Finally! A press release from Marks & Spencer discusses their move into “greater China” including cities like Beijing and Guangzhou from 2015 and 2016. Although we were a bit offended by the fact that they have labeled the capital city “greater” China, we would love it if Marks & Spencer actually opened here.

China Daily reports that Marks & Spencer has struggled in second- and third-tier cities for seven years and will shut five stores in the Shanghai region. Yes, Beijingers, apparently Changzhou, Wuxi, and Wenzhou have had Marks & Spencer outlets all along while we have spent the entire time importing underwear from home.

For those unfamiliar with Marks & Spencer, get ready for underwear that is available in a wide range of sizes, socks that fit larger feet, some next-level dad-worthy cardigans, and a great selection of food.

Of course we still have doubts, as there were similar rumors back in 2009, and no Marks & Spencer store has materialized in Beijing between then and now. It has been nearly six years since then.

If you can’t wait for the store to open, Marks & Spencer are already collaborating with TMall for online orders.

The company's shortbread cookies and Percy Pigs are a popular favorite among the Beijinger staffers.

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