16 Hong Kong-based brands and boutiques to support

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Staying in got you feeling down? There’s nothing that a little retail therapy can’t make better. Whether you’re in the market for streetwear, sleepwear, sneakers or sunglasses, there’s a Hong Kong-based brand for you.

Anaïs Jourden

Known for its playful A-line dresses and separates, Anaïs Jourden is carefully crafted from a variety of delicate lace, shiny lurex and brocade. A favourite from the AW20 collection is the drop-waist black lace dress, styled with a cropped metallic twin set.

Shop the label at LaneCrawford

Casetify

We’ve spotted some fun Casetify collaborations recently – from Heinz to Hello Kitty – and their latest collection of ’90s hit, Pokemon, is a throwback we can all get on board with.

Casetify, Shop B11-12, B/F, Landmark Atrium, Hong Kong

Clot

The brainchild of Edison Chen and Kevin Poon, and much like their other multi-brand store concept Juice, Clot is a streetwear label that is a leading authority on all things cool.

JUICE K11 MUSEA, Shop 29, Level 0, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Cynthia & Xiao

Central Saint Martin graduates Cynthia Mak and Xiao Xiao launched their eponymous line of knitwear in 2014. Known for their playful approach with bold graphics and whimsical colour contrasts, the label’s orange crochet top is topping our summer wishlist.

Shop the label at Cynthia & Xiao

Esemblē

Founded in 2016, Esemblē has built a worldwide following for its smart, structured handbags. We’re calling dibs on the new Lucia bag.

Esemblē, Harvey Nichols Landmark, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Her

Hilary Tsui’s boutique in Causeway Bay is a one-stop-shop for all her favourite things. Find special Nike colourways, a mix of high-octane sportswear and even a little café (complete with goodies by @cookie.dpt) when you need to give your feet a rest.

Her, 55 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Kapok

Kapok was founded in 2006 by Arnault Castel; it has grown from a single boutique lifestyle shop on Sun Street in Wan Chai into a well-known brand with five retail spaces around the city as well as a web store with a wide range of international labels across fashion, lifestyle, beauty and accessories.

Kapok, 8 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Karmuel Young

Menswear designer Karmuel Young launched his eponymous label after becoming one of the finalists in Lane Crawford’s 2019 Creative Call Out competition. His minimalistic approach to tailoring and bold use of colour has earned him a spot in boutiques such as Joyce, Lane Crawford and Machine A.

Shop the label at Karmuel Young

Lane Eight

Brothers James and Josh Shorrock launched performance footwear label Lane Eight in 2018. Their latest AD 1 trainer comes in three colours and is made entirely with recycled and sustainable materials.

Lane Eight, 14 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Revé by René

René Chu’s line of eyewear has developed a large following in the city, and her sold-out styles have been worn by mega-stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Peggy Gou and Sammi Cheng. Our personal favourites include Don’t Tell Anybody and Paradise from her Boyish collection.

Shop the label at Revé by René

Sau Lee

Founded by Hong Kong native Cheryl Leung, Sau Lee is a womenswear label that celebrates the female form and often fuses influences from East and West. The brand’s Jill dress, a Chinese jacquard pencil dress is a chic take on the classic cheongsam, is perfect for a special occasion.

Sau Lee, PMQ, Shop H308, Block B, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

Shanghai Tang

A Hong Kong brand that needs no introduction, Shanghai Tang and its creative director, Victoria Tang-Owen, make a strong case for staying chic while staying in. We love the contrast piping details and the Chinese character for “sleep” etched onto the pocket of this piece.

Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong

SoL

Call it whatever you like – sleepwear, loungewear or homewear – but it’s essentially what we’ve been living in lately. Lois Tien’s new brand, SoL, presents a capsule of easy separates that are made from the softest materials and promise to feel like a second skin.

Shop the label at Kickstarter

Victoria

Launched in 2015, Hong Kong skate label Victoria applies retro local graphics and designs on street-friendly styles. Shop the selections of boards, accessories and clothing on the brand’s website.

Shop the label at Victoria

YanYan

Founded by former Rag & Bone director of knitwear Phyllis Chan with Hong Kong designer Suzzie Chung, YanYan is not your traditional sweater brand. Each knitwear creation is fun and eclectic and, dare we say, granny-chic. We’ve got our eye on the Fafa shrunken cardigan and bell bottom set.

Shop the label at YanYan

Yat Pit

Designer duo On-ying Lai and Jason Mui created Yat Pit five years ago, with a showroom and headquarters in the city’s garment district of Sham Shui Po. Yat Pit cleverly reworks classic Chinese styles such as the qipao into modern, everyday pieces.

Yat Pit, 93 Fuk Wa Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

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