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Beloved wholesale market Tianyi to close

But at least there'll be bargains galore in the meantime

Credit: Flickr/Philip McMaster

After 25 years of selling everything from accessories to kitchenware, Beijing's biggest small goods wholesale market is finally closing on September 16.

The Fuchengmen location is following in the steps of its smaller Di’anmen location, which closed at the end of 2015 as part of the citywide crackdown on Beijing’s wholesale markets. Tianyi’s closure will make space for tech, finance, and other high-end services.

3940554537_b198a4632f_bTianyi Market's Fuchengmen location. Credit: Flickr/Philip McMaster.

The official clearance sales period begins July 1. However, the market’s 3,000 or so sellers have already begun to clear out their stock, so hurry over to Tianyi and get your Christmas decorations if you haven’t already – it’s never too early to start preparing.

Many of the retailers are likely to make the switch to e-commerce, so it's also worth making the trip to get the WeChat details of your favourite vendors.

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