Causeway Bay / Times Square
Start after lunch outside Sogo dept. store on Hennessy Rd. Facing the hugely busy crossing, head left down Great George St., then left into Paterson St. Totter along for highend threads from Mcqueen to Marant, and duck right into Kingston St. for a slew of high-street names. Retrace back to Paterson, then Sogo. Cross Hennessy Rd. and shoot up the incline of Kai Chiu Rd. past über-mall Hysan Place, then turn left onto Yun Ping Rd. Either head straight on along Yun Ping to Lee Gardens 2 mall for Parisienne gal staples Rue Madame / 2972 2021 / ruemadame.com / and Maje / 2871 2335 / maje.com / on 1/F, plus a whole level of designer tot fashion on 2/F, and Olivier Elzer’s elegant French morsels at 3/F Seasons / 2505 6228, or take a right down Pak Sha Rd. and ring the bell at #11 on the right for Liger Store / 1/F / 3483 3948 / stocking über-select, avant-garde w/wear. Carry on down Pak Sha, turn left at the end onto Lee Garden Rd. and sashay straight on to meet Hysan Ave. Here, either scoot left for sharp Brit men’s outfitter Hackett at #8 / 3101 0008 / hackett.com, or else turn right and follow the building round for directional m/w/kidswear megastore I.T / 2890 7329 / on the corner, and Lee Theatre Plaza opp. with Nippon ‘no-brand’ Muji on 3-4/F / 3971 3120. Exit the plaza and head out and right onto Leighton Rd. for a string of m/w yoof spots in Leighton Centre, incl. contempo int’l fash stash (w) Cocktail / shop G10-11 / 2907 4388 / cocktail.com.hk, and UK collegiate prepster Jack Wills / shop L02 / 3105 1798. Take the next right into Matheson St. and first up on the left you’ll spy smouldering ladies’ style at #17-21 Germain / 2103 7898 / germainstudio.com. Exit Germain left and skip on along Matheson, detouring left into Yiu Wa St. for wedding, evening and qipao gown specialist Olivia Couture at #3 / 2838 6636 / oliviacouture.com, and boutique caffeine fixer The Coffee Academics further along at #38 / 2156 0313. Famished? Retrace to Bartlock Centre at #3 and fly up to the 10/F for a gob-numbing Sichuan feast at Sijie (see Rest./ Relaxed), or else retrace to Matheson, turn left, and push on until you reach Times Square on the left, home to yet more labels and dining options. Yum yum, sik fan!