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Once upon a time, before China’s glasnost, the world’s clothing giants commissioned Hong Kong textile factories to make all the stuff you wear, like nightgowns and polos and pantsuit... read more
No different from any of the other H&Ms that now garnish the entire globe, but it was a big deal when Hong Kong got its first branch in 2007. Four stories of stylish goodies for those of us who... read more
This upmarket UK luxury goods retailer is actually owned by a Hong Konger now, businessman, film producer and former husband of Michelle Yeoh, Dickson Poon. This Harvey Nicks branch isn’t a d... read more
Call it the Grunge Gap or whatever you want, but this ubiquitous chain has thrived since it opened its first store in 1991. Actually, it’s on the decline, but it has nothing to do with Walter... read more
It’s very dated now, but that’s not a terrible thing. It’s the one-stop, no-bullshit Japanese department store (owned by a Hong Kong company now) that it was when it opened in 198... read more
Opened in 1970 by Joyce Ma as a paradise for tai tais (Hong Kong desperate housewives), this groundbreaking boutique tapped into trendy women’s cravings for the latest labels. Its mannequins ... read more
A modest chain specializing in hip T-shirts and young Japanese fashion, this is the outlet that once reinvigorated the legendary Mitsukoshi Japanese department store—which was just down the s... read more
GOD not only distills the essence of Hong Kong into one more-or-less coherent oeuvre, but many pieces of merchandise itself contains the pith of what makes Hong Kong what it is. Pick up a mahjong s... read more
I.T is not so much a store as a labyrinthine web. This eccentric chain has been on an ineluctable rise for the last two decades, due mainly to the group’s success at setting the fashion tone ... read more
Younger and hipper than its main rival, Lane Crawford, this Japanese department store has the hottest items for the image-savvy Hong Konger. There’s an edge to the clothing carried here, perf... read more
Young and charming Dickson Yewn makes simple and elegant jewelry, and this thirty-something entrepreneur has made a name for himself in the international jewelry scene, exporting his style overseas... read more
Too cool for anyone over 40, so this place poses a dilemma: Do you bring mom along? Bring dad instead because you want his credit card handy. The trendiest casual-chic of Japan, Europe and America ... read more
Not to be confused with FCUK (French Connection UK, which has a store in the same mall, Langham Place, one level down). Sure, the name is nonsense gimmicky (stands for Fashion Community Kitterick&h... read more
How exactly does hipsterism mutate once it reaches Asian shores? It’s hard to define—the tight jeans, canvas shoes and witty T-shirts are still prominent, but the jeans are now more Jap... read more
Its façade shines a beautiful blue at night and reminds you of the Water Cube. Whereas Beijing’s National Aquatics Center is a tad tacky, LCX Fashion Walk has no such problem. Everythi... read more
The one and only Kenzo store in Hong Kong. You’ve seen the Flower fragrance, so get a bottle here. The female and male fashions are also worth checking out, although it’s an acquired ta... read more
This small footwear chain started in Hong Kong in 1998 and is now everywhere in the city. Specializes in professional and casual wear for women, but there are a few pairs for men, too, just for shi... read more
The counterfeit industry—once the pillar of Hong Kong’s economy, along with the financial sector—has been pummeled by cops and mainland competition. Mostly mainland competition. S... read more
Every Chanel store is a gem, the only miscue being that they don’t play Stravinsky at all times. This HK branch, like the Tokyo store, has an LED façade, albeit a smaller one. They pro... read more
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Once upon a time, before China’s glasnost, the world’s...
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At the very top floor of the legendary Peninsula Hotel, The China C...