Queen’s Road Central in Central has quickly been taken over by big international fashion retailers from all over the world both fast fashion retailers and luxury brands. Starting from Harvey Nicholas at the Landmark Centre, the road is peppered with affordable luxury brands like Longchamp, Massimo Dutti and Coach, but also features a host of international mid-tier retailers. With everyone’s favourite retailers like Topshop from Britain, Seed from Australia, Calvin Klein from the USA and Zara from Spain, Queen’s Road has become a multi-national shopping melting pot.
Harvey Nichols has become some what of an institution since it opened here in 2005. The department store is 5 floors of top tier fashion, beauty and food. The first and second floors are dominated by the beauty department, and with brands like La Mer, Estée Lauder and Tom Ford you can expect to be spoilt for choice. Look out for seasonal promotions and product launches (where you can get great deals). They specialise in curating rare capsule collections, so if treasure hunting is your thing, but you prefer air-conditioner to the sweaty hustle and bustle of the alley ways, then this is the place to head.
- Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 3695 3388
Located at the base of Lan Kwai Fong, at one of the busiest crossings in the city, Coach hit the jackpot when they opened in 2008. The store was designed by fashion designer Reed Krakoff and covers two floors. This is the brands flagship store in Hong Kong so expect the full range of leather goods and clothing for women and men, including handbags, wallets, wristlets, shoes, business accessories and jewellery. Their much applauded A/W 14 collection will hit the store by the end of August, so make a note to pop in. Even if you are not intending to buy anything, the store is a great place to wonder (if not just for a welcome blast of possibly the strongest aircon system on the island!), but expect to be hassled non-stop by the shop assistants.
- 36 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2286 89676
The place to head for well fitting basics and some of the friendliest staff you will ever meet, GAP is a favourite fashion destination for many. Undeniably preppy, GAP is not for everyone, but they stock great leather jackets, jeans and shirts. The Queens Road store is huge (15,000sqf!), covers three floors, and has woman’s, men’s, and a baby section. Look out for sales, where you can pick up items for one third of the price, but don’t go on weekends if you prefer breathing space.
- LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2885 0789
The two-story Massimo Dutti outlet offers contemporary versions of classic European-style pieces—solid building blocks of a work wardrobe. The interesting cuts and details turn potentially drab basics into interesting but very wearable pieces. The flagship opened in 2012 to much anticipation, and have since been a hot destination for many looking for that unique but versatile item that will transcend seasons. A favourite are their soft leather jackets. The store gets new stock weekly and with prices ranging from about HK$500 for clothing and HK$1,200 for leather goods, you wont need to break the bank to look stylish.
- Loke Yew Building, 50-52 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2537 8832
Seed Heritage is one of Australia’s leading retailers and is now a well-established brand in Hong Kong with seven stores. The Queens Road store is the flagship branch and boasts a multi-story space that stocks womenswear and their hotly anticipated ‘tween’ range. Their laid back, hippie vibe is great for weekends. Billowy dresses, cotton shirts and capri pants are a reoccurrence every season, with on trend pieces thrown in to keep things fresh. Basically, clothes for all occasions: trendy laid-back, chic for a smashing look and fashionable accessories for the final touch.
- 41 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2160 3171
After months of walking past a walled up construction site, Hong Kong-ers were finally greeted by Zara‘s global flagship on Queen’s Road in June. Impressive to say the least, the store dominates the street, with a huge floor area stretching 55,000 sqf over six stories. It occupies the historical Crawford House, a unique period building which bears the hallmarks of the Chinese renaissance. The branch shares Zara’s global store concept and interior design features with the chain’s flagship stores in other prominent cities such as New York, London, Paris and Madrid, and, due to efforts by the holding company Inditex, consumes 30% less energy per annum than a conventional store, saves 70% more water and prevents the emission of over 150 tonnes of GHG every year. If you are a Zara fan (aren’t we all?!) then we are pretty sure you will be spending a significant amount of time here.
- 70 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2234 7305
Fashion retailer Topshop opened their store on Queens Road in Hong Kong on June 6th, 2013. Located at 59 Queens Road Central, this is the only Topshop store in greater China. As one of the last major fashion retailers left to establish a foothold in the city, it was a highly anticipated opening and has since become a hot destination. The flagship is 14,000 sqf and carries their high end ‘Unique’ line (that shows at London Fashion Week,) plus their ‘Boutique’ line, as well as their much sought after, limited-edition collaborations, such as the recent Kate Moss x TopShop range. Rather than a basics store, they emphasise Topshop’s more fashionable side. You can get expert style advice from their in-house team of personal shoppers and don’t for get to sign up to their mailing list, since it is one of the few that are actually worth the trouble. Expect invites to new collection previews, events and up-coming sales.
- 59 Queen’s Road Central (intersection of Pottinger Street), Hong Kong. Tel: 2118 5383
Just like Monki, COS is another sister to H&M, just the cooler, older, minimalist sibling. COS (it stands for collection of style), is sleek and understated with a touch of the avant-garde and that signature dose of Scandinavian cool. If you’re looking for rails of rainbow colours or slavish catwalk copies you’ll be leaving disappointed. Instead, it’s all clean lines, blocks of colour, clever and minimalist tailoring and quality fabrics. This means that the prices are not H&M cheap either; expect to pay upwards of HK$1000 for a shift dress. They also do underwear, jewellery, shoes, accessories and have devoted a large section of the top floor to menswear. A great place for versatile workwear.
- Queen’s Place, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 3580 7938