Tsim Sha Tsui
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).