Category: Pawnstar

Pawnstar in City Weekend, Time Out, SmartShanghai and CCTV

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Photos by Brandon McGhee

Pawnstar is very happy to have received a decent amount of coverage for our new shop on Fuxing and Fenyang roads.  The photos here were taken by photographer Brandon McGhee and featured on SmartShanghai, one of the leading sites that caters to expats here.

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Sarah Boorboor wrote the piece in SmartShanghai and included this delightful quote by me:

“…a rising middle class, who not only have disposable income, but have traveled and want to try new things. There’s also a growing desire for unique product, stuff that other people can’t get. In addition to changes in Shanghai, Pawnstar’s online platforms are able to reach 3rd and 4th tier cities, where access to brand clothes at consignment prices is a rarity. And there’s always the desire for designer goods at a discounted price.”

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Pawnstar’s at the Fenyang/Fuxing Intersection

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Please note that Pawnstar has moved to a new location, basically write next to Union Trading Company, the well-known cocktail bar.  Our address is Fenyang Road 64, No. 4, but we are actually on Fuxing Middle Road, just a few doors West of the intersection with Fenyang.

Number: 15618331415
中文地址:上海市徐汇区汾阳路64弄4号

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Renovations Happening

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Renovations are taking longer than expected on Pawnstar’s beautiful new space at Fuxing and Fenyang roads, but hopefully we will be able to at least say that we are in soft opening by Sept. 1 or so.

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The New Row House

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Opening Soon! Pawnstar’s new space in a row house on Fuxing Middle Road right near with Fenyang Road, next to artisanal cocktail bar Union Trading Co. and near the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Music Conservatory.

Pawnstar’s Shanghai Flagship Store

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Pawnstar‘s Shanghai flagship store will be at the intersection of Fenyang and Fuxing Middle Roads in the heart of the French Concession. We are right next to Union Trading Company, the rather popular bar. This is right down the street from our current location in the Clement Apartments, but this is a much larger store and it is street-side rather than being inside of a compound.  Above and below are photos of the spiral staircase that leads from the first floor up to the fourth. The total size is going to be about 250 square meters. We will have all four floors of this 1930s row house that has been rather thoroughly modernized.

Right now I’m too busy planning the move-in process to write more about this.  I will keep you updated here though.

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The address of the new store is 64 Fenyang Road, number 4, but the doorway is actually on Fuxing Road.  In Chinese, it is 徐汇区汾阳路644号.

Zhang Zilin in Earrings from Pawnstar

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Above Zhang Zilin wears upcycled earrings from Pawnstar while at a photo shoot. Zilin (age 33) has become one of the most famous actresses in China from a start on the runways of major fashion capitals like Paris and Berlin, followed by winning Miss China World and Miss World in 2007. She has starred in Underdog Knight 2 and The Monkey King.

You can see some examples of upcycling from Pawnstar here.

A rather comprehensive interview of Zhang in the Luxury Insider shows her to be sweet, humble, and well-bred. She comes from quite a good Beijing background with a father in the military and a mother who was a professor. This is her instagram.

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Ametora! At Pawnstar

The Ametora event with David Marx that we mentioned before has now been rescheduled and will now be occurring on May 21 at Pawnstar on 1363 Fuxing Middle Road.

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Here are some of my thoughts about this event:

China and Japan have had different encounters with Western fashion. That’s not to say that there are more differences than similarities but, when we consider how related these two cultures are, the vastly contrasting experiences with modernity and the West seem poignant. Without delving too much into this, let us just say that the Japanese experience of things Western commenced rather suddenly and with great intensity when in 1870 the Meiji emperor cut his hair short and adopted European-inspired military attire. The next period of great Western influence came with the American occupation. China has interacted with Western styles in its own ways but none matches the sometimes tumultuous but usually rather dedicated love affair the Japanese have had with American style, especially since the 1950s.

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