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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.