shahe clothes wholesale market area consists of several clothes wholesale buildings with floors of China wholesale clothes stores tucked inside. It’s best approached from Exit B of Shaheding subway station, line 6. Most sellers on Taobao or other online market places get the clothes from Shahe. As you can see many buyers walking around with black plastic bags of clothes, and there’re many shipping agents around targeted at taobao shops, offering insanely low prices on shipping around China. For example, the shipping fee for one t-shirt from Guangzhou to other cities in Guangdong would cost merely around $0.7 dollars, and it will arrive on the second day.

Shadong Youli Clothes Market in Guangzhou, China
Shadong Youli Clothes Market in Guangzhou, China

How to get to Shahe clothes markets?

Take metro Line 6, and get off at Shaheding station.

3. Zhanxi: Clothes Wholesale Markets around Guangzhou Railway Station 广州火车站服装批发市场

The clothes wholesale markets area around Guangzhou Railway Station is known to boast a comprehensive set of clothing wholesale buildings on both sides. On one side along Guangzhou watch market, you can find Huimei international clothes city, Jindu clothes market, etc. While on the other side across the bridge you’ll find Baima clothes market, Yima clothes market, The First Tunnel Clothes Market on the underground, etc. Best approached from subway Guangzhou Railway Station, Line 2/5.

Inside Nancheng Clothes Market in Shahe, Guangzhou-2China clothes wholesale markets are great sources if you are looking for average to low quality clothes at low prices. However, for brands looking for China clothes manufacturer to make premium quality clothes, it’s better to avoid clothes wholesale markets in China.

How to get to Zhanxi clothes wholesale markets?

Take Line 2 or Line 5, and get off at Guangzhou railway station.

What to be aware of while buying from China clothes wholesale markets?

  • Opening time: Some markets open in the earlier morning and close at noon like 13:00pm while some markets open from 9:00-10:00am to 18:00-19:00pm.
  • Traffic: Traffic can be a nightmare if you rent a car for a day to go to different markets. Parking and getting stuck in the road will kill most of the day. It’s suggested to go by metro or take taxi.
  • Quality: It’s quite challenging to do quality inspection in the shops in the wholesale markets if you’re buying in bulk. Most of the shops take up very limited spaces, there’s even traffic congestion inside the markets, sometimes you can’t even move forward with the huge crowds. There’re chances that you might get some inferior ones.
  • Sizes: Most of the clothes are only available in Asian sizes.
  • Returning policy: Changing room is rare, and it’s almost impossible to get money back, so check carefully before going into the deal.
  • Payment ways: Cash used to be the king in offline shops in China. However, with the popularity of wechat pay, alipay, most shops accept digital payments. But not including credit cards.

Three questions to ask before buying from China clothes wholesale markets.

  • Do Chinese wholesalers have export license? The vast majority of clothes wholesalers in the wholesaler markets in China focus more on domestic markets like taobao, or work with export agents. Seldom do they have export licenses. If you’re buying directly from them, make sure they can export for you or you have agents to export the goods.
  • Can the clothes be relabeled? If you don’t want to sell under others’ brands, it’s better to make sure the clothes wholesalers can put on your brand. Usually the clothes with stocks feature others’ brands.
  • Can you do quality control over wholesale clothes? The risk of getting poor quality clothes with defects is certainly not low while buying directly from wholesalers in the markets than producing private label clothes based on your specifications.

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Clothes wholesale markets are great if you’re:

  • Looking for stocks
  • With small order quantity
  • Targeting at low to middle end markets

87 Comments on A Heaven of Clothes: A Guide to 3 Popular Clothes Markets in China

  1. Hi,

    I am looking for a wholesale supplier of ladies clothes and garments. I am from India, so any supplier please drop me a email.

  2. hi admin,
    am vedaste,am in Malawi I really wants to sell fashion clothes men and women,gud chooses (flats,for parties…)

    • my WhatsApp number is
      I wants advices about business of original clothes,chooses men and women,and tell me the way of transportation

      • Hi Vedaste, what kind of clothes for men and women are you looking for? There are normally two ways of transportation: by air or by sea. Most clothes are shipped by air(DHL, ups, ems, airlines, etc) unless you buy really a lot.

    • Hi Amer, thanks for contact and welcome to Guangzhou. If there’s anything we can help pls let us know. Good luck.

