Tsim Sha Tsui Shops
3 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
"Lane Crawford is a beautifully decorated, incredibly well-selected specialty store. It’s the only place in HK where you’ll find varied brands like Acne, Elizabeth and James, Moncler, Vanessa Bruno, etc. It was definitely my favorite find at the IFC with its beautiful displays of contemporary art and huge and equally well-edited homeware department. There are also outposts in Pacific Place, IFC, and Causeway Bay." —GP
William Cheng & Son
Han Hing Mansion, 38 Hankow Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
This workwear tailor has been around for more than 50 years, making and copying bespoke suits for clients all over the world. If you'd like to commission a suit while visiting, know that they do a great job, and very quickly. William Cheng & Son have an international following and make yearly trips to London and Australia for their customers.
The Sun Arcade & Miramar Shopping Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui
While there are many of these streetwear-inspired shops scattered across Hong Kong Island (Causeway Bay) and Kowloon (multiples in Tsim Sha Tsui), we like the multi-story outpost in Central best: There you’ll find an ever-so-slightly more out-there edit than you’ll ever see in the states, all carefully selected from labels like Stella McCartney, Preen, and Anne-Sofie Beck. (There’s a lot for guys, too.)
The One, 100 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
This quickly-growing string of shops are like mini-department stores for modern home goods, and as such, they’ve pretty much cornered the market on every big name in design, from Hay to Seletti to Tom Dixon to Artecnica. The spaces are moody and industrial (one of the outposts is actually housed in a string of shipping containers), which makes the experience all the more fun to browse. There are also outposts in Central, Causeway Bay, and Stanley.
Cocktail Select Shop
Elements, Tsim Sha Tsui
While its name might evoke the concept of basic little black dresses, everything in this mini-chainlet of boutiques (up-and-running since 2002) is more exuberant garden party than formal affair. There are labels from Europe (BA&SH, Manoush) and the U.S. (Textile Elizabeth & James), but go for the fun Asian lines like Daydream Nation, Iliann Loeb, and Coohem. There's also a location in Causeway Bay.
Ocean Terminal, 3-27 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
When a popular boutique springs up, it seems to be the way that many are soon to follow: One such success story is Initial, a burgeoning empire of other-worldly spaces that feel like 19th-century ateliers. There are home goods (West Third Brand candles, Areo terrariums, Puebco diaries), a house line of clothing, plus labels like Tucker, Karen Walker, and Rachel Comey. There's also a location in Queensway.
Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Since 1971, Joyce has been sourcing the most interesting and forward-thinking labels in the world, and bringing them to Hong Kong. Balenciaga, Altuzarra, and Balmain mingle with Frame Denim, Mawi jewelry, and The Elder Statesmen cashmere. While the pricetags match the pieces, we’ve heard that there are incredible deals to be found at the Joyce Warehouse in Horizon Plaza in Aberdeen (there’s also a Lane Crawford outlet there). There's also a separate Joyce Beauty, as well as locations in Central and Pacific Place.
Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
On Pedder focuses on accessories, and nothing else—an unerringly specific devotion that pays off in spades: Here, you’ll find one of the best edits in Asia, if not the globe. Charlotte Olympia, Brian Atwood, and Marni mingle with Mary Katrantzou, Junya Watanabe, and Pierre Hardy. Though there are standalone boutiques across Asia, the On Pedder in Central actually lives as part of Joyce. There's a men's-focused outpost in Central as well.
K11 Art Mall, Level 1, Star Annex, Star House, 3 Salisbury Rd., & Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
While the focus at this much-loved Hong Kong staple is men, there’s plenty to appeal to both sexes, from the Rivieras slip-ons to the Astier de Villatte candles. There’s a bit that’s solely for women, too, including Sessun slip dresses, striped tops from Le Mont St Michel and enamel lockets by Trois Petit Points. There are also locations in Causeway Bay, Central, and Wan Chai (and three locations total in Tsim Sha Tsui).