A Designer’s Hong Kong Shopping Guide

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Jul 19, 2017

by KATE PHILLIPS, Digital Producer

If travelling to a city more than 40 times earns you “expert” status, shoe designer Sara Caverley is a Hong Kong professional. The founder of Australian footwear label Sol Sana has visited the city for business (with a side of shopping) four times a year for the past 10 years. Here, she divulges the best places to shop in the bustling city for designer clothing, vintage and bargains.

Best for a designer splurge 

“There’s no shortage of places to splurge in this city. My first port of call is Harbour City mall located in Tsim Sha Tsui for Céline, Alexander Wang, Chloe, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Chanel as well as high-end multi-brand department stores Lane Crawford and Joyce.”

Best for shoes

“I’m a big fan of Lane Crawford and Harvey Nichols stores for shoes. There are a few locations across Hong Kong, all with impressive shoe floors stocking labels like Givenchy, Saint Laurent and Aquazzura.”

Best for accessories 

“For accessories and bags try Horizon Plaza. The 25-storey building houses outlets for Chloé, Saint Laurent, Joyce, Lane Crawford and Max Mara. It’s well worth the 30-minute cab ride [from the CBD] for the savings!”

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Best for jewellery

“If you want to get an insight into how the high rollers of Hong Kong shop, check out Lukfook Jewellery. It’s an elaborate, glistening store with some of the most expensive diamonds and jewellery on the planet.”

Best for streetwear

“I love Island Beverly in Causeway Bay. It’s a five-storey mall filled with independent market-stall style shops selling unique Korean and Japanese streetwear and accessories. It’s open late – some stores until midnight – for night-owl shoppers.”

Best for beauty

“There is an entire concept floor for beauty called Facesss in the Harbour City mall at Tsim Sha Tsui. There are more than 50 brand booths and plenty of staff on hand to help point you in the right direction. I usually stock up on Dior and FRESH products when I am there and there are some great Korean skincare brands. Allocate yourself at least an hour to get through the whole floor.”

Best for homewares

Homeless is an iconic home and lifestyle store with several stores across Hong Kong – my favourite is located on Gough Street in Central. This particular location is a kind of Nordic-themed tri-level store that has one-of-a-kind homewares from across the globe. Tech accessories, furniture, lighting and quirky toys are all on offer here.”

Best for a souvenir

“Once the sun goes down, the Temple Street Night Market is great for finding little take-home trinkets and gifts – think novelty umbrellas, paper fans and fridge magnets. The markets are open every night of the week.”

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