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Hi all -- I'm a first time poster and new to this forum.  Read the thread back to mid-2014 but couldn't get the inputs I needed; perhaps the need for this community has been replaced by SuperTravel/Hong-Kong?

Anyways, still hoping to fill out my notes for an upcoming trip to HK this weekend (March 25 -- ??).  I live in NYC and I've been to HK twice (Jan 2016 and March 2009).   

 

Objective

Trying to maximize my time in HK discovering local / mainland fashion.  Looking to discover new brands and network a little bit.  

I'm not looking for a global luxury shopping mall (e.g. SG, KL, CGK, etc.) type of experience, nor am I looking for too many NYC/Tokyo/Seoul brands (live/recently visited/visiting next).  

Would love some feedback on my notes or some local contacts if anyone wants to hang, send me PM.

 

Current Notes - Boutiques

I.T. - this is kind of my HK (aspirational) benchmark in terms of aesthetic.  I am really looking for other stores like this with local (HK) or mainland designers at a slightly lower price points.

Croquis by JNBY - mainland brand in K11 that also has a Canadian presence.  Can’t find them in the US or anywhere else in HK besides K11.  Would like to find more places like this, with traditional Chinese patterns and shapes merged with but modern silhouettes and structures

Loading Store - streetwear / skateware, local HK designed.  Hope to find more like this

Take5 - denim shop, probably has other items - may be like Japanese Americana stores (a la Daikaynama boutiques)

Concept Shop - seems to have the standard international (Tokyo / NY) brands.  Perhaps something interesting / local here.  To be confirmed.

Initial -  appears to be a cafe / ice cream shop, but may also have some locally designed menswear.  To be confirmed

Kapok - French-founded HK brand that has multiple locations with different specialities.  The two stores that seem most interesting are (1) kapok TOOLS at harbour city (2013), a wide selection travel essentials and (2) kapok crafted in hong kong at PMQ(2014), focusing only on hong kong designers and brands.  

PMQ - described as Art Gallery, Arts & Crafts Store, and Design Studio, looks like it may have some other cool shops inside, such as:

  • Phenotypsetter - looks exactly like the type of clothing I’m most interested in, hope to validate

  • Harrison Wong - perhaps a bit more runway, tbd

  • Design PQMaccessories / tee-shirts, perhaps curated by the organizer of the space

  • Pomch - not sure if design studio or retail space

  • Beyond Closet - Korean label

 

Other Lists

Also working on the following categories along with a map (didn't realize about the official superfuture map when I started working on mine):

  • Shopping Centers / Malls
  • Department Stores
  • Tailoring
  • Food & Bev & Fun

Feedback

Much appreciated in any (constructive) way, shape or form.  Cheers!

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btw... we produce 3 guides for hk... and any of these should keep you busy...

pdf
https://superfuture.com/supershop/hong-kong-superguide
app
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hong-kong-superguide/id644058582?ls=1&mt=8
printed guide
https://superfuture.com/printed [they may still have stock left at kapok...]

 

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PMQ is pretty expat centric IMO. but you'll find a lot of independent stores there - worth dropping by if youre in the area. If you want local shopping then stick to Kowloon side. I don't have any specific recommendations but areas like shum shui po, tai kok tsui, prince edward is what HK really is.

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On 3/24/2017 at 4:24 PM, tm said:

@_future_perfect

PMQ is pretty expat centric IMO. but you'll find a lot of independent stores there - worth dropping by if youre in the area. If you want local shopping then stick to Kowloon side. I don't have any specific recommendations but areas like shum shui po, tai kok tsui, prince edward is what HK really is.

Thanks! For whatever reason, last time in Kowloon I seemed to keep stumbling into international brands only. I'll check your recommendations and report back 

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Gonna be in hk next week, planning to visit incredible and take5, is there anything else anyone can recommend?

 

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Gonna be stayin at tst if that matters

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how shitty (humid) is the weather in september compared to say singapore? i'm from australia and struggled with singapore humidity in may.

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rmc at incredible shop. Cool little store with a section of rmc gear. 

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Just a quick one, I will have an nine hour layover in HK. Is it realistic to take the time to go into HK or is it smarter to just make a way around Lantau for this couple of hours?

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I'm in HK currently.

The airport MTR express will take under 30 minutes each way and is pretty frequently serviced. You're taken to central station which is very short walk to the Island Line metro, from there you're just 3 stops away from Causeway bay (plenty to do there). Alternatively, instead of getting the Island line metro you could hop on a star ferry (worth doing in itself ) to TST.

In short, if you choose to go to HK you'll have plenty of options in a 9 hour window.

Edit: Bring an umbrella if you decide to go to HK, the heavens have opened.

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