On the hunt for the best places to buy cheongsam and qipao in Hong Kong? These six stores won't disappoint.
We’ve already shared our fave spots to shop vintage clothing, high street labels, and collections from local fashion designers. Now we’re breaking down the top spots to buy cheongsam and qipao in Hong Kong. Whether you’re looking for a traditional dress for a special occasion or something more contemporary for everyday, you need to take a look at these six stores.
Where to shop cheongsam and qipao in Hong Kong
1. Mee Wah Qipao
First on the list is the oldest bespoke cheongsam tailors in Hong Kong: Mee Wah Qipao. Conveniently located in Sheung Wan, browse the beautiful rolls of printed, floral, and coloured fabrics here before being measured for the perfect cheongsam to fit your body. This is the place for a custom made piece that will last you a lifetime.
Mee Wah Qipao, 76 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2543 6889
2. Linva Tailor
In business since 1965, Linva Tailor in Central gained its popularity after crafting cheongsam for Wong Kar-wai’s film, In the Mood for Love (2000). Here, you can have an exquisite dress tailored to your measurements with a stunning range of fabrics available.
Linva Tailor, 38 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2544 2456
3. Yi Ming
Model-turned-designer Grace Choi launched her line in 2011 and now offers both an online and brick and mortar store for your shopping pleasure. Expect a contemporary twist on the classic cheongsam here with dresses for ladies, kids, and mums-to-be. We particularly love the polka dot and the Neon Light collection here.
Yi Ming, 50A Tung St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 3111 2268
4. Shanghai Tang
Shanghai Tang takes the traditional silhouette of the qipao and brings it into the 21st century – think knitted fabrics, slit details, and angled hems. Favoured by many Hong Kong celebrities and socialites, you’re sure to find a special piece here.
Shanghai Tang has boutiques across Hong Kong.
5. MGP Label
Standing for Millennial Girl Power, MGP is based in Singapore but ships to Hong Kong. If you’re looking for a modern take on cheongsam that still maintains the elegance with conservative cuts, you’ll find the chicest fits at MGP. The extensive collection of patterns, colours, and styles of cheongsam match just about anyone and everyone. And the affordable price range makes you look expensive without breaking the bank!
Shop MGP Label online.
6. Olivia Couture
If you’re looking for a fancier qipao suitable formal banquets and weddings, you can’t go wrong with shopping at Olivia Couture. You can shop either full-length or knee-length qipao here, each of them intricately designed with hand embroidery. Rest assured you’ll be the centre of attention when you wear a piece from Olivia Couture!
Olivia Couture, Shop 3, G/F, Redana Centre, 25 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2838 6636
For more modern looks, Qipology is the way to go. You can find anything here from qipao halter tops to denim pieces. Traditionalists need not look away either, with tweed qipao outfits that still look fresh and youthful. Qipology prides itself on creating looks that are contemporary yet timeless, so look out – the classic qipao has got a makeover!
Qipology, H310, Block B, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 6061 4074
8. Vivienne Tam
Vivienne Tam brings a fresh and funky side to qipao. With adventurous patterns and unconventional fabrics, the traditional look is revamped. You definitely won’t be playing it safe when you show up in a Vivienne Tam look, whether to a party or a night out on the town – but this is the way of a true fashionista!
Vivienne Tam has boutiques across Hong Kong.
Blanc de Chine (permanently closed)
If you’re looking for a modern spin on the classic qipao look, then you need to make a visit to Blanc de Chine. Taking the cheongsam silhouette and infusing a contemporary twist, this luxury fashion house uses lace, ruffles, layers, and a range of textures to craft gorgeous pieces that are beloved by a range of local and international celebrities.
Blanc de Chine, Shop 123, Landmark Prince’s Building, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2104 7934