By - April 12th, 2013

Till about 2 decades ago, the preferred shopping destinations in Shanghai were either in the colonial monoliths on The Bund or the various vendors along Nanjing Road. However, thanks to the recent influx of new retail concepts and enterprising proprietors, several prime retail locale have appeared, including the just opened SALON By SURRENDER.

While the store’s name suggests an association with SURRENDER, the famed trend setting in Singapore, the similarities end there. Located within Twelve at Hengshan, a new, luxury boutique hotel operated by Starwood, the SALON By SURRENDER is departure from the typical shopping experience. In a space designed in part by renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta, most famous for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Watari-Um Gallery in Tokyo, the 1800 sq. ft. boutique offers an intimacy for shoppers few of its peers could match. With a nod to the opulence of Versailles, all interior panelings were custom made and flow directly from France. Artisans hand laid the intricate parquet floor and even something as simple as the clothing racks were flown from Japan. Together with designer Maarten Michael Bass’s Smoke Chair, pendent lights, and changing room covered in matrix mirrors, the space is an ideal juxtaposition between turn-of-the -century affluence and modern refinements.

Offerings include the best of Maison Martin Margiela, Verbal’s AMBUSH, Maison Kisune, Nanamica, Lone Ones, Christian DaDa, Damir Doma, Casely Hayford, mastermind JAPAN, UNDERCOVER by Jun Takahashi, along with Raf Simons, Thom Browne, Mr Hare, watches from Richard Mille and few others. In the near future, SALON By SURRENDER will also curate in-store exhibitions with focus on art & design, music and lifestyle related subjects. Uniquely its own, you will find SALON By SURRENDER in Twelve at Hengshan Hotel on 12 Hengshan Road, Shanghai, China.

Twelve at Hengshan Hotel
12 Hengshan Road | Map
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China