Looking for unique, interesting and classic fashion pieces? Try shopping vintage clothing in Hong Kong at these secondhand stores.
The city is recognised as a concrete jungle, but lesser known is the booming art scene in Hong Kong, including funky art galleries, wonderfully talented Hong Kong artists and cultural tastemakers, and an array of excellent Hong Kong bands. And while branded designer goods may dominate the main streets of many shopping districts, hidden in the alleyways and corners of those locations lie unique stores where you can find pre-loved clothes, vintage bags, retro shoes, timeless accessories, and more. It’s time to step back in time and go thrifting for vintage clothing in Hong Kong.
Vintage clothing in Hong Kong exists – and we know where to find it!
1. Mee & Gee
In search of vintage clothing in Hong Kong? Head to Mee & Gee, a secondhand and vintage clothing shop in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, and Wan Chai. Looking through all their items in Tsim Sha Tsui store will take you an entire day, as they stock everything from 70s Japanese pieces, old leather jackets, and colourful patterned sweater vest, to extravagant formal gowns, denim overalls, and even space suits. It’s the perfect place to go thrifting for Halloween costumes and unique clothing pieces.
Mee & Gee has branches across Hong Kong.
Hidden in the streets of Hong Kong, Beatniks is a secondhand and vintage store that also sells handmade clothes, handbags, scarves, and bags. Find many unique 70s and 80s pieces like dresses and sweaters, and even old designer bags like Dior that are no longer in production. We love the atmosphere inside this vintage clothing gem.
Beatniks, 21 Bay View Mansion, 11-33 Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
3. The Salvation Army
Every vintage shopper across the globe beams when they see the red shield of The Salvation Army. In Hong Kong, you’ll often find designer labels next to high street fashion at these stores. Alongside plenty of clothing, footwear, and accessories, these stores are great places to pick up things for the home.
Salvation Army has stores across Hong Kong.
4. Bang! Bang! 70’S
Head upstairs to Bang! Bang! 70’S for some classic and beautiful 70s pieces. Find clothes, watches, leather goods, and accessories from the rock ‘n’ roll, soul, and hard punk rock period. If you’re looking for some designer goods that are no longer in production or mainstream shops, this shop has you covered from Chanel, Dior, and Gucci, to Longchamp, Burberry, Harley Davidson, and more.
Bang! Bang! 70’S, 1/F, 16A Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 6461 7448
5. Vintage 1961
Discover beautiful feminine vintage pieces from clothes, handbags, and jewellery, to shoes, belts, brooches, and more at Vintage 1961. Currently operating as an online store with physical pop-ups throughout the year, this shop has a deep love for old vintage glamour. There are also plenty of timeless accessories that will make a great gift.
Shop Vintage 1961 online.
A small secondhand store on Tung Street, Select-18 is filled with knick knacks such as cameras, jewellery, vintage posters, accessories, sunglasses, antique phones, and even old bottles. If you’re looking for some great Instagram shots or just something quirky, Select-18 is where you can grab your friends to and spend your entire day in the store thrifting.
Select-18, G/F, 14 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2549 2589
This Causeway Bay vintage store offers a vast collection of original clothes in the styles of worker, military, and provincial homewares. Find male watches, pins, badges, boots, jackets, bags, sweater vests, clothes, hats, accessories, and more at Luddite. Definitely one of our favourite places to shop vintage clothing in Hong Kong.
Luddite, G/F, 15A Haven Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2870 0422
8. Little Dot Vintage Shop
How vintage can a shop get? Not as vintage as Little Dot! The brightly painted walls, neon lights, and rows of retro dresses make shopping here a delight. The unique collection of the 50s to 80s prints, cuts, and styles of clothing here will make you stand out in any crowd. You can easily find a retro pair of earrings or bags to instantly add oomph to your outfit.
Little Dot Vintage Shop, 47 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
9. Seven Kee
Ladies and gents, Seven Kee is where to be to find gems from across the globe to spruce up your vintage collection. From cactus-illustrated shirts to colourful beaded necklaces and Versace-looking scarves, your OOTD will be poppin’. In addition to the eclectic selection of clothes, the decor of Seven Kee is filled with vintage motifs: teapots and thermos, a brown leather sofa, and a stunning vintage dressing table!
Seven Kee, 50-52 Lion Rock Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, p. 2716 1638
10. Hipster 9
If you’re looking for authentic, upscale vintage bags, you can shop brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and more at Hipster 9. Though the pricing here is higher than an average vintage store in Hong Kong, all products are kept in mint condition and you can find every type of handbag here, whether you like a sling, a small pouch, or chunky 90s style. Be advised that you can shop by appointment only, so call ahead.
Hipster 9, 226 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 6975 8509
11. Midwest Vintage
Whenever you need to complete a retro look, head over to Midwest Vintage, a well-stocked shop with a curated selection of vintage clothes. Browse leather jackets, classic Levis 501s, patterned shirts, and more to add to your closet. You could spend hours thrifting for unique looks and will definitely find a few treasures.
Midwest Vintage has several locations across Hong Kong.
In search of the perfect vintage band tee? Go to Retrostone where you can find an endless selection of graphic shirts, adorned with everything from Queen to Slipknot. Other items are also available such as denim jackets, work shirts, flannels, and fisherman sweaters. This place is a streetwear lover’s dream!
Retrostone, B23, Trendy Zone, 582-592 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2152 9697
[This article was originally published in August 2019 and updated in 2023 by Min Ji Park.]