Hong Kong is known for being a shoppers destination, but if the crowds, heat and endless wandering leave you in a stressed mess, then listen up.
Located behind Marks & Spencer just off Wyndham Street in Central, On Lan Street has quietly developed into a key fashion destination with a host of international footwear and accessories brands. Our guide to shopping here ensures you won’t put a fashionable foot wrong.
Christian Louboutin is a legend in the shoe world. His Hong Kong flagship store is an eclectic beacon that beams out against the grey buildings that surround it. Seasonal window displays grab attention and, in true Louboutin fashion, the store is two levels of decadence, neon-lighting and colour. The top level houses shoes for men and the bottom is dedicated to women’s footwear and accessories. Expect to find all the latest collections and a burly bouncer or two.
- 10-12 Wyndham Street (corner of Wyndham and On Lan), Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2530 2198
One of the newest arrivals to the street is Gianvito Rossi. Son of legendary Italian shoemaker Sergio Rossi, Gianvito founded his label in 2007 and has boutiques in Milan and Paris. The Hong Kong outpost is his first boutique in Asia and is decked out with pale pink walls, stone flooring and chic black-leather sofas. Known for luxe materials and handcrafted styles, you’ll find signature designs including sexy, pointy toe pumps and carbon-fibre sole heels.
- 10 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2522 4001
Rupert Sanderson established his namesake brand in London in 2001 and has long had a love affair with Hong Kong. He designed the shoe ‘Winona’ specifically for the Hong Kong woman, and ‘The Gold Collection’ with 24K gold leaf heels and pebbles, is an Asia-exclusive collection favoured by the stylish. The store is tastefully decorated with a muted sea green exterior, and soft down lighting and rich wood display wall inside. We love the friendly staff and understated decadence of the store.
- 8-10 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2530 3391
D-Mop is a Hong Kong institution with 10 stores across the city. The On Lan store has two levels and stocks an interesting mix of creative, cutting-edge brands that include international and local labels like J Brand, Jeremy Scott, Preen, and Day Dream Nation.
We like D-Mop for its range and reasonable prices (expect to pay upwards from HK$300 for shirts and HK$1,000 for a leather handbag). Put this store on your to-visit list.
Serapian Milano is a small jewel that has sophisticated bags made from the finest Italian leather. Their selection includes bags ideal for the work wardrobe and a Spring/Summer ’14 collection in trendy pastel colours.
The store itself exudes all the features of a new store concept designed by Milan based design duo, Laboratorio83 – a black and gold exterior with large, double height windows. Inside is calm with walnut wood furnishings and gold and light brown walls. The bottom level is dedicated to the showroom and the mezzanine level is dedicated to customisation. A great option for gifting.
- 7 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2522 3143
Girls can’t have all the fun – One for the boys, don’t forget the newly opened J.Crew Menswear Store, dedicated to their menswear lines and collections.
- 9 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2706 9122