Our favourite boutiques on Hong Kong’s trendiest streets. Over the last 12 months, PoHo has become the place to see and be seen, playing host to an array of independent cafes, galleries and boutiques. Located to the west of SoHo just behind the Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road, PoHo refers to Po Hing Fong, Tai Ping Shan Street and the surrounding area. We took a wander around this Sheung Wan neighbourhood and selected our top five stores for women, each one of them unique, fashion-forward and design led.
Sambag started life in Australia and their Hong Kong store is their first international foray. Most famous for their comfortable and chic ballet pumps, worn by the likes of Elle Macpherson, they also carry a range of heels and sandals, the softest cashmere sweaters and some colourful kaftans ideal for relaxing beach breaks. The pieces are simple, affordable and very easy to wear, perfect for someone who is looking for quality and understated, elegant design.
6 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: 2968 1285
Chum5 is a haven for those of your looking for fashion forward footwear and accessories. On offer are a wide range of local and international brands, with a strong focus on stylish shoes. They have been open for around two years and currently stock Taiwanese brand Heavy Machine, who are known for their cutting edge, contemporary designs, Amelie Pichard from Spain whose shoes are elegant and sophisticated with a masculine edge and some fun, fresh footwear from London based F-Troupe. Accessories wise you can get your hands on clutches from Californian brand Marie Turnor, or keep it in the Hong Kong family with printed leggings from local designer RI by Carrie and some very cool sunglasses from Hong Kong brand Oh My Glasses.
5 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: 2548 2888
The recently opened Konzepp 3 is a space dedicated to emerging international fashion brands. Like the other Konzepps, the emphasis here is on unique design with an artistic approach only in this instance that focus is concentrated on clothing and accessories. The clothes on offer are from lesser known brands with a street style aesthetic that wouldn’t look amiss on the streets of Brooklyn or Berlin, including YMC (You Must Create) from the UK whose garments are timeless and wearable with a focus on functionality and a modernist feel, Wood Wood from Denmark whose sartorial clothes feature graphic prints and French brand Etudes who combine colour and materials in creative ways with a distinctly streetwear sensibility. G/F, 14 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: 2803 0339
Zhan is a unique, bohemian space tucked away on the quiet street of Po Hing Fong. Run by husband and wife team, stylist Ann Hung is responsible for the front of the store which sells carefully selected vintage and designer clothing, jewellery, shoes, bags and a small range of original homeware hat she has picked up throughout her carreer, while hairdresser Ray Chan has set up shop in the back where he cuts and styles away. The clothes on offer are all one-of-a-kind pieces that you won’t find anywhere else in Hong Kong, even the designer pieces are reasonably priced and local eco chic charity Redress sell their vintage wares from here too; it’s well worth checking out.
Shop 1, G/F, Po Hing Court, 10-18 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: 2559 3001
Angemas is ideal for someone looking for something unique and original; everything on sale is designed in-house by the shop’s owner Joe Mas. Generally speaking the clothes have a bohemian feel with loose, flowing silhouettes and an emphasis on bright colours and bold prints. There are some really beautiful pieces and also a small selection of hand-made jewellery and bags that complement the beatnik look of the clothes.
16-16A Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: 2851 1861