Hong Kong has many hidden shopping gems, and when walking through Central you’ll be hard pressed not to discover something new each time.
One gem of a street, that is less hidden but more often overlooked, is Wyndham Street. We’re not talking about the strip everyone frequents for drinks after work or where there are a bevy of galleries and design stores (see our guide here). We’re referring to the section of the street that connects with Queen’s Road that is fast becoming one of the areas hottest shopping destinations. We take a stroll down the hill to find you the most stylish stores.
Local designer Johanna Ho‘s sleek and modern flagship store can be found at 13 Wyndham Street. This is her second retail outlet and you can expect to find all of the latest collections from the designer, including her recently launched menswear line. Having studied at Central Saint Martins and worked alongside Stella McCartney, Ho’s designs are distinguished by the meticulous details and superb tailoring she incorporates into clothes created for working women that want to stand out.
- 13 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2851 8351
A.P.C, which is an abbreviation of “Atelier de Production et de Création”, was founded in 1988 in Paris. The French label makes minimalist, work-wear inspired gear with clean and simple lines (Alexa Chung is one of its many fans). It also does a raw denim line for both men and women. This store has a large glass front and a wooden interior that echoes the effortless chic style of the brand. Here you will also find their capsule shoe collection, and accessories, as well as a selection of fashion books and a listening station.
- G/F, Seabrid House, 24 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2537 6993
The Aalis clothing label was created by designer Alice Tam and boyfriend Boysh, who are inspired by beautiful old things with a romantic touch. Think vintage-inspired elements such as scalloped lace, traditional tweeds and soft layering reinterpreted into modern shapes. The store stocks a number of accessory brands like Bejewelled Bespoke, Tree, and Kymball that were previously only available online. The SS14 collection is filled with high waist, wide leg pants, lace inserts, geometric print and chiffon ruffles. The store is small but cleverly designed with a centre table that displays a selection of accessories and inspirational books.
- G/F, 28 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2572 0030
We like the quality selection of avant-garde and up-to-date eyewear styles at Visual Culture. The brand was founded in 2008 by Pazo Ho, and has since expanded to include six boutiques in greater China. Its Wyndham Street store has a gallery-like atmosphere and one of the largest eyewear collections in the city. It stocks international brands such as Alberta Farretti, Bentley, and David Yurman, as well as a selection of lesser known, hip brands like RETROSUPERFUTURE, Native Sons, and Sunday Somewhere.
- G/F, 20 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2525 3911
Founded by the brands namesake, Wimbledon and Davis Cup champion Fred Perry, the labels signature laurel wreath has become an icon in fashion. From the outside the store looks more like a hipster hangout than a sport’s fashion brand, but this just adds to the minimalist cool it’s renowned for. It stocks both the women’s and men’s ranges, and a great selection of shoes, bags and accessories. If you play tennis (or just want to look like you do!) then the professional sporting range will ensure you’re the most stylish one on the court.
- G/F, 14 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2530 3899