Shangri-La, a mystical and harmonious valley described in the 1933 novel by British author James Hilton, has become synonymous with an earthly paradise, a permanently happy land. This quaint boutique located on Grant Ave in the heart of Chinatown will leave you with a similar feeling. The moment you step in, it feels like time slows down.
Shangri-La Gifts carries specialty fashions, handmade jewelry, handbags, and accessories from Yunnan and Tibet. Their merchandise showcases the vivid diversity of China’s multitude of ethnic groups. Some unique finds in this store include Buddhist prayer beads, thangka (Tibetan silkpainting), lanterns, and Chinese teapot sets. They offer custom-made jewelry and same-day repairs in store, which is perfect if you want to create or alter a piece of jewelry to fit your personality or style. Pieces that come from Shangri-La Gifts are guaranteed to be unique and eye-catching!
Also, their store specializes in selling pu’er and white tea, sourced organically and naturally. They’ve been open since 2013, and the owner has been in the tea business for over 10 years.
The store is open from 10:30AM-6PM every day, and street parking is generally available. They also boast a full 5-star rating on Yelp! Check out their store when you are in the area, you just might find something to fall in love with!