This is the great team
Learn a little bit about the guides
MJ (Mary-Jayne) has been in China for more than nine years and speaks Mandarin. Originally from New Zealand, MJ loved working with the Shopping Tours team for the past few years and in 2014 she took over the business from Suzy.
MJ loves introducing our customers to the wonderful shopping on offer in Shanghai. She has a broad knowledge of fabric so she’s a great person to have by your side at the fabric market. MJ also has many fascinating stories to share of her experience living in a small city in China prior to moving to Shanghai in 2010 as part of the New Zealand Expo team.
Vanessa is our newest guide and is becoming a firm favorite for her laid-back style and great sense of humor. Vanessa has been living in Shanghai for seven years after completing her masters degree in business here. Like so many of us, she fell in love with this fabulous city and has been here ever since!
When Vanessa isn't taking tours, she works on her own business running educational cruises and retreats around the world. She also serves as the Events Director on the board for the International Professional Women's Society.
Vanessa is fluent in Mandarin and looks forward to sharing her stories about Shanghai, while helping you fill your bag with some fabulous goodies!
Caroline has lived in Shanghai for more than 8 years and speaks English, French and Chinese. Originally from Belgium, Caroline first moved to Shanghai in 2003. After a stint away living in Tokyo and Michigan, she is delighted to be residing again in her favourite city in the world, Shanghai.
As well as being extremely shopping savvy, Caroline is a jewellery designer and you'll often see her wearing her own beautiful creations.
Caroline loves shopping and has a great eye for beautiful quality. She's excited to show our guests the wonderful shopping opportunities in the city, while sharing fun stories about Shanghai, and the huge change she's seen over the years that she's been living here.
Milica is a Shanghai veteran with over 10 years of living and shopping in the city. Milica speaks fluent Mandarin, having mastered in Chinese at University.
Originally from Serbia, Milica is a relaxed and friendly guide who enjoys sharing her love of Shanghai with our guests. Her experience in F&B and hospitality means she has some great stories to share, along with loads of fun China facts. While she’s helping you fulfil your Shanghai shopping wishlist, Milica will also offer up great recommendations so you can make the most of your stay in Shanghai – and go home loving the city as much as she does!