LUXE City Guides - Hong Kong - - Queen’s Road Central (q.r.c) -

Credit cards ready, start your shopfest on the cnr of Q.R.C and Ice House St. Big gun Edouard Malingue Gallery is here / 1/F / 8 Q.R.C / 2810 0317 / edouard­ma­ 25m up­hill at 16 Ice House St. de Sarthe Gallery / 8/F / 2167 8896 / de­ / has more top end art, while across Q.R.C, Ice House St. con­tin­ues with avant-garde names like Margiela, Comme des Garçons and Isabel Marant. La­bel Ma­bel nir­vana The Land­mark is on the cor­ner of Q.R.C, home to tasty L’ate­lier de Joël Robu­chon (see Rest./smart), Zuma (see Lunch), and Land­mark Man­darin Ori­en­tal (see Ac­com.) with its sub­lime spa (see Spa). Back at 8 Q.R.C , exit left and turn left into Dud­dell St. for high de­sign baubles by Youmna at the end in Baskerville House / 8/F / (see Jew­ellery), The Skin Gym (see Spa), and luxe Chi­ne­sey fash n’ life­style at the Shang­hai Tang man­sion at #1 (see Stand­out Stores), with Dud­dell’s (see Bars) on the 3-4/F handy for a mid-spree gar­gle. Re­trace out of Dud­dell and turn left into Q.R.C, push along and you’ll spy Marks & Spencer on your left. Cross, turn right into Ped­der St. and en­ter the Ped­der Bldg. on the left for hand­some chappy The Ar­moury (see Tai­lors), block­busters Ben Brown on 3/F, Ha­nart Tz on 4/F, and Gagosian on 7/F (see Art for all three), and sev­eral floors of se­cond-hand de­signer wear and great value cash­mere. Ei­ther exit the Ped­der Bldg. left, duck­ing left into the tiny shoe re­pair lane, then right into Theatre Lane for Roger Con­cept (see Tai­lors), or exit right, re­trace to M&S and dog-leg up and left into Wyndham St. On the first left­hand cor­ner look for shoe-per­star Louboutin at #10-12 Wyndham St. / 2530 2198. Turn left down On Lan St. for sole-ful Rupert San­der­son at #8 / 2530 3391, and #11 D-mop / 3101 1929 / / with edgy m/w fash. Re­trace and climb left up Wyndham St. for a row of edgy bou­tiques, in­clud­ing #16 Julius / 2530 1281 / (m), and #24 A.P.C / 2537 6993 /, plus don’t miss An­thony Chao up­stairs at #22-28 / 2/F / (see Adv. Shop­ping) for be­spoke wall­pa­per, and pam­per nest Flaw­less on 4/F / (see Spa). Whirl back the way you came and swing left into Welling­ton St. for Sushi Kuu (see Rest./re­laxed), plus smart French hooves n’ col­lars (m) at #10 Lod­ing, and Mi­lan Sta­tion on the next cnr (see Dis­count De­signer). You can zip left here up D’aguilar St. for Tak Woo House at #17-19 with lo­cal cool cat Ini­tial’s / 2526 8862 / ini­tial­fash­ / street garb (m/w) and vin­tagey h/ware, plus Win­ner Bldg. at #27-39, home to Mar­garet Court (see Tai­lors), or else push on along Welling­ton and look for #32 / Yung Kee Bldg., home to Kee Club (see Clubs), also good for dim sum, plus leatherist Kei Poon at #68 (see Adv. Shop.). At the fork, veer left into Lyn­d­hurst Ter­race, where you’ll find a string of stores for hip young thangs. Firstly, scoot up to the 12/F of One Lyn­d­hurst Tower for sty­ley w/wear, ac­ces­sories and home bou­tique The 9th Muse / 2537 7598 /, then exit the tower right and flit on along Lyn­d­hurst for über-now Korean threads at #22 Love Brunch / 3480 8015, lush New Zealand skin­care at Wild Bounty at #34 / wild­, and city-slickin’ gal garb at N12H The Luxe Ur­ban­ite at #48 / / cont’d

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