Set of vintage luggage tags (stickers) made exclusively for X Style, Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai.
Hotel boutique in the historic Fairmont
Peace Hotel stocked with local products inspired by Shanghai's Art Deco
1F, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing East Road, Shanghai | 和平饭店 上海市南京东路20号
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In China, two of my favorite places to shop for gifts are museum and hotel gift shops. While both can be on the expensive side, I do often find things sold there that I can't find anywhere else. This is certainly the case with X Style. The proprietor painstakingly sources curious, fashion accessories and soft furnishings that evoke the spirit of Shanghai's Art Deco past. You'll find a great selection of locally published books, artistic note cards, photography, jewelry and all sorts of other treasures. (Hint: the street-side cafe is located just across the hall so those who are less interested in shopping might want to go grab a table and a drink while the others shop.)
My find is a set of vintage luggage tags from famous Asian (as well as some European and African) hotels. The tags have been made into stickers so you can be creative in how you use them. The proprietor of the shop had them custom made and packages by an artist living in Shanghai. The set is sold exclusively at the X Style shop so you won't be able to find it anywhere else. As someone who is interested in vintage luggage tags (who would have guessed) and has priced original ones in collectors' shops in Hong Kong, I can tell you first-hand that the gift package available at X Style is a bargain.