Guide to Shopping at PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

 

Nestled between Hollywood Road, Bridges Street and Aberdeen Street lies PMQ. While PMQ is now short for ‘HK’s hub for designers and creatives’, the heritage-listed compound was once the residential units of the police force (formerly Police Married Quarters). Originally built in 1951, the building underwent a significant gentrification in 2010 and converted each unit into design studios, shops, offices and lodging.

Today, PMQ has established itself as the home of around 100 design and creative enterprises across fashion, accessories, furniture, jewellery and watches. The central courtyard serves as a space for events and exhibitions including an exciting roster of creative workshops and art installations.

With its proximity to other HK shopping meccas (NoHo and SoHo), it’s easy to see why PMQ is fast becoming one of the best shopping spots in HK. It is impossible for us to profile all businesses across the 8 floors, our Shopping Guide to PMQ shows off a selection of brands we think make PMQ worth putting aside a day for.

 


 

Chailie Ho

Contemporary Women’s Fashion

Unit 409 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

Chailie Ho is a contemporary fashion label designed to accentuate the tender elegance of modern women. Chailie’s fluid and ethereal dresses impart a certain alluring frailty. The remarkable qualities are reasons why Chailie has received so much love from both the international fashion world as well as through local celebrity endorsements. If you only have space for one item, make it one of her soft hand-drawn watercolour scarves.

 


 

Diamanti Per Tutti

Diamond Jewellers

Unit H308 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

Ever heard the saying ‘don’t mess with the classics’? Well, we think we might just forgive Diamanti Per Tutti (DPT) for it’s playful and modern spin on typical luxury diamond jewellery. Rewinding back to the basics, DPT perfects the art of truly affordable sterling silver jewellery handset with real diamonds. The cool Antwerp-designed brand produces simple and discrete jewellery that make fashionable everyday pieces we’ll have no qualms adding to our daily accessory routine.

Diamanti Per Tutti | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

 


 

FLOW+ Living Unit

Nsture inspired tableware

Unit H207 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

Through a series of nature-inspired tableware, talented Hong Kong-based ceramicist, Yokky Wong, seeks to probe a deeper exploration of what we eat. Her intricate handmade works boast a rich hand feel and are coloured in rich hues that can only be attained with ceramics. We particularly love her food series where the textures and shapes found on edibles such as lotus root, broccoli, fish, and bittergourd are cast or imprinted onto the clay’s surface to intriguing effect. Plainly said, it is a study of ceramics in a most palatable form.

FLOW+ Living | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

FLOW+ Living | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

FLOW+ Living | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

 


 

GOD

Tongue in cheek fashion and accessories

Unit G09-G14 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

A dose of humour and tongue-in-cheek attitude are to be expected when stepping into any Goods of Desire store, and PMQ is no exception. The quintessential Hong Kong brand, Goods of Desire is inspired and influenced by the vibrant and sometimes eccentric aspects of Hong Kong culture. In its signature wry fashion, everyday aspects of Hong Kong’s street culture are transformed into anything from keychains, to bookmarks and towels. Be sure to step in for a cool souvenir.

G.O.D. | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

 


 

GOOD DESIGN STORE

Award winning Japanese design

Unit H401 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

The Good Design Store is where the holy grail of Japanese design can be found. Everything sold in the gallery style store flaunts the ‘G-mark’, indicating that they have won the Good Design Award for design that enriches everyday life in an inspiring way. Join the celebration by purchasing one of the splendid designs on show. Everything from arts and crafts to stationary and gifts can be picked up here.

Good Design Store | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

 


 

Hashtag

Multi-brand fashion store

Unit H408 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

Understated yet quirky, Hashtag is the home of luxury handcrafted leather handbags Hoiming that ooze edge, non-conformist attitude. Planted with unusual design aspects like asymmetry and origami shapes, hoiming presents a spectacle of smooth leather in various forms. Chain link necklaces, pouches, cardholders and handbags both big and small can be found here, but one thing’s for sure, they’re never ordinary.

Hashtag | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

 


 

Kapok

Crafted in Hong Kong

Unit HG10 -12 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

With a focus on authentic yet approachable fashion and design, Kapok has evolved from a humble lifestyle shop into a mini design empire, with six stores in Hong Kong alone. Dedicated solely to independent locally designed wares, Kapok PMQ is a one-stop shop offering unrestricted access to Hong Kong’s most exceptional brands. With a keen sense for objects that are ‘built to last’, Kapok has delighted fans worldwide with it’s expert curation of alternative brands in the likes of Teddyfish and Void.

