If you're gagging to inject the latest trend into your wardrobe for a good time, then you can't beat these 11 high street fashion labels from across the globe
While we tend to stick with shopping sustainable and cruelty-free fashion (bookmark these stories on vintage stores in Hong Kong and where to shop vegan fashion, or these on sustainable fashion labels The Slow Mode or Ril Creed), if you’re looking to indulge in a fleeting trend for a hot minute then you need to know where to go. While high street fashion in Hong Kong is not as huge as it may be overseas, there are still some great universal brands available here. Here are our faves.
Where to shop high street fashion in Hong Kong
To say that we’re obsessed with Monki is an understatement (as I write this, I’m wearing Monki everything, including accessories – #monkistyle!) The cooler sister of H&M, this Swedish brand is all about body positivity, feminism, love for all humans and lashings of fun colour. They also run from XS to XL, giving more of us the opportunity to flaunt their cool gears.
With prices starting at just $100, this is a great place to head if you like your fashion with a dose of quirk (think fun patterns, quirky characters and unique embellishments.) They also have a number of lines that are sustainable, and they’re looking to use 100% recycled or sustainably-sourced materials by 2030! They also make some of the coolest women’s swimwear in town, so there’s that.
Monki has various locations around Hong Kong
Also part of the H&M group, COS is the most mature sibling in the family, but the one who still likes to bring the edge with their fashion. Known for its architectural lines, muted tones and collaborations with international designers, COS is where you want to be for everything from work-gear to evening wear. Prices here start more around the $500 mark, but the quality is really long-lasting, and you’ll probably find that investments made here stay in your wardrobe for a really long time. If you’re looking for understated high street fashion in Hong Kong that comes in a range of sizes, head here first. PS: their menswear is on point.
COS has locations across Hong Kong
So now it would be somewhat remiss to not mention the original H&M. Honestly, we don’t shop here too often, as we find the quality below standard and the sheer amount of stock overwhelming, but if you’re looking for some basics, underwear or athletic wear, it can be a good spot. Also, guys will find some pretty good options here, as for some reason the quality of the menswear is much better than that of the ladies. Go figure.
There are loads of H&M branches across Hong Kong
Moving from Swedish to Spanish fashion houses…. Mango is a high street fashion retailer whose vibe sits somewhere between Monki and COS. They incorporate a range of patterns, but they’re more muted, meaning they’re wearable everyday, and they blend these with a big selection of basics with a twist. With dresses starting around the $500 mark, we really like the unique materials and shapes they offer.
Shop Mango in Hong Kong at these stores
Another Spanish brand, if you’re looking for hip high street fashion in Hong Kong, then you should know about Bershka. Offering both men’s and women’s collections, Bershka is young, fun, colourful, and definitely on-trend. With prices starting around $200, this is where you go for your affordable fashion fix. They also make some mean accessories, including shoes.
Shop Bershka in Hong Kong
I mean, who doesn’t know Zara? The Spanish behemoth is all about selling everything that you could possibly want. From fast fashion to basics to accessories and work-wear, they offer collections for men, women and children. Prices tend to start from $150 for basic pieces and they can go up to XL, though their female sizing has gotten smaller.
Zara has branches across Hong Kong
British retailer Topshop is one of the big players on the high street fashion scene. Bringing the trends, they are all about patterns, prints and styles that are in one minute, out the next. With prices starting around $300 and moving swiftly up, we do love picking up bargains at their sales, plus their men’s section does a nice suit and tuxedo. Also, if you’re looking for cool accessories, definitely check them out.
Visit Topshop in Central, Hong Kong
Part department store, part fashion house, Aland brings together some of South Korea’s coolest designers and makers and parks their wares all together under one roof. Prices here start from $100 and range from basics to unique and quirky K-styles. Go for the fashion, stay for the makeup and accessories.
Shop more Korean fashion in Hong Kong at these stores
Shop Aland in Hong Kong
Japanese fast fashion brand GU is under the Uniqlo umbrella, but a few rungs down. This is where you want to go for basic casual pieces. Honestly, they do much better on guys collections than they do on gals – cool shirts, PJs, shorts and underwear, but they do have some occasional must-buys for the ladies too.
You can find GU outlets throughout Hong Kong
If you’re thinking about high street fashion in Japan, Uniqlo is probably the closest thing. While it makes its pretty pennies off its minimal basics, we love the collections that it does with various fashion houses that bring the fun. If all else fails, just go and stock up on cool t-shirts by international artists.
Uniqlo has stores across Hong Kong
Australian brand Cotton On brings the beachy vibes to Hong Kong. If you’re hunting for dresses and tops for vacation, basic pants and skirts for casual wear and underwear, then Cotton On will be your jam. They bring the fun with colourful patterns in summer time, and we love their range of activewear too.
Find Cotton On locations in Hong Kong