I don’t shop for Gucci, Prada; only “stuff” - an unusual T-shirt, or supposed antique – and discovered there are no bargains in Taipei although I did my best. It is illegal to sell counterfeit aka knock-off goods in Taiwan just as it is in China, but Taiwan enforces this law and I never saw one “Gucci” purse.
I scoured Wu Fen Pu Wholesale Garment Market after reading reviews touting this place is where to find the most fashionable and cheapest clothes in Taipei. Located near Songshan Train Station and Raohe Night Market, Wu Fen Pu is the largest outdoor clothing market in Taipei. Several streets are filled with open front stores which hang samples from the ceiling; the actual clothing in different sizes is on the floor in clear plastic bags. You can’t try on anything, and sizes are limited. Have you ever noticed how petite (another name for bone-thin) Asian women are? And one seller went ballistic when I dared step into her space for a closer look at a hanging item. Retailers come to purchase clothes displayed for their own stores and unless you have nothing but time, forget about Wu Fen Pu. Read more »