Kapok | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

 


 

Methodology

Minimalist women’s fashion

Unit H310 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

The brainchild of fashion designer Glori Tsui, Methodology developed its signature imprint from a variety of influences, including fine art painting and Gloria’s knowledge in sustainable fashion design. Minimalistic with an athletic slant, Methodology supports a variable interpretation of its clothing. Its clothing takes on an amorphous personality, suggesting they be worn in more ways than one. Chunky necklaces and bracelets crafted from upcycled leather lend the label a tough edge.

Methodology | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

Methodology | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

 


 

Open Quote

A reprieve for bookworms

Unit S401 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

The perfect reprieve for bookworms and ‘papermates’ can be found in Open Quote, a concept store selling art and lifestyle products and a small but tight selection of books and music. Fulfill your stationery needs with leather-bound notebooks and postcards designed by founder and multimedia artist, Ricky Lai. Doubling as a gallery and events space, Open Quote has carved a niche for itself as a source of culture, creativity and innovation. Every so often, the store welcomes visitors to exclusive exhibitions showcasing the work of young and emerging artists so you might want to bookmark their Facebook page.

 Open Quote | Guide to Shopping at PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa
Open Quote | Guide to Shopping at PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa
 Open Quote | Guide to Shopping at PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa
Open Quote | Guide to Shopping at PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

Out Of Stock

Nordic designer furniture

Unit H305 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

Rooted in traditional Nordic design elements, Out of Stock offers beautifully crafted furniture that accentuates the comforts of home. Natural and light coordinated wood matched with soothing and mellow tones create a feeling that’s close to nature. The charming collection of furniture locates its beauty in simplicity and the small details. Check out the Scandi-inspired range from Pikku or the whimsical work of Takumi Kohgei. We daresay you won’t be disappointed.

Out of Stock | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

 


 

The Little Finger

Jewellery meets art

Unit H206 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street,Hong Kong

Blurring the lines between jewellery and art, The Little Finger is a studio jewellery brand with an experimental approach to jewellery. Designer, Pinky Wong, hopes to nurture an appreciation for contemporary jewellery in Hong Kong through creative metal-smithing workshops and collaborative exhibitions that are open to all. Slim, skeletal forms and an attentive intricacy to detail elevate her creations, which reveal an ingenious use of different mediums and materials.

The Little Finger | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa
The Little Finger | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

 

The Refinery

Eclectic fashion and lifestyle boutique

Unit S410 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

Multi-label boutique, The Refinery, celebrates an individual sense of style with its eclectic selection of fashion, accessories and lifestyle brands from around the world. If fashion has always been your canvas, you’ll surely identify with the kooky and bold fashion choices of founder Elizabeth Lau. She has selected some of her favourite brands such as Alex Monroe, Bernstock Speirs, Kate Sheridan and Marios, which she couples with her offbeat knitwear creations. Fun and chic, The Refinery presents a refreshing diversity of options that’s ripe for the picking.

 


 

Three Artisans

Artisan concept store

Unit H407 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

Fashion designer, Janko, vintage eyewear designer, Eyepopper and nostalgic paper craftsman, Jino have banded together to form Three Artisans, a concept store that aims to offer a unique cultural experience to shoppers. Oriental-inspired sustainable fashion such as modified cheongsam dresses, vintage novelty glasses and paper pop up sculptures provide plenty of visual eye candy in the collaborative space. Similarly interested in cultural heritage, all three designers individually reinterpret traditional elements for a modern age. The trio is also keen in sharing their craft, frequently playing host to product demonstrations and workshops held in store.

 


 

Vivienne Tam

Oriental meets cosmopolitan

Unit S03-07 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong

A household name in Hong Kong, Vivienne Tam is renowned for her culture-bridging, oriental yet cosmopolitan approach to design. The acclaimed designer has received praise for her mastery of prints and her expert merging of both Western and Eastern aesthetics. Bold and daring, Vivienne Tam is not known to hold her punches in fashion, the most famous of her designs being a maxi dress emblazoned with pop-art portraits of Chairman Mao. Get a good look at this fashion pioneer’s creations at her PMQ store!

Vivienne Tam | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

Vivienne Tam | Shopping Guide to PMQ | Hong Kong | Travelshopa

 


PMQ

35 Aberdeen Street, PMQ, Hong Kong

Nearest MTR: Sheung Wan Station / Central Station

Shopping Guide to PMQ

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