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Updated: 2016-02-04 07:45
By Hu Yongqi (China Daily)

Nostalgic comments from netizens

China Daily collected comments on its WeChat account from netizens who often shopped at the zoo markets.

I was born into an ordinary family. During my childhood, my family always bought clothes from the zoo markets. Every child likes new clothes so I loved the zoo markets very much.

Wang Xin

We weren't rich when I was a child, so the zoo markets were the first option to buy something I wanted. When I was a child, going to the zoo markets was amusing because I could see a lot of beautiful clothes, makeup and wonderful high-heels and I wondered if I could own these in the future. When I stood in the zoo markets, I imagined what I would be when I grew up.


As an international student, I've been to a lot of the clothes markets in Beijing, and my favorite one was the zoo markets! It's a pity that the zoo markets are closing, the goods there were cheap, fashionable and the price was appropriate! I will miss shopping in the zoo markets.


In the first few years I was working, the zoo markets were the best shopping place for young girls. At that time, online shopping was not as popular as today. The zoo markets provided fashionable clothes at lower prices. Sometimes, my friend and I just walked around in the markets. We looked at the new clothes and shared opinions with each other. Now my friend is a mother. The shopping place has changed but shopping with her in the zoo markets is a precious memory.

Zhangjing Kiki

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