11 Mee Lun St., Central
Several years ago, Sasha Dennig—part Austrian and part Chinese—decided to search the world for treasures, and sell her finds online. Now, she’s opened a bricks-and-mortar boutique, where you can literally shop the globe. Dennig has sourced and imported Otomi table runners from Mexico, elephant-bedecked earrings from India, and silver knotted bracelets from Greece.
11-15 On Lan St., Central
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.)
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.
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.
29 Gough St., Central
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 Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Stanley.
International Finance Centre
8 Finance St., Central
The IFC, which is right on the water and also houses The Four Seasons (if you’re in for a luxury shopping trip), is the best place to go shopping in HK. It has all the basic, big name brands plus every single luxury brand you can think of. It can be dangerous if you’re a serious shopper—you could spend an entire weekend here without seeing the light of day.
New World Tower, Central
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 Harbour City and Pacific Place.
PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central
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, Wan Chai, and Tsim Sha Tsiu.
Prince's Building, 10 Chater Rd., Central
Laura Cheung’s grandfather hand-carved tables out of rosewood; her father built one of China’s largest ceramics factories; and so Cheung determined to continue the tradition. Her line of home goods and furniture draws on centuries of China’s more famous techniques, which she channels into gorgeously turned-out pieces, from lacquer boxes to Cloisonné tile trays. The flagship is in Wan Chai.
1 Exchange Sq., Central
Hong Kong has to have more malls per capita than any other city in the world, which is probably one of the reasons they’re so good at them: Truly, you can’t walk a block without running into a superlative shopping center. When it comes to Landmark, think of every global label you’d ever want to shop under one roof, and you’ll find it here, including Isabel Marant, Carven, Balenciaga, Dries van Noten, Kenzo, Rick Owens, and Valentino.
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