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      Sourcing Shoes from China - Best Places to Visit for Footwear

      Hello everyone,

      I'm planning on visiting the Canton Fair and residing for 2 weeks in China to source footwear for my company. To make the most of my 2 week visit to China, I would like to know where else to go while there.

      Any tips or advice?
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      Hi Lookingup,

      Welcome to Wholesale Forum

      There are two main wholesale footwear areas which you should visit while in China.

      The first is located in Jinjiang, Fujian Province where the footwear industry has been flourishing since the 80's. In March 2001, Jinjiang city was nicknamed "Shoe City" of China by four footwear organizations including the China Leather & Footwear Industry Research Institute. Jinjiang harbors over 3.000 footwear enterprises and makes up for a quarter of China's footwear production. Prices are kept low because most enterprises in Jinjiang source their shoe materials directly from local suppliers. Anyone visiting China to source footwear should try visiting Jinjiang. Jinjiang is located 750 km from Guangzhou, China where the Canton Fair is held, so you will need to use either public transportation or book a flight to get there.

      A lot closer to the Canton Fair location you can find Xinhua Footwear Town (XFT) which is a Guangzhou government approved wholesale footwear market. Xinhua Footwear Town is found at 200 meters next to the Nanzhou Flyovers in South Guangzhou Avenue. There are over 300 stores inside the town and they represent manufacturers from all over China.

      If this is your first sourcing trip to China, we suggest contacting a sourcing agent who can accompany you to these locations to act as a translator, negotiator and guide.

      If you want to start looking for verified Chinese footwear suppliers and manufacturers without even having to visit China yourself, we recommend some services which have done all the hard work for you in verifying Chinese suppliers. They offer a cost effective and safe way of sourcing exactly what you are looking for from China. To find literally thousands of verified Chinese trade suppliers, try the three largest online trade directories of verified wholesale suppliers eSources, Wholesale Deals and Worldwide Brands. All three list tens of thousands of verified wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers and drop shippers.

      Hope this helps
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      Quote:

      Originally Posted by lookingup View Post
      Hello everyone,

      I'm planning on visiting the Canton Fair and residing for 2 weeks in China to source footwear for my company. To make the most of my 2 week visit to China, I would like to know where else to go while there.

      Any tips or advice?
      In Canton (Guangzhou) you can also explore following shoes wholesale market

      Bu Yun Tian Di 步云天地
      Add: No. 26, Zhan Xi Rd, Yuexiu District

      Guangzhou EuroCommerial Plaza Shoes City 欧陆鞋城
      Add: No.24, Zhanxi Rd, Yuexiu District

      Dadushi Shoes Market 大都市鞋城
      Add: No.88, Jiefangnan Rd, Yuexiu District

      You may also consider visiting Wenzhou city for men's shoes.

      Language is a problem so better print out these address to give to taxi driver as most of them can not speak english. Shoes will be exhibited in 3rd phase of canton fair 31st Oct - 4th Nov. 2012. We have offices in Canton if you need any assistance/advice send me pm.

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      There are heaps of fairs and trade exhibitions in China including the Canton fair and the Yiwu fair.

      I wouldn't be surprised if there's an exhibition just for your industry too. There are fairs for golf, wedding suppliers, Xmas and more with the latest products etc



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      Great info. shared above. Guangzhou is actually a great place to source footwear and there are tons of wholesale footwear markets here for different types of material, styles and qualities. If you need help with the Quality control part on these, please do let us know. We also have a special package for canton fair which also coveres visits to the wholesale markets and can be customised as per your requirements.
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      I'd suggest you visit the Guangzhou area, there are lots of shoe factories around there.

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      Jinjiang, Fujian province is absolutely your first choice. You can find all kinds of shoes you need there. The other is Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, which is good for leather shoes.

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