Style guide: top 10 retailers in Hong Kong

By Domenico Di Maio

Week 44
HONG KONG

Finding your way in a new city is never easy, and the bewilderment that you usually feel can inevitably lead to two things: the discovery of new exciting things or the predictability of common things, often depending on the willingness of the visitor.
We have curated a guide, so that the lazy and the curious can come together in places of good taste.
To do this we wrote a list that contains a series of interest points not to be missed, for ones wellbeing, clothing and design needs once you have landed safely in Hong Kong.

STYLE

1) Delstore
G/F, 3 Schooner Street
Wan Chai
Phone: +852 2528 1770

A place in which you can find first class brands that are known throughout the world: Baracuta, Yuketen, Engineered Garments to name a few. It’s a compulsory stop in Hong Kong for those who know their fashion.

2) Ho Hei Kee Umbrellas
74 Peel Street
Phone: +852 2778 4306

Ho Hung Hei was literally the king of the umbrella. His adventure began in 1930 and he has spent his entire life in the centre of Hong Kong, manufacturing and repairing umbrellas. Pilgrimage site for famous people and celebrities working in various fields, Ho Wei Kee continues to be a global landmark.

3) Juice
9-11 Cleveland Street
Fashion Walk
Phone: +852 2881 0173

Under the pretext of bringing together a passion for clothing from east to west, Clot opened in 2003. As often happens, the magic is a result of different company skillsets: PR, events, music and fashion, creating a study of style that has garnered huge success. Juice is based in different cities around the world and offers one of the best selections of clothing in Hong Kong.

4) Kapok
5 St. Francis Yard
Wan Chai
Phone: +852 2549 9254

Born in 2006 with the aim of introducing clothing and objects of intercontinental variety, Kapok has become a reference point for all lovers of fashion and lifestyle.

5) Sam’s Tailor
G/F K&L, Burlington Arcade, 90-94C Nathan Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Sartorial excellence in Hong Kong, a destination for fans and celebrities, Sam‘s Tailor is the perfect place for those looking for tailored clothes of tremendous quality.

6) The Armoury
307 Pedder Building (3rd Floor)
12 Pedder Street

Tired of brands that are hidden behind pompous advertisements, the boys of The Armoury are all about their suppliers, many of which are the best craftsmen in the area. This guarantees a selection of quality garments with panache.

LIFESTYLE

7) General Store
Shop H – G/F, 41 Gage Street
New Central Mansion

Since 2011 the generalstore’s experts search the globe for the best antiques, and sell them along with the best design creations in circulation. This multifaceted studio also dabbles in interior design.

8) Igloo Homeware
G/F, 26 Sau Wa Fong
Wan Chai
Phone: +852 2520 0580

As often happens, beautiful things are born out of need. To meet the desires of those with a passion for all things wood, Igloo Homeware was born: a store that showcases the skill of the best woodwork craftsmen, from Japan and Denmark, to Sweden and Thailand.

9) Love Ceramics
G/F, 97 Leighton Road
Causeway Bay
Phone: +852 2915 8018

Completely dedicated to ceramics, Love Ceramics creates everyday objects (mainly kitchen homewares) characterized by a refined and contemporary look.

GROOMING

10) The Strand
1-5/F, 18 Cochrane Street
Wan Chai
Phone: +852 2850 7686

Everything you need in Hong Kong, in regards to beauty care, for both him and her. The second floor is a sanctuary for male grooming. Opt for a haircut, shave and manicure and finally dedicate more than 10 minutes to your appearance.