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.
Tianyi 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.