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May 20, 2012

Fashionista’s Flings

From glitzy malls to vintage shops and trendy boutiques to traditional stores, Hong Kong is a paradisiacal shopping magnet. Follow Verve’s trail of top shops for a rejuvenating retail experience in the pulsating Chinese city-state…

HAUTE STORES

Fulfill your denim cravings with Replay Oneoff – an exclusive showroom featuring extra premium denim collections for men and women with a touch of tailoring and reinvention. The items are taken apart and sewn back together to create individual pieces. Created by connoisseurs of Japanese denim and tailoring, this shop is a Hong Kong exclusive with an edit of limited products and must-haves.
G/F, No.2-4 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay.

Meet your fashion instincts at the new Shanghai Tang Mansion in an amazing four-level luxury retail destination. The massive store with huge ceilings is a great place to shop for men’s and women’s casuals, kidswear, chic accessories as well as traditional Chinese apparel. With its overall classy appeal, this truly deluxe shopping destination is a must-visit.
1 Duddell Street, Central Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s famous fashionista Hillary Tsui has her own multi-label boutique – Liger, in Causeway Bay, which stocks edgy designers that make apparel and accessories she would wear herself. You can find brands from Europe, Japan and local designers like Scott Wilson, Rue Madame, Peter Petrov, Jennifer Behr and many more.
1/F No. 11Pak Sha Road, Causeway Bay.

For a city that worships luxury labels, Vintage HK is an interesting shop that stocks vintage pieces from Missoni, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, YSL and Louis Vuitton right in SoHo. Their selection of shoes is especially fabulous. Local and tourist celebrity stylists shop here to pick up matching accessories like brooches, head-gear and scarves for their fashionable clientele.
G/F 57-59 Hollywood Road Central Hong Kong.

For beautifully crafted coloured leather bags or accessories, head straight to Lianca. They make everything from bags and shoes to desktop accessories. It is definitely not your typical mass production retail store; they’re about finding the best materials to produce well-designed pieces that you will love and keep forever. Exclusive and truly yours!
Basement No. 27, Staunton Street, Central SoHo.

BEAUTY BOUDOIRS

Polish yourself, literally, with Mikimoto Cosmetics whose Pearl Precious collection promises to give your skin an enviable glisten. All items contain a luxurious pearl extract – nacre – that gives the complexion a radiant lustre. Try the Pearl Lustre Eye Shadow Set, Emollient Lipstick, Moisture Lip Gloss, Retouch Powder – all of which come enclosed in luxurious gold casing.
Mikimoto Cosmetics, Shop G307, The Gateway, Harbour City, Kowloon.

The Japanese brand has long been famed as the expert for false eyelashes and consistently wows designers with its Tokyo Lash Bar Collections. Shu Uemura boasts of a range of innovative falsies, from soft feminine natural lashes to outlandish colours and artistic designs. Decorate yourself!
Shop 1095, 1st Level, Elements, Kowloon.

Started over 100 years ago, Two Girls is Hong Kong’s first home-grown cosmetics company and has remained popular with traditionalists and tourists alike. Recognised for its classic signature products and beautifully nostalgic packaging, it offers a wide array of hair oils, face creams and face nourishing water. A must-try local brand.
Shop 207-8, Causeway Place, 2-10 Great George Street, Causeway Bay.

DESIGNERS’ TOUCH

With more than two decades in the fashion industry and a host of accolades to boot, local designer Hidy Ng’s line of sequin and lace gowns, as well as her luxe fur toppers for Fall/Winter 2012 were a big hit. Her designs are extremely feminine and can make the wearer feel like royalty. You can find her collections at the Harvey Nichols multi-label boutiques in Hong Kong.
Lane Crawford, Time square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay.

After graduating from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Henry Lau launched his SPY Henry Lau brand and opened four shops, only to be named one of the 10 most outstanding designers in Hong Kong. His designs reflect an edgy attitude in fashion for men and women. Bold and often dark, with a touch of bling, his clothing and accessories’ lines are not for the fainthearted.
1st floor, Cleveland Mansion, 5 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay.

Renowned as one of Hong Kong’s top designers, Lu Lu Cheung launched her signature label in 1996 and has since been popular among local fashionistas for her soft-yet-strong simple and clean designs. Shop for her designs in her flagship store which carries ready-to-wear collections, special jewellery and accessories collected to complement and complete the outfits.
Shop B, G/F Winway Building, 50 Wellington Street, Central Hong Kong.

Barney Cheng  Hong Kong’s most famous designer, best known for creating beautiful gowns on Hong Kong’s leading ladies and society set. After studying costume at Parsons School of Design in Paris, he now has a 12-storey showroom in Hong Kong’s central district. Luxurious and extravagant are the words for Barney’s creations that include intricate beading details, embellishments and lots of fur in bridal gowns, evening-wear and cheongsams.
12/F Worldwide Commercial Building, 34 Wyndham Street, Central

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