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Taobao at Shanghai Fashion Week

April 20th, 2012

Taobao, China's version of eBay, considered the largest online shopping mall in China, brought six designers together during the Tao Fashion Show that took place April 12 during Shanghai Fashion Week.

At the 800SHOW venue at 800 Changde Road, the lobby had a display of mascot Tao Dolls as interpreted by several artists that kept guests entertained while waiting to enter the show area.

Designers chosen for the show presented a varied showcase of mens' and womens' wear from Husenji, Verseau Homme, Cher M, 7GE7GE/Sugargirl, Artka and Italian brand Zimmur that covered the spectrum from practical daywear and evening wear, to the avant garde, including mens outerwear inspired by samurai armor, with a dash of "Game of Thrones" thrown in, and black dresses with origami details.

During the finale, designers came out with a few of their models, tossing Tao Dolls into the front rows, where guests were elated to catch them.

2 Responses to “Taobao at Shanghai Fashion Week”

  1. Darlene:

    G O R G E O U S .

  2. Marcela:

    China’s is almost the eqlevauint of eBay which is dedicated for Chinese domestic market.You can find virtually anything and everything on Taobao, since most of the world’s merchandises are now made in China.At the moment there is no English version of the website, so any attempts to purchase off something from Taobao can be initimidating if you don’t read any Chinese.However, there is still hope for you because there is a website that provides comprehensive guide on how to purchase something from Taobao, and yes it’s in English. This website is called TBB-GROUP( They provide detailed step-by-step from registering an account to making your first purchase on Taobao.There you go, I hope you can buy something you like from Taobao, as a friendly reminder, be extra careful when doing online transactions!

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