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 opp. cor­ner of Q.R.C, home to tasty L’ate­lier de Joël Robu­chon (see Rest./smart), Zuma (see Rest./smart), 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 luxe Chi­ne­sey fash n’ life­style at the Shang­hai Tang man­sion at #1 (see Stand­out Stores), with Dud­dell’s (see Rest./al­fresco) on the 3-4/F handy for a mid-spree scoff, plus pre-loved trea­sure box Reverie up­stairs on 23/F (see Stand­out Stores). Re­trace out of Dud­dell and turn left into Q.R.C, then push on till you scope Marks & Spencer on your left. Cross and head right down Ped­der St. and en­ter the Ped­der Bldg on the left for hand­some chap The Ar­moury (see Tai­lors), plus arty block­busters Ben Brown on 3/F, Ha­nart Tz on 4/F, Pearl Lam on 6/F / 2522 1428, and Gagosian on 7/F (see Art for all). Now, ei­ther exit the Ped­der Bldg left, duck­ing left into the tiny shoe re­pair lane, then right into Theatre Lane for Roger Con­cept (see Tai­lors) in Tak­sh­ing House; 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 / 2530 2198, then turn left down On Lan St. for sole­ful Gian­vito Rossi at #10 / 2522 4001, and #11 D-mop / 3101 1929 / / with edgy m/w fash. Re­trace and climb left up Wyndham St. for a row of moddy bou­tiques, in­clud­ing #16 Julius / 2530 1281 / (m), and #24 A.P.C / 2537 6993 /, plus don’t miss pam­per nest Flaw­less on 4/F /#22-28 / 2869 5868. Whirl back the way you came and swing left into Welling­ton St. for Sushi Kuu (see Rest./re­laxed), then keep trot­ting down Welling­ton (zip­ping left up D’aguilar St. for Mar­garet Court (see Tai­lors) if a quick stitch-up is in or­der) to leatherist Kei Poon at #68 (see Adv. Shop.). If the old grump is giv­ing you grief, de­posit him across the street at #43 Gen­tle­men’s Tonic (see Spa) for dial-to-digit groom­ing, hair­care and mas­sage, then 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 state­ment jew­ellery, w/wear, ac­ces­sories and home at The 9th Muse (see Jew­ellery), then exit the tower – not­ing bush bash­ers Strip/browhaus are over the road and up at #8 – spin right, and flit on along Lyn­d­hurst for über-now Korean threads at #22 Love Brunch / 2656 7812, and city-slickin’ gal garb at N12H The Luxe Ur­ban­ite at #48 / Phew! Want more? You got it. At the end of Lyn­d­hurst, cross Hol­ly­wood Rd. and pop straight up Gra­ham St. past home­grown, Asian-spired con­cept store G.O.D on the cor­ner at #48 / 2805 1876 / Turn right into Staunton St. and pit­stop for pretty Swedish pa­per, cards and more at #37 Prints / 2217 7707, then swivel left into Peel St. where you’ll find a neat hub of femme clob­ber right in front of you... / cont’d

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