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  3. i want to source men and women fashion for my newly opening fashion shop at Qatar. Please advice my some best places where i can find quality materials for cheaper price. my whatsapp is 00918606338366 or 0097450162211

  4. I am from Nepal and looking for Ladies and Gents garment items for summer season. My whatsapp number is +918867051043

    • Hi Santosh, thanks for contact. My colleague Kevin will be in touch with you regarding summer clothes. Best regards, Sally.

  5. Hi I’m Cebo very much interested to stock for logo bags, logo tracksuits, Sneakers, watches in a very good quality.Please advise me and shops with plenty of sizes

    • Hi Cebo, thanks for contact. How many quantities are you looking to buy? If you buy a lot, it’s suggested to buy directly from factories or wholesalers. There’re lots of suppliers in the wholesale markets here in Guangzhou. Good luck.

  6. Hi am Michael from Ghana,am looking for a wholesale shop i can buy Men’s Jeans,T-Shirt.Polo shirts,and Men’s Belt all quality Clothes.this my number (+233244869053)you send me message on whatsapp on the same number,waiting on a reply of a good business client………..Thank You

  7. hi this is wasim from india delhi
    i am searching agent who can supply ladies dress tops jeans pants kurtis and like such others
    my whatsapp number is 9990016672

  8. Hello
    This is aditya from india
    I’m searching for an agent who can fulfill my dream of getting cheaper price ladies tops in Guangzhou.
    My mobile number is +918655556548
    I’m in Guangzhou now

  9. Hi Sally, I will like to contact Guangzhou Baima Garment Market, could you provide their official email address or website perhaps. Thanks

    • Hi Annaroni, here is the official website of Baima garment market in Guangzhou http://www.baima.com/. You can find contacts there. However, it’s in Chinese but you can use webpage translation. Best regards, Sally.

  10. Hi Sally ,

    I wanna buy ‘Ladies Dress’ ( ie: Unstiched with different embroidery & work out, fancy), suitable for India-Bangladesh-Pakistan region. Such dress called ‘Single Long Kamiz/Kameez. Can you advise which place is best for wholesale?

  11. Hey, i plan to come to Guangzhou. But where can i find some good quality shoes replicas from brands like, nike, adidas etc. in wholesale ? I want to import it to Africa. Can you answer me by email ?

    • Hi there, thanks for contact. You can find lots of copied shoes in Guoda shoes market and also the African markets near Keshan(walking distance from Guangzhou Railway Station). Best regards, Sally.

    • Hi Michelle, it’s suggested to come in person and source from the children’s clothes markets in Guangzhou. The flight ticket from Singapore to Guangzhou(HK) is very cheap, so is the shipping fee. If you can speak a bit Mandarin or Cantonese, it would be easier to move around. Most of the suppliers in the wholesale markets only ship domesticly. Good luck.

  12. hello sally am looking for where I will get quality cloths for men’s jeans, shirt, t-shirts, polo, in bulk at the good price Guangzhou am from Nigeria here is my number 09081904487 thanks

  13. hello sally am looking for where I will get quality cloths for men’s jeans, shirt, t-shirts, polo, in bulk at the good price am from Nigeria here is my number 09081904487 thanks

    • Hi Benjamin, there are lots of wholesale markets selling African style clothes at very good price along the road from Keshan克山 to Guangzhou Railway Station广州火车站. Good luck.

  14. hello sally,
    i am looking for a textiles for clothing, beading, sequence in guangzhou.. which area can i found them?? tq

  15. Hello sally can you please help me locate where to buy ladies underwear,men underwear,shirt and polo shirts in bulk.

    • Hello Sylvia, thanks for your message. Which markets do you target at? You can find some in the clothes markets near Guangzhou Railway Station&Shisanhang(Asia style).

  16. please am in wuhan china and wanted to buy clothes from guangzhou. is there any online shop that i can shop from to get my order in wuhan. am new here.

    • Hi George, are you looking to buy retail or wholesale? For retail, you can shop on taobao. If you are buying big quantities, it’s better to buy from China alibaba. They can all ship to Wuhan.

  17. Hi dear
    Please I would like to know about ladies down jackets where I can find best place to buy with reasonable price and good quality … help me please soon I m coming to Guangzhou
    Many thanks

    • Hi dear, you can find some ladies jackets around Guangzhou railway station markets but depends on what styles you are looking for. If you need help sourcing, my colleague Ariel will be in touch with you. Thanks and good luck.

