Wan Chai


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

Note many places are closed Sun/mon. Start mid­day at 49-53 Queen’s Rd. East with a cup­cake from Sift / 2528 0084. Exit and ei­ther cross to #80 for cute tot shop Pe­tit Bazaar (see Stand­out Stores) or turn right, then right again into St. Fran­cis St. for rugged fash and home at WDSG at #9B1 / 2528 3800 / wd-sg.com. At the top, skip left up the stairs for beaut block Sau Wa Fong. Straight on you’ll see #1 Jouer / 2528 6577 / with sweet home n’ fash, plus vin­tage dé­cor n’ mac­aron stop #5 Modus Vivendi / 3462 3006. Round the bend left for Scandi-es­que wood furny at #26 Igloo / igloohk.com / and vin­tage faff and books next door at #27 Ar­chi­tectz’ Fac­tory / 2536 4788, then veer left again for bold lo­cal de­sign at #32-33 Lala Cu­rio (see Stand­out Stores), and vi­brant hand­printed art at #34 Odd One Out / 2529 3955. Left again and you’re back at the steps, so poo­tle down and head straight on into St. Fran­cis Yard for life­style bits at #3 nlost­n­found / 2574 1328 / nlost­n­found.com, hip­ster prep­wear at #4b Club Monaco Men’s Shop / 2527 7030, and Kapok (see Stand­out Stores) at #5 stock­ing trendy m/w wear and life­style. At the end, dog-leg right into the tiny cor­ri­dor, then left into Sun St. for hip Ja­panese m/wear at #8 F.I.L. / 2528 3880, an­other Kapok at #3 com­plete with caff, then Son­jia at #2 / son­jiaon­line.com / has daz­zle wear. Round the cor­ner and here you can zip left into Moon St. for cock­tails and nib­bles at #17a Ted’s Look­out / 2520 0076, or else sashay to the end and ei­ther go left onto Star St. for hand-mixed French scents at Le Labo at #2F / 3568 6296, or go right for Chez Pa­trick Deli at #3 / 2527 1408 / chez pa­trick.hk, and Nip­pon denim la­bel #7 45R / 2861 1145 / 45rpm.jp. Turn right into Wing Fung St. and look up for burger flip­pers Beef & Lib­erty at #23 / 2/F / 2811 3009. At the bot­tom look across Queen’s Rd. East and up to find Flea + Cents / 1/F / #36-44 / 2528 0808 / flean­cents.com / for zany and retro ob­jects, or peek left and just across the way you’ll spy Ovo (see Stand­out Stores) with swell East­ern-y in­te­ri­ors. Spendy Wendy turn­ing pecky Becky? Fear not, you’re but a stiletto skip from sal­va­tion. Exit left out of Ovo back onto Queen’s Rd. East and am­ble 5 mins up to meet Ship St. Hang a left for tapas counter (see Rest./re­laxed). Easy peasy.

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