By TTNews Reporter Kuo, Chia-Lin
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (TTNews) – If you want to relax a bit after work, taking a leisure walk in the night market seems to be an excellent idea. You can pick a few pairs of earrings, rings and experience the fun of shopping. Shihlin Night Market, situated at the intersection of Dadong Road and Wenlin Road, is considered to be the most famous night market in Taipei, featuring a broad range of products for sale. Passed 7 pm, you can see a considerable number of female visitors from around the world wandering in a labyrinth of streets and alleys. This place is just like a Taiwanese version of the Ladies’ Street.
The majority of the boutiques in Shihlin Night Market tend to place emphasis on young female customer market. The price of accessories and jewelry usually ranges from a hundred dollars up to NT$300. About NT$1000 should be enough covers the entire outfits from the top to the bottom.
Such as college students’ favorite crystal earrings, rings, necklaces, etc. can all be found in Shihlin Night Market. There are about thousands of different styles of accessories available in the night market. Meanwhile, with the change of seasons, which means approximately every three months, there will have bigger movements for a more comprehensive update. It is highly recommended that consumers can add something new to your wardrobe when the seasons change.
However, most people will think that night markets are always cheaper regardless of quality or the price. For many night market vendors and consumers, it has become a huge misunderstanding. Mr. Chuang has been running his store in the night market for many years. He pointed out that many tourists in the selection of merchandises only consider the price, and some of them rarely notice the quality differences between each product. For example, some of the sparkling diamond earrings are imported from different countries and some are made in Taiwan, so there will be two to three times the price difference. Plus, earrings made in Taiwan have less sensitive issues.
Furthermore, Mr. Chuang would also like share his own experience for selecting diamond products. He mentioned that many jewelry stalls in order to create a warm, sweet atmosphere, the vendors will usually use the yellow lights, so that jewelry will look even more sparkling under the dim light. It is recommended that you can take it away from the light to see if it still looks that dazzling without light. If it still sparkles, that means it has a certain quality and you may add it into your shipping list!
While shopping in the night market, it is strongly recommended that people should ask and observe more before the purchase. If you compare the prices at three different locations, you'll never be ripped off. Being a smart consumer, you will find that the night markets are ideal places for shopping!
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