Image: Unar Coffee Company, @dicksonchanmusic
For those who have been to Hong Kong, you’ll notice that this modern metropolis never sleeps. So if you need a break from the frenzy – your hotel room does not count – make a beeline for Tai Hang, a quaint little neighbourhood just outside Causeway Bay. The street side stalls sell everything from temple offerings – popular during the UNESCO-listed Fire Dragon Festival every September – to organic food, French pastries, bakeries and fresh brews from the popular cool kid hangout, Unar Coffee Company.
A slew of in-the-know boutiques, vintage and local designer shops have recently taken over this emerging precinct, making Tai Hang a one-stop destination for all. Read on to know more about the boutiques we found in this guide to shopping in Tai Hang.
All things vintage
Don’t let Feelsogood Interior’s simple storefront fool you. Once you enter, you will immediately be drawn to the eclectic mix of furniture, home accessories and decorative items in the store. An amalgam of pendant lights, taxidermy, trinkets and oddities sit in the mix. The founders of Feelsogood also engage in interior design, space planning and project management services for restaurants, boutiques and offices. If you have a liking for all things vintage, this is just the shop for you.
Over 120 labels including brands from Japan and Korea
Hipness is no longer just for the fashion elite thanks to Hysan Place,. Located in the heart of Causeway Bay, just minutes away from Tai Hang is Hysan Place, a mall that showcases an enviable selection of nearly 120 most sought-after international brand boutiques spanning over 17 floors. Expect a bevy of Korean and Japanese labels in this mix.
Casual Menswear and gender-neutral styles
A range of menswear and gender-neutral fashion from renowned streetwear brands awaits you at the Incredible Shop. Collections range from casual styles like plain and graphic shirts to fashion accessories like backpacks, caps, belts, wallets and sneakers. Expect to see brands like Good On, Lady White Co., Kurry, Minotaur, The Real McCoy’s and more.
Cutting edge men’s fashion
Ink was established with the goal of offering a unique retail venue that specialises in cutting-edge and staunchly anti-commercial labels. The team has travelled the world to curate men’s clothing of the highest standards for the Hong Kong market. You will mostly find their apparel to be in whites, blacks and greys.
Best of Japanese street style
Created for Harajuku lovers, Microwave is a stylish thrift shop that also carries a curated collection of women’s fashion from independent designers like Andrea Crews, Vinti Andrews, Noki, and Potto – amongst others. The apparel in this boutique is perfect for those who have a liking for Japanese street style with inklings of 80’s fashion. Think patched denim jackets, graphic print shirts and holographic tops and bottoms.
Hybrid fashion accessories shop and bakery
We can’t think of anyone who’d say no to a quick bite while shopping for his or her favourite items. So it’s no surprise that this hybrid bakery and fashion accessories shop is a big hit. After scouring for your favourite jewellery designers by Hong Kong designer Shannam – and working out an appetite – treat yourself to a pot of tea and some delectable baked goodies.