Tucked away on an anonymous block of Tin Hau, Midwest has been quietly selling American vintage clothing in Hong Kong since 1993. Over the years, they have evolved from a distributor to a retailer, and now into a remixer of sorts, taking classic garments from their stock, cutting them apart, and reassembling them into stylish contemporary pieces.
Kitsune, the fashion and music label that epitomizes modern Parisien cool, opened a pop-up shop in the heart of Causeway Bay in mid March.
Hitchhike, a new weekend market is set to make its debut at D2 Place on March 7th and 8th. Expect indie fashion designers, hand-crafted jewelry, homemade accessories, vintage clothing, and snacks!
Perched on the top floor of an industrial building in Hong Kong’s Chai Wan neighborhood, Memory Lane is a concept store, a gallery space, and a new street wear brand.
Jayne Min, the L.A. blogger behind Stop It Right Now was in Hong Kong on Friday to launch the latest issue of Pedderzine which she guest curated.
BKRM founders, Doris and Pinky, well known for their skill at identifying up-and-coming fashion brands, are apparently also talented at selecting snacks!
Off-White, the new label by Virgil Abloh, opened a store on Paterson Street in Causeway Bay last week. What makes the shop intriguing is its entrance.
VANS organized an event featuring skateboard legends Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, and Ray Barbee that included an autograph session and a charismatic live performance.
Gucci held a large scale event last Thursday, taking over three floors of the still unfinished California Tower and packing in a large number of celebrities including Hollywood star James Franco.
The new Ralph Lauren flagship store in Causeway Bay is indeed impressive. It’s been a year in the making, transforming the corner of Caroline Centre from a modern office building into a stunning Art Deco facade.
Nigo, the Japanese streetwear pioneer and founder of A Bathing Ape brand, has been a tastemaker and trendsetter for over two decades. A legendary collector as well as creator, he decided to hold an auction through Sotheby’s to part with some of his possessions.
Adidas stands out from other brands in Hong Kong in part due to their savvy approach to social media. Their â€˜Selfie Partyâ€˜, held at Dragon-i a few weeks ago, illustrates a superior understanding of how modern consumers use tech.
The Hub, a young fashion trade show that continues to gain momentum, celebrated their third season in a sparkling new venue. For their latest event, the organizers selected a more intimate space and packed it with brands looking for wider distribution.
The CLOT crew opened their brand new Juice Tsim Sha Tsui store with a spectacular lion dance on Thursday afternoon. Just around the corner from K-11 shopping mall, the two-floor shop is a sophisticated new addition to the neighborhood.
The new NikeLab store has a feature that will bring a smile to the face of any old-school graffiti writer. Inside the shop, which emphasizes recyclable materials, there are benches made from the very same material that N.Y.C. public school erasers were once made of.
Stylenanda, the online fashion powerhouse from Korea, has expanded to Hong Kong in a partnership with I.T, opening stores in several of the city’s most popular shopping malls. Last Friday they held a carnival to celebrate their newest shop at LCX featuring Korean models Sora Park and Minhee Jung.
The Pigalle crew from Paris hit Hong Kong last Saturday with a demonstration of their skills on the basketball court and behind the turntables. The founder and friends, in town to launch their collaboration with Nike, headlined a 3-on-3 basketball competition and later DJed at FLY.
Chanel held an event on Tuesday night for their J12 watch series, taking over the function hall of the Asia Society. Although the main attraction was meant to be an installation of 365 small screens, what really got our attention was a Chanel surfboard!
Last Thursday night, Jimmy Choo held a unique event that allowed guests to try their hand at mixology. Under the guidance of a professional, attendees took turns preparing a special signature drink, ‘His Royal Flush,’ created exclusively for Jimmy Choo men’s collection.
K-Pop superstar CL, who was in Hong Kong last weekend to perform with 2NE1, stopped by fashion retailer On Pedder for a quick autograph session. The in-store event – which celebrated a CL x Kenzo shoot in the upcoming edition of ‘Pedderzine’, was packed!
Volcom held an event for the premier of “True To This,” their new film celebrating the creativity and spirit of surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. With a rooftop location, a live band, a BBQ, giveaways, and a mind-blowing movie, there wasn’t much not to like!
The Alexander McQueen MCQ store opening on Wednesday night treated Causeway Bay shoppers to a free live performance. Hong Kong band, “The Yours” played a short, but rocking set directly on the sidewalk of Paterson Street.
The fact that the Betsey Johnson x Steve Madden fashion show on Friday night was entertaining was somewhat of a surprise. In-store shows are often cramped and clumsy affairs, but this one actually succeeded in being charismatic and fun.
Playboy celebrated their 60th anniversary in Hong Kong with an in-store event at Lane Crawford, IFC. The well-attended party featured two Playboy playmates, Jessa Hinton, and Alana Campos, who posed throughout the night wearing the iconic Playboy bunny outfit.
Ambush, a jewelry and accessories brand from Japan held a crowded pop-up launch at Joyce last Thursday. The founders, Verbal and Yoon are an interesting pair. How many avant-garde jewelry brands have a successful rapper as lead designer?
