Shopping is almost a national pastime in Hong Kong, a place where anything can be had if you look hard enough. Whether you've come prepared with extra luggage space or just browsing with your carry-on, the experience is just as important as the things on offer. Check out some of Hong Kong's favourite hipster shops.
This is where Hong Kong’s young and fashionable spend their weekends shopping, a frenzied mall in the middle of bustling Causeway Bay, with dozens of stores stocking regional fashion.
Address: 1 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Nearest MTR Station: Causeway Bay, Exit E
It’s hipster heaven at Kapok, stocking clothes, bags, shoes, watches and a range of homeware and accessories. Pick up a plaid shirt, slap on some oversized sunglasses, pair it all with sandals and socks, and grab a man purse while you’re at it.
Address: Various locations including 5 St Francis Yard, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Lok Man Rare Books
You wouldn’t immediately associate Hong Kong with rare books, but its varied history has resulted in a slew of polished stores selling hard to find tomes. Lok Man is one of the best, with first editions, signed copies, complete sets and a whole section dedicated to Hong Kong itself, ranging from ancient China to the colonial times.
Address: 6 Chancery Lane, Central, Hong Kong Island
Nearest MTR Station: Central, Exit D2
Me & George
How do you get a truly unique look? Vintage , of course, and there’s no better place to rummage through racks of long-gone styles than at Me & George. The biggest vintage fashion chain in Hong Kong, it has stores all over the city. Here you’ll find high-end brands alongside low-grade fast fashion, oddball pieces from Japan, alongside retro-Italian couture.
Address: Various locations, including 64 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Nearest MTR Station: Mong Kong, Exit E2