Top 5 Independent Boutiques In Hong Kong
Tired of shopping the same old brands? Step away from the malls
and mainstream fashion stores on the high street and turn instead to these smaller, independent Hong Kong
boutiques. With a mix of local and international stockists rarely found elsewhere in the city, these shops feature handpicked collections of well-crafted pieces that are sure to carry you from season to season.
A favorite haunt of well-heeled fashionistas looking for unique pieces to add to their wardrobe, this store
is the brainchild of Genevieve Chew, an accountant, and Jacqueline Chak, an architect. The space is split in two: a cheerful café downstairs and an industrial, chic fashion emporium upstairs. Expect a fine-tuned selection of hand-picked clothes, shoes and accessories from around the world, including Filles à Papa, Amélie Pichard and Paper London, as well as EDIT’s own line of structured, minimalist womenswear.
This independent boutique
’s racks are brimming with tasteful pieces from emerging, contemporary labels, with a strong focus on upcoming London designers
. They carry minimalist brands like Atea Oceanie, Folk and YMC, as well as more eclectic and playful designers like House of Holland and Peter Jensen. The store boasts a loyal following of style-conscious customers and the artsy, well-lit space makes browsing this boutique a truly charming experience.
This jaw-droppingly chic store, located in the renovated heritage building PMQ in Central
, was founded by Elizabeth Lau, a stylist and designer hailing from London
. Lau uses her contacts from the London and Paris fashion
worlds to bring new and lesser-known fashion and lifestyle labels to Hong Kong, such as Dahlia, Finlay + Co. and Black Score. You can find clothes, accessories, bags, home wares, gifts and more here. True to Lau’s tastes, the items stocked here tend to be quirky, effortless pieces for a younger crowd.
This minimalistic boutique on Aberdeen Street stocks a mix of coveted luxury brands, up-and-coming avant-garde designers and limited edition capsule collections. Pieces from established brands such as Alice + Olivia, Christian Lacroix and Victoria Beckham Denim are exhibited alongside emerging international labels, including the Italian
brand Co|te, as well as designs from Portuguese
designer Luis Buchinho. It’s an impressively curated selection of brands that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the city.
Founders Jamie and Karen met shortly after they both moved to Hong Kong
in 2009, and decided to launch Polkadot Boutique together after spotting a gap between high-end luxury designers and mass market clothing in Hong Kong. The idea was a boutique that offered quality, well-designed womenswear and accessories, delivering a mix of indie labels from the United States
, such as Collective Concepts and Greylin, as well as upcoming local talent, including the Hong Kong-based brand What The Frock?!
. Their store stocks everything a girl needs to get through the weekend, including feminine staples such as printed maxi dresses, basic tees and blouses, as well as a great selection of accessories and bags.