The Hub Hong Kong is an essential fashion trade show for brands looking to reach a wider audience in Asia and for regional buyers to discover a hundred and fifty labels all under one roof.
There’s something to be said about standing out at a party where everyone’s goal is to be noticed. However, at Saturday’s Joyrich Hong Kong store opening, I stood out for all the wrong reasons.
Enter the Aland Hong Kong flagship store in Causeway Bay and the friendly, well-dressed staff are not so easy to distinguish from the equally stylish young shoppers.
Popular online fashion retailer BKRM.COM, also known as Backroom, held a launch party for their pop-up shop on Friday night that brought an overflow crowd of the city’s trendsetters to Causeway Bay.
British hat maker Kangol celebrated their 75th anniversary on October 24th, with a splashy event featuring interactive displays, live art, and several DJs.
Jewelry designer Eddie Borgo and Lane Crawford are a great match, both occupying the same intersection of contemporary fashion and luxury. The New York designer creates pieces that mix geometric patterns with ancient symbols to produce something exciting and avant-garde.
Marc by Marc Jacobs held a large party that brought New York’s The Misshapes and Theophilus London to Hong Kong on Friday, October 4th. The modern rooftop setting and a select crowd of H.K.’s fashion insiders made the party one of the better events of the year.
Hong Kong’s Milk Magazine celebrated their 12th anniversary with a special collaboration with Vans Classics. The duo held a launch event on Friday to showcase the release of two new signature models of Vans.
American fashion designer Thom Browne paid a visit to Hong Kong on Thursday evening to showcase his newest collection.
What enticed The Hundreds, Orlebar Brown, Crumpler, and Barbour (plus 96 others,) to descend on Hong Kong at the end of August?
Typewriters? Disguises? Long lines of Hong Kong’s fabulous waiting for a “fair and honest appraisal” of their personal style? It’s The Bumbys!
FNO is BACK! Lane Crawford and Vogue China are teaming up again to present Fashion’s Night Out 2013 in Hong Kong!
For years, as Lane Crawford blossomed into an international fashion powerhouse, the Times Square location remained a throwback to the old days of the department store.
Fashion retailer Topshop is opening their first store in Hong Kong on June 6th, 2013. Located at 59 Queens Road Central, this is the first Topshop flagship in greater China.
Hypebeast, the pioneer sneaker culture and street fashion blog recently collaborated with Puma to create their own signature shoes.
CLOT held an event on Friday night at JUICE, Causeway Bay to mark the launch of their most recent shoe collaboration. This time around the Hong Kong brand teamed up with French shoe label Rivieras.
Italian sneaker brand Superga held a splashy launch event on Friday night at the very tip of Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Award-winning London-based hat designer Awon Golding is back in Hong Kong and holding several workshops that allow non-designers a chance to learn how to create their own hats. The all-in-one classes let you build and complete a hat in just one session!
Streetwear luminary, Ruslan Karablin, the man behind the SSUR brand, recently visited Hong Kong to preside over the opening of the SSUR Gutter Store – a pop-up shop inside JUICE, Tsim Sha Tsui.
What could be cooler than hosting a launch event in a toy showroom? Figure designer Chris Kong collaborated with Vans OTW to release a special signature shoe at his workshop on February first.
Passing by the Gucci store on Queens Road two weeks ago, something caught my eye. In place of the refined windows that usually greet…
Blues Heroes held a fashion show at their newest store at the end of Granville Road on Tuesday night. The shop is decorated with all sorts of props and has remarkably high ceilings. Once inside the doors, it actually didn’t feel like Hong Kong at all!
Sneakers, snacks, and sounds shook Causeway Bay last month as CLOT teamed up with VANS for the launch of the new Tribesmen Holiday collection. The two brands celebrated their collaboration with an event at JUICE in Causeway Bay that had all the trappings of a block party!
Converse held a special preview of their Spring Summer 2013 sneaker collection in a raw, unfurnished space in Sai Ying Pun on December 7th. The three-floor venue included a few interesting surprises such as a fascinating Hong Kong skyline (photo above) made from shadows!
Book publisher Rizzoli teamed up with Hong Kong fashion retailer On Pedder to hold a book signing for Pharrell Williams‘ newest project on Tuesday evening. The event drew a large crowd looking to snap up their copy of the book and meet its superstar author.
Hong Kong is on fire with interesting happenings these days! CLOT, the local high-end street wear brand helmed by Hong Kong celebrity Edison Chen, launched their latest collaboration with Converse at the beginning of the month.
There’s something odd about a man who built his reputation being cooler than the average person suddenly playing a song that even the masses consider to be out of date. It’s been about a week since the incident took place and we’re still not exactly sure what to make of it.
Italian shoe and accessories brand Hogan marked the opening of their latest store in Hong Kong with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring actress Zhou Xun and Hollywood actor, Stephen Dorff.
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New York fashion brand / indie record label Mishka took over Loading, one of Hong Kong’s top street wear boutiques to launch an impressive…