Ready for a change of wardrobe? When it comes to unique style, Korea has it in the bag with its bold use of colours, shapes, and embellishments, so here's where to shop hip Korean fashion in Hong Kong.
The fashion scene is ever-changing. You can shop everything from vegan fashion to edgy high street brands, and vintage clothing in Hong Kong. And if you’ve ever visited South Korea, or even watched a K-Pop video, you will know that creative fashion is something that the country holds very dear. Luxury designers, home-bred high street labels, exceptional footwear, and unique accessories give Koreans a fashion edge that the world can’t get enough of. If you are looking for Korean fashion in Hong Kong, we’ve rounded up the best of them.
Shop Korean fashion in Hong Kong
1. MLB Korea
The staple to any Korean fashion look is a stylish cap, and MLB Korea reinvents Major League Baseball Sportswear, bringing the caps and uniforms into a modern era. Loved by celebrities such as EXO, Suzy Bae, and Song Ji-hyo, this is where you want to head if you need to pick up a sporty jacket or snazzy socks to complete your outfit. The brand also stocks a range of bags and accessories to help amplify your K-Pop game.
MLB Korea has multiple branches across Hong Kong.
Edgy and funky, Stylenanda is well loved for its outrageous silhouettes and oversized pieces. The brand is not afraid of colour or patterns and loves to put a hood on absolutely anything. The perfect blend of feminine and fun, expect shoulder pads, faux fur, and layers for days. In Hong Kong, you can shop curated pieces at Stylenanda’s physical branches and at selected I.T. stores. Don’t forget to check out the brand’s amazing makeup range 3CE, too!
Stylenanda has multiple branches across Hong Kong.
3. Gentle Monster
Nothing lifts an outfit like a stunning pair of shades! And Korean label Gentle Monster just knows how to craft show-stopping designs for any face shape. Using innovative materials, this brand reinvents face furniture like no other. They also collaborate with icons such as Tilda Swinton to help put them ahead of the game. Plus, the Gentle Monster showrooms across the globe are stunningly beautiful (the one in CWB looks a train carriage!)
Gentle Monster, G/F, 25 Lan Fong Road, Lee Garden Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2612 1968
4. Andersson Bell
Founded in 2014, Andersson Bell is a minimalist fashion label inspired by Korean and Scandinavian elements. Expect simple yet playful patterns, fluid lines, and clean-cut designs. While the brand is the most popular for its knitwear, don’t miss out on its variety of shirts and skirts as well.
Wanna be super stylish like K-Pop stars Joy and Sunmi? Grab a piece from Eenk, a Korean fashion label created by designer Hyemee Lee. This brand is best known for its Letter Project, an ongoing series inspired by each letter of the alphabet, from A to Z. Saving A for last, Eenk has so far launched B (for Beanie), C (for Clutch/Cap), and so on, until J (for Jeans) for the summer 2023 season. We look forward to seeing what’s to come!
6. Yuul Yie
One can never have enough pairs of shoes – especially when they look as good as the ones from Yuul Yie. Created by designer Sunyuul Yie in 2010, this brand was once named Ma Vie En Rose, until it was rebranded and renamed in 2013. Specialising in high-end contemporary footwear for women, Yuul Yie takes inspiration from nature and modern art, as well as the concept of beauty in imperfection. If you’re seeking unique heels, look no further than Yuul Yie’s sculptural heels, or its Y Heels series.
7. Hyein Seo
Emerging talent Hyein Seo has been taking the fashion world by storm since launching her label in 2014. After graduating from Antwerp’s prestigious Royal Academy, the young South Korean designer earned rave reviews for her senior collection at New York Fashion Week’s VFiles. Soon after, the British Fashion Council crowned Seo “Best Designer” at its showcase for up-and-coming talents. Known for her feminine yet edgy aesthetic, Seo’s sculptural silhouettes and rich textures evoke darkened fairytales and distant dreams.
Minimalist label Recto strikes the perfect balance between creative vision and wearable pieces. Its aesthetic channels a sleek yet sensual androgyny, with mannish silhouettes and tailored details paired with feminine drapes. The name Recto itself evokes sophistication, meaning the “right-hand page of a book” in French. Simple, sculptural, and imbued with quiet confidence, Recto’s contemporary pieces feel at once current and timeless.
Trailblazing designer BonBom Jo is rewriting the rules of luxury fashion. Rather than churning out commercial pieces, Jo crafts show-stopping designs that make bold statements. With sculptural silhouettes, edgy details, and a dark, seductive palette, his creations convey the allure of contemporary art. Jo’s innovative styles have captivated K-Pop superstars such as BTS and Blackpink. As he puts it, his mission is to “inspire other brands and set trends” by breaking the mould – and he seems to be achieving exactly that!
10. Harvey Nichols (limited availability)
If you are looking for high-end Korean fashion in Hong Kong, then you cannot beat Harvey Nichols. Stocking a range of pieces fresh off the catwalk, Harvey Nicholas has eclectic Korean fashion designer pieces gracing its racks in both the men’s and women’s departments.
Harvey Nichols has locations in Admiralty and Central.
[This article was originally published in December 2018 and updated in 2023 by Catherine Pun.]