Travel: Shopping Guide - Sheung Wan, Hong KongMonday, March 09, 2015
Hong Kong is one of my favourite cities for shopping because there are always new, interesting spots worth exploring regardless of ...
If you prefer to visit actual art galleries and antique shops, head on to Hollywood Road (Antique Street), where you will be greeted by a variety of paintings, vases, statues, artworks and collectibles (some may be replicas) from a bygone era. If you're thinking of sprucing up your home decor, be sure to check out these quaint little shops for some quirky finds.
Taking the road less traveled has always been one of my mantras in life, and the same goes for my take on fashion. That is one of the reasons why I've always found vintage fashion appealing. Checking out vintage stores in Hong Kong may not have been on our cards, but it found its way into our itinerary thanks to some chance encounters.
On our way to breakfast one morning, we came across Select-18. It's easy to mistake it for a hardware store, but don't be fooled by its visage. Within the store lies an amazing selection of vintage accessories, bags, collectibles and eyewear.
I especially adore their collection of vintage miniature perfume bottle accessories. If you follow me on instagram (@reginachow_sg), you may have seen these gorgeous trinklets which I bought as gifts for my girlfriends (and myself too!).
Shop A, G/F, Grandview Garden
18 Bridges Street, Central, Soho
Bang! Bang! 70s is another vintage store that we chanced upon as we walked down Aberdeen Street. Located on the second floor of a non-descript shophouse, you have to ring a bell before the gate opens to reveal a flight of stairs leading up to the store, which offers a wide variety of vintage designer apparel, bags, shoes and the likes.
One of our favourite shops is Mushroom, where you'll find intricate accessories, homeware and beautiful dried flowers with an unmistakable old-world charm. Stepping into the shop instantly transports you into a magical fairy-tale world where fairies, pixies and unicorns come alive.
I was particularly attracted to their exquisite selection of whimsical accessories inspired by Alice in Wonderland, folk lore and ballerinas. I felt like a child once again.