A Heaven of Clothes: A Guide to 5 Popular Clothes Markets in Guangzhou

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

It is never a difficult task to find cheap 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 challenge, in the easy task of getting cheap 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 using the shoes or clothes after a couple of times, they tear up because of poor quality. The following are the ins and outs of five famous garment markets in Guangzhou where you can get quality goods on a budget. 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.

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 Shangxiajiu pedestrian street.

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

Shisanhang Road in Guangzhou
Shisanhang Road in Guangzhou

On Shisanhang Road, there are two most famous buildings including New China Building and Hongbiantian Building, both focus on retail and wholesale clothes and sports apparel for men, women and kids. Prices differ upon quantity, quality, usually it starts from 20-200 RMB. Many other shops on Shisanghang Road also offer average 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 in Guangzhou
Guyi Street in Guangzhou

Guyi Street is also famous for its cheap clothes. It is a narrow street between Hepingdong 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


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

2. New China Building(Xinzhongguo Dasha) 新中国大厦

New China Building(Xinzhongguo Dasha)
New China Building(Xinzhongguo Dasha)

The New China Building is the largest wholesale market in Shisanhang. Most of the wholesale shops open earlier than the retail ones. The 1st floor to the third are for the young, fashionable people with quality brand name replicas at about 18-50 rmb per item. Winter is drawing close, and if you are looking for woolen winter clothes, floors 4-6 are the right places to go with prices ranging from 30-80 rmb. Floors 7-10 are mainly targeted at Korea styles clothes and they are run by Koreans. These trendy, fashionable Korea style clothes target at women in their 20’s and prices are at about 100-200 rmb.

Add:  1 Shisanhang Lu, Liwan District, Guangzhou


Opening hours: Daily, 06:00-13:00 for markets; 09:30-1:00 for retail stores

Getting there: Bus 31, 38, 61, 102, 106, 103, 128, 134, 186, 202, 217, 239, 251, 288, 521, 541, 556 or 823 to Renminnan Road bus stop. Walk 50 meters to venue.


3. Guangzhou Baima(White Horse) Clothes Market 广州白马服装批发市场

Guangzhou Baima(White Horse) Clothes Market
Guangzhou Baima(White Horse) Clothes Market

White horse clothes market is one of the grandest and most popular among all clothes markets in Guangzhou. Enjoying convenient location on the opposite side of Guangzhou Railway Station, if fills up six stories of a ten-story office building.

The underground floor mainly specializes in women’s shirts, skirts, pants as well as other fashion accessories with prices at about 5-100 rmb. Lots of the products offered on the basement floor of white horse clothes market are imitations, and stay away if you are not targeting at replicas. The 1st floor, fourth and fifth also sell women’s clothes but each with their own characteristics, separated by Korean fashions. On these floors, you can find good quality there as well as many up-to-date fashion items. As to the price, the 1st floor is the cheapest while the fourth and fifth floor with prices ranging up to 500 rmb.

The second and third floors mainly specialize in women’s clothes and apparel with a focus on adults and the elderly. Most of the brands there are famous local brands.

The sixth floor is targeted at men’s clothes, covering a vast array of jeans in local and international brands. Prices go from 50-300 rmb.

Add:  16 Zhannan Lu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou


Getting there: By subway; Line 2 to Guangzhou Railway Station, D4 exit 250 meters (820 feet) through tunnel to F exit.


4. Gaodijie Wholesale Market 高第街批发市场

Gaodijie Wholesale Market
Gaodijie Wholesale Market

Adjacent to Beijing pedestrian street and haizhu square, Gaodijie market was one of the largest, most famous markets in Guangzhou about one or two decades ago. Attracting about 200,000 customers everyday, it is said to have helped develop Beijing Road into the most popular pedestrian street today. Gaodijie now is in a bit of slump, having been out-done by many modernized, trendy markets sprung up in recent years. The shopping road in Gaodijie is about half kilometer long, lined with more than 300 shops. Here at Gaodijie, you can find socks at about 2-10 rmb, underwear for 5-40 RMB, leisure clothes for 15-50 RMB and swimwear for 25-60 RMB. It is better to ask because most of the goods there are only sold in bulk.

Add: Gaodijie Lu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou


Opening hours: Daily, 10:00-12:00

Getting there: By bus; lines 1, 7, 14, 64, 125, 182, 191, 215, 219, 222, 263, 543 or 864 to Beijing Lu Kou bus stop. Walk 100 meters (328 feet) to venue on right.

5. First Tunnel Clothing Wholesale Center 广州第一大道服装批发中心

One of the largest underground clothes markets in Guangzhou, First Tunnel Clothing Wholesale Center covers a length of 2 kilometers with 24 entrances, exits and 18 elevators. Altogether there are 1,200 shops and two main floors. The market mainly consists of seven sections: trendy women’s wear, leisure wear, men’s clothing, Korean styles, local leisure wear, Children’s clothes, socks and underwear. The average prices are 25-100 RMB, though newer items range up to 250 RMB.

Add:  Liuhua Jie, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou


Getting there: By subway: Metro Line 2 to Guangzhou Railway Station, H exit. Walk 200 meters (656 feet) to venue.

68 Comments on A Heaven of Clothes: A Guide to 5 Popular Clothes Markets in Guangzhou

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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).

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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?

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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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