Whether making a fashion statement or blending in with
the masses, the 3501 Peoples Liberation Army Surplus
Store on the East Third Ring Road has what you need.
Camouflage yourself with a combat jacket for RMB100,
or make a retro statement with faded olive drab fatigues.
Maybe your mama doesn't wear combat boots, but you can
for a cool RMB246. For the hardcore adventure traveller
the store sells binoculars ranging from RMB80-910,
with a battle-hardened case for an additional RMB60.
Or head off into the wilderness with an entrenching
tool that combines a shovel, pick and seat all in one
nifty implement. And after a long day of digging, you
can curl up in a sleeping bag (RMB450) or rest
your bones on a portable field stool (RMB20).
For the knick-knack inclined, there are PRC fiftieth
anniversary pocket watches for RMB70, and other PLA
memorabilia. And when you want to either look tough
or wear something special for a night out clubbing,
check out the camouflage t-shirts (RMB65) with
the ever-so-hip urban color scheme of white, black and
gray. Pair it up with a cool army hat (RMB8)
in either mottled or woodland camouflage.
3501 PLA Surplus Store
23 East Third Ring Road
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.