Far away from the chic interior of their IFC branch and the rotating shoe installation of Pacific Place, there exists another Lane Crawford.
Tucked away in sleepy Ap Lei Chau you’ll find a less flashy and more subdued place called the Lane Crawford Warehouse. Award winning interior design it’s not, but the Lane Crawford warehouse offers something else – a chance to find major additions to your wardrobe at major discounts!
We’re not talking items that have “last season” stamped all over them, but classic pieces by premium designers both big and small. I was surprised to see very unique items trickle down from the fashionable main stores. Perhaps this is where the masterpieces with the extra decimals go when their stock is not fully sold.
Posted against the wall in various places is a color-coded guide to additional discounts. Do not miss this. Depending on a small circular sticker, you can take an extra percentage off the current price written on the tag. Without these discounts, the prices may still seem high.
Checking a few items that initially featured astronomical prices, they were knocked down to reasonable and affordable levels. The range of sizes and variety was very good when I visited.
Even a rack of jeans (that should fly off the shelves,) featured premium designers and included normal sizes.
There’s a full range of both casual and formal wear, in addition to accessories. The men’s section is particularly good.
The warehouse takes up nearly half the twenty-fifth floor of the large former industrial building. In addition to the Lane Crawford warehouse, Horizon Plaza shopping center also contains outlets by Joyce (21/F,) Giorgio Armani (22/F,) Bluebell (that includes Paul Smith, Blumarine, and Moschino) (22/F,) and Max Mara (27/F).
Getting there is easier than you’d think!
From Central, take the number 90 bus from Exchange Square Bus Station (street level, next to IFC,) or number 91 from the Central Ferry Piers, to Ap Lei Chau Estate Bus Terminus. From there, Horizon Plaza operates a convenient shuttle that goes back and forth every ten to thirty minutes, depending on the time and day of the week. Taking a taxi is an even easier option. If you choose to drive, parking is cheap at $15 HKD per hour.
Lane Crawford Warehouse
25/F, Horizon Plaza
2 Lee Wing Street
Ap Lei Chau
Store hours: every day from 10am to 7pm (other outlets may be closed on Mondays.)