Central Shops

Establishment neighborhood
The Armoury
307 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St., Central
In a city known for its dime-a-dozen custom tailors, the Armoury quickly made a name for itself back in 2010 when it started offering bespoke men’s clothing by top craftsman from Spain, Italy, and the UK. The high-ceilinged, dark wood-paneled space serves as a backdrop for an assortment of colorful Drake’s ties and suede Aldens for the modern gentleman. It’s the kind of place you can walk into and leave with a whole new wardrobe that’s tailor-made just for you. Bonus: the concierge-like shop staff is happy to tell you if your sportcoat is too big in the shoulders, or if you can really pull off that double-breasted jacket. The Armoury has a second location in HK on Queen’s Road Central and a US outpost in Tribeca in New York City.
11 Gough St., Central
If you have time to swing by just one store in Hong Kong to pick up gifts for friends back home, WOAW (stands for World of Amazing Wonders) should be it. Curated by local entrepreneur Kevin Poon, the store is an unexpected blend of industrial and rustic elements (exposed pipe ceilings and wood fixtures throughout), packed to the rafters with hard-to-find goods—everything from vintage band tees to feather-weight sunglasses from Mykita to out-there interpretations of everyday items like ashtrays, flip-flops, canvas totes, and more.
67 Hollywood Rd., Central
Shopping at minimally, yet thoughtfully, stocked EDIT is kind of like having an in-the-know fashion editor as a best friend. The team here hand-picks their favorite items—everything from familiar prints and classic A-line silhouettes from New York-based designer Tibi to colorful athletic-inspired separates from London label (and goop fave) Mother of Pearl—and presents it via simple, easy to shop displays. Look for special collaborations, including denim culottes from HK cult store WOAW.
Shops 19 & 22, Central Building, 23 Queen’s Rd., Central
If there’s one thing we—and the rest of the world—can’t get enough of, it’s tailored shirting. And in a city known for its renowned tailors, no one was up to the task of creating a store devoted entirely to the perfect button down more than up-and-coming entrepreneur Dee Poon. Located in Pacific Place mall in Hong Kong, this minimalist, wood-accented space features a dozen ready-made, predominantly white shirts in everything from classic poplin to twill. (See also: some great striped and checked options.) For those who are still craving a wholly bespoke shirt experience, Poon’s tailors can deliver one to you in ten days. There is also a location in Admiralty.
Harvey Nichols
Landmark, 15 Queens Rd., Central
While you might not typically gravitate to a Harvey Nichols in Asia, there’s a lot here that you can’t get back in London (or in the U.S. for that matter). While they’ve bought deep into labels like Victoria Beckham and 3.1 Phillip Lim, we were most enthralled with the labels from China, Japan, and Singapore, which we had never seen before. Ultimately, it’s an amazing store for discovering new talent. There's also a location in Pacific Place.