Hong Kong’s best independent shops

We’ve got your ultimate guide to the good, the quirky and the downright best independent shops in Hong Kong

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With no sales tax, no VAT and numerous outstanding malls on both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, our SAR is rightly famous as one of the world’s great shopping meccas. That being said, it can be boring to see the same parade of brands in one mall after another. If you’re feeling the need for something different, this is your ultimate guide to the good, the quirky and the downright best independent shops in Hong Kong.
Want your outfits to have a bit of history behind it? There’s a wealth of brilliant vintage shops in Hong Kong that would suit all your needs. 

The best independent shops in Central

15squarestreet

Looking for simple, functional pieces that will never go out of style? This Scandinavian emporium is the place to head to. In addition to its signature timepieces and footwear, the boutique also boasts a wide variety of affordable, locally designed accessories and leather goodies.

Sheung Wan

8Five2

Limited edition sneakers and pretty much the coolest skateboards in town? Sign us up! 8Five2 has been kicking it since 1999, back when it was Hong Kong’s only authentic streetwear and skateboard shop. Today, it houses the best skate brands and maintains an avid passion for the city’s constantly evolving street culture. Along with shopping at the store, you can also sign up for events and news to keep up with the skateboarding scene.

Causeway Bay
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The 9th Muse

Authenticity is the light that guides The 9th Muse in its selections and creations. The store believes that there’s something for everyone among their wide variety of affordable jewellery and accessories, unique homewares and carefully sourced vintage goods. Swap those Tiffanys and Pandoras for a different muse!

Central

A Boutique

If you’re aiming to give your look more edge, don’t miss A Boutique. Founded in 2011, A Boutique is committed to showcasing emerging labels and timeless designs for Hong Kong shoppers. Pick from a great variety of eye-catching brands such as Sigerson Morrison, Uribe and House of Holland.

Central
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Archetypal Concept Store

Looking for a shop with top-notch design products from around the world? Make time to visit Archetypal. A world away from your typical design product store with its selection of alternative and contemporary furniture, lighting and home accessories, Archetypal can supply you with everything from established brands to new up-and-coming talents from across the global design community.

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B'In Select

Believe in it! Just like its name suggests, B’In Select will stun you with its quality items from rare international brands such as Wewood and Amabro and hot local designers. Standing true to its belief that ‘design is essential for a fruitful life’, expect to find the most design savvy watches, jewellery, accessories, bags, stationery and home décor sourced from every corner of the world.

Causeway Bay
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Bang Bang 70s

If you’re not cool with the 2010s and you reckon you were born in the wrong era, you might want to make your way over to this funky vintage store on Aberdeen Street. There you can discover groovy clothing and memorabilia that will make you nostalgic for the days when disco was king. Forget about time machines and head to Bang Bang 70s instead.

Central

Bubies Lingerie Ltd

What lies underneath matters and Bubies has got you covered in all the right places. From bras to corsetry, Bubies Lingerie offers some of the sexiest undergarments in town. With flattering styles for all shapes and figures, no matter what your body type, you’ll find a perfect fit. Time to brighten up your lingerie collection!

Causeway Bay
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Caelum Greene

Say no more. We’re obsessed with pretty much everything at Caelum Greene – Hong Kong’s very first dedicated athleisure store paving the way for quality, comfortable athletic wear and lifestyle products in our city. We appreciate its attitude towards the environment and the ecoconscious mindset that prioritises both sustainability and style.

Sheung Wan

Chateau Zoobeetle

This isn’t your regular boutique. The only concept store by Parisian leather brand Zoobeetle features not only a plethora of genuine leather goods, fashionable ready-to-wears and cultural items but also a sophisticated wine bar for those who enjoy a glass or more (no judgement) of refined delicacy. We’ll raise a glass to that!

Sheung Wan
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Looking for even more shops?

Hong Kong’s best secret shops

We’ve got the low-down on an extensive list of word-of-mouth recommendations and Insta-famous shops that are all tucked away somewhere up in a building or hidden around a quiet corner. 

By: Rachel Wu

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