  18. Hello please provide me with your contact details as I am interested in trendy men’s clothing- jeans, T shirts, t-shirts, tracksuits, pants etc

      • hello sally
        i am interested in opening a restaurent bussiness in guangzhou.
        i need some details
        i m greatful if u guide and help me
        plz add me :blue_lines29@yahoo.com

        • Hi Khan, thanks for contact. I wish I could help you but I don’t know much about procedures required for foreigners opening restaurants in China. As with most businesses in China I think it would need lots of paperwork and some other requirements. In Guangzhou there are lots of restaurants and bars owned by foreigners. It’s better if you get to know those expats in Guangzhou who have restaurants or consulting companies that are devoted to help foreigners set up businesses in China. Wish you best of luck.

  19. Dear Sally:
    This is Habib doing cloths wholesale business in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am looking for quality clothes for men like Jeans, Shirt & T-Shirt to wholesale from Guangzhou with suitable price. Can you help me where to find the cheapest wholesaler/ supplier/ manufacturer in Guangzhou province? I have my forwarder in Guangzhou city near San Yuan Li hotel. As a result I may overcome the shipment problem.

    • Dear Habib, thanks a lot for your messages. For clothes with stocks you can just buy from the wholesale markets around Guangzhou railway station. If you are looking to create your own labels and need help sourcing the right manufacturer, my colleague Ariel will be happy to help. Thanks 🙂 Great that you have your own forwarder.

  20. Hi dear

    I heard that Guangzhou manufactures quality brands such as coach MK and etc cheaper than other country? Could you please help me to find information?

  21. Hi… am looking for an agent in China, Guangzhou or someone who can take me to markets that sell high quality clothes for men and women.

    • Hi Anna, thanks a lot for contacting us. My colleague Ariel will be in touch with you regarding clothes purchase. Thanks.

  22. Hello
    I want to buy cocktail dresses to travel to Guangzhou, where the newest models thanks to the major shopping

  23. Hi
    I,m ehsan from iran
    I am looking for company or wholesale cheapest ladies garments
    Sucks ,tunic and …..
    I need to help you about address
    I will glad if you will send mesage in my gmail
    My gmail:ehsan.deljoo1986@gmail.com
    ID We chatt:ehsanMDH1986
    Thanks alot

  24. hi i am from namibia, i want to buy good quality like adidas trucksuit, wallet and watches please advice were to buy my number: +264 812 846 777

    • Hi you can find around Guangzhou railway station watch market area and Guihuagang. If you need help we’re happy to assist you with sourcing and shipping, thanks.

  25. hi i am looking for fashionable ladies garment like gowns,skirt ,tops etc.Pls guide me on the rates and places where i can find

    • Hi Vinod, thanks for your messages. Can you share detailed information as to what kind of garments, targeted countries, targeted age groups..etc? Thanks

      • Hi sally, can u share with me on the forwarder details? After purchasing from the wholesaler, how to ship back to our home country? Im from malaysia.

  26. HI
    I want to come to china to buy suits and wedding dresses can you advise, where I can buy and please let me know the price range

  27. Hello I’m coming to Guangzhou in 5/1/2017and we Ned Popular clothing market in Guangzhou if you know the address send me plea thanks

  28. hi boss

    i will enjoy a journey to guanzhou next month and i gone find place to buy clothes for men and women, can you direct me the better way?

  29. Hi sally can you help me where to find the cheapest supplier of swimsuit tops that has brands? Its like overrun products in china. Thanks!

  30. I agree cloth businesses to china.
    please help me where is a company?
    & where is the market just saleing ready stock only.

    . I don’t understand!
    who is market good for lady cloth.& please guangzhou wher have raddy stock cloth, marke/company.

    please contact me.

    my mob: numbers :00965 50952526 & 0096590997112.

  31. I am a manufacturer in India i want to buy kids clothes for samples for boys 1-10 years I will be visiting China for the first time please let me know from where to buy in China

    • Hi thanks for your messages. You can check around kids clothes markets near zhongshanba中山八. Good luck.

  32. I live in Africa Namibia, i would like to buy some of your clothes. Its goin to be the first time. Where can i order items i want and how does it work, please advice..

    • Hi Selma, there are some clothes markets specializing in African style clothes from Guangzhou Railway Station to Keshan. Good luck.

  33. I want to buy clothes both mens and girls wear plz tell me aboyt your clothes and the rates of the clothes.

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