WoAi iapm

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The Huaihai road retail scene in Shanghai is really heating up with the recent openings of K11 and Lane Crawford / Times Square as well as Parkson’s recent makeover as well as International apm (iapm) which is officially my new favourite mall in Shanghai, toppling K11 from the top spot. The name apparently reflects the idea that the mall will be open round the clock, so from AM to PM, hence APM. Covering 1.3 million square feet of retail space close to Parkson on Huaihau Road. The mall includes high end retail stores such as Prada, TODS, Gucci and Alexander McQueen, along with an Apple Store and iMax movie theatre and enough dining establishments (I think around 30 in total) to keep this blogger busy till well beyond the new year!

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Basically, anyone who’s anyone in the Shanghai dining scene has taken up space at iapm, including Awfully Chocolate, Ginza Bairin, Ippudo, Paradise Dynasty, Lei Garden, Morton’s, Ding Tai Fung, Bang (by Mr Willis) and one of Xintiandi’s longest running establishments, Kabb is also represented here. Oh and there’s also going to be a branch of City’Super which will give Parkson’s a bit of competition in the supermarket category.

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It is incredible to think that just a few years ago, this was the site of the famous Xiangyang fake market, where tourists would go to look for cheap knock offs and now all that’s on offer is genuine luxury labels with prices to match.

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Offices and residences will follow very soon, branded Shanghai ICC (International Commerce Centre) although I certainly won’t be able to afford to live there!

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8 Responses to WoAi iapm

  1. T. says:

    I think I’ve eaten 30% of my meals in the last month at iAPM. Ginza Barin, Dao Xiang, Toast Box (mysteriously closed), Old Jessie, Ippudo, Jumbo Seafood, Sen Ryu, Morton’s Seafood. . . and then there’s still more to open.

  2. WoAi says:

    @T – That’s quite impressive. Do you work / live close by? I went to Sen-ryo on Thursday, which seems to be a premium brand of Genki Sushi and it wasn’t too bad. Today’s post started off as a review of Sen-ryo but I spent so much time introducing iapm that I decided to shelve the review for next time. Dao xiang is on my list. The City Super annoyingly hasn’t opened yet but I have one right by my home now in the basement of Times Square. Good times!

  3. Swiss James says:

    It’s getting more and more like Singapore! Food looks great, I expect we will be seeing lots of reviews of the restaurants now you’re back on the blog WoAi?

  4. Terence says:

    My employer has a retail space in the mall, so I stop by to check it out a lot. Also, it’s on line 10, and I live on line 10 so it’s exceedingly convenient for me to head home afterwards.

    Sen-ryo IS an upscale branch of Genki Sushi – I’ve had one good and one mediocre meal there. Jumbo Seafood, however, is excellent.

  5. WoAi says:

    @Swiss James – Indeed, the blog posts are just piling up and queued. Well, when I say queued, I mean still forming in my brain.

    @T – It’s okay, you can say the name of your employer. Blatant plugging is not just tolerated it’s encouraged here! Ah yes, line 10. You have no idea how happy I was to see that iapm is right on the line 10 exit. It’s the first time anything worthwhile has been close to the line 10 exit than the line 1 exit. Unless you consider Tang Chao worthwhile!

  6. Robbie says:

    IAPM is great for food. Kabb has happy hour all night tonight.

  7. WoAi says:

    @Robbie – Thanks sounds good. Will you be there? I was planning on going to the Playboy 60th anniversary party hosted at M1NT by Hugh Hefner’s youngest son and the new face of the brand. Playmates Jessa Hinton and Raquel Pomplun will also be in attendance! But KABB sounds tempting!

  8. Robbie says:

    Playboy sounds better

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