Shop away in Hong Kong’s hottest couture districts
Aug 15, 2012
They don’t call Hong Kong a fashion capital for nothing. Asia’s world city is definitely a shopper’s paradise with all its famous shopping markets, themed shopping streets, and malls—Times Square, Harbour City, Ladies’ Market, and Temple Street among them. However, you can extend your shopping spree to some more trendy shopping centers that are recently becoming every young fashionista’s couture haven.
These style destinations are your reasons to get lost in Hong Kong. Be ready to shop around for chic fashion finds.
Island Beverly. Amidst Hong Kong’s bustling streets is a hidden treasure trove of local, Korean, and Japanese fashion stores tucked in a four-storey building known all over Hong Kong as Island Beverly. Inside the small stores are full of edgy and funky finds—from flirty floral and lace dresses to glitter-filled knee-high boots. Fancy getting there on your Hong Kong visit? Then, mark 1 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island on your shopping map. To get there, take the MTR to Causeway Bay Station and take Exit E.
Laforet. In the Causeway Bay area, fashionistas surely wouldn’t miss this ultra-feminine shopping center because of the pink arch that adorns its entrance. Laforet is aplenty with stalls selling cute and adorable Korean, Japanese, and Chinese clothes and accessories that appeal to the fashion-savvy teens. In fact, one boutique is famous for selling bedazzled shoes that could glam up any outfit. Other fashion finds here include kids’ clothing, wigs, lashes, and lingerie. To get here, take the MTR to Causeway Bay Station and take D1, D2, or D3 Exit. Laforet is located at 24-26 East Point Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Granville Road. Those who are crazy about avant-garde style will get their fashion fix in Granville Road, also known as the Granville Circuit located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Lining its busy streets are factory outlets of international and local brands and boutiques offering budget and mid-priced youth street labels. Also around the corner is Kimberley Road, which has become a one-stop shop for people looking for wedding dresses and photography needs. To get to Granville road, take the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui Station and take Exit B2. Walk along Cameron Road to Chatham Road South and turn into Granville Road.
Rise Shopping Arcade. You are licensed to flaunt after shopping for quirky and hip pieces in Rise Shopping Arcade located at 5-11 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Known to house cool Asian brands, it has some of the trendiest T-shirt designs in the area courtesy of the A Bathing Ape brand. Handmade shoes and retro jewelry also dominate the place. If you’re into HK pop, check out the fashion store owned by Twins, Hong Kong’s popular pop group. Rise Shopping Arcade is just a few meters away from Granville Road. To get here, take the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui Station and take Exit B2.
Argyle Center. Fashion doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket. Right in the heart of Mong Kok in Kowloon is Argyle Centre teeming with stylish yet affordable pieces you can mix and match to make a fashion statement. T-shirts, dresses, skirts, blouses, and more are within your reach at the Argyle Center. To get here, take the MTR going to Mong Kok and exit via D3.
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