She­ung Wan / Poho / Hol­ly­wood Rd. / Noho

LUXE City Guides - Hong Kong - - Island-side Shopping Itineraries -

Start on the cnr of Hol­ly­wood Rd. (H. Rd.) and Queen’s Rd. West and note many shops close Sun or Mon, and open at noon other days. Head­ing up H. Rd., first on your right is high-end vin­tage furny and home­ware at #252 Deem / 2540 2011 / deem­lim­, then ex­it­ing right and push­ing on along H. Rd. you’ll spy cute caff Heir­loom at #226 / 2547 8008 / on the cor­ner of Po Yan St., with Cat St. Gallery on the op­po­site cor­ner. Turn right into Po Yan St. for Para/site at #4 (see Art for both), and Oz-de­signed sacs, slip-ons, knitwear, kaf­tans and more at Sam­bag at #6 / 2968 1285 / sam­ Keep cruis­ing up Po Yan till the street meets Po Hing Fong (PHF) and you spy hand­crafted leather­wear at Fun­gus Work­shop (see Stand­out Stores) on the cor­ner, be­ing sure not to miss the non­de­script façade of The Nail Li­brary next door at #6 / 2803 2290 – delve in­side for arty and pam­per­ful mani/pedis. Exit right and climb up the stairs, push­ing on all the way to Eclec­tic Cool at #58 / 2549 6682 / eclec­ / with vi­brant home and life­style good­ies, plus adorable, ad­join­ing Po’s Ate­lier / 6056 8005 / posate­ / and Café Dead­end (see Coffee) at #70-72 with ar­ti­san pas­try n’ joe. Re­trace down PHF and zip right down the Pound Lane stairs to meet up with H. Rd. again. Across the road you’ll see Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre at #233, which houses the Asia Art Ar­chive (see Art), but stay to the right and skip up the stairs to club chair champ bfe­lix (see Adv. Shop­ping) on the land­ing. Carry on right along H. Rd. then turn right into Sai St. for Sin Sin Ate­lier and An­nex at #52 (see Stand­out Stores). Turn left at the top into Tai Ping Shan St., scoot­ing past sweet tea­house Teakha at #18 / 2858 9185 / On the next cor­ner stop at #5 Chum5 / 2548 2888 / for hip m/w shoes and bags, then swing left into Tung St. for de­sign digs Konzepp at #50 / 2803 0339 / / and Signed-by at #43 / 2517 8900, fol­lowed by #36 Eller­mann’s (see Very Use­ful) gor­geous blooms, and class lo­cal ce­ram­i­cist Loveram­ics at #37 / 2915 8018 / loveram­ Cross over H. Rd., and head down the path and right into Up­per Las­car Row, also known as Cat St. Bazaar, which heaves with ‘an­tique’ bib­ble-bob­ble. Flit­ter along and get your fix of old-fash posters, chop­sticks, jade trin­kets and the like, then at the end of the row skip up the stone steps of Lad­der St., and cross H. Rd. to Man Mo Tem­ple for an eye-wa­ter­ing in­cense mo­ment. Exit right for a swill, chill and recharge stop at vin-den Clas­si­fied (see Bars) at #108, then march on to Chak’s at #76 (see An­tiques) for Qing porce­lain ga­lore. Keep tot­ter­ing along H. Rd. and turn left down Aberdeen St. to dandy Mous­tache at #31 (see Tai­lors), fol­lowed by sha­gadelic retro threads at Bang! Bang! 70’s at #16a / 1/F / 9045 8006, pretty vin­tage sparklers at #21 Eve­lyn Artwear / 2850 8906, kitsch homey knick knacks at #14 Mushroom / 2851 7688, and op­po­site at #19 Abou­tique / 2851 6055 / abou­ / stocks glammy gal-wear from brands like Alice by Tem­per­ley, Dag­mar and House of Hol­land. Out­fit sorted, time to push on, Pam. / cont’d

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